Shares of banks and other financial institutions experienced a boost as Treasury yields took a sharp decline, relieving some of the pressure on regional banks.
Muted Inflation Data Sparks Plunge in Treasury Yields
Following the release of the Labor Department's Consumer Price Index, which showed no change from the previous month, Treasury yields saw significant drops. The two- and 10-year yields, which have a strong correlation with monetary policy, experienced their largest declines in six months. Annually, consumer goods prices tracked by the Labor Department increased by an average of 3.2%, edging closer to the Federal Reserve's 2% target.
Relief for Regional Banks
One key concern for investors was the impact of declining Treasury yields on lenders, particularly those with significant Treasury holdings like Silicon Valley Bank. The SPDR S&P Regional Bank exchange-traded fund, which represents a basket of these lenders, saw a notable increase of over 7%. This rise in Treasury yields translates to a decrease in the value of underlying bonds, which regional banks heavily rely on. Consequently, this surge in the exchange-traded fund provides a sigh of relief for banks like Silicon Valley and others.
Positive Growth in the Financials Industry
In addition to regional banks, the SPDR Select Sector Financials exchange-traded fund, which tracks the financials industry group within the S&P 500, saw an increase of over 2%. With this boost, the fund entered positive territory for the year to date.
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