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Macro overview of the current week

Macro overview of the current week

13 January 2023

The legacy of the pandemic: remote working, isolation and skepticism

2023 will be the first full year after the pandemic. The Washington Post identifies the following global changes during lockdowns, vacations and quarantines:

  • remote work is no longer something extraordinary
  • the level of live communication has dropped even more
  • the era of easy money is over
  • gender contradictions have receded into the background
  • skeptics feel much better than others

The world has changed, and this is just the beginning.

All the power is in the energy sector

The S&P 500 index fell by almost 20% by the end of 2022. But there were also winners – mainly in the energy sector. It turned out to be the most effective on the stock exchange in 2022.

Incredibly high oil and gas prices turned out to be one of the reasons for sky-high inflation. This is bad news for drivers, but good news for companies in the energy sector. The segment’s profitability was 60%, which was significantly ahead of any other sector in the S&P 500 index. Here are the leaders:

  • Occidental Petroleum (+122%)
  • Constellation Energy (+109%)
  • Hess (+94%)
  • Marathon Petroleum, Exxon, Schlumberger, APA, First Solar.
13 January 2023
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