Monthly Comment October 2022

Despite continued high inflation figures, the major stock indexes rose in October. The companies' reports for the third quarter have been in focus, generally they have been satisfactory. On the Swedish side, the industrial companies showed continued strong order intake, higher costs with some margin pressure as a result, and positive currency effects due to a weak SEK.

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Monthly Comment September 2022

The negative market sentiment from the second half of August continued during September. The Stockholm SAX index fell close to 7.5% and the Nasdaq exchange in the US by just over 10%, which means that they have both lost just over 30% year to date.

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Monthly Comment August 2022

The positive sentiment in July and halfway into August ended in the middle of the month as markets turned negative. Above all, there were several indications from the world's central banks that further interest rate increases are to be expected.

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Monthly Comment July 2022

The stock markets generally ended the month of July with relatively large gains. Inflation figures remained high and both the US FED and the ECB raised their respective interest rates.

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Monthly Comment June 2022

The negative mood continued in June with falling stock and bond markets. High inflation figures increase the risk of interest rate hikes, which in turn can cause the economy to be thrown into a recession. Both the US Federal Reserve and the Swedish Riksbank also raised their policy rates - 0.75% in the US and 0.50% in Sweden.

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Monthly Comment May 2022

May was characterized by continued turmoil in the financial markets, but after sharp declines at the beginning of the month, the stock markets recovered and ended with relatively small changes.

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Monthly Comment April 2022

Continued war in Ukraine and its implications put markets under pressure in April. In connection with new shutdowns in China, the risk of continued logistics problems and component shortages, increased, with supply disruptions and rising prices as a result.

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Monthly Comment March 2022

The war in Ukraine continues to dominate the news flow and our thoughts. Despite all the horror, the major stock markets have remained largely unchanged since the outbreak of war on the 24th of February.

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Monthly Comment February 2022

During February, focus has been on the tragic events in Ukraine and the Russian invasion that began on February 24th and has since intensified.

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