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Where next for the British economy?

The British people had become so fixated on the ‘fixer upper’ to rent out to three or maybe four tenants… and nearly all other business ideas were abandoned, as property became the holy grail of… well nearly everything… in the last few years.

So it doesn’t surprise me now, when I see the slowing growth of the UK economy.

All those interesting businesses, and small businesses which added flavour and virtue to our local communities, seem to have been like…. a tap turned off, or switched off.

And without these shoots of flowering business start ups, and so much investment into flipping properties to rent, or to sell. Well it doesn’t surprise me, that we are in the puzzle of how to start growing our economy again.

Which businesses will be the ones to be able to survive the bumpy ride into 2023 and beyond?

Well, possibly those with good renewable energy business plans, and maybe ones with some flexibility or solid reserves.

Apologies for using SpaceX incorrectly as an image about British business, I like the innovative outlook of companies like SpaceX where private investment filled a void to keep progression in space travel after the discontinued NASA programme.

What is the greed fear index part two

The Financial Markets are in fear currently. Abit like my video where I mixed media of a sports car unable to move and sounds of accelerating.

It’s probably a good month to look at the CNN Greed Fear Index if you want to understand how it measures emotions involved with money.

Volatility in the financial markets can affect everyone, because even if you never held a single investment, your company pension is most probably invested in a fund, which in turn is a collection of companies which your pension is held inside.

What is the greed fear index?

Today’s reading from the CNN Greed Fear Index

The greed fear index answers the question, ‘what emotion is driving the market right now?’

It also gives you a comparison to a week, month and year ago
A month ago we were in fear, mostly because of fearful news around the energy crisis and fuel shortages.

You might be interested to know there is a cryptocurrency fear greed index.