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Markets Weekly Roundup, 29 November-3 December 2021


London, Saturday, 4 December 2021


Markets Weekly Roundup, 29 November-3 December 2021



U.S


In a volatile week of trading for the U.S. markets, two major concerns drove investors’ concerns:

  • The Fed’s signal of a faster-than-anticipated tapering

  • The omicron variant of Covid which is expected to slow down global economic growth


Weekly performance


S&P 500: -56.19 – 20.83% YTD

  • Nasdaq: -406.19 – 17.05% YTD

  • Dow Jones: -319.26 – 12.98% YTD


Europe


A volatile week for European markets too, driven by:

  • The omicron variant of Covid which is expected to slow down global economic growth

  • Inflationary pressures


Weekly performance

  • STOXX Europe: -0.27% this week

  • FTSE 100 in London: -1.11% for the week

  • DAX 30 in Germany: -0.57%

  • CAC 40 in France: +0.38% this week

  • FTSE MIB 30 in Italy: + 0.33%

  • IBEX 35 in Spain: -1.91%