Crypto has fallen by about two thirds and the debate is heating up.
Strategies of diversification, especially between shares and bonds, that usually work are coming under pressure. Here is what analysts' thinking is.
Energy remains the big driver of inflation. One analysis assesses the current tensions suggesting oil will stabilise but gas is highly unpredictable.
In falling markets, investors tend to shift towards safer options.
How high are interest rates going to go? The futures market is sending some dark signals.
Rising interest rates, falling stock markets, recession. Not a time for the optimists.
There is a clash between the 'real' world of commodities and tangible goods, and the 'unreal' world of cross border finance. Is another financial crisis looming?
The ASX has been weakening and the long term bond yield is rising.
The first rate hike in over 11 years signals the end of cheaper and cheaper debt, which has caused asset bubbles around the world.
The first requirement in investing is to decide on the balance between shares and fixed interest.
Insurance companies are an important part of the stock exchange. How are they looking?
If interest rates rise, how will that be affected by inflation?