Equities rose last week as investors continue to ponder the next move of the Federal Reserve and the robustness of the US economy, writes Ian Slattery. 
Wall Street fell for the third week in a row as the spectre of higher interest rates continues to loom. In general, value orientated companies outperformed growth and large caps (traditionally more defensive) fared better than smaller companies, writes Ian Slattery. 
Stock markets fell sharply into the weekend as Friday marked the worst day for stocks since June. It was a quiet week until Friday for markets, when Jay Powell’s speech at Jackson Hole sending stocks down more than 3%, writes Ian Slattery. 
Stocks finished the week lower and gave back some of the previous week’s strong gains as commentary from several Fed officials struck a ‘hawkish’ tone, writes Ian Slattery.

In this investment podcast recorded on August 10th 2022, we speak about recent market movements and Zurich Investments current positioning and outlook. This month our fund in focus is Prisma 2, which is part of the Prisma multi-asset fund range and is available on Zurich Pensions, Savings and Investment Bonds. All the information contained in this podcast was accurate at the time of recording.

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Global equities have rebounded since mid-June lows, mainly driven by weaker commodity prices, easing inflation concerns, and lower bond yields., writes Ian Slattery. 
Stock markets finish the week broadly higher as investor sentiment struck an extremely bearish note in Tuesday’s BofAML monthly fund manager survey, writes Ian Slattery. 

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.