Weekly Market View from Realm Investment Management. Week ending 1st April 2022.
Stock-markets were higher last week despite ongoing concerns over the war in Ukraine, rapidly rising inflation and slowing global growth.
Crude oil fell back last week after reports that Joe Biden may announce a plan to release a million barrels of oil a day from US reserves, possibly for several months. Gold and Silver were also lower last week.
US jobs data on Friday showed that fewer jobs than expected were added in March but unemploymengt fell to a new 2-year low. Nothing in the data to give the Fed pause when considering a 0.5% rate rise in May.
Despite the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, data showed that the British economy grew slightly more than expected, 6.6% YOY, in the last quarter 2021.
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