Viewpoint – January 2023

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Following a bruising year for investors in 2022, markets opened 2023 in much better spirits. Nearly all the major asset classes enjoyed strong returns, with global equities up over 7% in dollar terms in January, global bonds by close to 3%, corporate and emerging market bonds outperforming governments, and gold up almost 6%. Commodities were generally more subdued, with the oil price declining by 2%, taking it 7% lower than a year earlier, a dramatic turnaround from its steep rise in the early months of 2022.

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