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A look at the early October selloff of U.S. government bonds Investors raised eyebrows in early October as long-dated Treasury yields soared. On Tuesday, October 2, the yield of the 10-year note was at 3.05%. The next day, it hit 3.15%. A day later, 3.19%. What was behind this quick rise, and this sprint from Treasuries toward riskier assets? You …

Wall Street maintained its optimism in September. While trade worries were top of mind for economists and investors overseas, bulls largely shrugged at the prospect of tariffs and the probability of another interest rate hike. The S&P 500 rose 0.43% for the month. On the whole, U.S. economic indicators were quite good, and some offered pleasant surprises. 1 DOMESTIC ECONOMIC …

Ocotber is Challanging Investors   Concerns about rising bond yields, stock market valuations, tariffs, and the possibility of the Federal Reserve normalizing monetary policy too quickly have unnerved Wall Street this past week, and those anxieties have pushed some investors to sell rather than hang on to quality shares. That reaction may be unwarranted.1,2   The recent volatility may seem …

  Two factors drove the 3-4% drop of the three major U.S. equity indices. One, fears over rising interest rates. Two, a big selloff of tech shares.1,2 Closing market bid yields for the 10-year and 2-year note were barely changed from Tuesday at 3.22% and 2.88%, but those yields were respectively at levels unseen since 2011 and 2008. The perception …

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