Stocks and Bonds rally, despite inflationary signals

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Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments

  • US CPI data was higher than expectations, with the headline data posting at 5% year-on-year for May, at its fastest pace since August 2008, with the core rate at 3.8%, its highest for nearly three decades.
  • But Bond markets and stock indices shrugged off this data, with moves to lower yields and higher share prices respectively.
  • On Thursday the ECB did not signal when it aims to begin lessening the stimulus program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • ECB President Lagarde also stated “Headline inflation is expected to remain below our aim over the projection horizon”.
S&P 500 Chart

Global financial market developments

  • Global stock averages pushed higher last week with the S&P 500 and the DAX positing new record levels
  • Big Tech continued to rebound.
  • US 10yr (and global) yields moved lower, despite the high US CPI data.
  • The US Dollar Index rebounded gain from above key support, though lost ground on Friday.
  • EURUS and GBPUSD have reinforced =topping patters having been capped below key resistance.
  • Gold pushed lower, increasing topping threat
  • Oil has extended even higher.
  • Copper was sideways, again highlighting a topping threat.
  • Global stock averages pushed higher last week with the S&P 500 and the DAX positing new record levels
  • Big Tech continued to rebound.
  • US 10yr (and global) yields moved lower, despite the high US CPI data.
  • The US Dollar Index rebounded gain from above key support, though lost ground on Friday.
  • EURUS and GBPUSD have reinforced =topping patters having been capped below key resistance.
  • Gold pushed lower, increasing topping threat
  • Oil has extended even higher.
  • Copper was sideways, again highlighting a topping threat.
Daily US 10yr YIELD Chart

Key this week

  • Geopolitics:
    • Still looking for further easings of lockdown measures, particularly in Europe.
    • Monitoring COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations and deaths globally, alongside the spread of the Delta variant in the UK and Europe.
  • Central Bank Watch:  We get the US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) interest rate decision and statement on Wednesday and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) interest rate decision, statement and press conference on Friday.
  • Macroeconomic data: Data standouts this week are UK employment and Retail Sales, German and EU CPI, US PPI and Retail Sales.
DateKey Macroeconomic Events
14/06/21Japan Industrial Production
15/06/21RBA Meeting Minutes; UK Employment report; German CPI; US PPI and Retail Sales
16/06/21UK inflation report; Canada CPI; FOMC Meeting, statement and press conference
17/06/21Australian Employment report; EU CPI
18/06/21BoJ Meeting, statement and press conference; UK Retail Sales

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Steve Miley is the Market Chartist and has 29 years of financial market experience and as a seasoned expert now has many responsibilities. He is the founder, Director and Primary Analyst at The Mar... Continued

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