Weekly Market Review - 19th February 2024

In our Seaspray Financial Weekly Market Review, this week we examine Global Inflation Rates by Region, plus other key macro-economic and market-related data on both the international and domestic front .In addition, our Global Financial headlines section reviews the key market- related stories from the US, Europe, UK, Ireland, and Asia-Pacific. Additionally, we highlight movement in the key equity indices, interest rates, fixed income, and major FX currencies. Finally, our detailed analysis covers movement in the major asset classes over the past week , in particular, equities, bonds and commodities.

Equities, bonds & commodities.

On equities, we report on the S&P 500 and NASDAQ performance from the US while focusing our attention on the performance of the FTSE 100, the Eurostoxx 50 and STOXX 600 in Europe. The review finishes with a summary of the key movements in global bond yields and commodities prices while providing a summary of the key events to watch out for in the coming week. So, as an investor, the review will provide you with a timely and insightful commentary on the financial markets.

Global Inflation Rates by Region.

US.

In this key market, we summarize the continued downward trend in inflation. The question is how that will impact the Federal Reserve decision, frequency and timing for the much anticipated interest rate cuts this year.

Eurozone & UK.

Economic growth was static in the Euro Zone, avoiding a technical recession. We look at how this is reflected in labour markets and some of the reasons for static growth. In the UK, inflation signs are positive and it potentially points to earlier rate cuts by the Bank of England .

Ireland.

There are key inflation drivers for the the continued reduction in inflation. CSO makes announcement about changes to the shopping basket used to calculate the CPI going forward.

Asia-Pacific.

The Chinese economy shows signs of recovery. We explore how investors have recently increased exposure to China by investing in luxury goods indeces.

read more on Global Inflation Rates by Region.

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