U.S. Equity Markets ended the week on a high note, completely reversing Thursday’s aggressive sell-off, as both the S&P and NASDAQ 100 closed at another new all-time high. The Dow led Friday’s rally, ending the session with a gain of 1.30%. Rising Bond Yields helped markets, indicating that investors were reversing Thursday’s rotation into safety and turning back to stocks. The Federal Reserve’s Semi-Annual Economic Report also got some attention on Friday. The report did not tell us anything new, It showed the economy is bouncing back but faces challenges from unemployment and supply-chain constraints. Now, the next catalyst for markets is earnings season, which starts this week with reports from big banks. Once again, it looks like Wall Street is setting a low bar – and an easy hurdle – for the quarter. European Markets closed higher. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that the country would repeal its digital tax on technology companies as soon as a global minimum tax rate is implemented. French European Affairs Commissioner Clement Beaune warned the country’s citizens against travel to either Spain or Portugal due to the increase in COVID-19 infections. Italy’s Industrial Production data for May was weaker than expected, falling versus April, highlighting the uneven regional recovery. In Asia, China’s Consumer Price Index (“CPI”) data for June was weaker than expected, falling versus May, indicating cost pressures may be starting to ease. The Bank of Japan said a continued state of emergency in Tokyo, related to COVID-19, will weigh on economic activity, implying additional economic support may be needed. South Korea’s government said it’s raising social-distancing restrictions to the highest level in Seoul, stoking concerns around the growth outlook. Elsewhere, Oil closed 2.29% higher, following positive inventory data from the Energy Information Administration, while Gold rose 0.59% on Dollar weakness.

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