Evolución de los mercados financieros internacionales y de los principales acontecimientos e indicadores económicos de la sesión del día anterior. Disponible en inglés.
05 marzo 2021
In yesterday's session, investors extended the sell-off of equity and most stock indices across advanced economies registered losses. Jerome Powell reiterated in a speech that the Fed is committed with its objectives and that it will keep easy credit conditions even when economic conditions improve.
In the first session of the week, investors traded with a positive and risk-on mood. The release of improving manufacturing PMI data in most countries (with the exception of China) and expectations that the vaccination campaign will be effective contributed to the optimism in financial markets.
The global stock rout deepened on Thursday as the sell-off in US Treasuries continued affecting markets across the world. The yield on 10-year US sovereign bonds rose sharply to 1.53%, and the 5-year yield jumped 21 basis points, the second-largest one day increase seen in the past decade, as investors anticipated large stimulus measures.
Investors traded with optimism during yesterday's session. In Europe, the upward revision of the German Q4 GDP (from +0.1% qoq to +0.3%), supported by exports and construction, led to a rise of 0.5% in Eurostoxx50. European sovereign yields also rose and peripheral spreads widened slightly.
Markets were volatile during yesterday's session, as US stocks reversed the losses of earlier in the day. The S&P 500 gained 0.1% on the day after being down 1.8% at one point earlier on Tuesday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite was down 3.9% in early trading before reversing part of the losses and ending the day down just 0.5%.
The sell-off in the US bond market continued on Monday as worries about inflation erode expected bond returns. The yield on 10-year Treasury notes rose 3 basis points to 1.37%. These worries also hit Asian markets, where Japan's 10-year yields rose to 0.13% and Australia's rose to its highest level since June 2019 (1.61%).