Crypto currency will become a mainstream accepted form of payment when the Federal Reserve rolls out its central bank digital currency ("CBDC"), or FedCoin. Not before then. The Fed and the SEC would never allow a third-party crypto currency to replace the U.S. Dollar. The only commodity that will ever replace the Dollar (every fiat … Continue reading Here’s When Crypto Currency Will Work
Analysts estimate that META will grow revenues in 2023 over 2022. However, the estimates I see imply that revenue growth will be back-end loaded. We know how that usually ends. I see META struggling to generate year-over-year Revenue growth and expect for 2023 to be a down Revenue year. Zuckerberg is not an Operator. META's … Continue reading META: Where Will Growth Come From?
The Fed's balance sheet was essentially unchanged over the week-ended January 11th. Treasuries: The Fed’s Treasury security holdings were $1.2 billion lower over the last week and $58.2 billion lower on a rolling 4-week total basis. Agencies: The Fed’s Government Agency security holdings were unchanged over the last week and $17.2 billion lower on a … Continue reading The Fed’s Balance Sheet Reduction (QT) Update
Coinbase up 12% because the company is cutting staff? They can't cut quick enough as crypto trading falls off. ChatGPT at 145x revenue? There are plenty of Technology companies that continue to trade at 20x revenue. Despite the pronounced pullback in Tech valuations over the course of 2022, there is further room for valuations to … Continue reading Rates Going Higher. Equities Going Lower.
Former WWE Chairman, CEO and majority owner Vince McMahon plans to return as WWE Chairman to conduct a strategic review (i.e. a sale), of the company. Comcast (ticker: CMCSA) is the natural acquirer of WWE (ticker: WWE) given that the two firms already partner. WWE shares were up 11% in the aftermarket, which implies a … Continue reading Comcast Is The Natural Acquirer of WWE
We recently wrote that there were more Tech-related layoffs in Q4 2022 than during the COVID trough in Q2 2020. Approximately 23% more Tech-related layoffs (73,899) occurred during Q4 2022 versus the COVID trough (60,141), in Q2 2020. There is plenty more room to cut. One thing is for sure - there is more room … Continue reading Was Q4 The Bottom For Tech Layoffs?
They are rolling over at FTX. Sam Bankrun-Fraud gets to stay at his parents' house (what did they know?), for the time being, but with his co-founders rolling over and admitting guilt in the FTX fraud, I can't imagine Bankrun-Fraud not being locked up for the rest of his life. The real question is will … Continue reading Crypto Crumbles
...Not even for Sam Bankrun Fraud. Good to see that Sam Bankrun Fraud was arrested tonight around 6pm ET at his residence in the Bahamas. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York will unseal the indictment on Tuesday morning. You leave yourself exposed to fraud when you pass on due diligence. Fraud … Continue reading Fraud Usually Does Not Pay…
50/50 odds on Bankrun-Fraud's freedom. 40/60 odds on his long-term survival. Corzine got away with it. Will Bankrun-Fraud? Former Goldman Senior Partner Jon Corzine commingled funds at his hedge fund - MF Global - a decade ago losing $1.6 billion in customer funds (they were recovered), and got away with a slap on the wrist. … Continue reading 50/50 Odds On Bankrun-Fraud’s Freedom