Friday 14th May 2021
USA equities came bouncing back today after yesterday’s sharp response to the higher than anticipated CPI numbers. Today, investors clearly decided to look beyond any temporary price rises and look to the great re-opening story. The news that there were less than expected jobless claims last week will have helped to drive the expectation that the worst is over and the US economy is reopening. That was reflected in the rise of cyclical stocks in particular and further evidence was provided in the New York Fed’s Weekly Economic Index. Today, eyes will be on the US retail numbers for April and the Michigan Uni Consumer Sentiment Index.