Walker Crips' Market Commentary
Markets broadly manage to hold onto momentous gains
In a relatively light week for economic data and company updates, markets broadly managed to hold onto the momentous gains of the previous week. Coming so soon after last week’s relatively benign US inflation data, the week got off to a good start with a deceleration in US producer price inflation, which should ultimately feed through into lower inflation in the prices of goods for consumers. What investors really want to know, however, is whether the more positive outlook for inflation will influence governors at the US Federal Reserve into slowing the pace of increases in interest rates. Despite an unusually large number of governors speaking at conferences and in interviews during the week, investors were left with the feeling that opinions are still divided between those who prioritise defeating inflation at any cost, and those who are becoming more cognisant of an economic slowdown...
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