Market Recap 25/09/2022

Download PDF USA The start of the week can be described as the calm before the storm in major US stock indices, as investors digested last week’s higher-than-expected inflation print and were waiting on the Federal Reserve to announce their policy decision on Wednesday. Accordingly, no index posted significant gains Read more…

Market Recap 18/09/2022

Download PDF Sentiment in global financial markets was once again largely affected by rising inflation fears. USA The week started with a continuation of the relief rally in risky assets, as sellers momentarily reduced their pressure. The scenario was quickly reversed as soon as traders’ expectations for Tuesday’s inflation reading Read more…

Market Recap 1/05/2022

Download PDF USA Major market indexes registered significant losses for the fourth consecutive week, highlighting April 2022 as the worst month for the markets since March 2020. The S&P 500 is still in correction territory, losing 8.8% in the last month, and being down approximately 14% from its January all-time Read more…

Market Recap 24/04/2022

Download PDF USA Following signs of a more hawkish central bank policy, bond markets in the US sold off substantially over the course of the week. On Tuesday, Charles Evans, the Chicago Fed’s president defined a year-end range for the policy rate between 2.25 and 2.5 per cent as realistic, Read more…

Market Recap 10/04/2022

Download PDF Sentiment in global financial markets was once again largely affected by the developments of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and by the Federal Reserve policy. USA The declarations of Fed Governor Lael Brainard on Tuesday and the release of minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee of mid-March on Read more…

Market Recap 3/04/2022

Download PDF USA On Monday, Ukrainian troops managed to liberate Irpin, a suburb town north of Kyiv. Negotiations to reach a cease-fire agreement resumed on Tuesday in Turkey, after the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken pointed out that neither the U.S. nor NATO are seeking a regime change in Read more…

Market Recap 27/03/2022

Download PDF USA Major US indexes advanced this week, extending large gains achieved during the previous 5-day session, with the S&P 500 now back at a level last seen on February 10. The VIX continued pointing lower due to this positive trend, closing the week at just above 20. Investors Read more…

Market Recap 06/03/2022

Download PDF USA US main indexes ended another week in red territory, with the S&P 500 down 1.27% and the NASDAQ Composite losing more than double this figure. The worst performers mainly pertain to the financial, technology and communication services sectors. The energy industry shined instead, yielding huge gains thanks Read more…

Market Recap 27/02/2022

Download PDF USA This Monday was Presidents day in the United States, therefore markets only opened on Tuesday for what would turn out to be an eventful week. In general all major US indices are up with health and communication services leading the pack and consumer discretionary underperforming. The S&P Read more…

Market Recap 20/02/2022

Download PDF USA Equities markets dropped for a second consecutive week following continued angst of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Shelling in the border region prompted fears that Russia was fishing for a pretext for war and was exacerbated by U.S. President Joe Biden’s remarks that he is convinced that Read more…

Market Recap 13/02/2022

Download PDF USA This week, the selloff in US equities, especially growth stocks continued. The most decisive event this week was the publication of inflation numbers this Thursday, which swung all indices but the S&P 500 Value Index into red territory after having started out the week with slight gains. Read more…

Market Recap 31/10/2021

Download PDF USA U.S. equities rallied to new highs as the busiest week in earnings season came to an end, marking October as the best-performing month of 2021. The S&P 500 breached the 4,600 mark and closed 1.33% up on the week, at 4,605.38. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite also reached Read more…

Market Recap 10/10/2021

Download PDF USA The DJIA, S&P 500, and Nasdaq composite ended the week recording gains, despite weaker than expected U.S. jobs data, which brought about concerns over the recovery for the world’s largest economy. The DJIA and S&P 500 increased by 1.22% and 0.79% respectively, this week, while the Nasdaq Read more…

Market Recap 02/10/2021

Download PDF USA A rough week for the American stock market ended with solid gains Friday. After rising Treasury yields were a headwind for much of the week, Friday’s sharp drop in the 10-year yield help spurs equities. Small caps led the way, with the Russell 2000 up 1.7%. For Read more…

Market Recap 24/09/2021

Download PDF USA US indexes ended a busy week higher after recovering from a Monday crash caused by the contagion risks of Evergrande’s default. On Monday, the S&P 500 fell the most since May, though it pared some losses during the last hours of trading. Another important event was the Read more…