What might rising rates mean for high yield bonds?

Three reasons why high yield has performed well in past rising rate environments

Scott RobertsTime to read: 4 min

US interest rates have defied market expectations in recent years, staying historically low despite solid economic growth. But in the last year, and especially the last few months, rates have started to climb. The 2-year Treasury currently yields 2.58% compared to 1.92% at the start of the year and 1.31% a year ago.1 The 10-year Treasury yield has breached 3.0% in recent days, compared to 2.46% at the start of the year and 2.34% a year ago.1 What do these rate moves mean for high yield investors?