The week of 13 March 2023 was another volatile week for markets as further upheaval in the banking sector raised fears of a steeper economic slowdown and hopes of an easing of central bank rate hikes.
The week of 6 March 2023 saw markets down sharply, as hawkish talk from the Federal Reserve and strong US jobs data early in the week were eclipsed by events in the financial sector.
February saw a reversal of some of the strong gains made in the prior month, with both global equity and bond markets falling during the period. Simon Watts explains.
With a theme of #EmbraceEquity for International Women’s Day 2023, Anna Slater discusses what it means and the significant role it can play in understanding and meeting women’s financial needs.
The week of 20 February 2023 saw stronger than expected inflation and economic growth reports and a more hawkish stance from central banks, leading to widespread declines in markets.
The week of 13 February 2023 saw a fresh twist in the market narrative, as investors realised that high interest rates will be an unwelcome presence for longer than expected.
The week of 6 February 2023 saw the recent market rally lose some steam. Both equities and bonds were down as central banks became more hawkish again over the outlook for inflation and interest rates.
After a very challenging 2022, January proved to be an excellent month for markets with global equity and bond markets rallying strongly. Market sentiment was upbeat on expectations of cooling inflation and lower interest rates, but will this optimism be undermined by slower economic growth and stickier inflation ahead?
The week of 30 January 2023 saw a barrage of interest rate hikes in line with expectations but more dovish sentiment. The strong rally in equity markets continued as investors embraced risk.
The week of 23 January 2023 saw mixed, but marginally better, economic data. Equities continued their positive run as inflation appears to be cooling and investors hope for signs of a softer landing in 2023.