Stock Market: Is the Worst Yet to Come?

Posted on September 22, 2022, 5:00 PM

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Volatility in monetary markets. The inventory market recorded certainly one of its most extreme crashes in additional than ten years. After the prancing in 2021, particularly a historic report for the CAC 40 which rose to round 7,400 factors, the collapse of the world inventory market got here in the wake of the warfare in Ukraine, not the solely purpose. Within weeks, the Paris bourse fell and has since fluctuated between 5,700 and 6,700 factors. Wall Street’s flagship index, the S&P 500, has misplaced greater than 20% since the begin of 2022, whereas it fared no higher throughout the Atlantic.

The yr is already very unhealthy for buyers. The first tremors appeared in late 2021 with the begin of a collection of price hikes in the US. After a decade of near-zero, even destructive charges, which boosted inventory market valuations, the shock was extreme. The market was triggered by the geopolitical scenario, actual property disaster and nil covid coverage in China, then the post-pandemic provide chain disruption and eventually the vitality disaster. An surprising accumulation of historically miserable information for markets.

Crash or no crash

Among the shares which have suffered the most are tech firms. The fall of their valuation had a direct impression on the people who supported them and once they returned to France to play the inventory market after a decade of discontent. World inventory markets are possible to dip a bit additional in October. Some even worry reaching a breaking level when, since 1929, this month of the yr has been related to inventory market crashes. The scenario is particular, an inflationary threat to which central financial institution price hikes reply. A financial coverage that makes buyers pessimistic.

La Story is a podcast from Les Echos offered by Pierreque Fay. This episode was recorded in September 2022. Editor-in-Chief: Clémence Lemaistre. Guests: Christian Parisot (Economic Adviser at Aurel BGC) and Bastien Bouchaud (Journalist in the Markets Department of “Echos”). Director: Willie Gann. Production and Publishing Manager: Michelle Warnet. Music: Theo Boulanger. Graphic id: Appian. Photo: Richard Drew/AP/CEPA. Sound: Francis Cabrell “October” (1995), La Story, TF1, Topito, Bob Decout “Don’t Soften” (1981), Djaz and Dinaz “Maximum Profit”, Kas “Pessimist”.

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