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By on May 24, 2021

The U.S. and European stock markets came back with a vengeance in Monday’s session, attempting to erase last week’s losses.  The Nasdaq Composite Index shined, adding 190.18 points or 1.41%.  

As we have said in the past, inflation fears having become a temporary concern for investors has created significant volatility, creating pressure for the Federal Reserve’s actions.  The U.S. financial system has a new problem: the enormous cash tidal wave that may force the Fed to re-examine its policies to keep substantial control of its interest rate policies.

Eurozone Summary for May 24:

  • Stoxx 600 closed at 445.07, up 3.17 points, or 0.72%.
  • FTSE 100 closed at 7,051.59, up 33.54 points, or 0.48%
  • Dax index closed at 15,437.51, up 67.25 points, or 1.41%.

Wall Street Summary for May 24:

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 34,393.98, up 186.14 points, or 0.54%.
  • The Standard & Poor’s 500 closed at 4,197.05, up 41.19 points, or 0.99%.
  • The Nasdaq Composite Index closed at 13,661.17, up 190.18 points, or 0.48%.
  • The Birling Capital Puerto Rico Stock Index closed at 2,661.66, up 11.20 points, or 0.42%.
  • The U.S. Treasury 10-year note closed lower, at 1.61%.
  • The U.S. Treasury 2-year note closed lower, at 0.15%.

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