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Morning Notes — Market Reaction as Previewed

Market Reaction as Previewed

August 6, 2021

Yesterday, we suggested a non-farm payroll print north of +900,000 would likely take the 10-year Treasury to 1.28%-1.30%, lead to a sell-off in the NDX and lead to a sustained rally in cyclical/value sectors, particularly banks.  The July payroll add of +943,000 is now producing the conditions we outlined.  Ten year yields are at 1.295%, the NDX is down -0.60% and the IVE (S&P 500 Value ETF) is up +0.67% with banks leading.  Will the advance in cyclical/value sectors be ‘sustained?’ For us, that depends on the shape of the yield curve in the days/weeks ahead with a 5/30 year yield spread >120bps as the hurdle.  The 5/30 year spread currently sits at 117.5bps, and we need to see several days of >120bps before signing off on the sustainability of the move.

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