A hugely significant financial event occurred last week with the much anticipated launch of the first US ETF in cryptocurrencies on 10 January. It was met with at first a shrug and then yesterday, a full scale thud with the Bitcoin price down 8.6% to
Ever since I first came across the growing anxiety over the ‘climate change’ meme early this century, one of the most remarkable features has been the escalating growth of the confidence (hubris?) of our leaders to claim to be able to alter the natural trends
Last week the Nasdaq screamed higher as FOMO investors threw caution to the wind and embraced the bullish frenzy unlocked by the promise of AI to explode growth’ shares’ earnings. But meanwhile ‘value’ shares represented by the Russell 2000 remined relatively moribund. What a difference!
So, how high will US rates go before the Fed starts cutting them? That’s the big question on the minds of pro investors/traders. To guestimate their projections they pore over every detail of the stream of US economic news for the best trading strategy. And
Once in a while, national politics is gripped in a major drama. But not only is that in evidence in the UK with the Shakespearian Fall of Boris, but also in the USA. The resignation of Boris was preceded by multiple resignations of cabinet ministers
US Crude oil is in the process of correcting the huge surge to my main target to the $128 high a month ago. Latest quote is $96 – a decline of $32 (25%). Of course, the price could rally back from around here – or it could correct further as some traders expect a price-induced increase in supplies to the spot market.
Thursday’s heavily-anticipated US Consumer price report came in on the high side – and stocks plunged. Note that the Fed has been trying to convince everyone for months that the price rises we are all seeing was ‘transitory’. Lesson: Don’t trust the Fed.
As a ‘child’ of the sixties, I watched a very popular and lively TV show (in glorious B&W) called That Was The Week That Was. It was the first of a succession of satirical political programmes that kicked off the transition from the age of deference (doffing our caps to our ‘betters’) to the current age of outspoken condemnation (and worse) of our so-called leaders (aka the ‘elite’).