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One of the key reasons for the market downturn in the US is high inflation

Sanjay Kumar Singh New Delhi
International funds focused on the United States (US) market have taken a severe beating in this calendar year. These funds have fetched year-to-date (YTD) returns ranging from -3.8 to -28.9 per cent.

Inflation and rate hikes took a toll

One of the key reasons for the market downturn in the US is high inflation. “Inflation has been at the higher end in the US for almost a year. The Russia-Ukraine war has compounded the problem by raising energy prices,” says Pratik Oswal, head–passive funds business, Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company (AMC).

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First Published: Sep 20 2022 | 7:34 PM IST

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