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This week:

Topic of the week: Commodities and megatrends

  • The rebound in commodities since the Covid crisis is partly cyclical, but there are also a number of “megatrends” that have changed the game.
  • Green energy, China’s place, US energy independence, investments in renewable energy, changes in eating habits are all factors.
  • While all of these commodities appear to have reacted identically since March 2020, the underlying fundamental trends are very different.

Market review: Biden : A Reagan moment for Biden?

  • Fed: monetary status quo
  • Biden presents the American Families Plan worth $1.8T
  • Yields up, credit spreads broadly stable 
  • Upbeat quarterly earnings season

USA : Personal income

quarterly % change

The increase in personal income in the United States is impressive, 21.1% over the first quarter compared to the previous one.
This figure is of course linked to the Biden recovery plan and shows that the American recovery effort is very important. Private consumption growth over the first quarter was 10.7% on an annualized quarterly basis. The increase in income suggests even stronger consumption figures for the second quarter.

Figure of the week

$10,000 per ton of copper, the limit was briefly exceeded last week. This is the first time since 2011. 
The pressure on metals remains strong.

MyStratWeekly : Market views and strategy

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  • Stéphane Déo

    Stéphane Déo

    Head of markets strategy

  • Axel Botte

    Axel Botte

    Global strategist

  • Aline Goupil-Raguénès

    Aline Goupil-Raguénès

    Developed countries strategist

  • Zouhoure Bousbih

    Zouhoure Bousbih

    Emerging countries strategist

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