For years, the signs were everywhere for those who could see it. Governments aren’t prepared to deal with systemic crises, and when the Federal Reserve pumped massive amounts of liquidity into the banking system – first in 2008-2009 and then again in 2020 – this was a short-term fix that was bound to have long-term consequences.
In the financial markets as in life, there are exciting upcycles and painful downcycles. You can’t have one without the other, but many investors aren’t prepared for the downturns – particularly younger traders who’ve been led to believe that the markets only go up.
The challenge is that investors don’t study the history of economics and finance before their time so they don’t know the precedence of what the markets are undergoing.
After World War II ended, the U.S. entered a new era of unprecedented prosperity. Homeownership was practically considered a right, not just a privilege, as Americans who worked hard and saved their money had very little difficulty owning a home they could call their own.
Stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies… They’re all getting battered in a high-inflation macro environment where shortages weigh heavily on investor sentiment. Among the market carnage, however, is a shining light that’s just starting on a multi-year bull run: uranium, the once-misunderstood element that’s now acknowledged as an essential piece of the ESG puzzle.
It’s a bloodbath out there in the market – the politicians and mainstream media can’t jawbone their way out of this one. In 2022 so far, there’s been nowhere to run, nowhere to hide as investors struggle to cope with staggering, across-the-board losses in multiple asset classes.