A Key Bond Yield Nears 3%. It’s a Bad Omen for Stocks

Interest rates may finally be getting real. To investors with a sense of history, the near-zero and even negative interest rates of recent years might have seemed unreal, and indeed were unprecedented in the 5,000 years of recorded history of such matters. While the recent rise in bond yields has put rates back within the…

U.S. Stock Markets Closed for Good Friday, Asian Indexes Fall

Asian indexes fell Friday as U.S. stock markets and others world-wide were closed to finish a trading week shortened by Good Friday and other holidays. In addition to U.S. stock markets, bond and commodities markets were also closed Friday. Some Asian markets were open. Japan’s Nikkei 225 ended the day down 0.3%, finishing the week…