Global stock market losses amounted to about $18 trillion in 2022, according to Bloomberg. Investors are very cautiously awaiting the year 2023. Will the financial markets reap any gains or will the markets continue to bleed and drop to new lows, both in exchanges and cryptocurrencies? In Europe, a similar poll of 14 strategists predicted an average gain of around 5% for the Stoxx 600 index. Monetary tightening has already helped to curb the recent rally in equity indices. In its worst phase this year, the index fell 25% in October and reached 3,577 points.