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Market Update – 23rd June 2021. - 23rd June 2021

After last week’s hawkish ‘dot plot’ surprise from the US central bank, we said markets were getting way ahead of themselves as it was far too early to conclude that the current economic reflation is over and that we will see significantly higher interest rates in the coming years.

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Market Update – 16th June 2021. - 17th June 2021

Despite a number of economic data releases, global equity markets have effectively gone nowhere so far this week as everyone is waiting for the conclusion of this evening’s Fed monetary policy.

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Market Update – 10th June 2021. - 10th June 2021

There has been no significant economic data releases so far this week, and given inflation continues to be the hot topic, all eyes are on the US CPI inflation reading which will be released later today.

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Market Update – 26th May 2021. - 26th May 2021

The inflation outlook remains the big theme this week ahead of Friday’s US core PCE data release (the Fed’s preferred inflation measure).

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Market Update – 19th May 2021. - 19th May 2021

Last week’s inflation theme remains front and centre of attention – and unfortunately, that has hurt global equity market sentiment.

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Market Update – 13th May 2021. - 13th May 2021

The big miss in US employment last Friday, hasn’t stopped the markets obsessing about inflation (and as a result, higher US interest rates), especially given the shutdown of the largest US fuel pipeline due to a cyberattack has resulted in petrol shortages and higher petrol station prices.

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Market Update – 6th May 2021. - 6th May 2021

The inflation theme has remained front and centre for global equity markets so far this week thanks to contradictory comments from Janet Yellen, the US Treasury Secretary and former Fed Chair.

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Market Update – 29th April 2021. - 29th April 2021

There has been a multitude of announcements and meetings to keep us busy this week, but given all the talk about how inflation is building, the big one was the outcome of last night’s Fed monetary policy meeting and accompanying press conference.

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Market Update – 22nd April 2021. - 22nd April 2021

Global equity markets have been on the back foot so far this week as coronavirus infections and deaths in India continue to rise.

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Market Update – 14th April 2021. - 14th April 2021

As we highlighted in the Weekly Market Summary, the markets’ attention at the start of this week was firmly on yesterday’s (Tuesday 13 April 2021) US CPI inflation reading following last week’s large jump in US PPI inflation.

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