The holiday weekend was a depressing one for many. Over the past month, on stay at home orders, people have been coming to grips with the current situation (what readers of this newsletter did back in February). Perusing the headlines and social media over the long holiday weekend, I got the feeling a shift is occurring in our thinking. Instead of coming to grips with the current situation, people are starting to process their thoughts about the future.
The Greatest Depression has started. We won’t sugar coat things, it’s going to get much worse before it gets better. While the stock market and other asset prices have stabilized for the time being, fundamentals like unemployment and productivity are still collapsing. We are in the eye of the storm.
Traditional markets are in the eye of the storm. They are enjoying a rally that won’t last. The virus panic, which our benevolent leaders induced, is starting to subside (by design?). The Chinese strategy of lock downs and fabricated numbers to manage public reaction, has been copied to a T. But fake numbers can create productivity.
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.
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.
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.
VITAL STATS Block 623,219Days until halving: 47Mayer Multiple: .805Est. Difficulty Adjustment: +2% to +10% in 12 DaysPrev Adj: -15.95%Weekly price H/L: $6989 / $5686Sats/$1 USD: 14,984Disclaimer MARKET COMMENTARY I was on Bitcoin Magazine’s quarantine hang out last night. We talked about a …
VITAL STATS Block 622,319Day until halving: 53Mayer Multiple: 0.760Est. Difficulty Adjustment: -13% in 5 DaysPrev Adj: +6.9%Weekly price H/L: $7230 / $4394Sats/$1 USD: 15,571Disclaimer MARKET COMMENTARY Lock downs are spreading across the world. California and NYC are now in lock …
In this episode, I break the news that the Fed has cut interest rates to zero and launched QE 5. The Fed is not in charge of interest rates, they follow the market. Interest rates were already close to zero in the market, so this move by the Fed was reactionary. They have lost control. I also talk about currency swaps and how to position yourself for the coming financial reset.