Volatility Returns As Uncertainty Prevails

Volatility returned in September to U.S. and international equities as central bank stimulus efforts are expected to start unwinding by year end.

Third quarter results for major equity indexes revealed that the financial and utilities sectors led the broad markets, with the energy sector leading all sectors year to date.

Equity analysts believe that ongoing supply disruptions have worsened globally as Covid related issues continue to impact factories and ports worldwide. Freight and energy constraints continue to add costs to companies posing a material risk to profit expectations.

Sources: Bloomberg, Reuters, S&P

Print Version: Equity Overview Oct 2021

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