Another Reason Treasury Yields Are Rising

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Another Reason Treasury Yields Are Rising

Futures are modestly lower on more negative real estate news from China while Japanese inflation was hotter than expected.

Chinese real estate firm Evergrande filed for bankruptcy overnight, increasing concerns about the Chinese property market specifically and economy more broadly.

Economically, Japanese CPI was in-line (up 3.3% y/y) but services inflation rose to 2%, a 30 year high, and that’s increasing expectations the BOJ may get more hawkish (and that would put more upward pressure on global bond yields, which would increase the headwind on stocks).

Today there are no notable economic reports nor any Fed speakers so focus will remain on Treasury yields, and the market needs stability in yields for stocks to bounce back.  A sudden drop in yields on growth concerns (which is what we’re seeing this morning) or a sharp rally in yields (on inflation concerns) will only further pressure stocks, so the sooner yields can “calm down” and trade little changed, the better for stocks.