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Are Higher Rates Good for Stocks?

The yield on the 30-Year Treasury bond has increased in the past month largely due to better than expected economic data that's triggered a rotation out of bonds and into stocks.

But is this move actually good for equities?

For answers, the "Fast Money" desk turned to Barry Ritholtz of Fusion IQ. Watch the video to see the full conversation.

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