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Bond prices lower

NEW YORK — Treasury bond prices were lower at midday Monday.

The price of the Treasury's 10-year note was down 3-16 point, or $1.875 per $1,000 in face value, around midday Monday, while its yield rose to 5.81 percent from 5.78 percent late Friday. Prices and yields move in opposite directions.

The 30-year bonds were down 1-4 point and yielded 5.72 percent, up from 5.71 percent late Friday.

Yields on three-month Treasury bills fell to 6.26 percent as the discount fell 0.01 percentage point to 6.09 percent. Six-month yields rose to 6.32 percent as the discount rose 0.01 percentage point to 6.06 percent. One-year yields fell to 6.20 percent as the discount fell 0.01 point to 5.90 percent.

Yields are the interest bonds pay by maturity, while the discount is the interest at which they are sold.

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