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Treasuries moved higher over the course of the trading day on Tuesday, extending the upward trend seen in recent sessions. Bond prices moved to the upside in early trading and remained positive throughout the day.

Following yesterday's sale of $26 billion worth of two-year notes, the Treasury Department sold $34 billion worth of five-year notes on Tuesday, attracting average demand. The five-year note auction drew a high yield of 1.129 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.39.

Extending the upward trend seen over the past few sessions, treasuries moved modestly higher during trading on Monday. Bond prices moved to the upside in morning trading before giving back some ground going into the close.

Kicking off this week's series of long-term securities auctions, the Treasury Department sold $26 billion worth of two-year notes on Monday, attracting below average demand. The two-year note auction drew a high yield of 0.750 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.65.

Treasuries turned in a relatively lackluster performance during trading on Friday but managed to end the day modestly higher. Bond prices moved to the upside in mid-day trading and hovered in positive territory going into the close.

After moving higher over the course of the previous session, treasuries saw some further upside during the trading day on Thursday. Bond prices moved notably higher in morning trading but gave back some ground in the afternoon.

On Thursday, the Treasury Department announced the details of next week's auctions of two-year, five-year, and seven-year notes.

As is typically the case, treasuries saw considerable volatility in reaction to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement on Wednesday. Bond prices bounced back and forth across the unchanged line before eventually closing modestly higher.

Treasuries saw modest strength for much of the trading session on Tuesday but pulled back near the unchanged line going into the close. Bond prices finished the day nearly flat for the third consecutive session.

Treasuries showed a lack of direction throughout much of the trading session on Monday before ending the day roughly flat. Bond prices spent the day lingering near the unchanged line.

After failing to sustain an initial upward move, treasuries showed a lack of direction over the course of the trading session on Friday before closing nearly flat. Bond prices spent much of the day lingering near the unchanged line.

Following the rebound in the previous session, treasuries moved back to the downside over the course of the trading day on Thursday. Bond prices turned lower in early trading but ended the session well off their worst levels.

After moving sharply lower over the past few sessions, treasuries regained some ground during trading on Wednesday. Bond prices moved to the upside in morning trading and remained in positive territory throughout the afternoon.

After ending the previous session nearly flat, treasuries showed a significant move to the downside during trading on Tuesday. Bond prices initially showed a lack of direction but slid firmly into negative territory as the day progressed.

Following yesterday's auctions of three-year and ten-year notes, the Treasury Department sold $12 billion worth of thirty-year bonds on Tuesday. The thirty-year bond auction drew a high yield of 2.475 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.13.

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