Daily Market Commentary

February 17, 2021

Bonds & Stocks
Treasury yields hovered around their highest level in a year, while U.S. stocks dropped after strong retail sales and producer-price data fueled optimism in the economy and stoked inflation worries.

U.S. retail sales surged in January by the most in seven months, beating all estimates and suggesting fresh stimulus checks helped spur a rebound in household demand following a weak fourth quarter.

Production at U.S. manufacturers rose in January by more than forecast, a fourth-straight monthly advance that shows factories continue to recover from pandemic-related disruptions last year.

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