Stocks and Bonds Are Falling in Lockstep at Pace Unseen in Decades

Stocks and bonds are falling in tandem at a pace not seen in decades, leaving investors with few places to hide from the market volatility. 

Through Friday, the S&P 500 was down 13% for 2022 and the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate bond index—largely U.S. Treasurys, highly rated corporate bonds and mortgage-backed securities—was off 9.5%. That puts them on track for their biggest simultaneous drop in Dow Jones Market Data going back to 1976. The only other time both indexes dropped for the year was in 1994, when the bond index declined 2.9% and the S&P 500 fell 1.5%. 

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