Treasury bond yields are rising. Here's what that tells us.

Sep 28, 2021
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note surged to its highest level in three months this morning.
Inflation could be one of the reasons bond buyers are demanding higher yields.
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What the bond market can tell us about the pace of economic recovery

Feb 23, 2021
Rising bond yields are an optimistic sign, even though the Fed says a real recovery isn't right around the corner.
When bond yields go up quickly, it can spook the stock market. But stocks aren't the whole story.
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Bond yields are lower than during the financial crisis

Mar 9, 2020
But that may not be signaling that the economic damage from the coronavirus will be as bad as the Great Recession.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday.
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Investors seek safe havens as markets, bond yields fall

Mar 4, 2020
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury dipped below 1% Tuesday.
With yields this low, you’d think investors would be running away from bonds. But not everyone is.
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A guided tour of the yield curve

Aug 15, 2019
The federal government sells more than a dozen different kinds of bonds. They all have very different purposes.
Traders work before the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange where the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 800 points after talk of an inverted yield curve on August 14, 2019 in New York City.
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The markets see a recession while consumers see a sale

Aug 15, 2019
Traders may anticipate economic downturn, but regular consumers don't seem too worried.
Shoppers line up outside a store sale.
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Dow slumps 800 points after bonds flash recession warning

Aug 14, 2019
The S&P 500 index dropped nearly 3% as the market erased all of its gains from a rally the day before.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Stocks plummeted, with the Dow down over 800 points.
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Bond market signals economic slowdown, or worse

Aug 7, 2019
There is no perfect economic crystal ball, but the bond market often gives a indication of where the economy is heading.
Traders work after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange in August.
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When the yield curve inverts, how nervous should we be?

May 29, 2019
Historically, an inverted yield curve has spelled recession.
The New York Stock Exchange on a rainy day in New York City last week.
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