Weekly Market View from Realm Investment Management. Week ending 14th January 2022.
Most stock-markets were lower last week with worries over rising interest rates dominating investor sentiment. The Energy sector out-performed again.
Analysts are now expecting the US Federal Reserve to hike rates four times this year. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday that inflation was a “severe threat” and that “if we have to raise interest rates more over time, then we will.”
In the UK, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the economy grew by 0.9% in November. This is above its pre-pandemic level and was a much-better-than-expected number. The FTSE 100 index, unlike other global indices, closed up for the week, and recorded its highest level since January 2020.
The Big Picture 14th January 2022
Market Sentiment 14th January 2022
U.S. Risk Barometer 14th January 2022
Europe Risk Barometer 14th January 2022
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