Ten-year Treasury bond yields marched higher during the past two years, while bond prices fell. However, it appears that longer-term yields may be peaking. Is the bond bear market over, or only paused?
Certain states may be poised to benefit from recent developments including higher oil prices and legalized sports gambling, and state municipal bond yields generally have risen during the past year. However, investors should be selective about which states and maturities they choose.
Uncertainty over Italy’s political future spurred market volatility this week, after Italian President Sergio Mattarella vetoed the selection of an anti-euro finance minister and concern grew that Italy could leave the common currency.
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