6th Article for Discussion:
Article: U.S. 10-Year Treasury Yield Tops 1.5%
Expectations for higher interest rates and an improving economy have investors pushing yields higher. The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note topped 1.5% for the first time since June, lifted by optimism about the economic outlook and the prospects of tighter monetary policy.
Question 1: What two announcements by Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, caused the shift to higher interest rates on the 10-year Treasury Bond?
Question 2: According to the article, what is the correlation between bond prices and bond yields? What happens to investor expectations when interest rates rise?
Question 3: What other factors have contributed to a rise in interest rates?
Question 4: Do you agree or disagree with Adam Crisafulli, founder of Vital Knowledge, and his assessment of rising yields? Why?
Question 5: Discuss how you think the stock market would react to higher yields in the bond market? Why?
(Separate your response by question number)
- B) Post a link of One article that supports One of your responses to the questions above and/or provides more insight on the subject discussed in the article.