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Investment update: Increased volatility on the stock markets
Investment update: Increased volatility on the stock markets
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Investment update: Increased volatility on the stock markets

The financial markets started this week with high volatility. The US leading index S&P 500 suffered a loss of more than 2% since Monday, while the European index EuroStoxx 600 is almost 3% lower. What will we observe in the coming days?

Investment Update: First steps to interest rate hikes and volatility in the  stock markets
Investment Update: First steps to interest rate hikes and volatility in the stock markets
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Investment Update: First steps to interest rate hikes and volatility in the stock markets

Stocks posted significant gains on Wednesday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled that the central bank would begin raising interest rates this month. Stock markets interpreted this as a positive signal in the sense that the threat to growth posed by the war in Ukraine did not justify a change of course in monetary policy at the moment.

Escalation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine: are the markets at risk?
Escalation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine: are the markets at risk?
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Escalation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine: are the markets at risk?

The Russia/Ukraine conflict is keeping the markets in suspense. Everything is possible – from continued diplomacy in order to contain the escalation to harder sanctions in case of a more comprehensive invasion. The volatility on the financial markets will remain high.