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MSCI’s benchmark, the S&P 500 and a key European index surged to record highs after the U.S. Labor Department said the consumer price index in the 12 months ended in May accelerated 5.0%, the biggest year-on-year increase since August 2008. In a sign of market complacency, the 10-year U.S. Treasury note’s yield fell 1.2 basis points to 1.4772% after earlier rising above 1.5% following the data’s release. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.35%, the S&P 500 gained 0.45% and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.49%. A surprisingly strong U.S. inflation print in April spooked investors, sparking a cautious run into Thursday’s of May data. Short positions in Treasuries were the highest since 2018, according to JP Morgan positioning data last week.
Persons: Subadra Rajappa, ” Rajappa, Joseph LaVorgna, ” LaVorgna, , , MSCI’s Organizations: U.S . Labor Department, Treasury, Societe Generale, Americas, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, European Central Bank, Morgan Locations: New York, Natixis, U.S, Treasuries
Stocks rally, dollar stable after jump in U.S. CPI data
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Herbert Lash | Simon Jessop | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo/File PhotoMSCI’s all-country world index surged to a record intra-day high after the U.S. Labor Department earlier said the consumer price index in the 12 months through May accelerated 5.0%, the biggest year-on-year increase since August 2008. The benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yield rose 3.0 basis points to 1.5194% after the data’s release, while the dollar index was essentially flat, down 0.08%. A surprisingly strong U.S. inflation print in April spooked some investors, leading to a cautious run into the release on Thursday of the May data. Short positions in Treasuries were the highest since 2018, according to JP Morgan positioning data last week.
Persons: Toby Melville, Subadra Rajappa, ” Rajappa, Joseph LaVorgna, ” LaVorgna, , Organizations: London Stock Exchange Group, City of, REUTERS, U.S . Labor Department, Treasury, Societe Generale, Americas, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Atlantic, European Central Bank, Morgan Locations: City, City of London, Britain, New York, Natixis, COVID, U.S, Treasuries
Stocks rally, yields drop as U.S. CPI data calms investors
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Herbert Lash | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
The report was largely in line with expectations, said Subadra Rajappa, head Of U.S. rates strategy at Societe Generale in New York. “The (equity) market is going to ignore the data. MSCI’s all-country world index rose 0.45% to 718.81, nudging past its previous record set Tuesday. In the United States, data showed people filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly 15 months. The dollar index fell 0.071%, with the euro down 0.07% to $1.217.
Persons: Toby Melville, Subadra Rajappa, ” Rajappa, Joseph LaVorgna, ” LaVorgna, , MSCI’s, Thomas Hayes, ” Hayes, , Brent Organizations: YORK, Global, London Stock Exchange Group, City of, REUTERS, U.S . Labor Department, Societe Generale, Treasury, Americas, European Central Bank, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Great, Great Hill Capital, ECB, U.S, West Texas Locations: City, City of London, Britain, New York, Natixis, Great Hill, United States
GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks hover near highs as bond yields dip
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( Herbert Lash | Tom Arnold | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
The yield on benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury notes fell 3.2 basis points to 1.4958%, down from 1.528% late on Tuesday. Yields plunged as traders in part were forced to unwind short positions in Treasuries, said Joe LaVorgna, chief economist of the Americas at Natixis. MSCI’s all-country world index, a U.S.-centric benchmark for global equity markets, rose 0.01% to 717.04, down a little more than 1 point from a record peak on Tuesday. “I therefore see potential for a higher print to push real yields and shorter-dated yields higher, thus flattening the curve and boosting the dollar,” Athey said. The dollar held at the lower end of recent gains, with the U.S. dollar index down slightly at 90.031.
Persons: Joe, Sebastien Galy, Joe LaVorgna, , Biden, ” LaVorgna, MSCI’s, , Naokazu Koshimizu, James Athey, ” Athey Organizations: Democratic, Nordea Asset Management, Treasury, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, European Central Bank, Britain’s FTSE, Nikkei, Nomura Securities, Federal Reserve, Aberdeen Standard Investments, U.S, Deutsche, Brent Locations: U.S, Treasuries, Natixis, Europe, Asia, Pacific, Japan, China, Beijing
Stocks hover near highs as bond yields dip
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( Herbert Lash | Tom Arnold | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks hovered near record highs and U.S. bond yields fell on Wednesday as some of U.S. President Joe Biden’s stimulus efforts appeared to be on the rocks, boosting the appeal of technology stocks as inflation pressures ease. The yield on benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury notes fell 3.7 basis points to 1.4908%, down from 1.528% late on Tuesday. MSCI’s all-country world index, a U.S.-centric benchmark for global equity markets, fell 0.06% to 716.53, down a little more than 1 point from a record peak on Tuesday. The pan-regional STOXX Europe 600 index rose 0.1% to a new record close, but shy of all-time peak on Tuesday. CURRENCIES STEADYInflation data from China showed its producer price index jumped 9.0% from a year earlier, the highest in over 12 years, on surging commodity prices.
Persons: Joe, Brendan McDermid, Elizabeth MacDonough, Sebastien Galy, Joe LaVorgna, , Biden, ” LaVorgna, MSCI’s, Dennis Dick, ” Dick, Britain’s, IAG Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Senate, Democratic, Nordea Asset Management, Treasury, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Bright Trading, Apple, GameStop, European Central Bank, Britain’s FTSE, Air France KLM, Lufthansa, British Airways, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Nikkei, Thursday’s, U.S, Deutsche, Brent Locations: U.S, New York City, Treasuries, Natixis, Europe, Asia, Pacific, Japan, Thursday’s U.S, China, Beijing
According to economists, this is a clear sign that there are still giant holes in America’s economic recovery and that the coronavirus remains in the driver’s seat. The severity and duration of the pandemic has led to countless small business closures, leaving workers without a job to return to as the recovery takes hold. Starting from a February 2020 baseline of roughly 152.5 million jobs, the U.S. would have just over 155.1 million jobs as of last month. For much of the missing service-sector jobs to return, Americans will have to be willing to eat out, get their hair cut, visit movie theaters and attend sporting events again. More money for education and training, experts said, could help speed the return of marginalized populations back into labor market.
Persons: , , Jeff Strohl, ” Strohl, Joseph LaVorgna, Steve Rick, ” LaVorgna, “ There’s, Joe Biden’s, ” Rick, Karen Fichuk Organizations: Georgetown University Center, Education, Commerce Department, Office, Economic Policy Institute, CUNA Mutual Locations: U.S, Natixis, North America
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