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Cromwell FX Market View

Greenback Returns to Dominance

The USD gained across the board as stocks continued to falter. This led to a broader stronger greenback. NZD was the worst performer as further lockdowns...

Digital Asset Insights #35

Ethereum Regains Strength, Why $3,200 is The Key for More Upsides

Early last week, Ethereum started a strong increase from the $2,750 support zone, and the price is now trading above $3,000, which is near the 100-hour...

FX Market View #26

Interest rates and risk drive Dollar higher

During the past month the Dollar has been trending higher against the majors, on the back growing investor sentiment towards FOMC rhetoric supporting a rate hike...

The Digital Asset Landscape September 2021

September 2021 In Review The beginning of September saw Whales rushing in to purchase BTC even as the markets dipped - and then shock waves came...

The Old Man’s Views

I’m Back!

I've now been in the world of Capital Markets for almost 50 years, and the current environment is a million miles from the one I entered...

Cromwell FX Market View

Yen loses as Fed remains Hawkish

The USD was mostly flat against European pairs as continued issues around gas supply and the risk of inflation muted any gains against the greenback. Yen...

FX Market View #25

Dollar Gains on Market Uncertainty as Risk Abates

From the beginning of last week, the global markets were depleted of any sustainable risk appetite as the news from the collapse of China's Evergrande was...

Digital Asset Insights #34

1.6 million Salvadorans Now Using Bitcoin Chivo Wallet

The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, tweeted that the adoption of the nation's recently launched Bitcoin app, Chivo Wallet, has come to over 1.6 million...

FX Market View #24

Central Bank Meetings are the order of the week A slew of central bank meetings in the week ahead will keep the markets engaged in monitoring...

Digital Asset Insights #33

Ukraine Adopts New Law To Legalize Bitcoin And Other Cryptocurrencies Ukraine is the latest to join the growing list of countries that have legalized crypto. Seems...

Cromwell FX Market View

USD Ascendancy Continues China’s Worries

USD and JPY were the key winners as risk of sentiment in stock continued throughout the week. China's Evergrande continued to worry equity markets with a...

Digital Asset Insights #32

7 out of 10 Salvadorans want to repeal the new Bitcoin (BTC) law Seven out of every ten Salvadoran citizens want their political representatives to repeal...

FX Market View #23

Market looking to Trade the 'Corona' Delta The Dollar could not hold onto the gains made earlier in the week, as it paired losses against most...

Digital Asset Insights #31

Bitcoin 'whale' behaviour that preceded April's $64,000 high is back So, just what are Bitcoin whales doing lately? These holders of huge quantities of Bitcoin (BTC) are...

The Digital Asset Landscape August 2021

August 2021 In Review What a month! The month of August continued the brutal struggle between the bulls and bears of crypto, with much commentary making...

Digital Asset Insights #30

Emerging markets like Nigeria, Kenya led 880% global crypto growth in 2021 A recently published report by on-chain research firm Chainalysis was prepared as an effort...

Digital Asset Insights #29

Total crypto market cap back above $2 trillion, FUD now a distant memory Even though Chinese authorities had committed similar actions against crypto in the past,...

Digital Asset Insights #28

US senator says proposed crypto laws are a 'huge mistake' United States Senator Mike Lee of Utah has raised concerns that the crypto tax provision in...

FX Market View #22

Dollar heads higher on growing US jobs data The Dollar ascended against the currency majors last week, snapping its decline in the beginning of August. Higher...

Digital Asset Insights #27

Dogecoin (Doge), Bitcoin (BTC) recover after brief early Monday, August 2nd sell off Bitcoin and Dogecoin lost over 5% each last Sunday night after a brief sell-off in the...

Aryze to Launch Digital Cash, a new stable coin

Danish Fintech Aryze to launch digital cash, a new stable coin ARYZE is a Danish fintech working to change the way the world uses money by...

Digital Asset Insights #26

US FEDS WANT TO TAME 'WILDCAT' STABLECOINS LIKE TETHER AND USDC A professor of finance at Yale, Gary Gorton, and US Federal Reserve attorney Jeffery Zhang...

FX Market View #21

Only equity markets trade higher as risk appetite falls As the Delta variant of the corona virus subdued several major economies around the globe, the Dollar...

FX Market View #20

Dollar rally's on inflation and retail sales data The Dollar rally's against all major currencies last week apart for the Yen, to break the resistance it...

Digital Asset Insights #25

Diamond auctioned for $12 million worth of crypto at Sotheby's The auctioned-off Key 101.38 diamond holds the distinguished record of being the most expensive physical object...

FX Market View #19

Dollar resists short term sell-off and trades higher In the past week the Dollar faced resistance to its near-term trend of strengthening against the currency majors....

Digital Asset Insights #24

ETH bumps ahead of Ethereum 'London' upgrade. But what's it about? Ethereum touched just shy $2.4k early last week, making a two-week high, closing three consecutive...

FX Market View #18

Is this the time to buy into the Dollar dip? Following a hawkish view from the FED, the markets have priced in at least one rate...

