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Analytics, 16 April 2022

Week 15 in Brief

North America

U.S stocks closed lower for the week as investors worried about rising inflation, consumer spending & prospects of an economic slowdown. Major indices fell after economic data showed U.S. inflation surged to a new four-decade high of 8.5% in March compared to a year ago, on higher food and energy costs.

How did the major indices perform?

What drove the US market?

Which US stocks were in focus Friday?

How did the European markets perform?

How did Asian markets perform?

Commodities

Oil prices slipped on Thursday in thin trade ahead of a public holiday, as traders weighed a larger-than-expected build in U.S. oil stocks against tightening global supply. Brent futures were down 86 cents, or 0.8%, at $107.92 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures were off $1.10 or 1.1%, at $103.15 a barrel.

Currencies

Next Week

The earnings season continues, and investors will parse earnings from companies including Bank of America, Charles Schwab, Tesla, United Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Air Group & Union Pacific.

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