Dollar Strengthens, Stocks Slump, Commodities Rise, Treasuries Fall - U.S Daily Markets Wrap

Stocks decline led by decline in large cap and consumer discretionary sector stocks, while 10-year treasury yields decrease, dollar strengthens, and crude oil gains

May 12, 2022 by Kwhen Finance Editors

Dollar Strengthens, Stocks Slump, Commodities Rise, Treasuries Fall - U.S Daily Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks fell by 1.6% today fueled by a 0.4% decline in large cap stocks and a 3.6% decline in consumer discretionary stocks. The S&P 500 Index is currently down 17.1% year-to-date, and down 3.9% over the past 12 months. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently down 11.9% year-to-date, and down 5.5% over the past 12 months. Elsewhere, commodities climbed 0.6% with gold falling 1.5%, crude oil rising 1.0% and copper falling 2.8%. The yield on 10-year Treasuries is 2.99%, while the dollar strengthened by 0.9% against a basket of other currencies. Meanwhile, investment grade corporate bonds rose by 0.0%, and high yield bonds fell by 0.0%.


  • The S&P 500 Index declined 1.6%.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.0%.
  • The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.1%.
  • The Nasdaq 100 Index declined 0.2%.
  • The Volatility Index declined 1.3%.
  • Large cap stocks, as represented by the S&P 100 Index, declined 0.4%.
  • Mid cap stocks, as represented by the S&P MidCap 400 Index, rose 1.0%.
  • Small cap stocks, as represented by the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, rose 1.3%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
S&P 500SPY-1.6%-17.1%-3.9%+38.2%+79.0%
Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIA-1.0%-11.9%-5.5%+36.2%+68.6%
Nasdaq Composite IndexONEQ+0.068%-27.0%-14.1%+25.7%+94.3%
Nasdaq 100 IndexQQQ-0.20%-26.6%-9.9%+30.1%+118.9%
CBOE Volatility IndexVXX-1.3%+47.2%-33.8%-79.1%+0.1%
S&P Large CapOEF-0.40%-17.9%-3.4%+36.1%+83.5%
S&P Mid CapIJH+0.98%-17.0%-12.3%+44.0%+45.7%
S&P Small CapIJR+1.3%-17.8%-13.1%+54.7%+44.8%


  • Stocks in the Telecom sector rose the most with a 1.8% gain.
  • Stocks in the Consumer Discretionary sector fell the most with a 3.6% decline.
  • With a 144.7% gain, stocks in the Technology sector have advanced the most over the past 5 years
  • With a 14.0% decline, stocks in the Telecom sector have declined the most over the past 5 years
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
Real EstateIYR+0.72%-19.1%-1.9%+31.6%+38.8%
Health CareIYH+0.30%-12.6%+0.3%+22.9%+76.4%
Consumer StaplesXLP-0.43%-1.2%+10.1%+37.6%+57.5%
Consumer DiscretionaryXLY-3.6%-28.7%-15.1%+26.1%+70.8%


  • The yield on 1-year Treasuries remained unchanged at 2.01% today.
  • The yield on 5-year Treasuries remained unchanged at 2.91% today.
  • The yield on 10-year Treasuries remained unchanged at 2.99% today.
  • The yield on 30-year Treasuries remained unchanged at 3.12% today.
NameTickerYieldDoD Yield Δ
1-year TreasuriesDGS12.01%0%
5-year TreasuriesDGS52.91%0%
10-year TreasuriesDGS102.99%0%
30-year TreasuriesDGS303.12%0%


  • Investment grade corporate bonds tracked by the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index rose by 0.0%.
  • High yield bonds tracked by the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid High Yield Index fell by 0.0%.
  • Emerging market bonds tracked by the J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Core Index rose by 0.1%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
Investment GradeLQD+0.045%-14.6%-12.2%-6.4%+9.2%
High YieldHYG-0.039%-10.4%-8.4%+5.2%+10.4%
Emerging MarketsEMB+0.062%-16.8%-16.5%-5.6%-2.9%


  • The S&P GSCI Total Return Index, the leading measure of general commodity price movements, rose by 0.6%
  • West Texas Intermediate crude oil rose by 1.0%.
  • Brent crude oil rose by 1.1%.
  • Gold declined by 1.5%.
  • Copper declined by 2.8%.
  • Silver declined by 3.8%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
S&P GSCI Total Return IndexGSG+0.64%+37.8%+50.9%+163.2%+65.5%
Bloomberg Commodity Index TRDJCB0.0%+30.2%+37.9%+117.4%+64.8%
Crude Oil West Texas IntermediateDBO+1.0%+33.9%+54.5%+219.0%+123.4%
Brent Crude OilBNO+1.1%+46.6%+75.6%+286.1%+125.3%


  • The Deutsche Bank Long US Dollar Index, which measures the greenback against a basket of other currencies, strengthened by 0.9% to $28.05 today.
  • The Euro weakened by 1.3% to $1.04.
  • The British pound weakened by 0.3% to $1.22.
  • The Japanese yen weakened by 1.1% to 128.49 per dollar.
NameTickerPriceDoD %Δ
Deutsche Bank Long US Dollar IndexUUP$28.05+0.9%


  • Bitcoin declined by 0.3% to $28792.6 today.
  • Ethereum declined by 7.1% to $1923.6 today.
  • Tether rose by 0.1% to $0.9953004903460422 today.
  • XRP declined by 8.2% to $0.38 today.
NameTickerPriceDoD %Δ
Bitcoin USDBTCUSD$28792.60-0.3%
Ethereum USDETHUSD$1923.60-7.1%
Tether USDUSDTUSD$1.00+0.1%

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