Treasury yields rise as focus remains on Fed Chair decision

Fed Chairman Powell will try to soothe markets, but that may not work

On Monday, existing home sales data for October is set to be released at 10 a.m. ET.

Auctions are scheduled to be held for $57 billion of 13-week bills, $51 billion of 26-week bills, $58 billion of 2-year notes and $59 billion of 5-year notes.

U.S. Treasury yields rose on Monday morning, as investors remained focused on who will be named chair of the Federal Reserve.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note climbed by 2 basis points to 1.5583% at 3:45 a.m. ET. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond advanced by less than a basis point to 1.9107%. Yields move inversely to prices and 1 basis point is equal to 0.01%.

President Joe Biden is due to announce his pick for Federal Reserve chair in the coming days, with current chairman Jerome Powell and Governor Lael Brainard considered the most likely candidates.

If Brainard is nominated, many expect more dovish monetary policy, meaning it may take the Fed longer to pull back its emergency stimulus measures.

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