The yield on 10 year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) fell into negative territory for only the third time in history. A recent U.S. government sale of $13 billion in 10 year TIPS sold at a negative yield of 0.391%. The safety of US Treasuries and the possibility of another round of quantitative easing drew investors. Yields rose for ten year bonds from Spain and Italy. Ten year yields for Spain touched 6.288% in trading and Italian yields rose to slightly over 5.8%.
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