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  1. 3 Percent yield helps trigger sell-off

    Stocks opened higher on Tuesday but the rally quickly faded and, spurred on by the 10-Year Yield hitting 3% and some comments by Caterpillar's CEO, the indices fell, and fell sharply, for the next several hours. The Dow, down over 600-points by mid-afternoon, rallied a bit into the close and ended with a loss of 425-points.

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  2. Stocks inversely follow the 10-Year Treasury Yield

    After some morning strength and afternoon weakness, stocks ended the day just about where they started on Monday, and the action was pretty uneventful. The Dow lost 14-points, the S&P was virtually flat, while small caps and the Nasdaq saw minor losses. The dollar rallied causing the I-fund to under-perform.

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  3. 10-Year yield nears 3 percent and investors get jumpy

    Stocks opened in slightly positive territory on Friday but those minor gains were quickly erased and the bears took charge for most of the day. The indices ended the day off their lows after a late push higher into the close, but the losses were still fairly large. The Nasdaq trailed with a loss of 1.27% while the Dow, down 202-points, each lost about 0.8%. Bonds took another hit, and that seems to be a concern.

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  4. Rising bond yields concern investors

    We saw a negative reversal day on Wednesday and that put some pressure on stocks early on Thursday. After the initial weak open, there was an attempt to push higher, but that failed rather quickly. The selling did not accelerate into the close so the dip buyers were trying to push back. The Dow ended with a loss of 83-points, which was well off the nearly 200-point loss at midday.

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  5. Dow down but broader indices up

    Stocks chopped around quite a bit on Wednesday, coming off the best levels by the close, but the results were mixed in the various indices. The Dow lost 39-points and Big Blue (IBM) shaved 60 points off the Dow as it was down 7.5% yesterday. The S&P 500, Nasdaq, the I-fund and small caps posted small to moderate gains, while the Transports had a big earnings driven rally.

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