The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: January 3–7, 2022

January 11, 2022


At a glance:

  • Markets started the year on a low note, as stocks and bonds both declined amid news about the Federal Reserve’s aggressive position on interest rates.
  • Technology and long-term bonds took a hit, while the rate on the 10-year bond jumped 0.25% after the Fed released its most recent minutes.
  • On the mergers & acquisitions (M&A) front, the industrials sector continues to have a banner year. Specifically, technology deals and software company acquisitions are leading the pack and show no sign of slowing down.
  • We continue to see a rise in wage inflation, with wages for women outpacing wages for men.
  • With increasing wages, we’re also seeing quit rates at record highs, as employees leave their current jobs to seek wage growth elsewhere.
  • In terms of industry news, we’re reading about new trends in the apartment rental space, interesting developments in the world of artificial intelligence and 10 market expectations for 2022 from an investing legend.

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Simeon Wallis

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