Trying to survive high inflation is difficult, but surviving The Federal Reserve’s counterattack to inflation is even more difficult.
Two people who constantly appear in the business are ARK’s Cathie Wood and TSLA’s Elon Musk. A third we can add is Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX and Alameda Research infamy.
So which one was the best at surviving inflation and The Fed’s counterattack? Answer? None of them.
Since the same day last year, we have seen M2 Money growth plunge and The Fed Funds Target rate rise rapidly from 25 basis points to 4.50%, a rapid increase. But over the last year, Cathie Wood and ARK fell -68.4%, Elon Musk’s Telsa fell -68.9% and Bitcoin fell -65.1%
So, ARK, Tesla and Bitcoin were demolished in 2022 thanks to inflation and The Fed’s counterattack. But the NASDAQ index was down too, but only -35.2% YoY.