With economic headwinds carrying the sail into the fourth quarter of 2023, many experts are left wondering how markets will perform following the Fed's interest rate pause and its open-ended option for one last rate hike this year. In the bond market, the 10-year Treasury yield's (^TNX) current performance compared to 2007 has some sitting on edge, looking for signals of a recession. Opimas CEO Octavio Marenzi joins Yahoo Finance to discuss the increase in the Treasury yield curves and what investors should look at to indicate a recession. In addition, Marenzi outlines several safer investments during these volatile times, stating investors should take advantage of the shorter end of the yield curve: "I can't remember a time when you could get 5% return for basically doing nothing and taking no risk at all." For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.
With the worry of a potential government shutdown — which Moody's cites as a hit to U.S. credit — and the Federal Reserve's "higher for longer" interest rates gathering steam over markets, investors are unsure where to hold investments. BlackRock Head of iShares Investment Strategy Gargi Chaudhuri joins Yahoo Finance to explain the movements in the bond markets and what investors should pay attention to during the shaky state of the economy. Chaudhuri offers insights into how markets are reacting to interest rates based on where Treasury yield curves are now: "The 5-year part of the curve is where investors should be allocating to." For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.
The Federal Reserve's decision to keep rates steady, with signals that rates will stay higher for longer, has many concerned going into the next fiscal year. Part of the market reaction to the Fed's decision includes treasury yields hitting some of their highest levels in over 15 years. Jay Woods, Freedom Capital Markets Chief Global Strategist, joins Yahoo Finance to discuss the Fed's decision and how the market will perform based on its decision. When asked about the treasury yields and what that means for the American consumer, Woods said, "The market has done remarkably well. If the rates slow down, and the speed of which they move is important, I think the market can catch up once we get to this next earnings cycle." For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.