Most Googled investing terms of 2022 and this year’s top word – The Average Joe

    Most Googled investing terms of 2022 and this year’s top word

    Victor Lei — Head of Research

    January 31, 2023

    January 31, 2023

    The highlights:

    • Value Investing” — not growth investing — was the overarching strategy of 2022. No surprise, given how poorly growth stocks had performed.
    • Oil Price” spiked early in the year and calmed down as energy prices began to fall — alongside “Russian Stock Market.” The two almost went hand in hand.
    • “Interest Rate Forecast” was searched consistently as talks of “when will the Fed slow interest rates” heated up. A Joe can dream.

    But let’s not dwell on the past…

    Early contender for top search of 2023…

    Is it even going to be close?

    It’s AI season… and no one wants to get left behind. Companies are jumping on the AI bandwagon like it’s LeBron’s signing season.

    • C3.AI rose 22% yesterday after launching a new suite of AI-focused products.
    • The “Google of China,” Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), is releasing its own AI chatbot.
    • Zoom (NASDAQ:ZM) is trying to find its next act with AI-powered tools for sales teams.

    Just a few of many thousands of companies trying to figure out how to add AI to their product page.

    At the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) earlier this year, there were 579 exhibitors in the AI category — vs. 176 in metaverse and 19 in crypto. Like: AI-powered ovens, self-driving strollers and AI smartwatches.

    But one company made an early move into AI and may already be seeing its benefits.

    Say hello to a long-forgotten friend… Meta (more below).

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