The stock market burst into 2021 with a roller coaster of a ride. Trading volumes were higher than they’ve been in a while, and a stock market rush by Reddit investors temporarily turned American company Gamestop into a pivotal figure on the stock exchange. Belgian investors were also seduced by the impact of Reddit and got their share too.
USD 1,072,300,000,000. That is the value of the US treasury bonds that China was holding in its national deposit box at the end of 2020. Why does China have so many US government bonds? And could China use this as a political and monetary weapon?
Are we looking at a wild ride ahead of us on the stock market? Or can we sit back and relax? To find out, investors often look at the VIX, also known as the anxiety barometer. What exactly is it, how does it work and how can an investor benefit from it?