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23 May 2024

Carrick Investment Services Evolves into Carrick Catalyst

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Carrick Investment Services Evolves into Carrick Catalyst

20 May 2024

Week in Review: Resurging Inflation Concerns Subside

This week, investors remained closely attuned to Wednesday’s U.S. inflation report for April, which revealed figures largely in line with or slightly below expectations.

Week in Review: Resurging Inflation Concerns Subside

13 May 2024

Week in Review: UK Economy Bounces Back

In the US, initial filings for unemployment benefits have surged to their highest level since late August 2023, suggesting a potential shift in what has otherwise been a robust labour market.

Week in Review: UK Economy Bounces Back

6 May 2024

Week in Review: Fed Rate Hike Fears Fade

Ahead of Wednesday’s press conference following the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, markets anticipated a hawkish response due to recent higher-than-expected inflation figures.

Week in Review: Fed Rate Hike Fears Fade

29 Apr 2024

Week in Review: US Growth and Inflation

The Commerce Department’s advanced GDP print released on Thursday showed the U.S. economy grew 1.6% in the January-through-March period (Q1) of 2024, much weaker than was expected and the slowest pace of growth in nearly two years.

Week in Review: US Growth and Inflation

22 Apr 2024

Week in Review: Higher-for-Longer U.S. Interest Rates

U.S. equities saw their third consecutive week of losses, influenced by concerns over Middle East tensions and enduring high U.S. interest rates.

Week in Review: Higher-for-Longer U.S. Interest Rates

15 Apr 2024

Week in Review: Elevated U.S. CPI and Escalating Debt Levels in China

U.S. stock markets saw a decline for last week due to increased concerns about conflict in the Middle East and ongoing inflation worries, leading to higher long-term Treasury yields.

Week in Review: Elevated U.S. CPI and Escalating Debt Levels in China

8 Apr 2024

Week in Review: Strong Hiring and Manufacturing Growth in March

In March, U.S. employers surpassed expectations by hiring a significantly larger number of workers and increased wages.

Week in Review: Strong Hiring and Manufacturing Growth in March

1 Apr 2024

Week in Review: Robust End for the U.S. Economy in 2023

The U.S. economy exceeded expectations in the final quarter of 2023, with a revised annual growth rate of 3.4%, up from the previous estimate of 3.2%.

Week in Review: Robust End for the U.S. Economy in 2023

25 Mar 2024

Week in Review: Central Bank Takes Centre Stage

All three major U.S. indices moved higher last week, with the S&P 500 gaining 2.3%.

Week in Review: Central Bank Takes Centre Stage

18 Mar 2024

Week in Review: Markets Await Central Bank Decisions

Financial markets got off to a quiet start last week, as investors awaited the release of the U.S. consumer inflation data on Tuesday.

Week in Review: Markets Await Central Bank Decisions

11 Mar 2024

Week in Review: Bitcoin Surges to All-Time Highs, While SA Narrowly Avoids Recession

U.S. stock markets experienced mixed performance as long-term interest rates fell amid concerns about a cooling labour market.

Week in Review: Bitcoin Surges to All-Time Highs, While SA Narrowly Avoids Recession

26 Feb 2024

Week in Review: Nvidia's Earnings Beat Sparks Market Rally

In the U.S., S&P Global has released early estimations of its Purchasing Managers’ Indexes (PMI) for both the services and manufacturing sectors.

Week in Review: Nvidia's Earnings Beat Sparks Market Rally

19 Feb 2024

Week in Review: Hotter Than Expected US Inflation

U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January, amid stubbornly high shelter prices.

Week in Review: Hotter Than Expected US Inflation

12 Feb 2024

Week in Review: The S&P 500 Reaches 5, 000

Last week, the S&P 500 hit a historic milestone, surpassing 5,000 and setting a new record. This shows the market's resilience against significant shifts in interest rates.

Week in Review: The S&P 500 Reaches 5, 000

5 Feb 2024

Week in Review: Hopes Fade For March Rate Cut

The Federal Reserve's (the Fed) scheduled policy meeting last Wednesday, played a significant role in influencing market sentiment.

Week in Review: Hopes Fade For March Rate Cut

29 Jan 2024

Week in Review: Interest Rates Steady, While U.S. Growth Surprises

Global equity markets experienced positive momentum during last week, buoyed by steady interest rate decisions and better-than-expected U.S. GDP growth.

Week in Review: Interest Rates Steady, While U.S. Growth Surprises

22 Jan 2024

Week in Review: Expectations Shift on Interest Rate Cuts

Despite experiencing upward momentum the previous week, the markets in 2024 have been characterised as restrained and somewhat uneven.

Week in Review: Expectations Shift on Interest Rate Cuts

15 Jan 2024

Week in Review: Middle East Tensions Escalate

Geopolitical tensions continued to escalate in the Middle East over last week with the US and the UK carrying out multiple airstrikes on more than a dozen Houthi rebel targets in Yemen.

Week in Review: Middle East Tensions Escalate

8 Jan 2024

Week in Review: Markets Suffer a New Year's 'Hangover'

As 2023 concluded, the notable nine-week winning streak in global equities ended, marked by a modest downturn attributed to early-year repositioning and a natural pause following an impressive rally in the final two months of the preceding year.

Week in Review: Markets Suffer a New Year's 'Hangover'
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