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Corporate bond yields have been rising, too

Mar 23, 2021
Bond investors are demanding higher corporate bond yields. That's a good sign about where the economy's headed this year.
Bond investors expect inflation to pick up this year, though Fed Chair Powell doesn't expect it to have a lasting impact on overall inflation.
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U.S. bond auction will test if yields are high enough to attract buyers

Mar 9, 2021
The government needs to plow out of a lot of debt from previous COVID-19 rescue packages and the potential $1.9 trillion in additional aid.
On Wednesday, the government will auction 10-year Treasury notes. But demand for government bonds has not been so hot lately.
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Will borrowing get more expensive for consumers as the economy recovers?

Mar 5, 2021
Interest rates on 30-year mortgages have started climbing.
This week, Freddie Mac said the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage climbed above 3% for the first time since July.
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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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10-year Treasury yields, at record lows, are still above zero. Not after inflation, though.

Mar 6, 2020
When you factor inflation, investors are actually losing money by lending to the U.S. government.
Real yields on bonds fell to about negative half a percent on Friday. Above, the floor of the NYSE after the closing bell March 6, 2020.
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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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Bond yields hit a record low

Feb 28, 2020
Why are investors settling for such small returns? U.S. Treasurys are about the safest place to put your money.
A trader reacts during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday as markets continue to drop from COVID-19 uncertainty.
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Treasury yields invert, warning of possible recession

Aug 14, 2019
It's a market phenomenon that shows investors want more for short-term government bonds than they do for long-term bonds.
Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the opening bell on August 13, 2019 in New York City.
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Is the yield curve talking to us?

Jun 28, 2018
A lot of attention is being paid right now to what’s known as the yield curve. And if you don’t know what that is, it’s essentially the difference between interest rates on short-term and long-term government bonds. In a growing economy, you typically see higher rates on the 10-year Treasury note than you do on […]