Wall Street was set for gains on Monday as optimism about the strong earnings season helped ease concerns on rising U.S. bond yields.
The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasuries US10YT=RJR, the benchmark for global borrowing costs, hit 2.9980 percent, its highest since January 2014. The U.S. five-year inflation swap, a key market gauge of long-term U.S. inflation, hit its highest level in 3-1/2 years.
The last time 10-year Treasury yields neared 3 percent, in 2013, it rocked risk appetite and sent stocks sliding and was shortly before oil prices went on a mighty 75 percent tumble. More recently, the stock market sold off in February as inflation expectations sent treasury yields surging.
But analysts say that strong earnings could help investors overlook such concerns at least for the moment.