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Markets caught in a downpour as rates spring up

May 9, 2022
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April’s market action extended the trends that shaped the first quarter. Equities and bonds tumbled, while commodities climbed.

Global equities posted their largest one-month decline since March 2020 and most major equity markets delivered their poorest monthly performances of 2022. Developed-market shares fared worse than emerging markets.

The selloffs in UK and mainland Chinese equities were comparably shallow against the broad-based decline. Hong Kong shares fell by a bit more, followed by European equities, while Japanese and US shares suffered steeper losses. Growth oriented equities tumbled by considerably more than value-oriented shares.

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