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In this investment podcast recorded on July 8th 2022, we speak about recent market movements and Zurich's Investment outlook in relation to the our funds. This month our feature in focus is Autoinvest, which is available on Investment Bond products. All the information contained in this podcast was accurate at the time of recording.

Wednesday’s US consumer price index print was the big economic release last week, as investors weigh up inflation, interest rates and the subsequent impact on economic growth, writes Ian Slattery. 
Stocks markets closed out the week in positive territory as investors wagered central banks will be able to tame inflation without derailing the global economy, writes Ian Slattery. 
Stocks fell last week as economic data releases failed to meet expectations, writes Ian Slattery. 
Equity markets suffered their worst week since March 2020 as the flagship S&P 500 index slid into a bear market last Monday, before finishing the week 24% off its record high set in the first week of 2022, writes Ian Slattery. 

Zurich has recently enhanced our fund offering by adding a new Indexed Commodities Fund to our range as a standalone option for investors. The fund also forms part of the alternatives component of the Prisma multi-asset fund range.

Equities fell once again last week, to extend losses for the year, writes Ian Slattery. 

In this investment podcast recorded on June 8th 2022, we speak about recent market movements and Zurich's Investment outlook in relation to the our funds. This month our fund in focus is the Active Asset Allocation fund. All the information contained in this podcast was accurate at the time of recording.

The US stock market, which makes up two thirds of the global stock market, was up 4.3% in euro terms this week with the large-cap S&P 500 breaking a string of seven consecutive weekly declines, writes Ian Slattery. 
US stocks led the global index lower, with the S&P 500 hitting an intraday bear market Friday afternoon before rallying into the close, writes Ian Slattery. 
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