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Market Insights

Luna & the Terra attack

  • Skilling Writers Team
    • Cryptocurrency
    • Trading

Another action-packed weekend for crypto and the zeitgeist was dominated by a reported attack on Terra’s USD peg (UST), and by proxy on Luna.

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  • Stock of the week: Peloton

    • Skilling Writers Team

    2022 has been a pretty hostile environment for investors. Most stocks are down on the year. Even titans like Google and Microsoft are down by 23-24% from their all time highs. Other household names such as Disney and Facebook (Meta) are down 47-48% from all time highs. Then there are others, such as Peloton, that are down by over 90%. The chart tells the story.

  • Challenges for the global economy

    • Skilling Writers Team
      • Trading

    There are some enormous challenges facing the global economy right now. Many are unfamiliar challenges that have not been faced for decades, such as high inflation and energy shocks. Others are well-known challenges that repeat throughout countless market cycles such as the withdrawal of liquidity, and waning risk appetites as speculative markets pull back from record highs seen only a matter of months ago.

  • Luna & the Terra attack

    • Skilling Writers Team
      • Cryptocurrency
      • Trading

    Another action-packed weekend for crypto and the zeitgeist was dominated by a reported attack on Terra’s USD peg (UST), and by proxy on Luna.

  • Stock of the week: AMD

    • Skilling Writers Team
      • Stocks
      • Trading

    Sifting through the market wreckage, there’s a lot of damage to some high growth names. Rising costs meeting low profitability at the same time as interest rates are increasing has been a potent cocktail over the past six months.

  • Dollar's post-Fed weakness didn't last

    • Skilling Writers Team
      • Forex
      • Trading

    Market volatility picked up big time on Thursday. Testing times for traders in a brutal environment. The ‘relief rally’ seen in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq after the Fed meeting was short-lived.