Flattening Yield Curve Doesn't Signal Doom for Stocks: Gadfly - The Washington Post

The Washington Post| Thu Nov 09 19:00:10 EST 2017
Do flat times in the bond market always mean the same for stocks? That's the latest question testing the bull market, which has propelled stocks up for more than eight years and 16 percent so far in 2017. The Treasury yield curve, which measures the difference between shorter-  and longer-term U.S. government debt, like two-year and 10-year Treasuries, has been flattening for a while. But the fact that the narrowing has accelerated recently, and that there is not much room left between the two rates, could be a growing concern for stock investors. A month ago, 10-year Treasuries were yielding 0.86 percentage points more than two-year notes. That's already not much of a return for lendin..

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