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The Case for Deflation: Part 4 Liquidity and REPO – E214

In this episode I walk through an understanding of Liquidity and how the actions of the Federal Reserve can’t increase liquidity and flow in the economy. I also give a quick definition of the REPO market and interpret it as a money substitute factory – a place that creates and destroys money substitutes. This is the consensus layer of the global financial system and how we need to define what money is. It’s money substitutes that flow through the REPO and money markets.

The Case for Deflation: Part 2 – E212

In this episode I tackle different types of money, debt, fiat and commodity monies. I discuss how they behave differently as a global money standard. Debt has a unique aspect of global deflation that’s not shared with other forms of money. I discuss bailouts at money replacement, not money expansion. Finally, I wrap up with how this all ends.

The Case for Deflation: Part 1 – E211

In part one of this series I describe two important schools of thought on the global monetary system and the future of the dollar: the Dollar Milkshake and the Eurodollar. Then I try to establish a definition for inflation as a monetary phenomenon based on mainstream Milton Friedman, Mises and my own defintition. Lastly, I ask the question if what we think of as monetary expansion today, is actually monetary expansion.

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Bitcoin Market Commentary, Read Through – E210

Hi Bitcoiners, I’m reading through my Friday newsletter The Fundamentals Report #83 along with my extra commentary. Topics covered are the virus and effects of lock downs and shortages in gold and the dollar. I also talk about how bitcoin fits into this market. I touch on bitcoin price analysis, stablecoins, unemployment in the US, and network stats.

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The Fundamentals Report #83 – 4/3/2020

Several interesting threads have developed this week. People questioning the government story of the coronavirus and the need for the lock downs and shortages in gold and dollar. The Bitcoin specific news cycle is slow. It’s chugging along. As we’ve said in the past, Bitcoin is in its own world, only affected by deep fundamental cracks in the traditional system.

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General Update, Virus, Dollar, China and Japan – E209

In this episode I discuss the bullish case for bitcoin being driven by QE but not via a weaker dollar. The dollar will continue to strengthen in a volatile way. Bitcoin will be bid because the traditional market will get worse and worse at price discovery and bitcoin will get better and better. I bring in two articles. The first one is about China’s consumer credit bubble popping and the second is about primary dealers in Japan refusing to sell their JGB’s to the Bank of Japan. That effectively stops QE as a weapon of the central bank. The primary dealers would rather use their JGB’s in dollar swaps with the Fed.