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Wall Street hiked up on jobs data with global equity markets on the path of recovery

On March 5, Wall Street along with global equity markets redeemed from their past losses as per reports.

This is on account of investors taking stock of a report that highlighted faster-than-expected U.S. jobs growth.

It was also a reminder that the recovery will take place in it’s gradual course of time.

Moreover, Asian markets recorded a downturn overnight and MSCI’s all-country index was on its longest losing streak in six months.

However, Microsoft scaled up 2.2%, augmenting the S&P 500 compared to any other stock.

Further, the Dow Jones Industrial Average witnessed a hike of 446.98 points, or 1.45% to 31,371.12.

Meanwhile, the S&P 500 surged 59.5 points, or 1.58% amounting to 3,827.97.

In addition, Nasdaq Composite gained 147.19 points, or 1.16%, standing at 12,870.66.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index reported a loss of 0.78% whereas MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe gained 0.41%.

Besides this, emerging market stocks witnessed a loss of 0.65%.

In fact, MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ended at 0.88% lower, while Japan’s Nikkei fell 0.23%.

Moving forward, the U.S. economy generated more employment than expected in February.

Hence, the additional pandemic relief money from the government propelled recruitment at restaurants.

This helped the labour market to trace back on the path of recovery.

Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury notes last dropped by 0.25% in price to yield 1.5766%, from 1.55% late on Thursday.

The yield jumped as high as 1.625% to reach it’s highest since Feb 13, 2020.


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