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Since taking office in 2012, Xi Jinping has prioritized ideological purity, national security, and Communist Party dominance. Additionally, he has insisted on tighter government regulation of the economy.

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On the political side, some European countries are turning themselves into the poster child of what happens when growth is low for several years, debt rises and social policies take a more important place on the agenda than economic progress

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No one knows the extent to which higher rates could cool inflation and some investors are concerned that if the Fed raises rates too quickly or by too much, the economy may enter a recession.

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The Fed signalled continued monetary tightening in late 2015 and again in late 2018, but then backed off in the subsequent months as financial markets soured.

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According to economists polled by The Wall Street Journal this month, the risk of the economy going into recession in the next 12 months is 28%, up from 18% in January and just 13% a year ago.

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In a webinar on Tuesday, ARK Invest's Cathie Wood doubled down on her prediction that deflation, not inflation, will be the most important driver in the US economy in the coming year.

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After a relatively large miscalculation of inflation, supply chain bottlenecks and labour shortages, the Fed is now trying to work back against some of its mistakes. Yet, this time, many investors fear that the Fed might act too strongly and push the economy into recession.

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In 2021, the S&P 500 gained 27%, capping a third year of double-digit gains. Stocks are still cheaper than a year ago: the S&P 500 is currently selling at 21 times analysts' estimated earnings for the next 12 months, down from 22.8 times at the end of 2020.

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China's crackdown on large online enterprises, combined with a housing market meltdown, has wiped over a trillion dollars off the country's markets this year.

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Due to high valuations and less supportive Federal Reserve policies, Jim Paulsen of The Leuthold Group forecasts a 10% to 15% fall next year. However, due to ongoing solid GDP and profit growth, he anticipates a large market setback to be temporary.

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London's attempt to compete with New York by transforming its stock market into a refuge for fast-growing technology businesses is stumbling as trading volumes decrease and some big-ticket initial public offerings fail.

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