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David Bassanese

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David Bassanese's Comment & Analysis
A complete archive of David Bassanese's articles, including current analysis & opinion.

Breather
By David Bassanese - May 27, 2024
Global markets – week in review After four consecutive weekly gains, global equities took a breather last week with the S&P 500 inching ahead only 0.03%. Firm US service sector data and...
Record highs
By David Bassanese - May 20, 2024
Global markets – week in review The global equity market rebound continued into its fourth week thanks to a US CPI inflation report which – for the first time in several months –...
Fed ahead
By David Bassanese - Apr 29, 2024
Global markets – week in review Global equity markets rebounded last week after a few weeks of losses, thanks to easing Middle East tensions, generally upbeat Mag-7 earnings reports, and an...
Global markets – week in review The global equity market correction continued last week, with a solid US retail sales report and a hawkish tilt by Fed chair Powell further unsettling bond and...
Tit for tat?
By David Bassanese - Apr 15, 2024
Global markets – week in review Rising Middle East tensions, a higher-than-expected US CPI report, and a soft start to the US earnings reporting season conspired to push US equities down for...
What landing?
By David Bassanese - Apr 08, 2024
Global markets – week in review It was largely a case of good news is bad news again on Wall Street last week, with a series of stronger-than-expected activity reports pushing back rate cut...
Global markets US stocks edged up further last week and bond yields were steady as a key inflation report matched expectations and Fed chair Powell continued to sound relaxed and comfortable. While...
Fed fever
By David Bassanese - Mar 25, 2024
Global markets US stocks bounced back solidly last week and bond yields declined as the US Federal Reserve retained its expectation of three rate cuts this year at its March meeting – ...
Hot stuff
By David Bassanese - Mar 18, 2024
Global markets Is it just me, or is it getting hot in here? US stocks eased back only a touch further last week despite a lurch higher in bond yields and two stronger-than-expected inflation reports....
Not far now
By David Bassanese - Mar 11, 20241
Global markets US stocks eased back a touch last week – despite generally encouraging events – suggesting the market is likely just experiencing an element of exhaustion. Bond yields and...