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Treasury yields retreat as Fed Chair warns on keeping rates elevated for too long

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U.S. Treasury bond yields dipped slightly on Wednesday following Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s warning about the potential negative impact of prolonged high interest rates on economic growth. The 10-year Treasury yield fell one basis point to 4.2880%, while the 2-year Treasury note yield remained mostly unchanged at 4.6284%. Powell highlighted the strength of the economy and labor market but cautioned against undue policy restraint, emphasizing the goal of reducing inflation to the 2% target. Traders are also anticipating important economic data including the June consumer price index and the producer price index, which could influence expectations for rate cuts.