Stock Market in USA
USA - Stock MarketThe economy likely recovered robustly in Q3, after Q2’s unprecedented contraction due to the blow dealt by Covid-19. In September, the unemployment rate dropped 0.5 percentage points from the month prior while non-farm payrolls continued to rise, although they were still down 10.7 million compared to February. This, coupled with consumer confidence hitting a six-month high, likely boosted private spending, as suggested by a jump in auto and clothing sales in the same month. Furthermore, upbeat construction activity and a surge in housing starts in Q3 should have supported residential investment. Meanwhile, Joe Biden and the Democrats are currently leading the polls ahead of the presidential elections on 3 November. Under a Biden administration, economic growth would likely benefit from increased spending on infrastructure and social security, as well as a less disruptive foreign trade policy.
United States - Stock Market Data
|Stock Market (annual variation in %)||-2.2||13.4||25.1||-5.6||22.3|
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|Bond Yield||1.92||-0.43 %||Dec 31|
|Exchange Rate||1.12||0.65 %||Dec 31|
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February 23, 2021
Consumer confidence came in at 91.3 in February, up from January's 88.9.
February 23, 2021
The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city composite home price index—excluding Detroit due to reporting delays—increased 0.8% month-on-month in December down from November’s 1.1% rise.
February 17, 2021
Retail sales soared 5.3% in month-on-month seasonally-adjusted terms in January, contrasting December's 1.0% decrease and marked the strongest rise since June 2020.
February 5, 2021
Total non-farm payrolls increased a modest 49,000 in January, virtually meeting analysts’ expectations of a 50,000 increase.
February 1, 2021
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing index ticked down to 58.7 in January from 60.5 in December, and missed market expectations of a 60.0 reading.