Imperium Capital Publication

Global Matters Weekly – 24 January 2022


by Lorenzo La Posta, CFA

Now, everyone loves a free meal but certainly you’re not going to eat it only because it’s free, am I right?

Market Snapshot

  • Global equities fell -4.7% last week
  • Risk markets across the world saw declines amidst inflation and interest rate concerns
  • Brent crude rose +2.1% to $87.9 a barrel
  • Gold increased by +1% to $1835.4

Global Matters Weekly – 17 January 2022

Making money in bonds

by Richard Stutley, CFA

Last year, US Treasuries suffered one of their worst years this century

Market Snapshot

  • Global equities fell -0.1% last week
  • US inflation hit 7% in December as prices climbed at rates unseen for decades
  • Brent crude returned 5.3% over the week to $86.1 a barrel
  • Gold returned 1.2% to $1817.9 per ounce

Global Matters Weekly – 10 January 2022

Turning the corner?

by Stephen Nguyen, CFA

As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty remains elevated in financial markets

Market Snapshot

  • Global equities fell -1.7% last week
  • Fed officials mulled earlier and faster rate hikes than expected due to rising inflation
  • Brent crude rallied 5.1% over the week to $81.8 a barrel,
    the third consecutive weekly gain
  • Gold declined -1.8% to $1796.6 per ounce