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Is it time to buy treasury bonds?  Here's how to allocate your portfolio, according to the pros

Is it time to buy treasury bonds? Here’s how to allocate your portfolio, according to the pros

The latest threat to equities is no longer macro risk – it’s rising 2-year Treasury yields, according to some fund managers and strategists. Short-term, relatively risk-free Treasury bonds and funds are back in the spotlight as the 2-year Treasury yield continues to climb. On Wednesday, it hit 4.1%, the highest level since 2007. On Thursday, …

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Want a 4% risk-free return?  How Investors Can Buy a Simple Treasury

Want a 4% risk-free return? How Investors Can Buy a Simple Treasury

The surge in short-term Treasury yields may prompt some investors to consider adding the Notes to their portfolio. The 2-year Treasury yield rose above 3.9% on Friday, the highest level since 2007. Bond yields move inversely to their prices. The 2-year note sits at the point on the Treasury yield curve that is most sensitive …

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Sudden sell-off in short-term debt pushes rate near 'magical' level that 'scares' markets

Sudden sell-off in short-term debt pushes rate near ‘magical’ level that ‘scares’ markets

The yield on the 1-year Treasury is testing 4%, a level that traders say could spill over to other rates and send shivers through financial markets, as the Federal Reserve continues in earnest with its campaign to reduce its balance sheet by $8.8 trillion. . This balance sheet process, known as “quantitative tightening,” is intended …

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