First Call

First Call May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021

Thomas Thornton

  • S&P futures up 0.3% in Wednesday morning trading after US equities finished mostly lower in the prior session with growth and momentum under pressure while value and cyclical plays held up better.
  • ADP payroll missed estimates but better than the previous month
  • I will be focusing on commodities on today's note
  • A few extra charts on this note: Euro Stoxx 50, US 10 year, Bitcoin, Etherium, Crude
  • Asian markets mixed overnight while China, Japan, and South Korea were all closed for public holidays.
  • European markets seeing good gains.
  • Treasuries slightly weaker across the curve with 10-year yields at ~1.61%.
  • Dollar little changed vs yen and euro.
  • Gold little changed.
  • WTI crude up 1.1%, extending its rally (up ~4.5% this week).
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