Weekly Market Update 06 - 05 - 2022May 06, 2022
Welcome to your Weekly Market Update
With a Bank Holiday to start things off, we only had 4 days of our Live Trading Room this week. Which saw us have 3 profitable days and 1 break even, allowing us to bank 1.5% for the start of May. That takes us to a total of 5% profit since we launched the Live Trading Room.
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Chart of Oil Prices
As you can see oil prices have once again pushed higher, as talks of further sanctions from the EU on Russian oil and gas raised fresh concerns about supply issues.
Elon Musk once again kept the markets entertained this week, as he spoke about potential plans of taking Twitter public once again in a proposed IPO, a few years down the line.
However, the rest of the market sentiment isn’t so joyful.
This week we have seen the Federal Reserve increase interest rates by a further 0.50%, the biggest hike in 22 years! That being said, they did reassure the public that it is unlikely for a 0.75% increase to be considered moving forward. This caused the stock market to spike higher, but just for the that night.
As we turned to Thursday, we saw sellers once again come back into play pushing back towards yearly lows on the major 3 indices (The Dow, The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq).
Chart of the Nasdaq 100 Index
This was fuelled by bleak news from Europe.
A number of ECB members are pushing for interest rate hikes within the eurozone, to combat the threat of increasing inflation rates, but this also points towards a recession looming as a result of the Russian – Ukraine conflict.
Here in the U.K. the Bank of England Governor was a lot more direct with the situation facing the U.K. stating that we could see inflation hit 10% this year, combating this by raising interest rates up to 1.00% as he also warned of a potential recession here as the economy is slowing down. As a result the GBP plummeted lower.
Chart of GBP/USD in 2022.
Until the next week’s Market Updates…Have a great trading week!
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