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 Macro Brief: Jobless Claims

4.15.2021

Weekly initial jobless claims change course and decline 193K from last week to 576K

  • 576K initial claims below consensus estimates (est 695K)
  • Last week's 744K claims revised higher by 25K to 769K
  • Continuing claims increased by 4K to 3.731 million for week ending April 3
  • Advance adjusted insured unemployment rate is unchanged from the prior week at 2.8%

 Fixed Income Playbook

4.15.2021

An overview of the Fixed Income ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Rates, Spreads, and the Fed.

  • Net inflows across all fixed income categories, Corporate fixed income ETFs lead net inflows with $3.97 billion
  • Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYLB +$1.502 billion) tops category ETFs in flows
  • AGG rises 32 basis points as 10-year treasury yield falls to 1.63%
  • 10year/2year spread retreats from recent high of 1.60%, now at 1.47%

 Global Thematic Playbook

4.14.2021

An overview of the U.S. Sector ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Asset growth in the thematic space still explosive in 2021; total AUM now top $133 billion
  • KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (KWEB) tops thematic ETFs in net inflows over past week with $265 million
  • Disruptive tech segment leads themes, up 2.70% over last week
  • Pot ETFs worst performers over past month, POTX down 18.32%

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