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July 06, 2021 @ 22:52 +03:00
U.S. stocks snapped a seven-session winning streak as a plunge in Treasury yields to the lowest since February weighed in financial firms and small caps. A gauge of the dollar strengthened and crude oil turned lower. The S&P 500 retreated from a record as U.S. markets reopened after the Independence Day holiday, with energy shares leading declines. Banks fell almost 2%. Amazon.com and Apple briefly pushed the Nasdaq 100 to another all-time high. Ride-hailing firm Didi Global Inc. plunged after a Chinese regulator ordered the removal of its platform from app stores, days after its U.S. listing. Yields eased as a gauge of service-sector activity faltered during another week without any fresh note or bond sales.
The benchmark 10-year yield fell as much as 7.4 basis points to just under 1.35%, the lowest level since Feb. 24. The 30-year bond’s yield slid 6.9 basis points to 1.971%, testing its 200-day moving average and its first time below 2% since June 21. The session lows were reached shortly after the ISM Services Index for June fell more than expected from May’s record high.
West Texas Intermediate futures for August fell as much as 3% in New York. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose, making commodities priced in the dollar less attractive to investors. Oil prices earlier surged to a six-year high after a bitter fight between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates plunged OPEC+ into crisis and blocked a supply increase. Investors are assessing the risk of the conflict escalating into a price war that could hamper the global economic recovery and add to inflationary pressures. That, in turn, may strengthen the Federal Reserve’s case for tightening policy.
The S&P 500 fell 0.8% at 12:25 p.m. New York time, the most since June 18 as of 12:25 p.m. New York timeThe Nasdaq 100 fell 0.4%, more than any closing loss since June 18The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1%, more than any closing loss since June 18The MSCI World index fell 0.7%, more than any closing loss since June 18
The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose 0.5%, more than any closing gain since June 17The euro slipped 0.4%, more than any closing loss since June 17The British pound slipped 0.5%, more than any closing loss since June 18The Japanese yen rose 0.3% to 110.63 per dollar
The yield on 10-year Treasuries declined six basis points, more than any closing loss since June 18Germany’s 10-year yield declined six basis points, more than any closing loss since March 1Britain’s 10-year yield declined eight basis points, more than any closing loss in more than 15 months
West Texas Intermediate crude fell 2.7%, the most since June 17Gold futures rose 0.5%, climbing for the fourth straight day, the longest winning streak since May 20
Stocks Fall; Yields Drop to Lowest Since February: Markets Wrap, Bloomberg, Jul 7