The final quarter of 2018 has been marked by stock market volatility, much of which has stemmed from the ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Investors are getting worried, but there’s another school of thought: is it possible that the President is preparing to strike a deal, which would send the equities markets soaring to fresh all-time highs?
Following October’s volatile month in the stock market, cryptocurrencies have proved themselves to not only be stable, but relatively immune to major stock market declines. And compared to the U.S. dollar, which has consistently lost value over time, multi-year crypto ownership has been highly successful. But given its brief history, can we really say that crypto is better money?
The euphoria is still not upon us, which means that the market will keep being the gift that keeps on giving, for the time being.
The stated motivation and the actual agenda of central banks are two completely different things. Market-savvy investors know that the Fed does not have your financial best interests in mind, so you have to take whatever they say with a huge grain of salt and you really need to be your own biggest financial advocate.
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