How 2022 shocked, rocked and rolled global markets

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Reuters UK

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Trillions of dollars wiped off world stocks, bond market tantrums, whip-sawing currency and commodities and the collapse of a few crypto empires – 2022 has been perhaps the most turbulent year investors have ever seen, and for good reason. Tallying the final numbers is useful but doesn’t even come close to telling the whole story. Yes, global equities are down $14 trillion and heading for their second worst year on record, but there have been nearly 300 interest rate hikes and a trio of 10%-plus rallies in that time making the volatility freakish. The main driv…

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