The Peak in U.S. Treasury Yields – a 2024 Event?

Investment ideas to help navigate what’s ahead.

Reviewed by: Staff
Edited by: Staff

U.S. Treasury Yields Are Near Year-to-Date Highs

U.S. Treasury yields are near their year-to-date and cycle highs, close to the highest yield levels observed since prior to the onset of the Great Financial Crisis in 2007. These higher yields have occurred amid resilient economic conditions, declining yet persistent inflation and the fastest Federal Reserve tightening cycle in close to 20 years (Figure 1).

Prior to the Fed’s September meeting, the central bank’s dot-plot projections showed peak rates by year end 2023. Dot-plot projections reflect what each U.S. central banker thinks will be the appropriate midpoint of the fed-funds rate at the end of each calendar year. At the Sept. 20 meeting, the Fed signaled that not only could it raise rates again, but also that it may make fewer rate cuts in 2024.

Many investors now foresee the peak in U.S. interest rates as more likely a 2024 event. U.S. Treasury markets have been experiencing significant volatility since investors have come to terms with the reality of a higher-for-longer rate environment. The volatility in U.S. Treasuries has also been because of safe-haven demand for U.S. government bonds amid the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Figure 1. Federal Funds Target Rate

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Source: The Federal Reserve, as of 9/23/2023


What May Be Ahead for U.S. Treasury Yields

At BondBloxx, our view is that elevated yields in U.S. Treasuries are here to stay for a while and the peak in rates may now occur in 2024. These higher U.S. Treasury yields have increased the attractiveness of this fixed-income asset class to investors, after several years of near zero percent rates. With the recent performance fluctuations and continued volatility expected in U.S. Treasury rates, we believe there are a number of different strategies investors can consider along the yield curve to capitalize on the current environment.


Figure 2. Bloomberg U.S. Treasury Target Duration Indices – Yield-to-Maturity

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Source: Bloomberg, as of 9/30/2023.

3 Investment Ideas for Portfolios

  • Attractive income potential for short-term investments. Investors looking for a short-term investment strategy to generate higher income, manage cash positions and maintain liquidity should consider shorter-duration BondBloxx U.S. Treasury ETFs like the BondBloxx Bloomberg Six Month Target Duration US Treasury ETF (XHLF).  
  • Navigate interest rate changes. Investors navigating the potential of the Fed being at or near the end of its rate hiking cycle may consider going slightly longer on the duration curve with the BondBloxx Bloomberg Five Year Target Duration US Treasury ETF (XFIV).  
  • Manage your portfolio duration. Investors seeking to extend out on the yield curve to manage portfolio duration or who anticipate that Fed policy may pivot can consider the BondBloxx Bloomberg Ten Year Target Duration US Treasury ETF (XTEN). 
TickerFund NameExpense Ratio
XHLFBondBloxx Bloomberg Six Month Target Duration US Treasury ETF 0.03%
XONEBondBloxx Bloomberg One Year Target Duration US Treasury ETF     0.03%
XTWOBondBloxx Bloomberg Two Year Target Duration US Treasury ETF     0.05%
XTREBondBloxx Bloomberg Three Year Target Duration US Treasury ETF    0.05%
XFIVBondBloxx Bloomberg Five Year Target Duration US Treasury ETF      0.05%
XSVNBondBloxx Bloomberg Seven Year Target Duration US Treasury ETF     0.05%
XTENBondBloxx Bloomberg Ten Year Target Duration US Treasury ETF      0.075%
XTWYBondBloxx Bloomberg Twenty Year Target Duration US Treasury ETF      0.125%


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