Worries over trade and the economy have pushed down stocks this month.Posted on August 28, 2019
Traders are closely monitoring developments between the world’s two largest economies. The ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute has placed an increasing strain on the global economy, prompting policymakers to respond with interest rate cuts and stimulus measures to bolster growth.
A 10-year rate below the 2-year yield is viewed by fixed income traders as an important recession prognosticator, marking an unusual phenomenon as bondholders receive better compensation in the short term. Meanwhile, the U.S. 30-year Treasury yield fell to a new record low of 1.906% on Wednesday