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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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?...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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