How Markets are Reacting to Omnicron, The NSE Bloodbath and The Last Stretch of Banking Sector Results

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Last week, Markets were shaken following the discovery of Omnicron by South African Scientists, evident in Dow’s Dip by 800 bp on Friday, one of the highest since the pandemic began. The Dow dipped by 2.01% for the week, whereas the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 fell by 3.5% and 2.2% respectively. Locally, the NASI shed 3.66 basis points settling at 164.77 bp while the NSE 20 shed 7.3 bp closing the week at 1886.35 bp. We also recorded mixed results from I&M, Stanbic, DTB and HF.
Tune in to learn how Omnicron is pushing investors to safer bets, why Safaricom’s decline could have been led to lower indices, and how small-cap stocks took the crown last week on the NSE.
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This episode features:
Felix Ochieng – Chief Financial Analyst, Hisa
Produced by Mwakaneno Gakweli. 

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