It’s been a heckuva year for the markets in 2018. A year of uncertainty. A year of volatility. From cryptocurrencies to precious metals and crude oil, and at the very end of the year even stocks, it was a year of massive declines. A year of anti-globalization. A year of monetary tightening. 2018 saw massive shifts in prices across a range of asset classes catching many investors off guard.
With crisis comes opportunity.
From 2009 to 2017 traders grew accustomed to steadily rising markets and modest but continuous gains. However, it’s important to remember that the economy moves in boom and bust cycles that usually last about four to six years and it seems that the last bull run was a double whammy.
As we move into 2019, many assets are officially in a bear market, which is something that most young investors have never experienced before. So, it’s going to take a lot more creativity to build a solid portfolio.
My name is Mati Greenspan and I’m the Senior Market Analyst at eToro. Though I may not have all the answers, I’ll be very glad to fill you in on exactly why the markets are acting the way they are at the moment and what to look out for in the year ahead.
On Tuesday, January 8th, we’ll be holding a unique webcast to discuss everything from crypto to tech stocks, currencies and indices, and perhaps explore some of the best trading opportunities amid the current market conditions.
To register, please click this link now:
What you’ll need to bring:
A PC or smartphone
Headphone or speakers
A pencil and paper (optional)
Please also feel free to prepare any questions you may have about the financial markets or investing and we’ll be glad to discuss them live.
See you there!
Past performance is not an indication of future results. This information is intended for educational purposes and should not be considered financial advice.