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Market Insight - January 2022

2022: equities are still preferable to bonds.

Fran├žois Savary, Chief Investment Officer
Prime Partners SA,  January 2022

We’ve gone into the New Year with COVID-19 hanging over us, pretty much as it was last year. However, the latest news about Omicron seems fairly encouraging, even if the variant looks more contagious with every passing day.

In general, the pandemic dominated the markets in the fourth quarter of 2021, triggering erratic movements in all financial assets. Economic conditions – especially the Federal Reserve’s decision to accelerate the change of monetary policy direction to regain control of inflation – also fuelled stock market and interest rate volatility.

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