Weekly Market Review - 5th February 2024

In our Seaspray Financial Weekly Market Review we examine the key macro-economic and market-related data on both the international and domestic front. Our Global Financial headlines section reviews the key market- related stories from the US, Europe, UK, Ireland, and Asia-Pacific. We highlight movement in the key equity indices, interest rates, fixed income, and major FX currencies. 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 and the Eurostoxx 50 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. As an investor, the review will provide you with a timely and insightful commentary on the financial markets.

This week’s Weekly Market Review.

This week’s Market Review looks at the US and the first meeting of 2024 of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). In particular, the outlook statement from FED chair Jerome Powell and the likely timing of interest rate cuts. Looking at Europe , the focus is on inflation numbers and its continued downward trend. We highlight some significant news for Ireland. Namely, how the offshore wind energy industry could be worth an additional €38Bn to the Irish economy . Asia-Pacific news was dominated by the world’s largest indebted property developer, Evergrande . The decision by a Hong Kong court ordering that the company be wound up comes into focus.

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