Weekly Market View from Realm Investment Management.
Week ending 15th April 2022.
Stock-markets were mixed last week with the conflict in Ukraine continuing to weigh on sentiment. Energy and Defensive sectors were leaders and Value stocks performed better than Growth. Bonds fell again. Commodities moved higher.
US stocks were generally lower as earnings season got under way. Earnings from JPMorgan Chase, one of the first to report, fell short of analysts’ expectations.
Inflation concerns also remain very much in focus. US Consumer Price Index (CPI) data showed an annual increase of 8.5%, the highest in forty years.
Inflation also rose in the UK, up to 7.0% in March, a 30-year high.
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