Weekly Market View from Realm Investment Management. Week ending 11th February 2022.
Equity markets were generally lower last week (US small-caps managed a slight gain) as inflation concerns and worries over interest rates remained in focus with the situation in Ukraine also being closely watched.
US inflation data came in higher than expected with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rising 7.5% over the year to January, the highest since 1982. The yield on US 10-year T-note rose above 2% for the first time since July 2019.
UK gilt yields also rose, increasing expectations that the Bank of England will increase interest rates again soon.
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