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Understanding the Financial World in 2022

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Investopedia explores the financial world in 2022, examining stocks, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and more.

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As the new year begins, Investopedia takes a look at the financial world in 2022. From stocks to cryptocurrencies and beyond, here’s what you need to know about the markets this year.

Investopedia requires writers to use primary sources to support their work. These include white papers, government data, original reporting, and interviews with experts. With that in mind, here’s what Investopedia has uncovered.

Cryptocurrencies have continued to make headlines in 2021 and that trend is likely to continue in 2022. Keep an Eye on These Coins · Threshold Network (NYSE:T) · Fantom (FTM) · Avalanche (AVAX) · Gala (GALA) · Polygon (MATIC).

As is our annual tradition, we gathered the financial terms that generated the most above-average interest on Investopedia throughout the year, including "debt ceiling," "cryptocurrency," "asset allocation," and "tax-advantaged investing."

Investopedia has also looked into the business leaders who've made a mark this year. According to Investopedia, Aliko Dangote was raised in an upper-middle-class Muslim household. Dangote had an interest in business from an early age and eventually became the richest man in Africa. is a comprehensive financial education website that provides a wealth of personal finance, investing, and trading information. Investopedia's mission is to empower investors by providing them with the tools they need to make informed financial decisions.

When it comes to stocks, Occidental Petroleum was the top stock of 2022 in a list loaded with energy firms, while Affirm Holdings led losers a more diverse bottom. In addition, Investopedia has looked at the impact of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which is expected to raise $737 billion, require total investments of $437 billion, and result in a deficit reduction of more than $300 billion.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are unique crypto assets that are stored on a blockchain. Creating an NFT allows users to upload digital media and assign a unique identifier to the asset, allowing it to be easily exchanged on the blockchain. NFTs have been gaining traction in 2021 and are expected to grow in popularity in 2022.

Investopedia has also looked at the impact of the pandemic on the economy. According to Investopedia, the pandemic has had a profound effect on the economy, with unemployment soaring and consumer spending declining.

Finally, Investopedia has looked at the impact of the new tax law on the economy. The new law is expected to have a significant impact on the economy, most notably by increasing taxes on the wealthy, reducing taxes on the middle class, and making it easier for businesses to invest in new equipment and research and development.

Investopedia has been providing comprehensive financial education for more than a decade and is committed to providing the most up-to-date information on the markets. Whether you’re a novice invest or an experienced trader, Investopedia will help you stay informed and make the best decisions for your financial future.


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