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Economic Outlook

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Equity markets faced selling pressure on the week amid mounting risk factors. The S&P 500 was down 3.1% on the week. Small caps fared better with a drop of 2.6%, whereas the NASDAQ Composite was down 4.1% as rising rates scared the duration trade.

Economic and Market Overview
As economies around the globe continue to recover from the pandemic-induced downturn, one of the topics receiving an ever-growing amount of attention is the prospect for a surge in the rate of inflation.

Welcome to the first edition of Five in Five, a new monthly publication from the Investment Team at BTC Capital Management. Each month we’ll share five graphs that illustrate the current state of the markets, with brief commentary that can be absorbed in five minutes or less.