August 9, 2017

U.S. Treasury Yield Comparison

Source: U.S. Department of Treasury  

Market Recap 

The chart above lists yields for U.S. Treasury securities for the current and prior week. 

As reported last Friday, July nonfarm payrolls grew by 209,000 jobs. This was a greater increase than forecast and marks several months of strong job growth. As expected the unemployment rate decreased to 4.3% in July from 4.4% reported in June. 

We will get a gauge of inflation when the July Consumer Price Index (CPI) is released this Friday. The Federal Reserve has indicated that they believe inflation will eventually pick up. It is currently running below their 2% target. 

The next FOMC meeting is scheduled for September 19th and 20th.

Sources:,,, Dow Jones News, Financial Times,, Investor's Business Daily,,, Thomson Reuters/First Call, U.S. Dept of Treasury, and individual company web sites and press releases.

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