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Q2 2021 | Capital Markets Outlook
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- The CPI rose 0.6% and core CPI increased 0.7% in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Wholesale inventories grew 0.8% in April compared with March, the Census Bureau stated.
- Initial jobless claims fell to 376,000 in the week ended June 5, 2021, from 385,000 in the previous week, the Labor Department reported.
- As of June 2, 2021, of the 494 S&P 500 Index companies reporting first-quarter earnings, 422 beat analysts’ expectations, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.
- The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index slipped in May.
- The University of Michigan’s index of consumer sentiment rose to 86.4 in June from 82.9 in May.