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What to make of the latest falls in the S&P 500

Although the S&P 500 has stabilised at the time of writing, its 4% drop yesterday has brought the index close to a bear market. We suspect there may be more pain to come for equities, even if the US economy avoids a recession and the functioning of core markets holds up. ECB Drop-In (24th May 10:00 ET/15:00 BST): Could the ECB deliver a hawkish surprise? Join economists from our Europe and Markets teams for a discussion about what to expect from the Bank’s tightening cycle, including the chances for a bumper hike in July or even an early move at next month’s meeting. Register now.
Thomas Mathews Markets Economist
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