Interest rate increases on both sides of the Atlantic

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Market Overview from Quilter Cheviot by Alan McIntosh, Chief Investment Strategist Monetary policy decisions from the Federal Reserve and Bank of England were the main events last week, with both central banks announcing further interest rate hikes. The Fed was comfortably the more hawkish of the two, delivering its first half-percentage point hike since 2000 … Read more

Central Bank expectations weigh on sentiment

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Market Overview from Quilter Cheviot by Alan McIntosh, Chief Investment Strategist Growing concerns surrounding increasingly aggressive central bank tightening weighed on market sentiment last week, with global stock markets drifting lower and yields continuing to push higher. Comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell extolling the virtues of “front-loading” rate rises have been attributed by some … Read more

Actions speak louder than words

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Market Overview by Alan McIntosh, Chief Investment Strategist at Quilter Cheviot For investors, last week was a mix of fortunes depending on whether you own bonds or equities. Equity markets continued to recover, building on the strong gains seen in the previous week. Measures of volatility were also subdued, suggesting that there was a greater … Read more