Bond market signals economic slowdown, or worse

Tracey Samuelson Aug 7, 2019
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Traders work after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange in August. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Bond market signals economic slowdown, or worse

Tracey Samuelson Aug 7, 2019
Traders work after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange in August. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images
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There is no perfect economic crystal ball, but the bond market often gives a indication of where the economy is heading. And lately, the bond market has been warning of a potential recession on the horizon. As investors have moved out of riskier assets into so-called safe havens, like Treasurys and even gold, bond prices have been rising and yields falling, especially for longer-term bonds.

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