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Five market trends investors are eyeing halfway through 2021

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NEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) – Investors have enjoyed a rewarding ride in the first half of 2021, as unprecedented economic stimulus, stellar earnings growth and a reopening U.S. economy powered the S&P 500 to record highs and a 14% year-to-date gain, putting the index on track for a first-half performance rivaled only once in over two decades.

Mounting inflation, worries over a sooner-than-expected rollback of the Federal Reserve’s bond buying program and forecasts of a peak in economic growth have left investors studying a number of trends for clues on how asset prices will behave in the second half of the year.


While analysts have pointed to the strength of U.S. economic numbers as a major driver of the gains in stocks, it may be more difficult for future data to beat expectations as the economy returns to pre-pandemic levels of growth.

Citigroup’s U.S. Economic Surprise Index, which measures the degree to…

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