Dollar Weakens, Commodities Decline, Treasuries Fall, Stocks Rise - U.S Daily Markets Wrap

Stocks rise led by rise in large cap and consumer discretionary sector stocks, while 10-year treasury yields increase, dollar weakens, and crude oil declines

Apr 05, 2021 by Kwhen Finance Editors

Dollar Weakens, Commodities Decline, Treasuries Fall, Stocks Rise - U.S Daily Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks rose by 1.4% today fueled by a 1.6% increase in large cap stocks and a 2.3% increase in consumer discretionary stocks. The S&P 500 Index is currently up 7.5% year-to-date, and up 64.0% over the past 12 months. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently up 8.9% year-to-date, and up 60.5% over the past 12 months. Elsewhere, commodities fell 1.8% with gold falling 0.1%, crude oil falling 3.1% and copper rising 3.3%. The yield on 10-year Treasuries is 1.69%, while the dollar weakened by 0.3% against a basket of other currencies. Meanwhile, investment grade corporate bonds fell by 0.5%, and high yield bonds rose by 0.0%.


  • The S&P 500 Index rose 1.4%.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.1%.
  • The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 1.6%.
  • The Nasdaq 100 Index rose 2.0%.
  • The Volatility Index declined 2.5%.
  • Large cap stocks, as represented by the S&P 100 Index, rose 1.6%.
  • Mid cap stocks, as represented by the S&P MidCap 400 Index, rose 0.7%.
  • Small cap stocks, as represented by the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, rose 0.4%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
S&P 500SPY+1.4%+7.5%+64.0%+44.6%+113.5%
Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIA+1.1%+8.9%+60.5%+31.1%+108.9%
Nasdaq Composite IndexONEQ+1.6%+4.4%+84.1%+73.8%+188.5%
Nasdaq 100 IndexQQQ+2.0%+3.6%+78.1%+79.3%+208.0%
CBOE Volatility IndexVXX-2.5%-34.2%-75.7%-61.3%-59.5%
S&P Large CapOEF+1.6%+6.3%+59.8%+47.5%+117.2%
S&P Mid CapIJH+0.70%+15.2%+100.1%+40.6%+98.0%
S&P Small CapIJR+0.44%+20.1%+117.8%+43.6%+110.5%


  • Stocks in the Consumer Discretionary sector rose the most with a 2.3% gain.
  • Stocks in the Energy sector fell the most with a 2.4% decline.
  • With a 243.8% gain, stocks in the Technology sector have advanced the most over the past 5 years
  • With a 8.6% decline, stocks in the Energy sector have declined the most over the past 5 years
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
Consumer DiscretionaryXLY+2.3%+5.5%+84.8%+48.4%+129.4%
Consumer StaplesXLP+1.3%+1.3%+26.2%+29.6%+45.2%
Health CareIYH+0.68%+2.7%+38.4%+33.3%+87.0%
Real EstateIYR+0.40%+9.8%+48.4%+13.0%+41.5%


  • The yield on 1-year Treasuries decreased by 44 basis points to 0.06% today.
  • The yield on 5-year Treasuries increased by 40 basis points to 0.9% today.
  • The yield on 10-year Treasuries increased by 119 basis points to 1.69% today.
  • The yield on 30-year Treasuries increased by 184 basis points to 2.34% today.
NameTickerYieldDoD Yield Δ
1-year TreasuriesDGS10.06%-0.44%
5-year TreasuriesDGS50.9%+0.4%
10-year TreasuriesDGS101.69%+1.19%
30-year TreasuriesDGS302.34%+1.84%


  • Investment grade corporate bonds tracked by the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index fell by 0.5%.
  • High yield bonds tracked by the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid High Yield Index rose by 0.0%.
  • Emerging market bonds tracked by the J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Core Index fell by 0.2%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
Investment GradeLQD-0.49%-4.9%+10.7%+16.7%+28.1%
High YieldHYG+0.046%+0.8%+24.2%+11.4%+37.9%
Emerging MarketsEMB-0.16%-4.7%+19.0%+8.3%+24.9%


  • The S&P GSCI Total Return Index, the leading measure of general commodity price movements, declined by 1.8%
  • West Texas Intermediate crude oil declined by 3.1%.
  • Brent crude oil declined by 3.7%.
  • Gold declined by 0.1%.
  • Copper rose by 3.3%.
  • Silver declined by 0.3%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
S&P GSCI Total Return IndexGSG-1.8%+14.7%+38.9%-13.4%+6.4%
Bloomberg Commodity Index TRDJCB-0.98%+7.9%+40.1%+6.0%+6.0%
Crude Oil West Texas IntermediateDBO-3.1%+29.4%+79.7%+3.4%+54.1%
Brent Crude OilBNO-3.7%+26.6%+56.5%-17.2%+41.8%


  • The Deutsche Bank Long US Dollar Index, which measures the greenback against a basket of other currencies, weakened by 0.3% to $24.93 today.
  • The Euro strengthened by 18.1% to $1.18.
  • The British pound strengthened by 39.1% to $1.39.
  • The Japanese yen strengthened by 10.2% to 110.19 per dollar.
NameTickerPriceDoD %Δ
Deutsche Bank Long US Dollar IndexUUP$24.93-0.3%


  • Bitcoin declined by NaN% to $58864.35 today.
  • Ethereum declined by NaN% to $2112.38.
  • Tether declined by NaN% to $0.9998710761017897.
  • XRP declined by NaN% to $0.62.
NameTickerPriceDoD %Δ
Bitcoin USDBTCUSD$58864.35NaN%
Ethereum USDETHUSD$2112.38NaN%
Tether USDUSDTUSD$1.00NaN%

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