U.S. Treasury yields rallied on Friday after geopolitical turmoil continued to rattle financial markets last week. President Donald Trump mentioned the United States would be willing to pull back its ban against Huawei Technologies Inc. as part of a trade deal.
Treasury prices rose over the course of the week on economic news and lower inflation expectations. On Wednesday, the German Ifo Business Climate Index fell 0.5 points, drawing concerns about the German economy and increasing the appetite for U.S.
Despite the Mueller report leading news last Thursday, it was a fairly benign week for Treasuries. The variable rate municipal-bond market leapt last week, however; likely from retail investors using the bonds as funding for paying their tax bills.