The surge in Treasury yields sent shockwaves across broader markets on Thursday, with 10-year yields briefly breaching the 1.60 mark to hit a new one-year high before moderating. At the time of writing, 10-year yields remain some 40 basis points higher on a month-to-date basis.
The steep ascent in yields is prompting investors to cast serious doubt over their exposure to equities, especially for tech stocks. The Nasdaq Composite index has seen its February gains whittled down to 0.37%, with US equity futures pointing to further declines at the Friday open.
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