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Consumer Staples : Food & Staples Retailing | Large Cap Value
Company profile

Walmart Inc is engaged in the operation of retail, wholesale and other units, as well as eCommerce, located throughout the United States, Africa, Canada, Central America, Chile, China, India and Mexico. The Company offers an assortment of merchandise and services at everyday low prices (EDLP). The Company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment includes the Company's mass merchant concept in the United States. The Walmart International segment consists of the Company's operations outside of the United States. The Sam's Club segment includes the warehouse membership clubs in the United States. The Company operates approximately 10,500 stores, clubs and eCommerce Websites under 48 banners in 24 countries.

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Long-dated Treasury yields hit the highest level in three weeks after U.S. retail sales data

3:49 pm ET November 16, 2021 (MarketWatch)
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By Vivien Lou Chen and William Watts

Long-dated Treasury yields hit their highest levels in three weeks on Tuesday after data showed a surge in U.S. retail sales for October and one policy maker said the Federal Reserve might need to move in a more hawkish direction to account for the recent rise in inflation.

What are yields doing?

What's driving the market?

Data released on Tuesday showed October sales at U.S. retailers, such as WalMart Inc. (WMT) and Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), rose at the fastest pace in seven months, impacted by high inflation. Retail sales surged 1.7% last month, the biggest gain since March when the government doled out billions in stimulus money to families. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast a 1.5% increase.Meanwhile, U.S. industrial output was up 1.6% in October after a 1.3% decline the previous month's decline, and industrial capacity in use rose to 76.4% in October versus 75.2% in prior month. The data came as St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard, said the best policy path for the Federal Reserve would be to "tack in a more hawkish direction" to manage the risks of higher inflation. In an interview on Bloomberg, Bullard said the Fed could "speed up the taper" to $30 billion per month so that asset purchases would be finished at the end of the first quarter. That would be roughly three months sooner than many currently anticipate.Meanwhile, his colleague, Richmond Fed President Tom Barkin told Yahoo Finance late Monday afternoon that he's content to wait a few more months before deciding if the central bank has to become more aggressive. Fed officials decided to slow down, or "taper," the pace of their asset purchases earlier this month, the prerequisite first step before any interest rate hike.

Barkin is a current member of the Fed's rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee but won't be next year, while Bullard, an alternate member this year, becomes a full-fledged FOMC member in 2022.Since late October, longer-dated yields had seen more of a sideways move, which analysts say reflected worries that an eventual effort by the Fed to rein in inflation could spark an economic downturn.Meanwhile, a sharp rise in yields at the short end of the curve since September has reflected growing expectations the Fed will be forced to move more aggressively than it has signaled to squelch inflation that is running hotter and proving more persistent than expected.On Friday, the 2-year rate reached its highest since March 2020 and posted its biggest weekly advance in more than two years, a few days after the October reading of the U.S. consumer price index showed a 6.2% year-over-year rise that was the largest in nearly 31 years.

In geopolitics, President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping's met virtually for more than three hours late Monday, with the leaders agreeing on the need to tread carefully as the superpowers compete.

What are analysts saying?

"The strong retail sales read and higher-than-expected import prices print left Treasury yields to spend the bulk of the session moving higher alongside domestic equities that once again moved to challenge their record highs," BMO Capital Markets strategists Ben Jeffery and Ian Lyngen wrote in a note.

-Vivien Lou Chen

	

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

November 16, 2021 15:49 ET (20:49 GMT)

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