The year 2022 could well mark an important paradigm shift for financial markets: the end of the idyllic scenario of inflation-free growth and the beginning of an era of stagflation. Stagnant growth coupled with galloping inflation? Investment management will have to be adapted accordingly…
Surfers are often portrayed as mavericks – almost stock characters – obsessed with the ‘perfect wave’, lithely hopping on their board to paddle out into the surf and drop in.
But I think that this portrayal is outdated – and to be frank (which I am), it’s paddling against the undertow.
It’s been an energetic year for NFTs. Though the concept has existed since 2014, and Blockchain tech for much longer, we’ve seen an enormous spike in popularity over the last year and a growing list of successful applications in the commercial world – particularly in the example of ventures like the NBA’s new “Top Shot” NFTs.