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Treasuries moved sharply lower in an abbreviated session on Thursday amid upbeat economic data and easing concerns about the situation in Ukraine. After moving lower morning trading, treasuries accelerated to the downside in the afternoon before close firmly in negative territory.

After coming under pressure in early trading on Wednesday, treasuries regained some ground over the course of the session but still closed slightly lower. While bond prices climbed well off their worst levels, they were unable to break into positive territory.

After trending higher over the past several sessions, treasuries moved modestly lower over the course of the trading day on Monday. Bond prices moved to the downside in morning trading but regained some ground going into the close.

Treasuries ended Friday's trading nearly unchanged after showing a lack of direction throughout the trading session. Bond prices spent the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line before closing slightly higher.

Treasuries moved notably higher over the course of the trading day on Thursday, extending the upward trend seen throughout the past week. Bond prices moved steadily higher in morning trading before moving roughly sideways in the afternoon.

The Treasury Department finished off this week's series of long-term securities auctions with the sale of $13 billion worth of thirty-year bonds on Thursday, attracting above average demand. The thirty-year bond auction drew a high yield of 3.525 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.52.

After moving lower for much of the trading day on Wednesday, treasuries rebounded following the release of the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting before ending the day roughly flat. Bond prices jumped well off their worst levels but were unable to break convincingly into positive territory.

Following yesterday's sale of $30 billion worth of three-year notes, the Treasury Department sold $21 billion worth of ten-year notes on Wednesday. The ten-year note auction drew a high yield of 2.72 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.76.

After moving to the downside in early trading on Tuesday, treasuries moved modestly higher over the course of the session. Bond prices climbed well off their early lows and into positive territory.

Kicking off this week's series of long-term securities auctions, the Treasury Department sold $30 billion worth of three-year notes on Tuesday, attracting slightly above average demand. The three-year note auction drew a high yield of 0.895 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 3.36.

After moving sharply higher over the course of the previous sessions, treasuries saw some further upside during trading on Monday. Bond prices moved moderately higher in morning trading before moving roughly sideways throughout the afternoon.

Treasuries moved notably higher over the course of the trading day on Friday following the release of the Labor Department's closely watched monthly employment report. Bond prices showed a strong move to the upside in morning trading and remained firmly positive throughout the afternoon.

Treasuries moved modestly higher during trading on Thursday, regaining some ground after trending lower over the past few sessions. Bond prices moved to the upside in morning trading but pulled back off their highs in the afternoon.

Extending a recent downward trend, treasuries came under pressure during trading on Wednesday in reaction to some relatively upbeat economic data. Bond prices moved notably lower in early trading and remained stuck firmly in the red throughout the session.

Treasuries moved moderately lower during trading on Tuesday, extending the pullback seen over the two previous sessions. Bond prices moved to the downside in early trading and remained stuck in the red throughout the day.