Global Trends & Outlook – 2022

2021 proved to be another unprecedented year for the markets once again thanks to the pandemic, a tragic global event which continues to undermine markets. Vaccine rollouts and efficacy rates were seldom far from the headlines, along with large disparities in the availability of vaccines around the globe. As the world heads into 2022, hope that the latest variant, Omicron, which is the most transmissible, but appears to be the least harmful to date, is the beginning of the end is very much in focus.

So, what lies in store for 2022?

No one knows for sure, but download the report below for our take on the Global Trends & Outlook for 2022.

Inflation was on all market participants’ lips for all of 2021 and it took until late into the year before the FED finally dropped its assertion that it was only “transitory” and that it would be back to its target of around 2% by mid-late 2022. US inflation sits at 6.8% currently and echoes of 1970s style stagflation continue to swirl. The FED has started to taper its additional stimulus package, talked of as many as four 25 bps rate hikes for 2022 and even discussed starting off-loading its huge record high balance sheet. It was yet another stellar year for global stock markets, with volatility induced by the pandemic less than in 2020 but ever present.

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Market Analysis Team

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