Digital Asset Insights #23

"Get more Bitcoin," says Rich Dad author warning of 'Biggest Crash in History' American businessman and best-selling author Robert Kiyosaki says a global crash of epic...

The Digital Asset Landscape June 2021

June 2021 In Review The month of June saw a classic struggle between the bulls and bears of crypto, with lots of commentary to be found...

FX Market View #17

Dollar experiences technical weakening gainst the majors During the past week the Dollar was pushed back as it failed to consolidate weeks of gains against the...

Digital Asset Insights #22

MicroStrategy buys 13,005 more Bitcoin, now holds 105,000 BTC CEO Michael Saylor of the business analytics firm MicroStrategy said in a tweet in the beginning of last week...

FX Market View #16

Hawkish FED projections send the Dollar higher The US Dollar rallied following statements from the FED that were more hawkish than previously expected. Lifted higher by...

Digital Asset Insights #21

Tanzania's president is now calling for Bitcoin and crypto adoption As per local newspaper The Citizen, Tanzania's President Samia Sulhulu has asked the country's Central Bank to...

Digital Asset Insights #20

El Salvador set to become first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender "Next week, I will send to Congress a bill that will make Bitcoin...

FX Market View #15

Dollar holds onto current levels despite the drop in US yields The US 10-year yield has continued its pattern of trending lower during the past 3...

FX Market View #14

A Healthy US Jobs Market is unable to lift the Dollar The US jobs report in May released numbers of a somewhat healthy half a million...

Digital Asset Insights #19

Reserve bank of India slams banks after they stop services for crypto users The Reserve Bank of India, the country's central bank, released a new directive...

The Digital Asset Landscape May 2021

By the third week of May, the crypto markets saw a bit more volatility coming its way. Did I hear someone shouting, Opportunity? As always in...

FX Market View #13

Dollar range narrows with Month-end corrections As we approach month-end, investor interest in the Dollar accumulated resulting in the greenback shoring up against the majors. It...

Digital Asset Insights #18

Goldman Sachs finally considers Crypto as an asset class - a year after having stated just the opposite British MP calls for a 'safe space' for...

FX Market View #12

Dollar is unlikely to consolidation higher in near term The FED is continuing its path of buying US treasuries even as the economy is expanding, and...

Digital Asset Insights #17

CHINA SECURITIES JOURNAL SOUNDS ALARM ON CRYPTOCURRENCY FINANCIAL RISKS On Sunday, May 16th, as per an opinion piece in the China Securities Journal (CS), a broader consensus on strengthening supervision...

Digital Asset Insights #16

Digivault Gains FCA Approval This week in the digital currency community, a lot of developments are coming to light. There are new developments in anti-money laundering...

FX Market View #11

Sustained US rates growth required for Dollar recovery The release of the Consumer Price and Producer Price data indices pushed the Dollar around last week. Initially...

Digital Asset Insights #15

Marathon OFAC Pool Attracts Criticism The new week ushered in a variety of events. One major event is mining a fully regulation-compliant mining pool by Marathon...

FX Market View #10

Dollar driven lower by disappointing NFP data The relationship between the US economy and the Dollar remains disjointed since the impact of the corona virus on...

FX Market View #9

A turning point for the Dollar heading into May By the completion of the first full month in the second quarter, the Dollar index effectively unwound...

Digital Asset Insights #14

Mastercard to pair with Central bank digital currencies? Last week marked the end of April and ushered in the new month. The digital asset space for...

The Digital Asset Landscape April 2021

MIAMI WHAT? The month of April started on a high note as the Mayor of Miami stated his intention to transform Miami into a "clean energy"...

Digital Asset Insights #13

Gas is rising and not in your vehicle As the month comes to a close, Ethereum mining experiences its first rise in gas limit. The limit...

FX Market View #8

Market remains uncertain in holding Dollars The US Dollar settled in for a challenging week, unable to build any gains or forward momentum instead consolidating lower...

Digital Asset Insights #12

Last week was filled with a lot of activities quite unlike the one before. With so many things going on in the digital currency community, a...

Join Peter Kristensen at the inaugural Open Business Summit

Join Peter at the first Open Business Council global summit with over 20 + Government and Institutional leaders as well as 120 + Industry Experts on...

FX Market View #7

Dollar fails to consolidate on positive data The US data released during the last week confirmed the market expectation of a rebounding economic recovery. However, despite...

Digital Asset Insights #11

This new week seems to be geared towards the digital asset space which, as many believe, is getting ready for another surge in price. While many...

FX Market View #6

Eyes on inflation as market gauges Dollar's path Global economic data released in the days following the East holiday period disappointed markets, with investors returning to...

FX Market View #5

Dollar is trending higher from an elevated position The trading week was shortened by the Easter holiday period, with most financial closing on the Friday. However...

Digital Asset Insights #10

This week marks both the end of March and the beginning of April. Filled with such promise, the week saw the emergence of various noteworthy events....

The Digital Asset Landscape March 2021

The month began with the adoption of digital currencies for use by institutions and individuals, and its daily purchase experienced an increase. The first indication of...