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This week:

Topic of the week: semiconductors and the US/China Technology race

  • Semiconductors have become one of the most important industries in the world because they are at the heart of economic growth, security and technological innovation;
  • Despite colossal investments in this industry, China is lagging behind, making it dependent on the rest of the world, especially Taiwan and South Korea;
  • This has not escaped the US administration, which has increased trade sanctions against its technology giant Huawei, but also by putting pressure on chip suppliers, such as Taiwan;
  • “Dual circulation” is China’s strategy to be less dependent on the rest of the world.

Market review: A silent Fed

  • Powell fails to provide guidance, yields press higher
  • Nasdaq plunges 7,5% in 11 days
  • Credit spreads unscathed amid rate volatility
  • European banks outperform

Chart of the week

Figure of the week

Brent prices exceeded 70$ briefly today for the first time since May 2019.
Prices are up more than 250% since last year’s lows.

MyStratWeekly : Market views and strategy

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  • Stéphane Déo

    Stéphane Déo

    Head of markets strategy

  • Axel Botte

    Axel Botte

    Global strategist

  • Aline Goupil-Raguénès

    Aline Goupil-Raguénès

    Developed countries strategist

  • Zouhoure Bousbih

    Zouhoure Bousbih

    Emerging countries strategist

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