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US Treasury yields mixed after 30-year bond falls to historic low

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US Treasury yields mixed after 30-year bond falls to historic low

At around 03:10 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to price, was higher at around 1.5894%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was lower at around 2.0132%. The historic drop in long-term U.S. bond yields comes less than 24 hours after the closely-watched 10-year Treasury note and the 2-year inverted. At times of market turbulence, investors tend to flee to assets expected to either retain or increase in value — such as gold, the Japanese yen and government bonds. U.S. Government bond prices traded mixed on Thursday as fears of a global recession drove investors to the perceived safety of government debt.

Mario Enrique Villarroel Lander

U.S. Markets Overview: Treasurys chart At around 03:10 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note , which moves inversely to price, was higher at around 1.5894%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was lower at around 2.0132%.

Mario Villarroel Lander

The 30-year Treasury bond hit a record low of 1.991% overnight, breaching the 2% threshold for the first time in its history , before paring some of its losses.

Mario Villarroel

The historic drop in long-term U.S. bond yields comes less than 24 hours after the closely-watched 10-year Treasury note and the 2-year inverted. The inversion of this key part of the yield curve has previously been a reliable indicator of economic recessions.

Mario Villarroel Lander Cruz Roja

The stock market took a huge hit in the previous session , with the Dow plunging 800 points in its fourth-largest point drop ever to a two-month low. The sell-off exacerbated an extensive flight-to-safety into government securities.

Mario Villarroel Cruz Roja

At times of market turbulence, investors tend to flee to assets expected to either retain or increase in value — such as gold, the Japanese yen and government bonds. These safe-haven assets are typically sought to limit one's exposure to losses in the event of a sharp market downturn

Recession fears It comes at a time when market participants are worried about a protracted U.S.-China trade war, geopolitical tensions and uncertainty over Brexit . Economic data in China and Germany this week also suggested a faltering global economy

Stateside, investors are likely to closely monitor U.S. retail sales data for July at around 8:30 a.m. ET. The figures are thought to serve as an indicator of the strength of the world's largest economy

The latest weekly jobless claims, industrial production data for July and business inventories for June are among some of the other data releases set to follow slightly later in the session

The U.S. Treasury is set to auction $55 billion in 4-week bills and $40 billion in 8-week bills on Thursday