It was a wild ride for Wall Street last year, with the coronavirus pandemic sending both economies and financial markets into turmoil. But despite the collapse of share prices in March and February, the US stock market ended the year on a record high.
Many people are now hoping the worldwide rollout of vaccines and ongoing government stimulus packages will also have a positive impact on equities.
It was also a tumultuous year for the US dollar, which weakened against the world’s major currencies. This year looks set to be more of the same, with many analysts expecting the currency to spiral further as investors look for safer assets to hedge against a turbulent economy.
Bitcoin’s recent rally, in which it surged to a record high, is also tempting investors. But while this may conjure up