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Santoli: Bonds signal doom as stocks rise

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

The question garnering the most interest among investors right now is whether stocks are heedlessly failing to give credit its due.

The credit markets, especially the riskier high yield sector, have weakened considerably this year — even during the past month, when the major stock indexes have managed to hustle back up toward their highs for the year.

This disagreement among markets is generating plenty of alarm, consternation and rationalization as investors try to gauge the market's ability to withstand a Federal Reserve interest-rate boost and determine the prospects for stocks in 2016.


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