The investment community's word of 2020 was undoubtedly "unprecedented". "Transitory" is our submission for 2021. "Transition" may best encapsulate 2022.

Jeff Schulze | 0.50 CE

2021 is a year that reminded me of the song "If You're Going Through Hell". In the spirit of productive thinking and consideration of potential futures, I offer you my 2022 predictions for the next five years.

2021 turned out to be a relatively positive year for economies and markets in most parts of the world. But investors are likely to remain on the edge of their seats for most of 2022.

As governments become accustomed to spending vast sums of money and workers regain their bargaining power, the short-term inflationary pressures attributed to Covid-19 will bleed into a longer period of higher inflation.

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