These risk factors could precipitate a stock market crash.

Stocks in 2022 are off to a terrible start, with the S&P 500 down close to 20% since the start of the year

Investors in Big Tech are growing more concerned about the economic growth outlook

and are pulling back from risky parts of the market that are sensitive to inflation and rising interest rates

This is a recipe for a troubled macroeconomic environment

While stock market volatility is normal in the short term

market weakness so far in 2022 has investors worried about further downward movement

Here are seven risk factors that could trigger a market crash in 2022.

1. High inflation. 2. Rising interest rates. 3. Russia-Ukraine war. 4.Supply chain issues. 5. Unsustainable labor costs. 6. Weak earnings. 7.China's economic drag.

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