Johnson Bank Wealth Weekly Investment Commentary | Tuesday, December 6
Bond investors are feeling a little shell-shocked after the rise in interest rates in November. Yields across all sectors of the bond market rose and bond prices declined. As an example, 10-year Treasury yields rose over 29% from 1.84% to 2.37% and the Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Bond Index declined 2.37% in November. While it is easy to point to the election outcome as the sole reason for the rate rally, rates had been drifting higher since July. In order to understand where interest rates go from here, it is helpful to understand the reason they were inching higher before the election and why talk of a change in fiscal policy exacerbated their move...
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