Treasury yields fell on Thursday amid hopes of a Brexit trade deal being reached between the U.K. and the European Union.
Negotiators from Britain and the European Union appeared to have finalized a free trade agreement on Thursday. It comes after months of political wrangling over key sticking points such as fisheries.
Stateside, President Donald Trump vetoed a sweeping defense bill Wednesday, breaking with the Republican-led Senate. The move came after he threatened not to sign Congress’ $900 billion Covid relief package, calling it an unsuitable “disgrace.”
House Republicans on Thursday blocked Democrats’ attempt to pass $2,000 direct payments as the fate of a coronavirus relief package passed by Congress hangs in the balance.
There are no major economic data released scheduled for Thursday. Auctions for $30 billion in 4-week Treasury bills and $35 billion in 8-week bills are set to take place.