We have looked at Bitcoin for some time at Simpler Trading, both in the rooms and individually. This year has seen Bitcoin and crypto again in the spotlight. We are seeing crypto gain attention for two reasons. The first is the continuing and never-ending money printing by central banks diluting the purchasing power of fiat … Read more
Everyone has seen the recent run in Bitcoin. Bitcoin price has more than quadrupled off the lows and it seems that cryptocurrencies are now on everyone’s radar. Equally as important, we have seen institutions drive adoption like never before, from Square and PayPal allowing users to buy on the platform, to greater institutional investments in … Read more
There is a setup in the markets currently that mirrors the setup just before Black Monday in 1987 that you should be aware of. This does not mean that history repeats; as traders we look at probabilities first. Let me make the case: In 1987, from June to October, the market was seeing a winning … Read more
Since the March lows, we have seen the Fed do incredible things never seen before. It started with conventional things (like slashing rates and providing liquidity to markets) and quickly spiraled into modern day money printing via debt monetization and, even more drastically, buying corporate junk bonds.
Stocks are at an all-time high fueled by an accommodative Fed, improving trade war sentiment, and a steepening yield curve. What do all three of these things have in common? They are all major contributors to the resurgence of the “Reflation Trade.” The Reflation Trade refers to the idea that all the easy money from … Read more