One of the top stories surrounding financial markets in 2021 has been the return of inflation. After a series of unprecedented actions taken by governments and central banks to keep households and businesses afloat during the pandemic, debate rages over how severe and prolonged inflation will last.
Alternative assets in the sense of this writing are an asset other than stocks, bonds, or cash.
The stock market has come roaring back since its low in March 2020, where the S&P 500 dropped roughly 30% over the course of a month.
A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is usually made up of a group of investors that are looking to pursue one or more company acquisitions in the near future.
Cryptos such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, etc. work as digital assets and forms of exchange. Their typical functionality is to operate as a currency that can be used to pay for goods or exchange one currency for another (i.e. dollar for XRP), though they can also be used for things such as running applications or exchanging information.