Wednesday 25th May 2022
Yesterday’s upbeat sentiment was very short-lived, with a sharp fall in equities and bond yields today. A statement from Snap! about a worsening environment hitting revenue projections sent shares down across the board, but particularly advertising reliant tech stocks. That wasn’t the only bad news of the day. As NAB’s Tapas Strickland outlines in today’s podcast, there’s been a plunge in new home sales in the US, and a sharp fall in service PMIs in the UK. On the back of all of this, markets are expecting central banks to move a little slower on rate hikes, with the Fed’s Raphael Bostic warning policy makers to ‘proceed carefully’. We also look at the RBNZ decision today and Australia’s construction numbers this morning.