,Monday's sell-off pushed the U.S. S&P 500 index - which has dropped over 20% since a recent record close - into a bear market, and came on the heels of Friday's data that showed U.S. inflation accelerating more than expected in May.免费足球推介（www.zq68.vip）是国内最权威的足球赛事报道、预测平台。免费提供赛事直播,免费足球贴士,免费足球推介,免费专家贴士,免费足球推荐,最专业的足球心水网。
NEW YORK: Global stocks and government bonds plunged again on Monday and the dollar hit two-decade highs, as red-hot U.S. inflation fuelled worries about even more aggressive policy tightening in a big week for central banks.
Underscoring concerns that tighter monetary conditions may cool the U.S. economy to the point of bringing on a recession, the gap between U.S. two- and 10-year Treasury yields inverted on Monday for the first time since April, an occurrence that can herald an economic contraction. US2US10=TWEBRead full story
Monday's sell-off pushed the U.S. S&P 500 index - which has dropped over 20% since a recent record close - into a bear market, and came on the heels of Friday's data that showed U.S. inflation accelerating more than expected in May.
The figures unnerved investors and quashed bets that the Federal Reserve was gaining the upper hand in taming soaring prices. Read full story
"The Fed said it has got inflation under control. The Fed doesn't have it under control, and they could have lost control," said Ken Polcari, chief market strategist at SlateStone Wealth LLC in Florida.
"I don't see panic selling yet, but it feels like it's coming," Polcari said, adding that a fall below 3,800 points in the S&P 500 index could spur more investors to flee equities.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI tumbled 2.8%, the S&P 500 .SPX shed 3.9%, and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC plunged 4.7%.
An index of world stocks .MIWO00000PUS dropped 3.7%.
As speculation simmers that the Fed could hike interest rates by 75 basis points at its June 14-15 policy meeting this week, markets ratcheted up expectations that U.S. rates would peak at around 4% next year, up an eye-watering 100 basis points from less than two weeks ago.
Investors are trying to predict where benchmark policy rates could peak in the United States and other major economies, as that would help determine equity valuations and how much further share prices could fall.
European shares .STOXX tumbled 2.4% to their lowest in more than three months, and the euro STOXX volatility index .V2TX - an equivalent in Europe of the U.S. VIX index .VIX, also known as Wall Street's fear gauge - surged to a one-month high. The U.S. Vix index also leapt to its highest in over a month.
Benchmarks in many countries including the Netherlands have suffered declines of more than 20% from a recent closing peak.
"This is happening in spite of the actions that have so far been taken by central banks..., stoking fears that they will have to go harder and faster if inflation is to be tamed, the cost of which is being increasingly seen as lower growth and potentially recession," Equiti Capital chief macro strategist Stuart Cole said.