(Reuters) – U.S. stocks markets took another beating in early Thursday trade as a rise in bond yields and higher inflation continued to unnerve investors following a historic drop on Monday.

The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield US10YT=RR crept back to a high of 2.884 percent, near Monday’s four-year peak of 2.885 percent.

The market’s main gauge of volatility, the CBOE Volatility Index .VIX, fell to 27.06 on Thursday, still more than twice the level it held over the past few months. The index hit its highest level since August 2015

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