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Are Higher Yields Starting to Take a Toll?

The stock market saw major declines on Friday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed over 700 points. Friday’s sell-off, and weekly performance for the indexes, was the worst in some time. Unfortunately, it could be just the opening salvo by stock market bears, and further declines could be ahead. The current risk-off mentality is likely being fueled by several factors, but rising interest rates are, without question, a major catalyst for declining stocks. On Friday, yields on the benchmark ten year note hit 2.85%,... Continue Reading