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Inflation woes pushed global markets lower - Tuesday Review, May 11

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
12 May 2021
Investors turned their attention to inflation data as the tech selloff gained momentum

The US

Wall Street closed lower, as rising commodity prices and labor shortages fueled fears that near-term price spikes could lead to longer-term inflation. USA30 fell 1.36%, while USA500 lost 0.87%. TECH100 dropped 0.09%.

Crude oil traded 0.8% higher at $65.44 per barrel.

Gold edged up 0.11% to $1,837.39 per ounce.


Asia and Australia

Markets were down, following a tech-slide in US counterparts, as a surge in commodity prices raised inflation worries. HongKong45 fell 2.47%.

Japan225 slid 2.89% even after economic data showed that March’s household spending grew to 7.2%.

Down under, Australia200 was down 1.31% ahead of the reveal of the federal budget.



The stock market traded significantly lower, following the previous session’s tech selloff on Wall Street. Germany30 and France40 traded 1.9% and 1.8% lower, respectively. UK100 dropped 2.1%.

Brent oil added 0.5% to $68.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD traded at 1.2147 after it gained 0.2%.


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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books.