Evolución de los mercados financieros internacionales y de los principales acontecimientos e indicadores económicos de la sesión del día anterior. Disponible en inglés.
11 junio 2021
Yesterday, investors traded with caution and did not get agitated with the news coming from the US inflation report and the ECB monetary policy meeting. The VIX index declined and shares fell modestly in the euro area and increased in the US (the S&P 500 reached a new all-time high). Sovereign yields edged down in both regions.
In yesterday's session, investors traded cautiously ahead of today's U.S. CPI data for May (Bloomberg consensus expects +4.7% yoy) and the ECB monetary policy meeting (the focus will be on the updated macro projections and on the pace of net asset purchases under the PEPP, which will probably remain unchanged at 80bn per month).
In the first session of the week, investors extended the positive tone seen during last Friday. In the euro area, economic data releases came in better than expected (EZ Sentix Investor Confidence rose in June to 28.0 from 21.0 and Spain's industrial production rose by 1.2% mom in April).
The ADP National Employment Report showed private payrolls increased by 978,000 jobs, the biggest increase since June last year. Additional figures of the services sector showed signs of economic improvement. On the other hand, President Joe Biden may be open to hike the corporate tax rate below 28%.
Wall Street's main indexes closed little changed as investors weighed inflation concerns and a fresh surge in so-called "meme stocks" : AMC jumped 97.44%. European equities closed at another record high amid hopes of a strong economic rebound that boosted cyclical stocks.
Financial markets recorded another day with positive results, following the release of solid economic data in the U.S.: new jobless weekly claims fell to a new pandemic-era low and core capital goods orders rose by 2.3% in April, in both cases above expectations. U.S. Treasury Secretary Yellen also reiterated that the rise in inflation should be transitory.
Investors continued to trade with a risk-on mood on Wednesday, easing worries about rising inflation and shrugging off hawkish signals sent by some Fed officials throughout the week, including Fed Vice Chair for supervision Randal Quarles. Equity markets rose modestly, led by tech stocks, while volatility receded.
During a volatile session, markets erased some of the early gains after comments by Fed VP Richard Clarida noting that the central bank could start discussing in upcoming meetings adjusting the pace of asset purchases (tapering). In addition, house prices in the U.S. continued to accelerate while consumer confidence stalled.