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Stock Selloff Deepens as Treasury Yields Climb: Markets Wrap

  • Goldman shares tumble as trading slides, compensation soars
  • Yields on U.S. Treasuries elevated at pre-pandemic highs
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WATCH: Citigroup Global Markets’ Beata Manthey sees thedirection of real yield as a main market driver in 2022.Source: Bloomberg
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Stocks fell across the board and Treasury yields surged amid a ramp-up in speculation that central banks will have to boost interest rates sooner than earlier anticipated.

All but one of the 11 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average had its biggest daily decline since November. The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 sank more than 2.5%, dragged lower by megacaps such as Apple Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc. Microsoft Corp. retreated, spending $69 billion to buy Activision Blizzard Inc., while Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s worse-than-expected fourth-quarter trading revenue weighed on banks. Higher oil prices helped underpin gains in energy stocks.