There’s a lot to digest after February's surprises from the Monetary Policy Committee, when it was a whisker away from hiking 50 basis points, and the Federal Reserve signalled that it could hike more quickly than previously indicated.
The markets are worrying about the trade-off between controlling inflation versus weakening the economic recovery in the major economies and globally; the risks to sovereign debt from higher funding costs; and the tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
Currencies have been range bound, although the GBP is hanging on to its strength against the EUR. Will that persist? What are the trends dominating markets as we head towards the end of the first quarter, if any?
Recorded on 9 March 2022. The Q&A is not available in this edition of the recording.
In the webinar, Piers Leslie talks about the markets from a chartist's point of view. To help you understand these charts, we recommend watching this short video where Piers explains some of the techniques he uses.
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