2-Year T-Note Sep '20 (ZTU20)
2-Year T-Note Futures Market News and Commentary
Sep 10-year T-notes (ZNU20) on Friday closed down -6.5 ticks, and the 10-year T-note yield rose +2.3 bp to 0.559%.
Sep 10-year T-note prices on Friday gave up an early advance and drifted lower throughout the day. T-notes retreated on Friday's better-than-expected U.S. payrolls report. Higher German bund yields on Friday also kept the pressure on T-note prices. Losses were limited as an escalation of U.S./China tensions undercut global equity markets, and as U.S. lawmakers continue to wrangle over a virus relief package.
T-notes moved lower on Friday's monthly U.S. payroll report, which showed that July nonfarm payrolls rose +1.763 million, stronger than expectations of +1.480 million. Also, the July unemployment rate fell -0.9 to 10.2%, showing a stronger labor market than expectations of 10.6%. In addition, U.S. July avg hourly earnings rose +0.2% m/m and +4.8% y/y, stronger than expectations of -0.5% m/m and +4.2% y/y.
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