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Stocks fell sharply on Monday last week as concerns over the COVID-19 Delta variant rose to the surface, writes Ian Slattery.
Global equity returns were negative last week with inflation likely to be the main topic of conversation for the rest of the year, writes Ian Slattery.
There was little economic news in a holiday shortened week for the US market. However, this left somewhat of a vacuum for markets to focus on a rise in COVID-19 numbers on the back of new variants, writes Ian Slattery.
Markets moved higher again last week amid relatively benign volatility conditions, writes Ian Slattery.
Despite it being a relatively light week for new economic data, the S&P 500 made a significant move on Thursday, writes Ian Slattery.
Markets moved higher last week, in a shortened trading period given global bank holidays, writes Ian Slattery.
Stocks finished the week in positive territory, in a session marked by lower trading volumes as a number of major markets prepared for the Bank Holiday weekend, writes Ian Slattery.
While the global economy continues to recover, this week's international news was mixed. Declines on the first three trading days of the week were largely offset by a rally on Thursday, writes Ian Slattery.
US data dominated the back end of last week, with the monthly payroll data coming in well below expectations, writes Ian Slattery.
Economic data and earnings helped stocks move higher last week as major indexes notched their fourth week of gains in a row, writes Ian Slattery.