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Cromwell FX Market View

Dollar Comes Back Strong

All major currencies lost vs the greenback as risk off continued to dominate the week. Tech stocks that started reporting moved the Nasdaq sharply lower with...

The Old Man’s Views

Both Education and Government Policy Always Comes with A Cost

It's been a terrible past few weeks - new investors who came to the markets expecting to see instant gains have been disappointed, but hopefully, this...

Digital Asset Insights #51

Ripple Pushing Hard at SEC Like Never Before, States Jake Chervinsky, Head of Policy at US Blockchain Association

It is quite important the world understands that Ripple, together with the XRP army, are hitting hard at the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) like...

The Old Man’s Views

Trading in Progress: Please Leave Your Emotions at the Door

When I was a young boy, I quickly learned that grabbing hold of the end of hot poker was not advisable.  Welcome to the world of...

Cromwell FX Market View

Dollar Loses Ground Despite Inflationary Pressures

Strong US inflation and continued hawkish comments from the Fed failed to give any support to the USD as it sold off against all it's major...

Digital Asset Insights #50

Hong Kong To Set a Plan for Cryptocurrency Regulations by July 2022

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, which is the central banking institution of the city-state, intends to establish a new regulatory regime for digital assets by this...

FX Market View #36

Shifting market sentiment weighs down the US Dollar

The market optimism that was prevalent during the first of the year faded during the subsequent daily trading sessions. Sentiment appears to sit on both sides...

The Old Man’s Views

Fruit machines ain’t finance

I came into the cryptocurrencies looking for additional products to hedge against inflation and economic decline.   What I found ...was a minefield.   I appreciated...

Cromwell FX Market View

Dollar Stalls Despite Fed

With a slightly shortened week the markets started the year risk on as Omicron fears faded however with the Fed giving a more hawkish outlook stock...

FX Market View #35

Markets poised for gains this week following initial selloff

The New Year started with Dollar gains as market optimism pushed the greenback higher against the most global currencies. Equity markets rallied as investors looked to...

Digital Asset Insights #49

Do You Believe Bitcoin Will Hit $100,000 In 2022? We Asked the Experts

The Federal Reserve took the steam out of cryptocurrencies at the end of the year when it made a hawkish turn which largely spared other risk...

The Old Man’s Views

Happy New Year!

At the end of the year, we had a few people disappointed because that much forecasted 100,000 on Bitcoin starting to look little more than a...

Digital Asset Insights #48

Famous Crypto Influencer Asks Crypto Community to Root for Ripple, as Ripple’s Win Against SEC Is a Net Positive for The Market

In his recent New Year video labeled "8 Shocking Bitcoin Crypto Predictions for 2022," famous crypto influencer and investor Lark Davis reaffirms that the SEC lawsuit against Ripple is...

Monthly Newsletter

The Digital Asset Landscape December 2021

December 2021 in Review More price declines and conflicting messages hit the crypto market all through December, although there was an ever-so-slight Christmas rally which lasted...

The Old Man’s Views

The Old Man Looks Back on 2021

Firstly, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Omicron upturned my Christmas plans, but we all got through it safely.   We are about to...

Digital Asset Insights #47

718.3 Million XRP Shuffled By Ripple Labs And Its Major ODL Platforms

Whale Alert reported in the beginning of last week, that a staggering 718.3 million XRP had been kicked over by several crypto asset companies - Ripple, Binance and two...

Cromwell FX Market View

Dollar Shines… Eventually

The week saw a slew of central banks reporting surprises. The Fed indicated that next year there will be up to 3 interest rate rises, followed...

Digital Asset Insights #46

BBVA Switzerland becomes the first traditional bank in Europe to add Ethereum to its crypto offering

The Swiss division of the Spanish banking giant, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), became the first traditional bank in Europe to include Ethereum into its service...

The Old Man’s Views

Satoshi Lives!

I am rushing to get ready for a flight to the UK. Hopefully, it will take off before Boris bans all incoming flights.   As most...

Cromwell FX Market View

Markets Put Omicron Behind Them. Temporarily?

