Weekly Market View from Realm Investment Management. Week ending 25th March 2022.
The US Stock-market was higher over the week, Europe was generally lower but the UK FTSE 100 was up by 1%.
Western countries agreed to provide more military support for Ukraine and increase sanctions on Russia.
The price of Oil continued its march higher last week, although it is lower at the start of this week as is the Gold price.
Early in the week, Fed chairman Jerome Powell said the US central bank was prepared to raise rates by 0.5% at its next meeting to control inflation if policy makers deemed it necessary. Bonds fell further, with US Treasuries extending their worst quarterly sell-off this century.
In the UK, Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spring statement disappointed many analysts who felt it didn’t go far enough in addressing the problem of inflation which reached a 30-year high of 6.2% in February.
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