(Bloomberg) -- Treasury market inflation expectations have slipped from this year’s high before a report that economists said will show the Fed's preferred gauge of price increases slowed last month.

The difference between yields on 10-year notes and similar-maturity Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, a gauge of where traders see consumer prices over the life of the debt, was 1.58 percentage points. The figure has dropped from 1.67 percentage points a week ago and compares with the central bank’s target of 2%.

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