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Digital Asset Insights #59

Digital Assets Take Off

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple all driven by strong bullish sentiments as the digital asset industry looks set for a bountiful near term. BITCOIN (BTC) The week...
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The Old Man’s Views

I Am Getting the Feeling That Cryptocurrencies are Going to Remain in the Doldrums for Some Time to Come

I am not being negative towards the industry, because there is no chance cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology will not continue to develop, but we may be...
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The Old Man’s Views

Why Are You Reading This?

If you are anything like me, you are reading reports hoping that you will find a snippet of information that might prove profitable today or in...
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Cromwell FX Market View

War Stalls and Fed Hikes

The week saw the current war in Ukraine stall. With this we saw the Euro gain slight momentum   GBP gained as the BoE again raised...
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Digital Asset Insights #58

Updated: What Your Relationship with Bitcoin Says About You

BITCOIN (BTC) Bitcoins opened the week trading above $37,793 which is a slight climb from where it had been trading in the previous week. The following...
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The Old Man’s Views

Never underestimate the power of small people with a good idea and a few cans of beer!

Usually, when I am about to write, I typically have a list of 3 or 4 topics that I can choose from and decide what to...
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Cromwell FX Market View

Markets Remain Stable Ahead of Fed

The week saw some level of stabilisation after the previous 2 weeks of roller coaster markets. Ukraine continued to dominate the headlines but with no further...
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Macro Research

Don’t Fight the Fed

The phrase "Don't fight the Fed" is normally attributed to the reaction function of central banks once a crisis is underway. What does it mean? Simply...
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Digital Asset Insights #57

Investors predict Fed to hike rates this week. Reactions from Crypto will be expected

BITCOIN (BTC) Bitcoin traded within a volatile consolidation range this week, opening at a weekly low of $37,000, rallying to a high of $45,039, and then...
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The Old Man’s Views

Morals and the Markets

It doesn't matter how much the markets have moved in our favour. There can be no joy when watching what is happening in Ukraine.   I...
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Cromwell FX Market View

War Continues to Take Its Toll

The week was once again dominated by the continued invasion in Ukraine. Euro was the worse performer of the week as the attack on the Zaporizhzhia...
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Digital Asset Insights #56

First Mover Americas: Investors Visually perceive Bitcoin as Inflation Hedge

BITCOIN (BTC) BTC/USD opened the month selling at $43,257 on the first of March after soaring above the 9-day MA and 21-day moving averages to cross...
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The Old Man’s Views

A Sad Week

In a week such as this, talking about ways to make money seems a little obscene.   All the people in Ukraine are in my prayers....
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Cromwell FX Market View

Putin’s War Begins

The week was dominated by the build up of forces and eventual invasion of Ukraine. Though not unexpected by the markets the actual event still took...
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Macro Research

Will The Fed Hike in March?

With the war between Russia and Ukraine dominating headlines inflation numbers not seen since the early 80s and what could be the first Fed rate hike...
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Digital Asset Insights #55

War Puts BTC Price to the Test

Bitcoin (BTC) commences an incipient week in the shadow of an incipient geopolitical conflict - what are the main hurdles that investors face? BITCOIN (BTC) In...
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The Old Man’s Views

Perhaps It’s Time to Delve Deeper into How These Markets Move

The Whales have grown big, because they feast on the tiniest Algae This week, I was going to talk about something else. However, after monitoring a...
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Cromwell FX Market View

Ukraine / Russia Continues to Dominate

The ongoing military build-up in eastern Europe continued to dominate the market headlines. In the early stages of the week there was general optimism about the...
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FX Market View #39

Inflation and Potential of War Driving Markets

The currency markets have been simultaneously driven by two themes as of recent, however independently the duration of these market motives vary significantly. Firstly, there are...
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The Old Man’s Views

The Story of Fernando, The Romantic Bull.

The week of Valentine's Day is always a good time to tell the story of Fernando the Bull. I've read lots of reports and recommendations, many...
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Cromwell FX Market View

Ukraine in Focus

It seems not a week goes by without some level of event driven volatility. Late in the week rumours of Russia /  Ukraine escalation saw Euro...
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FX Market View #38

Markets dominated by Political tensions in Europe

Geo-political tensions drove the markets this past week with the US sending bold statements of a pending war in Europe. Whether or not the likelihood of...
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Macro Research

Is The Yield Curve About to Invert?

Since Q4 of 2021 to today we have had wild swings within fixed income markets. As G10 central banks have taken notice of rising inflation and...
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Digital Asset Insights #54

Bitcoin’s Parabolic Movement, Now What? 

This week's digital asset newsletter illuminates the vigorous performances shown recently by the established Cryptos. BITCOIN (BTC) At the opening of the week, Bitcoin, the largest...
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The Old Man’s Views

The Winter Games and Games People Play

China has done exceptionally well hosting the Winter Olympics after Covid.    Considering China's record of human rights abuse, the communists must be extremely happy that...
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Cromwell FX Market View

Surprise Hawkish ECB

Another volatile week as Central Bank hawkishness came to the fore. Traders had seen the Fed being Hawkish for sometime but last week was the turn...
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FX Market View #37

Markets breakouts have subsided but inflation remains

During the first month of the year, the currency markets fed on optimism from lower global unemployment data that support a consensus for economic growth. This...
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Digital Asset Insights #53

Bitcoin looks up and Ethereum surges 

This week's digital asset newsletter sheds light on strong performances by the established players and some surprising developments for alt coins. Bitcoin On January 30, Bitcoin...
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The Old Man’s Views

Reasons to be Cheerful

There are lots of reasons to be cheerful: cheaper currencies, low interest rates, … AND you are not a central banker!   Firstly, as you are...
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Monthly Newsletter

The Digital Asset Landscape January 2022

January 2022 in Review January continued the serendipitous slide of crypto, for the most part. It could be that all crypto will return to zero worth,...
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Cromwell FX Market View

Hawkish Fed Turbocharges USD

The greenback continued its rise against all other majors after the Fed left the markets in no doubt that it was going ahead with its tightening...
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Digital Asset Insights #52

Volatility Makes the World Go Around

Bitcoin Bitcoin dips to the lowest level in five months below $39k on January 21, 2022. This is the second time this year that the world's...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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