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Market Extra: Why Treasurys could give the U.S. stock market a green light for a year-end rally

Market Extra

The Fed will not drop its ‘higher-for-longer’ interest rate narrative until it sees cracks on the consumer side of the market, says Thierry Wizman of Macquarie

The U.S. economy needs a slowdown in the consumer sector for the Federal Reserve to drop its ‘higher-for-longer’ interest rate narrative

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The volatility in the world’s biggest bond market in recent weeks has been too much for U.S. stocks to handle as investors come to terms with the likelihood that interest rates will remain high deep into 2024 until underlying inflationary pressures ease. 

The U.S. Treasury market, the bedrock of the global financial system, has been hammered by repeated selling since late September, sending the yields on the 10-year and 30-year Treasurys to levels last seen when the economy was moving toward the financial crisis in 200, before…

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