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U.S. equity markets were under pressure again today, building on the negative sentiment that emerged last week, wherein stocks moved decidedly in two directions. At the outset of the week, equity markets stepped smartly higher, and in the process, helped temporarily allay fears that a sharp move lower and retest of 2581 was in the cards after the previous week’s elevated volatility and dramatic pullback.
The S&P 500 was largely unchanged Monday, as a stock-market rally that once appeared unstoppable entered its longest stretch of vulnerability since the financial crisis.
Sell a lot at a narrow profit margin, and you have a business model so well known it’s become part of the language: pile ’em high and sell ’em cheap. There’s a vital question for investors: Will those margins fall now that wage pressures are on the rise? The consensus forecast for the S&P 500 has after-tax adjusted profit margins hitting 11.1%, a new post-Lehman record, according to John Butters, a FactSet analyst.
Futures were little changed late Monday as Alphabet stock held steady despite strong earnings. Stock indexes are stuck below 50-day lines as Apple and chip stocks keep falling as Treasury yields keep rising.
U.S. stocks couldn't hang on to an early gain and finished mostly lower Monday as technology companies slipped. Bond prices continue to fall and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note drew closer to 3 ...
The S&P 500 just recorded a dubious milestone. The broad-market benchmark has put in its longest run in correction territory since May 1, 2008, according to WSJ Market Data Group. The S&P 500 index (^GSPC) has been in correction territory, defined as a decline of at least 10% from a recent peak, for 51 trading sessions, including Monday’s lackluster finish for the index.
Hysteria over a flattening yield curve saw a brief reprieve after a sharp selloff in long-dated government bonds sent the 10-year Treasury yield in striking distance of 3%, a key psychological level. See: Stock investors are freaking out about bonds ending a 3 decadelong bull run—but should they be? Market participants had blamed the swiftness of the bearish move on the oil prices(CLM18.NYM) nearing $70 a barrel which drove 10-year break-even rates, or inflation expectations, over the next decade, close to a more than three-year high of 2.19%, according to Tradeweb data.
Government bond yields climbing and a shrinking gap between short-term and long-term Treasury rates have prompted some consternation on Wall Street, driving equity prices lower as investors fret about what these dynamics mean for U.S. economic growth as it enters its ninth year of expansion. Fears about a so-called flattening yield curve have taken center stage, with investors fixated on the gap between the 2-year Treasury notes (XTUP:TMUBMUSD02Y=X) and the 10-year benchmark (XTUP:TMUBMUSD10Y=X), which last Tuesday touched the narrowest point—41 percentage points—in more than a decade. The yield curve is often tracked as a measure of sentiment about the economy’s overall health.