Among other factors, the distribution of some $5 trillion of pandemic stimulus likely compelled the Federal Reserve to enact monetary policy to counter inflation. If financial tightening persists, investors might be urged to consider the long-term implications for the stock market in today’s post-pandemic world.
The COVID-19 has, unequivocally, triggered a global crisis comparable in size to historical precedents such as the Great Recession of 2008. While the two may be similar in their ramifications, the current crisis differs significantly from the 2008 crisis. This article discusses noteworthy insights for policymakers and investors alike.
Recently, Ethereum (ETH), the second-largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization, recorded an all-time high price of $4,840, surpassing the $4,800 mark for the first time ever. Other popular cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Litecoin, surged as well, extending their gains during what has been a bullish few months for the cryptocurrency market. In the following article, senior investing columnist Robert Liu takes a closer look at Ethereum and investigates the factors that have caused it to skyrocket.
Tapering – the end of quantitative easing – has finally arrived, bringing an epilogue to the era of cheap money. How will tapering impact the economy, and what does it mean for the common public? In this article, Financial Literacy columnist Bradley Tian examines the working and implications of the tapering process.
As with most financial market crazes, the fear of missing out motivates buying and selling en masse. The market’s current fantasy with special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), a financial instrument mired in a suspicious past, may just be another instance of this phenomenon. SPACs are different from your average market craze, however, because they offer a unique opportunity to take advantage of previously restricted returns.
Are dividends really all they’re made out to be? Investing columnist Ananth Rao investigates the extent to which dividends should be used as a positive factor in evaluating investment opportunities for investors in various phases of life.