The impact on financial markets from the Israel-Hamas conflict

Read about global markets and trends in this monthly Investment Outlook.

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Published: 07 Nov 2023 Updated: 07 Nov 2023
Savings and investments IFAs

This monthly commentary gives a roundup of global markets and trends.

In this edition:

  • Concerns increase over the Israel-Hamas conflict spreading through the Middle East and severely affecting the energy sector and financial markets
  • Equities could see a recovery provided geopolitical risks do not escalate
  • The Brent crude oil price has stabilised but it could become volatile if Iran and its proxies join the conflict
  • Inflation continues to slow but there is a possibility of a mild recession in developed economies
  • Share prices in global renewable companies have corrected as lack of support for achieving net-zero targets continues

The value of an investment may go down as well as up and you may get back less than you originally invested.