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Most Treasury Yields Close Lower

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Yields on most U.S. government bonds fell Monday, showing further signs of stabilizing after soaring to multi-month highs last week.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note settled at 1.444%, according to Tradeweb, down from 1.459% at Friday’s close.

Shorter-dated yields also headed lower, in a reversal from last week when investors bet that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates earlier than previously anticipated in response to an expected burst of economic growth and inflation.

The five-year yield fell to 0.708% Monday, from 0.775% Friday. Yields fall when bond prices rise.

Higher yields have helped some investors regain their appetite for Treasurys. While Treasury yields were expected to rise this year as the U.S. economy recovered, some analysts say the market’s expectations for interest rates have moved too quickly, presenting an opportunity for investors to buy bonds at attractive levels.

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