Wealth Daily 01 December 2021

WEALTH DAILY 2021-12-01
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Shares on Wall Street fell on Tue on renewed worries about the spread of the

omicron variant. The Dow ended near its lows, after Fed Chair Jerome Powell

said the FOMC will consider speeding up tapering at its Dec. 14-15 meeting as

the threat of persistently higher inflation has grown.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 652.22 pts, or 1.86%, to close at

34,483.72. The S&P 500 index fell 1.9%. The technology-heavy Nasdaq

Composite dipped about 1.6% to 15,537.69. Apple (AAPL US, +3.1%) was the

only large-cap tech stock to rise on Mon.

Executives from Moderna (MRNA US, -4.36%) said that the omicron variant’s

many mutations suggest new vaccines will be needed.

After falling during regular trading, Salesforce (CRM US, -3.97%) is down an

additional 6.2% in extended-hours trade after giving revenue and profit forecasts

for the current period that fell short of analysts’ estimates.

The Treasury yield curve flattened on Powell’s comments. The yield on the 10-

year Treasury note slipped 5.44 basis points (bps) to 1.4443%. Meanwhile, the

2-year Treasury yield rose 1.6 bps to 0.524%.

Germany's 10-year bond yield fell to its lowest level in almost three months on

Tues. The yield was down two bps around -0.344%.

The ICE dollar index (DXY), which measures the strength of the greenback

against a basket of currencies, fell 0.36% to 95.994.