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Analytics, 23 April 2022

Week 16 in Brief

North America

U.S stocks closed the week lower, with the three major indices dropping, as investors worried over inflation and fears of recession and the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would increase interest rates higher than initially thought. Investors appeared to panic as the Dow lost more than 1000 points on Friday.

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?

Asian markets retreated Friday over fears over higher interest rates. The Shanghai Composite gained 0.23%, while the Nikkei 225 led the Hang Seng lower. They fell 1.63% and 0.21% respectively.

Bonds and Commodities

Currencies

Next Week

The market will have its largest share of companies reporting quarterly earnings – from tech heavyweights (Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google-parent Alphabet and Facebook-Meta Platforms) to manufacturers like Coca Cola. Firms in almost every sector and industry will report quarterly earnings.

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