Few if any sectors have been stronger than Semiconductorsover the past 9-years. The table below highlights that SMH almost doubled the performance of the S&P 500 since the 2009 lows. Softness this year has SMH testing rising support and this year’s lows at (1) above.
At what point does the rise in treasury yields (and interest rates) matter to the economy and stock market? Today’s chart looks at the past 4 decades of the 2-year treasury note yield versus the stock market (the Dow Jones Industrial Average).