The typically calm bond market is alarmed about the economy

FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo workers assemble scaffolding on the west side of the state Capitol in preparation for a routine maintenance project, in Sacramento, Calif. 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. It's the first time that has happened since the Great Recession and it can be a sign that investors have lost faith in the soundness of the U.S. economy.