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Market Response Predicted Following Iran’s Attack on Israel

Market Response Predicted Following Iran's Attack on Israel

Market Response Predicted Following Iran's Attack on Israel

Iran Threatens ‘Larger Response’ if Provoked; Financial Markets Brace for Impact

(Reuters) – Following Iran’s unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel on Saturday, Tehran has issued a stark warning to both Israel and the United States about a potentially larger response if they retaliate. The attack, which was a direct response to a suspected Israeli strike on Iran’s consulate in Syria, has heightened concerns of a broader regional conflict.

Market Analysts Weigh In

Financial markets are poised for volatility amid escalating tensions in the Middle East. Jane Foley, Head of FX Strategy at Rabobank in London, notes that while gold and oil prices are sensitive to geopolitical news, other asset prices have been less reactive in recent months. However, the increase in geopolitical risks could lead to significant market fluctuations.

Michael Purves from Tallbacken Capital Advisors highlights the impact of rising oil prices on U.S. bond markets, suggesting that it could sustain higher inflation rates longer than expected, influencing the Federal Reserve’s rate decisions. He also pointed out the prevailing market nervousness, which might prevent significant bond sell-offs.

Samy Chaar, Chief Economist at Lombard Odier, and Tina Fordham of Fordham Global Foresight discuss the potential responses from Israel and the implications for global markets, particularly in commodities. Chaar mentions the recent U.S. inflation data’s impact on Federal policies, while Fordham underscores the significant escalation in regional tensions and the potential effects on oil prices and supply chains.

Nick Ferres of Vantage Point Asset Management reflects on the broader market trends and the disappointing earnings from major U.S. banks, emphasizing a cautious approach to equity exposure given the uncertain market conditions.

Brian Jacobsen from Annex Wealth Management provides a perspective on the potential outcomes of Iran’s actions, suggesting that if Iran views its attack as a measured response, global markets might stabilize, albeit with a continued risk premium on assets like oil and gold.


As the situation develops, global markets remain on edge, with analysts closely monitoring the potential for an expanded conflict and its repercussions on financial markets worldwide.