2022: The Year that Imploded … Bigly, by David Haggith

2022 was not kind to most asset prices. From David Haggith at thegreatrecession.info:

2022: The Year that Imploded … Bigly

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This was the year where it seemed everything imploded. For the economy, it started with two quarters of receding GDP that everyone refused to call a recession. Whether you stand with the crowd on that or not, it was certainly not a good change and was certainly a collapse of the economy toward a smaller state based on production. But that was just where it all began. What follows is an amazing overview of a world in a state of collapse.

The stock market’s north-pole polar-bear plunge

Right from the start, 2022 became the year the stock market imploded with all major indices down and down … and down some more all year long. So far, this is the year Santa’s sleigh didn’t soar into some kind of end-of year rally. Instead, the Grinch stole the sleigh and just went down the hills and through the snow like sleds are supposed to go.

The Grinchy Dow started bounding down the mountainside at the top of year in an endless series of leaps off bluffs and is currently down 11% for the year. At its lowest point of the year, it fell 22% into a full bear market that it remains mired in.

The S&P also started going downhill at the top of the year; but it ran down in front of the Grinch like his dog, trying to keep the Dow from hitting him in the butt, to where the S&P is currently down 20% from its all-time high. At its lowest point it fell 25% from its peak.

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