June 2021 Sector & Index Performance

During the month of June, the top 3 performing sectors were: energies (+8.78%), financial indices (+2.72%), and interest rates (+0.27%). The bottom 3 sectors were: softs (-7.37%), metals (-6.91%) and currencies (-0.99%). Investor sentiment remains strong as financial indices continue to post positive gains for the fifth consecutive month. According…

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Global Economic Review: May 2021

COVID-19   Operation Warp Speed and the continued efforts under the new administration pushed US vaccine distribution to over 50% of the total population given at least one dose with the EU at 40% and the UK at 60%. The Reuters graph to the right shows the current rates of infections…

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May 2021 Global Commodity Snapshot

OPEC Stuck to Production Increases for May and June, with another increase of 841,000 barrels per day (bpd) in July. Iran and the US/EU incrementally moved forward to a deal, though disagreement over nuclear enrichment after revelations that Iran already violated the current agreement by moving forward on increasing its…

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May 2021 Sector and Index Performance

During the month of May, the top 3 performing sectors were: livestock (+6.55%), energy (+4.02%), and metals (+3.36%). The bottom 3 sectors were: grains (-5.56%), interest rates (+0.39%) and the financial indices (+0.57%). Overall, markets were fairly green across the board. Investor sentiment remains strong as financial indices lock in…

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