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Stock Stage Sharp Monday Afternoon Rally To Erase Morning Losses

Edward Kim | Equities.com |

After plummeting Monday morning, January 24, 2022, to extend what had already been a four-day losing streak, equity markets made a stark reversal in the afternoon to finish in the green.

Following a week that saw the major indexes shed between 4.6% and 7.6%, the start to the new week saw an accelerated decline, with the screen full of red numbers across the board to the tune of down 4% and more.


Currencies and the Global Expansion of Money Supply

Marin Katusa | Equities.com |

Did you know that over the last 20 years…

If you took all the currency created in the world and converted it to US Dollars… the money supply would have increased by 5-fold?

That’s equivalent to nearly two full years’ worth of emissions from all energy production around the world.


Investing Highlights (and Lowlights) of 2021

Frank Holmes | Equities.com |

Any way you look at it, 2021 was an eventful year—from a new president to new virus variants to new all-time highs for Bitcoin and the S&P 500 (70 record closes!). We even saw the rise of a whole new asset class: non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, with annual trading volume between $22 billion and $24 billion in 2021, up from only $100 million in 2020.


How To Invest in the $1 Trillion Metaverse

Frank Holmes | Equities.com |

What do Mickey Mouse, the Gucci bee and Snoop Dogg have in common? Besides being animal-themed, all three are coming to a metaverse near you.


What's Next for Chinese Stocks?

Tradier | Equities.com |

While US stocks rallied in 2021, the trend in Chinese stocks remains lower, which is an opportunity for value investors but a red flag for many market participants.


Carbon Prices — The Never-Ending Squeeze

Marin Katusa | Equities.com |

If you’ve been paying attention to carbon prices, you’ll know that they’ve been on a tear.

In the wake of COP26, carbon prices skyrocketed - capping off what has already proven to be a record-setting year for the carbon markets.


Online Sales Declined on Black Friday and Cyber Monday for First Time

Frank Holmes | Equities.com |

Online sales during 2021’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping holidays ended up being slightly less than those of the previous year, representing the first time such a decrease has been recorded. Americans shelled out $8.9 billion on Black Friday deals and $10.7 billion on Cyber Monday specials, compared to $9 billion and $10.8 billion in 2020, according to Adobe Analytics.


Vaccine Stocks Soar Amid Omicron-Related Volatility

Reuters | Equities.com |

The emergence of a worrisome coronavirus variant is benefiting shares of vaccine makers Moderna Inc (MRNA), BioNTech (BNTX) and Pfizer (PFE) as investors search for winning bets in markets roiled by uncertainty in recent days.

Moderna shares have jumped 28% since last week when the variant, named Omicron, triggered global alarm. Shares of vaccine partners Pfizer and BioNtech have also climbed over that time, with Pfizer up 6% and U.S. shares of BioNTech jumping 15%, in contrast to a decline in the S&P 500 of 2.5%.


The Variant and Volatility

Tradier | Equities.com |

On the day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, news that another COVID-19 variant is emerging from South Africa roiled markets across all asset classes.


Dismiss Gold at Your Peril

Frank Holmes | Equities.com |

Back in December 1997, the Financial Times ran a now-infamous article titled “Death of Gold.”

In it, the author Kenneth Gooding claimed that as an investment, “Gold is a goner.” He said the crises of the previous 10 years — the 1987 stock market crash, the Gulf War, Asia’s financial meltdown — had not resulted in higher demand, as one might expect. Gold was now a “mere metal” and a “bad investment,” Gooding concluded.


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