Evolution of the international financial markets and evaluation of the main events and economic indicators of the previous day session. Available in English.
25 maig 2022
In yesterday’s session traders searched for safe-haven assets, following weak economic data and hawkish comments from some ECB members, arguing in favor of a 50bp hike in the policy rate in July.
On Friday, investors traded cautiously as they continued to assess the economic outlook for the main advanced economies. Stock indices rose modestly in the euro area while, in a volatile session, the S&P 500 closed barely flat. Emerging economies’ indices registered solid advances.
Risk-off sentiment returned to financial markets on Wednesday, as investors reassessed the outlook for the global economy amid the jump in inflation and the rapid withdrawal of monetary policy accommodation. These factors are weighting in the earnings projections of the private sector.
In yesterday's session, investors' expectations on inflation and the path central banks could follow in the coming months remained the key drivers. The moderation of US inflation in April (headline -0.2pp to 8.3% and core -0.3pp to 6.2%) suggests that the peak may have already been in March.
On Friday, investors focused their attention on the April employment report for the US, which confirmed that the tight labor market should allow the Fed to continue hiking interest rates. The expectation of a tighter monetary policy led to increases in the yields of sovereign bonds and volatility in stock markets.