It seems that the sell-off in stocks has picked up steam over the last few weeks. So far this year, U.S. equities have dropped by about 10%, volatility has skyrocketed, and doom and gloom has invaded the headlines. It’s the kind of environment that most investors won’t tread. Take a look at the price action on the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF) since the start of the year. A flight to safety indeed.