Dismiss FOMO and Speculation! The markets will focus on fundamentals in 2022 – which means taking a long hard look at everything we think we know, and figuring out what ain’t necessarily so. Amazon is a case in point – just how deep is its moat, and what might revelations of an internal toxic culture do to its price?
Markets are full of noise about everything from inflation, risk, leverage and politics, but the reality is we are approaching “Peak Speculation”. It doesn’t mean a crash in imminent, but that investment strategies and approaches are going to have to factor in a new reality, and be far more suspicious, questioning and smart as a new reality takes hold. The consequences of QE and other factors that fuelled the speculative age could be with us for decades.