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

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

Oct 05, 2021 by Kwhen Finance Editors

Dollar Weakens, Commodities Rise, Treasuries Fall, Stocks Slump - U.S Daily Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks remained level today fueled by a 0.7% decline in small cap stocks and a 1.8% decline in telecom stocks. The S&P 500 Index is currently up 18.3% year-to-date, and up 28.0% over the past 12 months. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently up 15.1% year-to-date, and up 23.7% over the past 12 months. Elsewhere, commodities climbed 0.3% with gold rising 0.1%, crude oil rising 0.3% and copper rising 0.3%. The yield on 10-year Treasuries is 1.58%, while the dollar weakened by 0.1% against a basket of other currencies. Meanwhile, investment grade corporate bonds fell by 0.5%, and high yield bonds fell by 0.3%.

Stocks

  • The S&P 500 Index stayed level.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average stayed level.
  • The Nasdaq Composite Index stayed level.
  • The Nasdaq 100 Index declined 0.2%.
  • The Volatility Index declined 1.9%.
  • 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 0.6%.
  • Small cap stocks, as represented by the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, declined 0.7%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
S&P 500SPY0.0%+18.3%+28.0%+54.3%+121.8%
Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIA0.0%+15.1%+23.7%+37.3%+112.0%
Nasdaq Composite IndexONEQ0.0%+13.4%+26.7%+85.7%+185.2%
Nasdaq 100 IndexQQQ-0.18%+15.5%+27.1%+93.9%+215.1%
CBOE Volatility IndexVXX-1.9%-63.1%-72.2%-74.6%-9.1%
S&P Large CapOEF-0.074%+18.6%+27.5%+59.0%+129.2%
S&P Mid CapIJH-0.60%+17.7%+36.3%+46.3%+86.8%
S&P Small CapIJR-0.65%+22.4%+48.2%+51.4%+91.5%

Sectors

  • Stocks in the Energy sector rose the most with a 2.9% gain.
  • Stocks in the Telecom sector fell the most with a 1.8% decline.
  • With a 257.1% gain, stocks in the Technology sector have advanced the most over the past 5 years
  • With a 10.4% decline, stocks in the Energy sector have declined the most over the past 5 years
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
EnergyIYE+2.9%+54.3%+91.5%+6.9%-10.4%
Health CareIYH0.0%+12.7%+18.8%+50.9%+95.9%
FinancialsIYF0.0%+29.8%+46.2%+41.0%+107.3%
IndustrialsIYJ0.0%+13.8%+26.7%+46.2%+102.6%
UtilitiesIDU0.0%+5.6%+6.1%+4.8%+55.0%
Consumer StaplesXLP-0.11%+5.7%+9.4%+21.4%+53.4%
TechnologyIYW-0.29%+21.5%+32.7%+104.1%+257.1%
MaterialsIYM-0.34%+13.9%+25.4%+50.0%+78.4%
Consumer DiscretionaryXLY-0.46%+14.1%+19.8%+56.1%+142.9%
Real EstateIYR-0.87%+22.2%+26.0%+15.9%+56.3%
TelecomIYZ-1.8%+9.7%+18.6%+18.7%+10.5%

Bonds

  • The yield on 1-year Treasuries remained unchanged at 0.1% today.
  • The yield on 5-year Treasuries increased by 3 basis points to 1.02% today.
  • The yield on 10-year Treasuries increased by 5 basis points to 1.58% today.
  • The yield on 30-year Treasuries increased by 5 basis points to 2.13% today.
NameTickerYieldDoD Yield Δ
1-year TreasuriesDGS10.1%0%
5-year TreasuriesDGS51.02%+0.03%
10-year TreasuriesDGS101.58%+0.05%
30-year TreasuriesDGS302.13%+0.05%

Credit

  • 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 fell by 0.3%.
  • Emerging market bonds tracked by the J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Core Index fell by 0.1%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
Investment GradeLQD-0.46%-3.1%-0.2%+9.4%+25.0%
High YieldHYG-0.30%+2.1%+6.2%+9.8%+26.2%
Emerging MarketsEMB-0.13%-3.7%+0.3%+4.1%+16.1%

Commodities

  • The S&P GSCI Total Return Index, the leading measure of general commodity price movements, rose by 0.3%
  • West Texas Intermediate crude oil rose by 0.3%.
  • Brent crude oil stayed level.
  • Gold rose by 0.1%.
  • Copper rose by 0.3%.
  • Silver rose by 0.2%.
NameTickerDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %2 Yr %5 Yr %
S&P GSCI Total Return IndexGSG+0.29%+42.0%+58.7%+16.7%+14.4%
Bloomberg Commodity Index TRDJCB+0.10%+33.5%+43.1%+31.2%+31.2%
Crude Oil West Texas IntermediateDBO+0.28%+71.8%+98.9%+55.4%+59.1%
Brent Crude OilBNO0.0%+68.9%+101.2%+20.1%+41.4%
GoldIAU+0.060%-7.8%-9.2%+16.9%+37.6%
CopperCPER+0.31%+20.4%+37.4%+60.1%+82.0%
SilverSLV+0.24%-14.7%-10.5%+28.0%+25.2%

Currencies

  • The Deutsche Bank Long US Dollar Index, which measures the greenback against a basket of other currencies, weakened by 0.1% to $25.27 today.
  • The Euro weakened by 0.2% to $1.16.
  • The British pound weakened by 0.1% to $1.36.
  • The Japanese yen strengthened by 1.0% to 113.33 per dollar.
NameTickerPriceDoD %Δ
Deutsche Bank Long US Dollar IndexUUP$25.27-0.1%
EUR-USDEURUSD$1.16-0.2%
GBP-USDGBPUSD$1.36-0.1%
USD-JPYUSDJPY113.33¥+1.0%

Cryptocurrencies

  • Bitcoin rose by 5.1% to $57329.55 today.
  • Ethereum declined by 2.2% to $3546.41 today.
  • Tether declined by 0.1% to $1.0001967958907345 today.
  • XRP rose by 5.9% to $1.14 today.
NameTickerPriceDoD %Δ
Bitcoin USDBTCUSD$57329.55+5.1%
Ethereum USDETHUSD$3546.41-2.2%
Tether USDUSDTUSD$1.00-0.1%
XRP USDTXRPUSDT1.14+5.9%

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