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Macro Briefing: 18 June 2021

Summary:
* Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, survives challenge in Supreme Court* Reflation trades take a hit after Fed hints at hawkish policy shift* US dollar on track for its best week since last September* Commodities take a hit on China crackdown and stronger dollar* US Leading Economic Index

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* Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, survives challenge in Supreme Court
* Reflation trades take a hit after Fed hints at hawkish policy shift
* US dollar on track for its best week since last September
* Commodities take a hit on China crackdown and stronger dollar
* US Leading Economic Index continued to increase in May
* Philly Fed Mfg Index continues to reflect solid expansion in June
* US jobless claims post unexpected gain, rising to highest level in a month
* 10yr-2yr Treasury yield curve slips to narrowest spread since early March:

Macro Briefing: 18 June 2021

James Picerno
James Picerno is a financial journalist who has been writing about finance and investment theory for more than twenty years. He writes for trade magazines read by financial professionals and financial advisers. Over the years, he’s written for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg Markets, Mutual Funds, Modern Maturity, Investment Advisor, Reuters, and his popular finance blog, The CapitalSpectator.

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