Commodities Decline, Dollar Weakens, Treasuries Fall, Stocks Slump - U.S Weekly Markets Wrap

Stocks decline led by decline in small cap and financials sector stocks, while 10-year treasury yields increase, dollar weakens, and crude oil declines

Mar 26, 2021 by Kwhen Finance Editors

Commodities Decline, Dollar Weakens, Treasuries Fall, Stocks Slump - U.S Weekly Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks fell by 0.1% this week fueled by a 3.7% decline in small cap stocks and a 1.8% decline in financials stocks. The S&P 500 Index is currently up 4.6% year-to-date, and up 60.4% over the past 12 months. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently up 7.1% year-to-date, and up 56.9% over the past 12 months. Elsewhere, commodities fell 0.6% with gold falling 0.5%, crude oil falling 1.1% and copper falling 1.5%. The yield on 10-year Treasuries is 1.62%, while the dollar weakened by 0.1% against a basket of other currencies. Meanwhile, investment grade corporate bonds rose by 1.0%, and high yield bonds rose by 1.1%.


  • The S&P 500 Index declined 0.1%.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.8%.
  • The Nasdaq Composite Index declined 1.2%.
  • The Nasdaq 100 Index declined 0.1%.
  • The Volatility Index declined 8.0%.
  • Large cap stocks, as represented by the S&P 100 Index, declined 0.1%.
  • Mid cap stocks, as represented by the S&P MidCap 400 Index, declined 1.7%.
  • Small cap stocks, as represented by the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, declined 3.7%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
S&P 500SPY-0.56%+4.6%+60.4%+44.8%+110.9%
Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIA-0.65%+7.1%+56.9%+33.5%+108.1%
Nasdaq Composite IndexONEQ0.0%+0.4%+76.2%+72.9%+184.7%
Nasdaq 100 IndexQQQ+1.6%-0.6%+71.9%+77.3%+202.8%
CBOE Volatility IndexVXX-4.0%-27.2%-76.0%-62.1%-55.1%
S&P Large CapOEF+1.4%+3.4%+57.8%+47.4%+114.3%
S&P Mid CapIJH+2.3%+11.6%+86.6%+42.1%+95.5%
S&P Small CapIJR+2.4%+16.4%+100.9%+44.6%+108.6%


  • Stocks in the Utilities sector rose the most with a 2.7% gain.
  • Stocks in the Financials sector fell the most with a 1.8% decline.
  • With a 234.0% gain, stocks in the Technology sector have advanced the most over the past 5 years
  • With a 12.1% decline, stocks in the Energy sector have declined the most over the past 5 years
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
Consumer StaplesXLP+1.8%+0.5%+35.9%+29.0%+47.6%
Health CareIYH+0.024%+1.1%+44.6%+32.6%+90.0%
Real EstateIYR+2.2%+6.5%+41.6%+11.4%+41.5%
Consumer DiscretionaryXLY-0.87%+2.6%+70.4%+50.0%+126.6%


  • The yield on 1-year Treasuries decreased by 43 basis points to 0.07% today.
  • The yield on 5-year Treasuries increased by 33 basis points to 0.83% today.
  • The yield on 10-year Treasuries increased by 112.00000000000001 basis points to 1.62% today.
  • The yield on 30-year Treasuries increased by 181 basis points to 2.31% today.
NameTickerYieldDoD Yield Δ
1-year TreasuriesDGS10.07%-0.43%
5-year TreasuriesDGS50.83%+0.33%
10-year TreasuriesDGS101.62%+1.12%
30-year TreasuriesDGS302.31%+1.81%


  • Investment grade corporate bonds tracked by the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index rose by 1.0%.
  • High yield bonds tracked by the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid High Yield Index rose by 1.1%.
  • Emerging market bonds tracked by the J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Core Index rose by 0.2%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
Investment GradeLQD-0.069%-5.7%+8.6%+15.6%+28.4%
High YieldHYG+0.30%-0.0%+24.0%+11.6%+37.1%
Emerging MarketsEMB-0.027%-5.2%+16.0%+7.7%+25.8%


  • The S&P GSCI Total Return Index, the leading measure of general commodity price movements, declined by 0.6%
  • West Texas Intermediate crude oil declined by 1.1%.
  • Brent crude oil declined by 1.3%.
  • Gold declined by 0.5%.
  • Copper declined by 1.5%.
  • Silver declined by 3.4%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
S&P GSCI Total Return IndexGSG+2.6%+11.8%+38.2%-13.8%-1.5%
Bloomberg Commodity Index TRDJCB+1.5%+6.7%+32.2%+4.9%+4.9%
Crude Oil West Texas IntermediateDBO+3.9%+23.1%+68.8%+1.0%+37.4%
Brent Crude OilBNO+4.4%+20.9%+69.6%-18.1%+24.4%


  • The Deutsche Bank Long US Dollar Index, which measures the greenback against a basket of other currencies, weakened by 0.1% to $24.98 today.
  • The Euro strengthened by 17.9% to $1.18.
  • The British pound strengthened by 37.9% to $1.38.
  • The Japanese yen strengthened by 9.7% to 109.68 per dollar.
NameTickerPriceDoD %Δ
Deutsche Bank Long US Dollar IndexUUP$24.98-0.1%


  • Bitcoin declined by NaN% to $54713.75 today.
  • Ethereum declined by NaN% to $1687.62.
  • Tether declined by NaN% to $1.0013633054327602.
  • XRP declined by NaN% to $0.55.
NameTickerPriceDoD %Δ
Bitcoin USDBTCUSD$54713.75NaN%
Ethereum USDETHUSD$1687.62NaN%
Tether USDUSDTUSD$1.00NaN%

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