Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Stock

Dow Climbs as Strong Jobs Report Keeps Cyclicals in Play; Tech Rebounds

Stock Markets53 minutes ago (Mar 05, 2021 01:19PM ET)

(C) Reuters

By Yasin Ebrahim

Investing.com – The Dow climbed Friday, as the stronger-than-expected jobs report stoked investor bets for cyclical sectors like energy, while dip buying in tech on weakness also supported sentiment.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.90%, or 279 points, and the S&P 500 rose 0.96%, theNasdaq Composite rose 0.44%, and had been down more than 2% lower intraday.

The U.S. economy created 379,000 jobs last month, well above economists’ consensus forecast of 182,000, with the unemployment rate falling to 6.2% from 6.3%, underpinned by easing Covid-19 restrictions and a ramp-up in vaccine distribution.

“While one report does not make a trend and payroll data are certainly volatile, it’s safe to conclude that the winter soft patch is now officially over,” Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) said in a note.

Cyclical stocks – those that move in tandem with the economy – were buoyed by signs of a faster recovery, with energy stocks leading to the upside amid rising oil prices.

Oil prices added to their gains from Thursday, when OPEC and its allies decided to keep output steady, prompting economists to up their forecasts on energy prices amid an ongoing tightening in global supplies.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) raised its forecast on Brent Oil Futures by $5 per barrel to $75/bbl in 2Q and $80/bbl in 3Q21.

“We believe it is now clear that OPEC+ is in fact pursuing a tight oil market strategy, with our updated supply-demand balance pointing to OECD falling to their lowest level since 2014 by the end of this year,” Goldman Sachs said in a note.

Fears over a sharp upturn in inflation, initially pushed U.S. rates sharply higher, souring the outlook for the high-flying tech stocks, but investors swooped in buy the dip helping the sector move off intraday lows.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), while Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) moved off their lows of the day.

The rebound in tech also coincided with remarks from St. Louis Federal Reserve President James acknowledging the recent rise inflation and rates, though downplayed fears about a sustained pick-up in inflation.

Still, the faster pace of vaccine rollouts and ongoing reopening will boost inflation and likely take rates along for the ride, potentially keeping a lid on growth stocks.

“Well inflation in the reopening sensitive sectors is likely to prove transient, a more sustainable impulse to inflation will start to take shape in 2021, led by shelter inflation healthcare services, and a multi quarter past true of dollar weakness into goods,” Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) said.

In other news, Imax (NYSE:IMAX) jumped 15% after its upgraded outlook on performance for 2021 offset mixed fourth quarter results.

Dow Climbs as Strong Jobs Report Keeps Cyclicals in Play; Tech Rebounds

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Uncategorized

Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt.

Uncategorized

Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione.

Uncategorized

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum.

Uncategorized

Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora.

Disclaimer: Buzzclever.com it's managers and its employees (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised or above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial or health advice. Copyright © 2021 Buzz Clever. All Rights Reserved