Financial Perspectives

with Michael Dubis, CFP

June 2013


The markets’ response to Fed news

Stock and bond markets will move really fast and usually at unexpected moments. This is happening as I write. In essentially one month, interest rates on the 10-year Treasury have increased by over 40%, from 1.7% to 2.4% (subsequently, 10-year Treasuries have fallen in value) and markets have dropped about 4%-6%+. Most other equity markets are off by even more because of their higher risk exposure or other-country risks. Very few asset classes other than cash have been stable. This fast-moving phenomenon is why I believe it’s impossible to market time.

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