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Analytics, 11 September 2022

Week 36 in brief

North America

US stocks rose on Friday, with all major indices ending the week in gains, their first recorded weekly gains in four. Investors went on a buying spree in the week despite concerns about the economic outlook. These gains followed three weeks of losses that began in mid-August that had been triggered by concerns about the impact of tighter monetary policies and signs of an economic slowdown in Europe and China.

Analysts believe these gains were a result of the excessive selloff over the previous three weeks. Investors and analysts still remain uncertain about how the market will move going forward with inflation and the Federal Reserve’s aggressiveness in interest rate hikes still a big concern.

How did the major indices perform

On Friday:

For the week:

What drove the US market

How did the European markets perform?

How did Asian markets perform?

Bonds and Commodities

Currencies

Next week

Next week, we can expect an eventful week of economic reports in the U.S. and abroad. On Tuesday, the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) will offer the latest update on consumer inflation. The Producer Price Index (PPI) will follow on Wednesday. On Thursday, August retail sales figures will be released, along with updates on the strength of the industrial and manufacturing sectors. The preliminary September reading of the Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (MCSI), due on Friday, will provide a key update on consumer confidence. Inflation and GDP growth figures from the U.K. will also be released.

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