FX markets were mixed but the general theme of risk on returned as investors temporarily put Omicron fears behind them. Commodity currencies were strongest but moves...

Digital Asset Insights #45

Ethereum’s Market Cap Is Now Beyond That of The Biggest Banks in The World

The crypto industry has had one of its best years as it began to see widespread adoption from both retail and institutional investors. This has had...

The Old Man’s Views

Covid, the Metaverse and Biden… What could go wrong?

Last night I had my Covid booster jab and feel like crap today. Therefore, I will mimic what our governments are doing: Follow the science and...

Cromwell FX Market View

Fed Look To Taper And Omicron Nervous Markets

As further news and statistics on the newly discovered Omicron variant were being digested by traders Fed Chair Powell stirred up the markets further, by talking...

Digital Asset Insights #44

Here’s What’s Next for Cardano, Shiba Inu, Terra and Two More Altcoins, According to Crypto Analyst

In the middle of last week, before the bloodbath continued in crypto, pseudonymous crypto analyst Altcoin Sherpa, who is a popular crypto strategist and trader with...

The Old Man’s Views

The People Vs The Powers?

Omicron: Yet, another variant of the China virus that our governments enjoy using to impose their authority? If you can't beat them, we should join them....

Monthly Newsletter

The Digital Asset Landscape November 2021

November 2021 in Review Going against most of the guidance and predictive models being bantered about throughout October, the month of November saw red in the...

Cromwell FX Market View

Omicron Dominates Headlines

Investor confidence collapsed as the news of the newly named Omicron Variant. World Heath Organisation warned that the variant has a large number of variants some...

FX Market View #34

Markets see reprieve since last week’s COVID sell-off

The financial markets slid lower last week as the Dollar picked up the slack and pushed higher. As per normal, the greenback is the 'go-to' currency...

Digital Asset Insights #43

Crackdown in India Continues with Crypto Ban Planned for the Winter. What’s Wrong with This Picture?

India is looking to ban most crypto assets by introducing a new bill to regulate the industry this coming winter. The agenda for the upcoming winter...

The Old Man’s Views

Thanksgiving Thoughts from the Old Man

Unusually for me, I am a bit short of inspiration this week.   I think it might be because of the launch of CNN Portugal last...

Cromwell FX Market View

Lockdown Fears Resurface

The Euro fell last week, firstly weighed by ECB comments who  continued to push back the need for policy action but more importantly lockdowns across the...

FX Market View #33

Euro slides as European Nations battle a COVID surge

The momentum behind the Euro rally last week ran out of steam, as COVID infection numbers surge on the continent. Europe's central and eastern currencies were...

Digital Asset Insights #42

How And Why to Make Profits Off the Downside

Just about the entire cryptocurrency market experienced a free fall last Monday and Tuesday, with Bitcoin falling more than 10% to $58,500 and ETH to $4,100. Sometimes you...

Cromwell FX Market View

Interest Rate Repricing

The week after the main Central Banks announced their interest rates a repricing of expectations took hold. The USD was once again the main winner as...

The Old Man’s Views

Are you confusing hedging a position with diversifying your assets?

Because I keep away from the micro part of the business, i.e., what to buy and sell, or what happened yesterday, it is sometimes difficult to...

FX Market View #32

Dollar extends its Rally following high US CPI data

Inflation data reported on the high side in the US with the release of the October CPI numbers, extending the Dollar's rally over the weekend. The...

Digital Asset Insights #41

Crypto Weekly Roundup: BTC Paychecks For Mayors, $1B TRON Fund, Barca And Red Bull Racing Launch NFTs, And More

A backlog of crypto transactions on Binance forced the exchange to stop withdrawals temporarily. What else happened in the world of crypto and blockchain last week?...

The Old Man’s Views

From Marxist Methane to Foreign Farm – and a Few Things In-between

I thought about starting this week's report commenting on Joe Biden emitting his unique methane in front of the Duchess of Cornwall. But there is no...

Cromwell FX Market View

Central Bank Surprise?

Central banks pushed back against the markets hawkish interest rate expectations last week. RBA started the week and set the tone. While ending the yield curve...

