U.S. rates have moved substantially higher in the past few weeks, advancing a trend that's seen Treasury yields rise from historic lows amid the depths of the pandemic last year. As markets try to gauge whether economic growth and inflation could accelerate more quickly than anticipated in 2021, many investors are left wondering whether rates will climb further in the near term. We think upward pressure on inflation is likely to be relatively contained as the global economy continues to recover from the effects of COVID-19, and that yields on longer-dated bonds should stay broadly bounded within recent ranges as central banks keep short-term policy rates anchored near zero.
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