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Bonds Rebound, Nat Gas Slides: Market Bits

The 2-year note fell 2/32, pushing up the yield to 0.869%. The ten-year note lost 7/32, raising the yield to 3.494% and the 30-year bond fell 12/32, increasing the yield to 4.533%.

iShares Barclays TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities) Bond Fund (TIP) fell 0.7% to $108.43.

The selloff came as nonfarm payroll numbers turned out to be much better than expected.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said in its Employment Situation Report that nonfarm payrolls rose by 216,000 in March, surprising economists, who on average were expecting the figure to increase by 185,000, according to

Companies added 230 jobs, helping to offset the decline in state and local government payrolls.
>> Economy Adds 216,000 Jobs in March

Treasury exchange traded funds were falling in morning trading.

iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund (SHY) was falling 0.2% to $83.61, iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT) was falling 0.7% to $91.49 and iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLH) was unchanged at $111.80.

The dollar was gaining against the Swiss franc and Japanese yen after the release of the surprising U.S. employment report.
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