Treasury Bonds Claw Back Losses As Ukraine Overshadows Yellen – Nasdaq.com

Yellen’s comments because their yields are directly affected by the Fed’s interest-rate outlook. Long-dated bonds are influenced more by the outlook for inflation which chips away bonds’ value over time. The two-year note was 1/32 lower, yielding 0.496%. The five-year note was 4/32 lower, yielding 1.655%. Ms. Yellen said if the job market continues to improve more rapidly than expected or inflation rises quickly to the Fed’s 2% goal, the Fed could raise rates sooner than expected.
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