- The Federal Open Market Committee's two-day monetary policy meeting kicks off on Tuesday.
- The May Producer Price Index is expected to be released at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Treasury yields fell on Tuesday morning, despite anticipation over what the Federal Reserve will say in its two-day policy meeting, which kicks off later in the day.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell less than a basis point to 1.484% at 4 a.m. ET. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond dipped to 2.176%. Yields move inversely to prices.
The Federal Open Market Committee's two-day policy meeting wraps up on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a press conference with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.
The Fed is not expected to take any action in its meeting, though investors will be listening to Powell's comments closely for any signals of the central bank's eventual asset purchase tapering plans.
Tiffany Wilding, U.S. economist at PIMCO, said on Monday that the investment management firm expected the Fed to upgrade its outlook for growth and "materially revise up the inflation forecast" in its meeting.
"As a result of the better growth outlook, and despite the transitory nature of the inflation spike, we think the majority of Fed officials will also pull forward their projections for the first rate hike to 2023," Wilding said, compared to a forecasted rate hike in March 2024.
Wilding added that PIMCO's base case remained that the Fed would announce a tapering of bond purchases at its December meeting. However, she said that Powell could float the idea that the Fed might consider the possibility of tapering in September, if "inflation is more persistent than expected."