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

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

Mar 22, 2021 by Kwhen Finance Editors

Commodities Decline, Treasuries Fall, Dollar Weakens, Stocks Rise - U.S Daily Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks rose by 0.8% today fueled by a 1.0% increase in large cap stocks and a 1.9% increase in technology stocks. The S&P 500 Index is currently up 4.5% year-to-date, and up 73.0% over the past 12 months. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently up 7.1% year-to-date, and up 73.3% over the past 12 months. Elsewhere, commodities fell 0.4% with gold falling 0.2%, crude oil falling 0.1% and copper rising 1.1%. The yield on 10-year Treasuries is 1.71%, while the dollar weakened by 0.2% against a basket of other currencies. Meanwhile, investment grade corporate bonds rose by 0.4%, and high yield bonds rose by 0.4%.


  • The S&P 500 Index rose 0.8%.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.4%.
  • The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 1.6%.
  • The Nasdaq 100 Index rose 1.8%.
  • The Volatility Index declined 6.5%.
  • Large cap stocks, as represented by the S&P 100 Index, rose 1.0%.
  • Mid cap stocks, as represented by the S&P MidCap 400 Index, declined 0.5%.
  • Small cap stocks, as represented by the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, declined 1.4%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
S&P 500SPY+0.80%+4.5%+73.0%+41.8%+109.2%
Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIA+0.38%+7.1%+73.3%+31.1%+106.8%
Nasdaq Composite IndexONEQ+1.6%+2.0%+92.6%+71.0%+186.9%
Nasdaq 100 IndexQQQ+1.8%-0.2%+84.8%+73.9%+202.7%
CBOE Volatility IndexVXX-6.5%-23.9%-78.9%-55.6%-53.2%
S&P Large CapOEF+1.0%+3.2%+68.3%+44.3%+112.7%
S&P Mid CapIJH-0.49%+13.5%+109.2%+40.6%+96.5%
S&P Small CapIJR-1.4%+21.2%+126.2%+45.7%+113.8%


  • Stocks in the Technology sector rose the most with a 1.9% gain.
  • Stocks in the Energy sector fell the most with a 1.1% decline.
  • With a 234.7% gain, stocks in the Technology sector have advanced the most over the past 5 years
  • With a 14.3% decline, stocks in the Energy sector have declined the most over the past 5 years
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
Real EstateIYR+0.89%+5.1%+51.3%+9.3%+38.9%
Health CareIYH+0.87%+1.5%+51.4%+30.3%+91.2%
Consumer DiscretionaryXLY+0.50%+3.5%+91.7%+49.2%+127.0%
Consumer StaplesXLP0.0%-1.6%+35.4%+26.5%+43.6%


  • The yield on 1-year Treasuries decreased by 42 basis points to 0.08% today.
  • The yield on 5-year Treasuries increased by 36 basis points to 0.86% today.
  • The yield on 10-year Treasuries increased by 121 basis points to 1.71% today.
  • The yield on 30-year Treasuries increased by 195 basis points to 2.45% today.
NameTickerYieldDoD Yield Δ
1-year TreasuriesDGS10.08%-0.42%
5-year TreasuriesDGS50.86%+0.36%
10-year TreasuriesDGS101.71%+1.21%
30-year TreasuriesDGS302.45%+1.95%


  • Investment grade corporate bonds tracked by the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index rose by 0.4%.
  • High yield bonds tracked by the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid High Yield Index rose by 0.4%.
  • Emerging market bonds tracked by the J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Core Index rose by 0.3%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
Investment GradeLQD+0.36%-6.5%+23.7%+15.6%+27.7%
High YieldHYG+0.36%-0.7%+29.7%+10.4%+34.6%
Emerging MarketsEMB+0.31%-5.1%+24.9%+7.7%+24.6%


  • The S&P GSCI Total Return Index, the leading measure of general commodity price movements, declined by 0.4%
  • West Texas Intermediate crude oil declined by 0.1%.
  • Brent crude oil declined by 0.2%.
  • Gold declined by 0.2%.
  • Copper rose by 1.1%.
  • Silver declined by 1.5%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
S&P GSCI Total Return IndexGSG-0.42%+15.2%+47.3%-11.8%-1.2%
Bloomberg Commodity Index TRDJCB+0.13%+8.8%+40.9%+7.0%+7.0%
Crude Oil West Texas IntermediateDBO-0.093%+28.0%+87.0%+4.3%+38.8%
Brent Crude OilBNO-0.18%+26.2%+79.3%-15.2%+25.9%


  • The Deutsche Bank Long US Dollar Index, which measures the greenback against a basket of other currencies, weakened by 0.2% to $24.73 today.
  • The Euro strengthened by 19.3% to $1.19.
  • The British pound strengthened by 38.6% to $1.39.
  • The Japanese yen strengthened by 8.8% to 108.84 per dollar.
NameTickerPriceDoD %Δ
Deutsche Bank Long US Dollar IndexUUP$24.73-0.2%


  • Bitcoin declined by NaN% to $54324.75 today.
  • Ethereum declined by NaN% to $1689.23.
  • Tether declined by NaN% to $1.0014960290246222.
  • XRP declined by NaN% to $0.47.
NameTickerPriceDoD %Δ
Bitcoin USDBTCUSD$54324.75NaN%
Ethereum USDETHUSD$1689.23NaN%
Tether USDUSDTUSD$1.00NaN%

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