How Crypto is being shaped by the Russia/Ukraine conflict

On February 24th Russia invaded neighboring country Ukraine after building up a sizable military presence along its borders. In the early hours of the morning, Bitcoin fell to the second-lowest point of the year. But it was a momentary blip. A huge rally began, pulling the price from around $36k, up to just shy of $45k. But why? Why is Bitcoin of all things benefiting from an East European conflict?

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Investing for the 2022 crypto winter.

If you are not in crypto, you’re standing on the shores of an incredible opportunity. if you are… well… I’m so sorry. Yes, after 2 brilliant years of bull runs and gains and people screaming “TO THE MOON” and “Wen Lambo?” it has all come crashing down in the past few months. But unlike the other significant pullbacks across the last 24 months, this one looks like it has some staying power.

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My 3 favourite pieces of investing advice

It’s coming up to the 1 year anniversary of my first foray into investing. It’s been a wild, but ultimate rewarding year. I aimed to match the standard benchmark of a 10% annual return. I ended up making 13% by the end of 2021, but since the turn of the year, my investments have skyrocketed and now sit at 60% gains which far surpasses legendary investor Benjamin Graham’s annual return of 20% (now I just need to do it for 30 years consecutively to put that previous statement into context). I made some great decisions and some terrible ones over the past year. You can check out the best investments I made last year here. But in this article, I want to explore the three pieces of advice that helped me the most as I navigated this first year of investing.

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The best 5 stocks of my first year of Investing (and 5 honourable mentions)

“Everyone is a genius in a bull market” claims Mark Cuban. The 2020 stock market crash caused by Covid-19 coincided with my first foray into investing. As a result, it has been a successful year for new investors and those that buy the dip. Looking through my history on the Freetrade app, there are 5 clear winners that stand above the rest.

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The Wallstreetbets Saga: Where next?

Right now, as January 2021 comes to an end, there is a war going on. The popular Subreddit WallStreetBets has declared financial war on Wall Street itself. Their first blow? Bankrupt a major hedge fund. But the first shot is rarely the last and as the day rolls on the Empire is well and truly striking back.

Read on to find out what happened, what is happening, and what could possibly be coming next.

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