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The Bond Market Selloff in Historical Perspective
Treasury yields have risen sharply in recent months. The yield on the most recently issued ten-year note, for example, rose from 1.73 percent on March 4 to 3.48 percent on June 14, reaching its highest level since April 2011. Increasing yields result in realized or mark-to-market losses for fixed-income investors. In this post, we put these losses in historical perspective and investigate whether longer-term yield changes are better explained by expectations of higher short-term rates or by investors demanding greater compensation for holding Treasury securities.
Why Do Bond Prices and Interest Rates Move in Opposite Directions?
Bonds. Just bonds. This November 2023 issue of Page One Economics helps learners navigate the world of purchasing, holding, and selling bonds. In addition to the basics, students will learn that the bond market, where existing bonds are bought and sold, creates a situation where bond prices and interest rates move in opposite directions.