319 days ago

Treasury yields are rebounding, calling for caution $SPY $QQQ

US Treasury yields have rebounded with the 2-year rising for 10th sessions in a row. Markets are concerned about: the path of inflation and labor, the Fed, and the debt ceiling. Traders may also lighten up positions as we approach the long weekend, but for now, at least in the Nasdaq, investors are cheering Nvidia's massive jump post-earnings. 


363 days ago

Lower #rates lift all boats, #stocks, #bonds, #gold it's all correlated

It's impossible to say where will interest rates be in 1 month, 2 years, or 5 years from now, but what we know is that assets are highly correlated. For bond investors, targeting one's desired maturity can help, but for most other asset classes, interest rates/dollar continue to be decisive in driving returns.

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409 days ago

10y Treasury #yields revisit December highs! #trading #stocks #markets

The S&P500 lost 2% this week on the back of rapidly climbing US Treasury yields. Traders continue to closely follow movements in yields as these represent a big risk for valuations. Yields have been climbing back up, despite inflation expectations coming down, as it is not coming down as fast as the Fed would like them to come down. Market volatility is also rising. 

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411 days ago

#Stocks fall to reconnect with #bonds. #trading #markets #investing #money

Stocks and bonds are still falling together, in light of the recent climb in Treasury yields. Bonds are now close to have given up all their gains this year. Treasury yields are now 4.69% for the two-year and 3.95% for the 10-year. Investors are nervous the US Federal Reserve will be forced to raise interest rates further and keep them higher for longer, in order to cool demand and in turn tame inflation. 

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466 days ago

Which is most attractive #stocks or #bonds? #trading #investing $QQQ #TLT #SPY

Investors are now able to buy risk-free US government bonds (Treasuries) to achieve a yield of around 4.3% (2-year US Treasury yield). Compared with the S&P 500 which offers a dividend yield of around 1.7%, investors find it more attractive to increase their bond exposure. Similarly, institutional investors or other sophisticated investors may use leverage to juice up returns using bond risk exposure instead of equity. And precisely that, could continue to pressure equities lower as investors rebalance their portfolio out of equities and into bonds. 

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