Weekly market report: July 10, 2024

Weekly market report: July 10, 2024


The S&P 500 Index continued to climb to record highs, although the market’s gains remained notably narrow. As measured by Russell 1000 indexes, growth shares outperformed value stocks by 415 basis points (4.15 percentage points), while the small- and mid-cap benchmarks recorded losses.

Expectations for lower interest rates, fed by signs of weakening growth and easing inflation pressures, seemed to remain a major factor in favoring growth stocks by placing a lower implied discount on future earnings. On Monday, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) posted its lowest reading of manufacturing activity (48.5, with levels below 50.0 indicating contraction) since February. A separate reading also showed a surprise contraction in construction activity.


STOXX Europe 600 Index ended 1.01% higher. Political jitters eased as the far right in France failed to win an outright majority in the first round of legislative elections on June 30. Meanwhile, the Labour Party won the UK general election on July 4 with a large majority. Major stock indexes also rose, with France’s CAC 40 Index climbing 2.62%, Germany’s DAX gaining 1.32%, and Italy’s FTSE MIB putting on 2.51%. The UK’s FTSE 100 Index added 0.49%.


Japan’s stock markets gained ground, with the Nikkei 225 Index climbing 3.36% and the broader TOPIX Index advancing 2.65% in local currency terms. Both indexes hit all-time highs during the week, propelled in part by weakness in the Japanese yen, which is typically a tailwind for export-focused industries. The yen strengthened a bit later in the week.

The yield on Japan’s 10-year sovereign bonds climbed to about 1.1%—its highest level since 2011—before easing somewhat with U.S. Treasury yields later in the week.


Chinese equities fell as underwhelming manufacturing data reinforced concerns about the slowing economy. The Shanghai Composite Index and the blue chip CSI 300 both registered modest losses for the week. In Hong Kong, the benchmark Hang Seng Index gained 0.46% during a holiday-shortened week.


Information contained in this material is obtained from sources believed to be reliable, however, there is neither representation, warranty nor guarantee, in any manner that accuracy, completeness, timeliness, reliability or suitability expressed or implied for any purpose that users of the material may be intended. Users or any third parties acknowledge that Investbanq Pte. Ltd. (“Paladigm”), its information providers or any related licensors or employees shall not be held liable for or to any contractual, tortuous liability, damage or consequence including but not limited to lost opportunity in connection with the use of the information in any way claimed to be arising.

Paladigm may discontinue or make changes in the information, products or services in this material at any time without prior notice to users.

No solicitation or offer of any investment instruments or services in any jurisdiction shall be constructed.

Information including but not limited to financial data, commentary or any other materials contained in the material is the properties of Paladigm, unless written consent from Paladigm is obtained, no information may, in any manner, be copied, transmitted, disseminated, sold, distributed, published, broadcasted, circulated for any purpose, cause or reason.

Materials related to certain investment tools of which authorization has not been obtained is not intended to, and shall not, be distributed or circulated publicly. Readers acknowledge that access to those materials is taken on readers' own initiative.

There can be no assurance that the investment objectives of any program, products or services will be met. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Futures and options trading involves substantial risk of loss. An investor could potentially lose more than the initial investment. Investor must read current agreements and any applicable supplements before they invest.

Contact us

Leave your contact details and our manager will be in touch as soon as possible to provide advice on any questions you may have.

By sending this request you consent to the processing and storage of your personal data according to Privacy Policy.