Wednesday, September 21, 2022

TINA Turning?

All I want is a little reaction
Just enough to tip the scales

--Tina Turner

During the era of interest rate suppression, people turned to stocks, particularly dividend payers, because it seemed there was no alterative (TINA). With yields presently moving higher, the TINA attitude should dissipate as investors switch out of stock in favor of the relative safety of high yielding bonds.

Today the 2 yr Treasury yields touched 4%. This more than 2x the S&P 500 dividend yield.

The higher this spread goes, the more pressure we should see on stocks as investors flock to 'risk-free' cash yields.

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