The U.S stocks closed higher modestly for the week. The U.S. economy added 559K jobs in May compared with 278K in April but below market forecasts of 650K. That leaves employment about 7.6 million jobs below its peak in February 2020. Source (https://www.bls.gov/). The 10-year U.S. Treasury bond yield slipped to 1.55%, down from a recent high of 1.74% in late March on an upward swing of job data.
The U.S benchmark Indexes added about 0.48% to 0.82% as a weekly gain. The midcap index Russel-2000 outperformed. S&P 500 and the Dow just close to the record-high levels. According to FactSet, analysts raised their earnings forecasts for S&P 500 companies by 5.8% for the second quarter.
The shares in Europe rose on optimism on economic recovery. However, worries that central banks might begin withdrawing stimulus sooner than expected because inflationary pressures curbed equities’ advance. Eurozone inflation increased 40 basis points sequentially to 2% in May—above the ECB’s stated target level. Nevertheless, the top indexes closed higher about 0.49% to 1.59%. The Italian Index FTSE-MIB Index outperformed.
Most APAC market shares ended in a mixed direction. The indexes CSE-50, HIS-50, and Japan’s Nikkei-225 declined about -0.7%. However, the indexes ASX-200, KOSPI-100, and Nifty-50 show a solid weekly gain of above 1.5%.
Weekly market movement
Gold ended with a flat movement. U.S. crude oil prices climbed more than 4% for the second week in a row, pushing prices to nearly $70 per barrel, the highest level in more than two and a half years. The latest gains came after top oil-producing countries agreed to maintain supply restraints. Bitcoin is trading around 35K USD, and there is no clear direction at the moment. (https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/bitcoin/news/).
The below figures shows the news and social media sentiment trend for the week. Global Sentiment remains mixed in a row. Likewise, the Sentiment for the U.S benchmark indexes shows a mixed signal. S&P-500 index turns into the positive mode in sentiment direction. However, The Nasdaq-100 index turned negatively from its bullish trend last week. The rest remains neutral.
The Sentiment of the top European benchmark indexes Dax-30 and CAC-40 turns in the upward direction. On the other hand, The Italian index FTSE-MIB shows a strong downtrend in the sentiment direction.
The sentiment trend for the APAC indexes Nikkei-225 and HIS-50 turns into a Negative zone. The rest of the indexes dominated by the neutral view for the week.
Sentiment Trend Chart
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