What's outperforming this morning? Life insurers for one, with Manulife (MFC +2%) leading the...

|About: Manulife Financial Corpo... (MFC)|By:, SA News Editor

What's outperforming this morning? Life insurers for one, with Manulife (MFC +2%) leading the way after an upgrade. These companies have a near-impossible time of meeting their investment bogies with long-term yields so low, so the 10-year close to 2.5% works better than 2.2% a day ago and 1.7% weeks ago. MetLife (MET +1.1%), Prudential (PRU -0.1%), Hartford (HIG unchanged), Sun Life (SLF +0.8%), Lincoln National (LNC +0.1%).