Global shares rise, but surging commodities and bond yields feed concern over inflation

Business Insider Australia | Feb 22, 2021 at 10:55 AM
  • Global equities rose on Monday, but the mood among investors was cautious, as surging commodity prices and government bond yields continued to fan fears of a damaging rise in inflation.
  • Futures on the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones fell between 0.7% and 1.0%, while those on the technology-heavy Nasdaq 100 dropped by nearly 1.5%, pointing to a weak start to trade later in the day.
  • The benchmark indices have all hit record highs this month.