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Our views 03 January 2024

ClockWise: Markets round off a strong year – Q4 2023 review

5 min read

Equity markets ended the year with another positive quarter to end the year up over 16%. Equities and bonds sold off at the start of October on concerns around interest rates staying higher for longer.

However, both rallied sharply from late October into the year-end as investors moved to expect more aggressive rate cuts next year on the back of lower inflation data.

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