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Stop Treating Bitcoin Like A Stock

Authored by Jordan Stephens via Hackernoon.com, It’s not. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never felt so compelled to drink in my life than the past week watching Bitcoin. It’s like watching a paper airplane bounce in the wind that could either nosedive any moment or catch another swift gust upward. I get it. […]

Bank Of America: “This Is The First Sign That A Bubble Has Arrived”

Lately, fund flow data has all the credibility of a NYT presidential poll two days before the Trump defeats Hillary.  On one hand, you have Lipper reporting that investors pulled $16.2bn from U.S.-based equity funds in the past week, the largest withdrawals since December 2016. The same Lipper also reported that taxable-bond mutual funds and […]

As Bitcoin Surges To New Record Highs, 5 Lessons For Every Crypto Investor

Once again the stories of the death of Bitcoin appear to greatly exaggerated. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph Overnight Asian demand sent the cyrptocurrency to a new record high at $17,934 (Bitstamp). Ethereum is off from its $750 highs, but rallying again today… Today's preice action in ETH and BTC show the ususual trade-off… And while […]

Banks Demand 11th-hour Reprieve On Key Part Of MiFID II

The clock is ticking down and there are only about three weeks to go before the dreaded MiFID II regulatory structure is implemented on 3 January 2018. While it’s been difficult to judge the industry’s preparedness for the change, several aspects of the new regulations have attracted the most debate and concern. These have included […]

Three Charts And The Path To Hyper-Monetization

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, Just three charts putting things in perspective… Chart #1:  three periods and four variables (total US energy consumption, 25-54yr/old US employees, federal debt, and federal funds rate %: 1950 to 1975 +43 quadrillion BTU's of energy consumption +15 million 25-54yr/old employees +$0.3 trillion federal debt 1975 to 2000 +19 quadrillion BTU's […]

Global Deflation Alert: Chinese Credit Creation Tumbles To 27 Month Low

At the end of November, we showed a troubling observation for China – and global – macro watchers from Axiom’s Gordon Johnson: for the first time ever, record Chinese credit creation had failed to stimulate the economy, and in fact the exact opposite appeared to be unfolding – economic growth is slowing across a number […]

Long Island Woman Indicted For Funding ISIS With Bitcoin

With intriguingly coincidental timing, as cryptocurrencies reach mainstream and grab the world's attention, the US Justice Department has unsealed a grand-jury indictment that shows a Long Island woman has been indicted on charges that she tried to funnel money to ISIS using Bitcoin. The Eastern District of New York press release details the crimes… Long […]

“Everything’s Great!”

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, So much for that call. I thought there was no way Yellen would put her fingers in her ears, close her eyes, and shout “nah nah nah – I can’t hear you” to the speculative fervour that has gripped markets. Well, there is no way to […]

Bloomberg Pronounces The Early Death Of The Traditional Long-Short Hedge Fund Model

Bloomberg has apparently just taken it upon itself to pronounce the early, unceremonious demise of the traditional Long/Short Hedge Fund model after seemingly declaring that stocks will continue to march higher in perpetuity, with minimal volatility, thus rendering traditional financial analysis and stock picking about as obsolete as a Motorola pager from 1982.  Of course, […]

What Causes Asset Bubbles?

As we showed yesterday, the price of bitcoin has finally surpassed "Tulips" in the global bubble race. Overnight the former Bridgewater analysts Howard Wang and Robert Wu, who make up Convoy Investments, released their thoughts on what happens next… and most importantly, what causes asset bubbles… When we see a dramatic rise in asset prices, […]