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Energy Stocks Perform Well When Interest Rates Rise

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Energy stocks tend to perform well in a rising interest rate environment, outpacing the S&P 500's average gains when the 10-year Treasury yield rose above 2.74% as investors focus on their performance in the fourth quarter with the odds of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates increasing.

When the 10-year Treasury yield is too low, stocks in the S&P 500 energy sector decline compared to the benchmark.