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Week in Review 05/14/2021

Energy continues to rally while Agricultural and Metal indices pause. Covered equity indices see weakness throughout week but closes on a rebound. Initial claims in US drop to 473k. Real estate loan levels continue to decline. FED purchases continue. Benchmark yield up.

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Week in Review 05/07/2021

Commodity indices continue price run. Energy still underperforming. Investor demand returns in equity markets. US survey sentiments decline. Initial claims dropped for the week to 498k, but headline labor news was lower than expected job growth. FED asset purchase tick up. Inflation expectations remain on trend.

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Week in Review 04/30/2021

Commodity prices continue to increase, with particularly strong movements in Agricultural products. Gains more muted in the Energy sector. Equity markets still seem uncertain amidst strong earnings releases in the US. US sentiment surveys point towards renewed optimism. US new jobless claims rises slight to 553k. FED asset purchases in a down cycle week. Inflation … Read more

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Week in Review 04/16/2021

Oil finds strength around $60 a barrel as commodity prices rise broadly. Many major indices end week green but Asia lags on the week. US Initial Claims drop to pandemic low of 576k new claims. FED asset purchases continue. Inflation continues to consolidate. 10 Yr yields lower on week. EM yields diverge from AAA credit.

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Week in Review 04/09/2021

Life in commodity prices but energy still flags. Price of oil drifts back towards 60. Global equities mixed. S & P 500 reaches new record highs. US initial claims up again to 744k new claims. FED asset purchases continue on. Inflation expectations level out. 10 Yr Treasury yields down. OAS Idx trends lower.

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Week in Review 04/2/2021

Commodity markets continue to consolidate around new levels. Equity markets mostly up, though FTSE 100 closes week with sell off. New highs in US manufacturers’ confidence. US initial jobless claims back up to 719k. Inflation expectations continue to increase. Benchmark yields stall. The OAS for quality credit products continues to drop.

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Week in Review 03/26/2021

Price inflation slows in commodity market indices. Equity indices bounce back at end of the week. In the US, new jobless claims drop to 684k, from 770k last week. FED purchases remain on trend, though foreign assets continue month over month decrease. Inflation expectations end week back around previous recent high. 10 Yr Treasury yields … Read more

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Week in Review 03/19/2021

In commodities, Energy and Agri indices lose momentum. Metals end up higher on the week. Equity indices down globally. US Initial Claims rose to 770k, up from 736k the previous week. FED continues asset purchase programs. 10 Yr Treasuries yields continue to rise. In Fixed Income, yields rise as spreads tighten.

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Week in Review 03/12/2021

Oil prices continue to drive Energy indices higher. Agricultural and Metal indices go sideways. Global equity indices mostly up. 712k new initial jobless claims filed, compared to 745k in the previous week. Fed asset purchases in a down cycle. 10 Yr Treasuries reaches a new recent high, but remains outpaced by inflation expectations. Broader bond … Read more