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Bond Yields and Asset Allocation

While the current focus is on US 10 year Bond Yields pushing through 3% what is more important is the implication of surging bond yields for asset allocation decisions. First a look at a chart comparing 10 year bond yields to the earnings yield on the S and P 500. Thanks to the relentless QE's from the Fed the earnings yield is still well above the 10 year bond yield though the differential has narrowed considerably of late:

data source: multpl.com, St. Louis Fed

Next a look at a chart comparing 2 year bond yields to the dividend yield on the S and P 500. After a very long period of time 2 year bond yields have now eclipsed the dividend yield on the S and P 500. Thus risk free assets are going to look increasingly attractive when compared to risky assets like stocks if yields surge further:

data source: multpl.com, St. Louis Fed


This post first appeared on Ahead Of The Curve, please read the originial post: here

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