Latest Irish Life weekly markets update
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Global equities were mixed with US markets flat, while European markets were buoyed by the likely end of the ECB's tightening cycle.
The S&P 500 fell by -0.1% (MTD -1.2%, YTD +17.3%), while the Euro Stoxx 50 rose by +1.4% (MTD flat, YTD +16.6%).
The ECB unexpectedly raised its deposit rate by 25bps to a record-high 4.0%, while also signalling they are likely finished hiking for this cycle.
This week, the focus will be on the Fed's two-day policy meeting that's scheduled to end on Wednesday. It's widely expected to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged.