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Outlier events

The current sell-off in equities has brought outlier events to Treasuries and the VIX along with the S&P 500. The equity index declined 3.9% last week, while 10-year Treasury rates rose 6% and the VIX jumped 56%.

Positive unemployment numbers stoked concerns of a turnaround in inflation along with indications that the Federal Reserve would continue to raise interest rates into 2018, which could also have adverse effects on further economic growth.