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Dow leads stock market slide as rising Treasury yields rattle nerves

On Wednesday, US stocks dipped into the red as Treasury yields saw a sudden increase, causing concern among investors who were already evaluating the potential impact of recent data on interest rates. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) fell by over 0.7%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) dropped about 1%, shedding more than 400 points and leading the market downwards. The Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) also experienced a decline of around 0.6%.

The market decline came as investors reacted to a rise in US bond yields following a disappointing government debt auction. This development has raised worries that the Federal Reserve may maintain higher interest rates for an extended period. The 10-year Treasury yield (^TNX) climbed above the critical 4.5% level, reaching approximately 4.62% on Wednesday, its highest level since early May.

Investor concerns about rising bond yields seemed to overshadow the optimism surrounding AI growth, which had driven the Nasdaq to a record high after Nvidia’s post-earnings rally. Nvidia stock continued to climb for the fourth consecutive day, closing at a record high on Wednesday.

In addition to bond yield fluctuations, investors are also analyzing the implications of stronger-than-expected consumer confidence data released on Tuesday. However, they anticipate a prolonged period before the Federal Reserve considers any potential shift towards rate cuts, given the numerous warnings issued by Fed officials.

Overall, the market’s reaction to rising Treasury yields highlights the ongoing uncertainty surrounding interest rates and their potential impact on stock performance.

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