June 2023 Monthly Recap

Talking Points

  • Inflation fell from 4.9% to 4%, the lowest level since March 2021, marking 11 consecutive monthly declines

  • The labor market unexpectedly added 339,000 jobs (vs 190,000 expected) though unemployement rose to 3.7%

  • US Manufacturing PMI dropped to 46.3, a six-month low for manufacturing health as new orders and output declined

  • The 10-year Treasury yield rose from 3.64% to 3.81% as the Fed paused in June but is expected to hike 25 bps in July

  • The NAHB Housing Market Index rose to 55, its highest level since July last year as builder confidence improved

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Started from the bottom, now we’re here.

Global oil prices started including US oil for the first time in June.

Brent crude oil, which is the primary benchmark for calculating approximately 80% of global sales, has historically used European oil sourced from the North Sea as a pricing proxy.

However, as Brent oil fields continue to deplete reserves, exchanges turned to the US to provide more liquidity and pricing stability.

So far in 2023, the US has shipped a record number of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude barrels to China and Europe, which have become more reliant on American oil since the Russia-Ukraine war.

This marks a major turnaround as the US imported 60% of its oil in the early 2000s, compared to just 40% today. Some analysts say the move could help further boost US exports.

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