Yields’ March Madness
Investors are becoming increasingly impatient, even as the Federal Reserve (Fed) doubled down on patience at its March meeting. Policymakers signaled a complete pause in policy in a nod to slowing growth and global uncertainty, while Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s praise of domestic economic fundamentals rang hollow for financial markets. Recession concerns intensified as the 10-year Treasury yield dropped through the end of the week, briefly falling below the 3-month yield on March 22 for the first time since 2007.
Yield curve inversion (or long-term rates falling below short-term rates) can be an ominous signal for the economy... Read more