4th January 2022

Weekly Espresso

The infoshot to help kick-start your week

Last Week

  • The Santa Claus rally appears to have retained momentum with the S&P 500 hitting a record high on Tuesday and the FTSE 100 a 22-month high on Wednesday
  • On Friday the 31st the FTSE 100 opened down 0.4% but had its best year-to-date performance since 2016 of just over 14%
  • The US Department of Labour released figures confirming that initial jobless claims were below the expectations of 208,000, at 198,000, in the week leading up to the 25th of December
  • In the UK, Nationwide released their latest survey that revealed that house prices were up 10.4% year-on-year, having their strongest year since 2006
  • Market sentiment appears more positive compared to the beginning of the month as investors seem to be focusing on the lower than expected hospitalisation rates from the Omicron varian

Market Pulse

Coming Up

  • US Nonfarm Payrolls for December released on January 7th, Consensus of 400K
  • US Unemployment Rate for December released on January 7th, Consensus of 4.1%
  • Euro zone Retail Sales released on January 7th, Consensus of -0.5%


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Risk Barometer

+ 0.16

as at latest realignment 31/12/2021


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