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10-year benchmark Treasury yield briefly slips below 2.30%

Sunny Oh

The 10-year Treasury yield temporarily fell below 2.30% after a dramatic rally in the bond market sent yields for government paper lower. The 10-year yield traded at 2.304%, after touching an intraday nadir of 2.294%. The 2-year note yield fell 10 basis points to 2.07%, while the 30-year bond yield slipped 8.6 basis points to 2.733%. Debt prices move in the opposite direction of yields. Bond investors are showing increased conviction that global growth concerns, subdued inflation and trade uncertainty will push the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this year. The slump in stocks was also driving market participants into the safety of government paper, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 1% on Thursday.