FX Market View #31

Dollar strengthens as central banks push back against further tightening

The Dollar held a firmer stance at the end of last week, as major central banks pushed against the markets discounting future tightening. First up in...

Digital Asset Insights #40

Will Shiba Inu Keep Rising?

Shiba Inu has surpassed the expectations of many cryptocurrency traders. Everyone wants to know if it can keep growing. So far, the coin has managed to...

The Old Man’s Views

Old men, power and COP26

The more I hear from the young, dynamic guys out there - those who use technology to create a positive future - the more I appreciate...

Cromwell FX Market View

Euro selloff to continue? Fed and BOE meet

The Euro ended the week as one of the worst performers as the post ECB rally faded. Markets see the Eurozone lagging other major central banks...

The Digital Asset Landscape October 2021

October 2021 In Review The month of October saw the whales bouncing high out of the water from last month's murky news and surging to new...

FX Market View #30

Dollar is poised for a rally during a week of major announcements

Global yields have firmed this week with a majority of the currency majors paring gains against the Dollar. As opposed to the pattern that developed in...

Digital Asset Insights #39

Shiba Inu Reaches a New All-Time High: Unstoppable!

The Shiba Inu coin finally reached an all-time high (ATH) of $0.00004926 on October 26th, with a market cap dominance of $24,116,388,304, 0.87%, and a volume...

The Old Man’s Views

More regulations could be the problem!

You cannot discuss this business with anyone working in it, without the discussion turning to rules and regulations. How, without introducing more rules and regulations, we...

Cromwell FX Market View

Dollar drifted as Fed taper all but confirmed

The US dollar drifted lower throughout the week continuing its negative correlation with risk assets. Optimism in risk assets meant the USD lost ground against commodity...

Digital Asset Insights #38

Proshares Bitcoin Strategy ETF Debut Captures Close to $1 Billion in Volume

Proshares Bitcoin Strategy exchange-traded fund (BITO) launched early last week, and it did well on its first day, closing at $41.94 per share. Meanwhile, the price...

FX Market View #29

Dollar holds in narrow range ahead of US Q3 GDP data

As we approach the tail-end of the first month in the last quarter of the year, one key macro view on the week ahead is the...

The Old Man’s Views

Beijing Biden and the Coming Big Bang

I'm running my computer and router on a generator because the power is off. What the hell is going on? For 20-years, since Bill "blow-me" Clinton,...

Cromwell FX Market View

Strong Energy and Commodities Dominate

The Yen selloff continued through the week as a broader risk on strategy was adopted which spilled over into USD pressure. With little economic announcements the...

The Old Man’s Views

How to piss off your Peers? Here’s how.

For many years, since I moved to Portugal, I have learned to keep my work and my private relationships much more separate than I once did....

FX Market View #28

Markets driven by high energy prices and low Chinese growth data

US equities traded higher last week as they rallied on strong earnings reports, which in turn helped global stocks to achieve multi-session gains. As a result...

Digital Asset Insights #37

NYC’s Penn Station transformed into the largest public crypto NFT sale

An interactive art sale featuring over fifty digital NFTs, accessible by QR code, ensured that crypto fever reached all the way to Penn Station in New...

The Old Man’s Views

Oh, Joe! What did you do?

The great thing about internet searching is the algorithms that keep presenting you with the content it thinks you will like.   I was searching searching...

Cromwell FX Market View

NFP disappoint but USD remains in control

Despite a disappointing NFP on Friday the Dollar remained generally in control during the week. Yen lost across the board as treasury yields continued to rally....

FX Market View #27

Dollar remains mixed in response to lower US jobs data

The news of last week was how the Dollar would respond to the NFP data being released on Friday. Estimates were pointing towards continued US economic...

Digital Asset Insights #36

Bullish? Bitcoin Long-Term Holder Supply Shock Ratio Goes to New Highs

Early last week, citing data from analytics company Glassnode, popular crypto strategic commentator Will Clemente outlined the significant trend change of long-term holders, along with their behavior towards...

The Old Man’s Views

Lords and Ladies of the Speculative World

Summer is over, it is time to look at the bright new future ahead. Having been wheeled out of my nursing home and placed back in...