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The current macroeconomic scenario remains rather uncertain looking ahead to the coming months as the economy does not seem to have taken a concrete direction on which to base future economic forecasts. In fact, by analysing different themes, we can see that the economic indicators are not aligned in signalling a market direction.

The final quarter of 2022 delivered an early Christmas for investors; two consecutive inflation prints below-expectations were seen as the prelude to the Federal Reserve (FED) adopting a softer stance in its monetary policy. Interest rates fell over the course of the quarter, and equities rose sharply.