Two flash crashes that rattled the markets

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Abrupt market crashes, also known as “flash crashes”, are anything but new. And while their effect on the global economies is typically short-lived, there are instances where such downfalls can spark lengthy economic crises, similar to Black Tuesday—the day that marked the beginning of the Great Depression.

As history has shown time and time again, sudden market dips are usually a byproduct of either boundless avarice or downright reckless behaviour. In this article, we’ll look into two real-life stories that completely support both of these stereotypes.

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Vaccine Against COVID-19 – an Investment Opportunity or a Financial Bubble on the Verge of Popping?

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With over 34 million infected and 1 million deaths globally, the race for who will first develop a suitable vaccine against the coronavirus is more disputed than ever. At the moment, thousands of investors have flocked to the biotechnological sector where, according to the World Health Organization, as of July there are 173 potential vaccine developers hard at work, while research expenses have reached billions of U.S. dollars.

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How to Trade Oil Online

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In the years following its discovery, oil quickly became known as the “black gold” due to the variety of investment opportunities that it offers to traders and investors from across the world. Because of this, it’s not at all surprising that, today, this commodity is of crucial importance not just for the energy sector, but for the global economical and political scene as well.

If you have always wondered what are the causes behind oil’s frequent peaks and troughs and how you can take advantage of them from the comfort of your home, this handbook is just the thing you need!

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Are gold investments coming to an end?

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COVID-19 continues to spread at a worrisome pace, and by March 4th more than 90,000 people in over 20 countries had already contracted the virus.

And while shares on the Hong Kong stock exchange are being traded at their worst prices since 2004, the US30 index tumbled with more than 3%, the oil market continues to shrink and airlines cancel flights, gold is actually experiencing a long-unseen renaissance. 

Despite that, some financial analysts argue that the inflated gold price for the past few months would actually end up hurting the market more than helping it.

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