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with JJ Kinahan

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After Thursday’s Pounding, Bond Yields Hold Key to Market as Weekend Nears

(Friday Market Open) After yesterday’s heart-wrenching finish, the question is whether things can recover a bit before the weekend. It looks like the bleeding has slowed, but a lot depends on what happens in the bond market. 

All eyes remain on the 10-year Treasury yield, which rose as high as 1.6% yesterday after starting the year near 0.9%. The rapid rise fueled concerns about possible inflation and economic overheating. Also, the 10-year yield is now roughly equal to the S&P 500 dividend yield, meaning Treasuries could pose more competition to stocks. 

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