Stock Markets Set for Year-End 'Santa Rally' Amid Central Bank Rate Cut Optimism

Continued Growth: Optimistic Outlook for the Polish Economy in 2024

Indices trying to end 2023 on a high note

Global stock markets seem to be headed for an end-of-year 'Santa rally' as traders and investors return to their desks after the Christmas break, gearing up for the final push into 2024. The ongoing optimism surrounding the prospect of central banks initiating interest rate reductions in 2024, with multiple cuts expected next year, continues to propel shares higher after the US stock market experienced gains in light trading, bringing the S&P 500 index to its highest intraday level in nearly two years.
 
This positions the S&P 500 just below 1% of its closing all-time high of 4,796.56 recorded in January 2022 with this rally reflecting investors' growing confidence in the ability of US policymakers to engineer a 'soft landing,' effectively curbing inflation without precipitating a recession with this sentiment gaining further traction after the recent US PCE index data revealed a deceleration in inflation last month. However, it is important to note that the situation in the UK is significantly more troubling after recently released data continues to indicate inflationary and economic issues in the economy as the Bank of England may have run out of moves.
 

 

Continued Growth: Optimistic Outlook for the Polish Economy in 2024

Walid Koudmani

Market Analyst working in UK-Italian-Arabic markets covering a broad range of assets including stocks, commodities, FX and crypto. English, Italian and Arabic Speaker with a B.A in Business Management. Quoted in many prestigious publications including the Guardian, Barrons and Lefigaro and winner of bloomberg top forecast rank Q-2/Q-3 2020.