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Here’s When Crypto Currency Will Work

Here’s When Crypto Currency Will Work

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

META: Where Will Growth Come From?

META: Where Will Growth Come From?

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 Reduction (QT) Update

The Fed’s Balance Sheet Reduction (QT) Update

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

Rates Going Higher. Equities Going Lower.

Rates Going Higher. Equities Going Lower.

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.

50/50 Odds On Bankrun-Fraud’s Freedom

50/50 Odds On Bankrun-Fraud’s Freedom

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

FTC Sues To Block Microsoft’s Activision Acquisition

FTC Sues To Block Microsoft’s Activision Acquisition

Lina Khan's FTC is bad news. It reminds me of the FTC during the Obama Administration - quick to pick a fight with companies (I know from first-hand experience), without understanding the competitive landscape or how markets work. In this case, Microsoft's Xbox unit is the platform and Activision is the content publisher that will … Continue reading FTC Sues To Block Microsoft’s Activision Acquisition