This week, we asked the Invstr Community what they believed the greatest risk to the markets was. The winner was inflation, with half of Invstrs saying that it’s the greatest risk to the markets currently. Inflation has been the number one concern regarding the financial markets and the economy, and it has had an impact on the markets already. If things continue to get worse, which is a possibility, the market could fall into a correction, making this a smart choice for gold.
In second place is the 23 percent of Invstrs who believe that the Federal Reserve is the greatest risk to the markets. The Federal Reserve controls monetary policy in the United States, and they have the decision to raise interest rates. If done so, the market could cool down for a while, making this a reasonable option, although you could argue that it deserves more votes.
Third on the podium, we have the 19 percent of Invstrs who believe that China is the greatest risk to the financial markets. This is an interesting choice as we haven’t heard that much news about China, but they are an important trade partner and the other global superpower. With a virtual summit ongoing between the two countries, it’s possible that negative news could come out of it, leading to a slowdown in the stock market like we saw in 2018 and 2019, justifying its spot in the top 3.
Finally, in last place is the belief that Russia is the biggest threat to the markets with 8 percent of Invstrs voting for this. Although tensions were high between the two countries in the last decade, things have started to cool down. The main discussion point would be the rise in oil and gas prices and nuclear weapons, but other than that there aren’t many probable events that would occur to affect the markets, making this a possible last placer.
With how many risks there are to the market rally, make sure to monitor your investments! Have fun and see you all next week with more poll results!
The Invstr Team 🙂