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Notes from the Trading Desk – Franklin Templeton

Given recent declines, there is much discussion around what is priced into market. With global markets declining for six consecutive weeks, there is an increasing debate over how much bad news is priced in, and whether markets are now oversold.

Blue Whale Update: 2022 Performance Update

In this article, Stephen Yiu, discusses the performance of the Blue Whale fund as at the end of April 2022 in light of the Ukraine crisis and inflation woes which have weighed heavily on markets this year.

BlackRock Commentary: A rebalancing act to reduce risk

BlackRock sees little chance of a perfect economic scenario of low inflation and growth humming along. Last week’s market rout shows investors are adjusting to this reality. We upgrade investment grade (IG) credit and European government bonds to neutral as we see opportunities there.

MeDirect Bank to discuss geopolitical tensions, inflation and high-yield bonds during upcoming online webinar

On Thursday 12th May 2022, MeDirect will be holding its fourteenth edition of medirectalk focusing on the current Geopolitical Tensions and what the latest developments could indicate for global economies and markets in general. We will also discuss energy price rises, inflation outlook and central banks’ actions with a particular focus on the global high yield bond market.

Notes from the Trading Desk – Franklin Templeton

Last week saw some extreme moves in equity markets as investors digested several central bank announcements, most notably the Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting on Wednesday. In Ukraine, the Russian advance in the east made marginal gains, and with no mention of peace talks anymore, a long, drawn-out campaign into the summer seems probable. The impact of this on commodity and food prices is clear.

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