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Individual Investors Opt for Treasury Securities as Stocks Stumble

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By Dan Weil Investors are opting for Treasuries to take advantage of higher interest payments. The 10-year yield has jumped to 2.90%. As you’re surely aware, stocks have hit the skids this year, with the S&P 500 dropping 14% year to date, thanks to roaring inflation, soaring bond yields and the war in Ukraine. But the jump in yields has drawn individual investors to Treasury bonds. Treasury yields have hit their highest levels since 2018. The 10-year yield this year has jumped 1.39 percentage points to 2.9%. It reached a peak of 3.17% on May 9. So investors are jumping in to take advantage of …

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