U.S. government debt prices were hovering around the flatline Thursday, as traders await a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.
Jerome Powell is due to address the virtual Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium at 9:10 a.m. ET. Traders will be looking for clues on upcoming monetary policy decisions.
On the data front, there will be initial jobless claims at 8:30 a.m. ET; a second reading of U.S. gross domestic product in the second quarter is due at the same time; and there will be pending home sales numbers out at 10 a.m. ET.
The Treasury is due to auction $30 billion in 4-week bills, $35 billion in 8-week bills and $47 billion in 7-year notes.