The Long and Short of it, week ending 11 June 2021

Publication Type: Market Commentaries

U.S stock markets moved lower prior to Thursday’s CPI release, reflecting the possibility the Fed may need to scale back its easy-money policies sooner than later. Despite CPI coming in above expectations, jumping 5% YoY and 0.6% MoM, stock prices generally moved higher with the S&P 500 Index hitting a record high and the Nasdaq Composite Index increasing 0.8%. Stock prices continued their move higher on Friday, though the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the week lower while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Indexes moved higher. Interestingly, 10-year U.S. Treasury rates moved lower throughout the week, falling 8bps before the CPI release. For the week, the S&P 500 Index increased 0.4% to 4,247.44, the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 1.9% to 14,069.42, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.8% to 34,479.6, the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate fell 10bps to 1.46% and the U.S. dollar (as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar index - DXY) strengthened ½ percent


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The Long and Short of it, week ending 11 June 2021

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