Inflation worries continue to keep investors on their toes - Wednesday Review, May 12

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

10:36, 13 May 2021

European stocks edged higher amid earnings reports and economic data

The US

Wall Street continued to lose steam as inflation data fueled concerns on whether or not the FED will raise the interest rates sooner than anticipated. USA30 fell 1.99%, while USA500 lost 2.14%, marking its most significant one-day percentage drop since February. TECH100 closed 2.67% lower.

Crude oil traded 0.9% higher at $65.85 per barrel.

Gold fell 0.1% to $1,834.35 an ounce.


Asia and Australia

Markets traded mainly lower, close to one-month lows, as investors remained concerned about the impact of rising inflation on the global economic recovery.

Japan225 fell 0.72%.

HongKong45 was up 0.28%.

Down under, Australia200 edged 0.71% lower, as the country’s 10-year bond surged after the government handed down a large spending budget to boost the economic recovery.



Stocks traded higher, with the British index outperforming after better-than-expect growth data in March. Moreover, earnings in the banking and retail sectors added momentum. Germany30 and France40 each traded 0.1% higher. UK100 climbed 0.6%.

Brent oil rose 0.9% to $69.11 a barrel.

EUR/USD traded at 1.2138 after it lost 0.1%.


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