Every year investors start investing with the hope of economic recovery ever since the pandemic. After the vaccine drives the situations have drastically changed and investment money started to flow into the market. The Delta variant and the Omicron still continue to haunt the market but still the investors look for hope of making good money among these complications.
The stock market is about the ups and downs. The returns on the S&P 500 in the year 2021 was higher than the 27%. The financial data had an influence on the stock market and on the investors’ spirit of investing. On the other hand, market experts were looking at the bull market and making the observations that investors could continue to make investments in the year 2022 as they could anticipate the investment trends. Below are a few top investing trends for the year 2022.
- Market Continues with Covid-19
- Anticipated hike in Fed Reserves
- Supply Chain Solution
1. Market Continues with Covid-19
There is a hope that the year 2022 will bring life to normal, increasing the travels, growth in real estate, hospitality industry, trade and retail stocks growth. Market continued even in the emerging stages of the Covid-19 and it is still continuing strong with the advent of the various virus variants.
Investors have understood that markets will continue through COVID-19 and it will not get stopped because of the virus. The stock market has seen the fall of the market and investors are expecting gains from the economy.
2. Anticipated hike in Fed Reserves
When the stock market increases, the investors will tend to increase the investments. If the interest is low maintained by the Fed’ zero then the investors are expected to increase a good return on investment. The main question is when the investors will see a hike in the Fed Reserves rate percent.
According to CME’s FedWatch Tool, there is an anticipation of a 2% increase based on traders’ speculation in the futures market. Similarly, there is a planned reduction in Fed month wise bond deals.
If the inflation rates are too high, then it will reduce the chances for Monetary advantage to the investors.
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Inflation is a situation in which the prices of commodities tend to rise. The prices of commodities have started to increase after the pandemic. The gas prices have increased, food prices, clothing and all the general commodities prices have gone up. This trend will continue in the future as there is a pandemic effect still in the market. The inflation is expected to be higher in the year 2022.
High inflation rate is a recipe for the stock market. It may give rise to opportunities for the bond market. There might be positive news for the savers in the form of high returns. Even when the stock market falls the investors tend to invest and this will create an opportunity for growth of the market. Once a large number of investors invest during the inflation period the returns are anticipated and they tend to influence the market.
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4. Supply Chain Solution
The seaports and the airport’s carriage are piled up with the containers which are awaiting for getting refilled with goods. The supply chain market had a huge impact and it is no longer a short term issue. In the long run there might be some news which is positive for the investors.
The increase in the international trade and movement of goods will have good effects on commerce. The trade has an effect on the growth of the country and if trade is blocked with having an effect on the supply chain then it will have blockage of finances.
In the short term, the effects of trade and supply chain will have a bad effect on the market as the full recovery of markets will take time. If the Covid-19 variants continue to affect the business then even in the year 2022 it will stick around having an effect on the investors.
About the author
Vinay Kumar Goguru is a finance professional with more than 8 years of diverse experience as a researcher, instructor and Industry work experience with both public and private entities. Prior to MyMoneySouq, he spent 6 years in Berkadia, It's a commercial mortgage banking company. He has a "Doctoral Degree in Commerce" and two master's degrees with a specialization in Finance, one as Master of Commerce and other as Master of Business Administration. He has written several articles on personal finance, published by different International journals. He loves traveling, reading and writing is his passion. He has a dream of writing a book on his favorite finance topics.