The combination of surging inflation, rising policy interest rates and the near-certain prospect of several rate
rises ahead as the Fed front-loads its policy tightening cycle, has proved toxic for bond markets
While gold and broad commodities had surged on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Q2 they fell back, in some cases sharply, in the face of a strong dollar and rising risks of recession, with only energy markets holding up.
The stabilisation of markets in May is welcome, but the outlook remains extremely uncertain
Russia – Ukraine: Implications for financial markets
“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”
Two years ago, news began to emerge of a cluster of pneumonia type sickness in China, soon to be identified as a novel coronavirus.
The buoyant markets of October continued through most of November, taking several equity indices to new all-time highs, until news of the new Covid variant, Omicron…
The abrupt fall in markets in September was equally abruptly reversed in October, with Wall Street enjoying its best month of the year, the S&P 500 returning 7.0% and closing the month at an all-time high
In the face of strengthening and broadening headwinds, the unbroken run of seven
months of gains in equities came to an abrupt halt in September