Summary as of 29/07/2022
– 10,89 %
We witnessed a strong rebound in the equity markets throughout July. The S&P500 recuperated all of its losses in June and the STOXX Europe 600 consistently reached new peaks, above the 2020 highs. The 2Q2022 earnings season has meanwhile steered investor’s attention away from macroeconomics and towards more reassuring corporate management commentary regarding results and guidance. US exporting companies have meanwhile suffered with the strong USD and the retail sector is facing strong inflationary headwinds.
The bond market has in parallel rallied as well. The German Bund yield nearly reached 0.80% (versus last month’s 2% level) and the French OAT closed the month of July at 1.37%, coming from above 2.4% in June. The Italian BTP underperformed the positive trend, following Mario Draghi’s resignation. The current volatility in the historic steady bond market poses questions.
On the currency front, after breaking through 103 in June, the USD index consistently gained 4.40% in a straight line throughout July before it headed into some profit taking. As far as commodities are concerned, WTI oil traded in a range of 19% over the month, blowing hot (Ukrainian crisis) and cold (recession). The gold price support level of $1,700 per ounce once again served as a low point for the precious metal.
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