Crashes, Crypto & Money Disasters

Full Disclosure: The Author [Richard Ronc] has no cryptocurrency holdings.

The last week in the markets have been … interesting to say the least. Volatility is not merely a word that should be used to tell people that something is going bad.  Volatility can also send things the other way … violently, with bone snapping force. We saw that on Thursday – finely enough the Core Price inflation report came in ‘better than expected’ along with unemployment claims showing a potential sign of economic slowdown and as a result … the markets took off.

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Markets, Inflation, Recession & What Comes Next

Disclaimer: None of the following is legal or financial advice in anyway, and such advice should be sought from a legal and/or financial professional.

Despite what some may believe, there are few things more divisive or as important as money. After all it is the very lifeblood of entire economies, businesses, livelihoods and for many their personal dreams, goals and ambitions.

Its pretty safe to say that when it comes to money, and the markets, things seem to be in a pretty big mess at the moment. Fear and greed are rife, Supply and demand are out of balance, policy makers are … at the core of every major market and economic move, and some of the decisions just simply don’t even seem to make the smallest bit of sense.

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Can Rising Interest Rates Stop Inflation?

When it comes to the markets, things have been a bit all over the place … so much so trying to make sense of things is frankly maddening. But its safe to say that the topics that have been dominating have been Inflation and the federal reserve … and its commitment to fighting inflation.

But investors and traders themselves are doing their bit … seemingly on a day to day basis. You don’t have to look through too much history (re: the S&P 500 index) just in the last few months to see whiplashing movements in both directions, where each downward movement is followed by some article about ‘Worries of inflation pushes markets lower …’, each upward movement followed by trailing headlines, ‘Worries of inflation easing …’

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Could Crypto Show its Darker Side?

Full Disclosure: The Author [Richard Ronc] has no cryptocurrency holdings.

Chronologically, it’s about time for my annual crypto bashing session … well not really.

Crypto currencies just do their own thing … or do they? (referencing Bitcoin and Ether only) the last 6 months of history does appear to show some insight into not just what crypto currencies do, but what they might also do in future. But at a rudimentary level, there are some interesting things to look at.

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Quantitative Easing

Disclaimer: None of the following is legal advice in anyway, and legal advice should be sought from a legal Professional

It’s pretty safe to say that most people could describe 2020 in a single word. In many ways 2021 might not be all that different. Uncertainty, global tensions between economic superpowers and the odd COVID-19 variant breakout here and there are keeping us well and truly on our toes … inflation is coming … the lunatics are running the asylums …

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