The typically calm bond market is alarmed about the economy

FILE - In this May 10, 2019, file photo a bulk carrier ship is loaded at the Temco grain terminal at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. Yields on 2-year and 10-year Treasury notes inverted early Wednesday, Aug. 14, a market phenomenon that shows investors want more in return for short-term government bonds than they do for long-term bonds. Longer-term yields have been falling due to anxiety that President Donald Trump's trade war could derail the global economy.