Caution at the yield signs

As US Treasury bond yields rise, analysts are asking just how long the new confidence can last and what impact a correction might have on the sharemarket and wider economy.

US bond yields continued to climb overnight, as investors continued to shun low-yielding ‘safe’ assets and to rush into more risky types of investment.

Long-term US bond yields (which move inversely to prices) are now trading at their highest level in five months, with 10 year bonds – a key rate for US government borrowing – now yielding 2.28 per cent.

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