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April's US economic landscape marked by macro challenges April saw a challenging macroeconomic environment in the US, with the market delaying interest rate cuts once again, equities experiencing their first decline since October 2023, and the earnings season beginning on an uneven note. Each month, the Syz investment team takes you through the last month in ten charts.



The U.S. stock market had a strong start to 2024, with the S&P 500 experiencing its best beginning since 2019, rising by 10.2%. This bullish momentum, underscored by record lows in volatility, reflects a surge in investor optimism. The tech and healthcare sectors continued to perform, while adjustments in Fed rate cut expectations and a strong dollar added to the market's complexity. Each quarter, the Syz investment team takes you through the last 3 months in 10 charts.




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