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12 Jan 2018 (AFR) – Investors uneasy after yield spike in US 10-year bonds

(12 January 2018, AFR, p1, 25, by Sarah Turner)

‘This week’s spike in 10-year US treasury yields appeared to take markets by surprise and left some investors wondering if the move is a foretaste of a more volatile year to come for global asset markets. The yield for 10-year US treasuries climbed to a 10-month high of 2.59 per cent on Wednesday before retreating to a more palatable level later in the day. The move hit stock markets as well, with US markets on Wednesday snapping a winning streak that started at the beginning of the year and Australian stocks falling for two straight sessions.

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