Hot Reads: Global Stocks See Worst Year Since 2008

Hot Reads: Global Stocks See Worst Year Since 2008

Plus, cryptocurrency and blockchain are closing out 2022 on a sour note.

Reviewed by: Zoya Mirza
Edited by: Zoya Mirza

Global Stocks Set to Post Worst Year Since 2008 Financial Crisis (Financial Times)
Central bank rate rises send equities prices tumbling almost 20% while also knocking bonds.


2022 Review: US Bond Market (The Capital Spectator)
It’s a pretty grim picture with few bright spots.


VanEck Is Winding Down Its Russia ETFs After Invasion Froze US Investing in Moscow (CNBC)
Ongoing sanctions have created trading and liquidity concerns for VanEck’s Russia-centric ETFs.


2 Crypto-Related ETFs Were the Worst-Performing in Australia for 2022 (CoinTelegraph)
ETFs tracking crypto companies have seen significant drawdowns over the year as a result of major macroeconomic headwinds.


Case for Blockchain in Financial Services Dented by Failures (Financial Times)
Despite high-profile experiments going awry in 2022, some banks are still committed to the technology.


India to Seek Crypto Regulation, Including Possible Ban, During G20 Presidency: RBI (Fortune India)
It is important to arrive at a common approach to crypto assets to protect investors, according to the Reserve Bank of India.


Commodities Boom to Continue in 2023 (Bloomberg)
Despite the economic slowdown, prices are expected to stay high for everything from oil to copper to wheat. 


Why Ordinary Investors Got Hit So Hard in 2022 (Yahoo Finance)
The biggest challenge for the average saver came in two forms from one place: the bond market.

Zoya Mirza is a markets reporter at Her work has appeared in USA Today, Voice of America, and United Press International, among others. Mirza is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Her past experiences include editorial work in book publishing and conducting political analysis for NGOs and think tanks. Mirza is a passionate bibliophile and collects vintage postcards from every bookstore she visits in a new city.