Wall St Week Ahead Bruised market eyes Treasury yields to gauge stocks’ path

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The front facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in New York, U.S., February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File PhotoNEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Investors are focusing on Treasury yields as a key factor in determining how stocks will fare the rest of the year, after a month in which equities notched their steepest losses since the coronavirus pandemic began.The S&P 500 index(.SPX)posted its biggest monthly drop since March 2020 in September, while pulling back as much as 5% below its all-time high for the first time this year.Stocks wobbled as yields on U.S. Treasuries shot to a three-month high, exacerbating worries in a market already unsettled by a nasty fight over the U.S. debt ceiling, the fate of a massive infrastructure spending bill and the meltdown of heavily indebted Chinese property developer China Evergrande Group. The S&P 500 is still up 16% this year."Investors are looking for a catalyst ... and the catalyst that they are currently focu
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