The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and other major indexes saw a positive turn on Monday after a four-session slump, even as Treasury yields continued to rise. Despite the Federal Reserve's indication that rates could remain high throughout the next year, investors found optimism in the market.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rose by approximately 43 points, or 0.1%, reaching a close near 34,006. The S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite Index also experienced gains of 0.4% and 0.5% respectively, according to preliminary FactSet data.
This recovery in the stock market occurred even amidst a steady upward trend in benchmark borrowing rates that support economic activity. The 10-year Treasury yield surged by 10 basis points on Monday to reach 4.541%, marking its highest level since October 2007 based on Dow Jones Market Data.
Despite the positive outlook for equities, the rise in bond yields translates to increased borrowing costs. This may negatively impact growth stocks and sectors sensitive to interest rates, such as housing and consumer spending.
Chicago Federal Reserve President Austan Goolsbee added to the conversation by stating that interest rates are expected to remain high "well into next year."