Data is funny; it conceals as much as it reveals. The Nifty was up 4.3% in 2022. As tepid as it may sound, it masks the drama investors witnessed in 2022. A sharp crash in tech stocks, the different shades of Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, and a stirring inflation monster were a few events that kept us on our toes. New investors had only seen a dream run post-covid pandemic of 2021. The year 2022 was a rude shock.