Archive: quantitative easing
News Fix: Startups Face a Souring Economy, SpaceX Skyrockets to $125 Billion
By Allison Brickell on June 1, 2022
In the wake of yet another mass shooting, many Americans are outraged and terrified. While lawmakers continue to argue over gun control legislation, the effects of gun violence are being felt across the country. That includes businesses too. The May 24 shooting in Uvalde, Texas — which left 19 children and two adults dead — has prompted thousands of Salesforce employees to push their company to cut ties with…
The Fed’s Policy Tightening Mirage
By Adam Sharp on January 21, 2022
Bitcoin is “crashing” once again. As I write this, it’s trading around $39,000. It’s down from around $43,000 a week ago. Altcoins are correcting much more severely, with many down 15% over the last 24 hours. As usual, all the crypto traders on Twitter are freaking…
Cosmos Takes Off Despite Crypto Market Correction
By Adam Sharp on January 7, 2022
Most of the crypto market has had a pretty rough week. Bitcoin’s down around 12%. Ethereum is down 15%. And a lot of altcoins are down 20% to 30%. However, our new portfolio pick Cosmos (ATOM) is taking off. It’s up 31% over the last week!…
The Fed Still Isn’t Ready to Stop Quantitative Easing
By Adam Sharp on January 7, 2022
Once again, the Federal Reserve is posturing as if it’s ready to taper quantitative easing (QE) and raise interest rates. Here’s the latest on that front from The Wall Street Journal: Federal Reserve officials at their meeting last month eyed a…
Blindly Believing the Fed
By Adam Sharp on November 5, 2021
I came across an interesting opinion piece on CoinDesk today titled “Will Bitcoin Win When the Fed Stops Buying Bonds?” Beginning in November, the Fed will purchase $10 billion fewer Treasury bonds and $5 billion fewer mortgage-backed securities (MBS) each month…
A Brutal Market for Shorting Stocks
By Adam Sharp on August 13, 2021
In 2008, I had a big short and put position on mall REITs (real estate investment trusts) and big bank stocks. It worked like a charm at first. My positions were up anywhere from 30% to more than 140%. These companies were leveraged to the hilt.
A New Decade of Inflation
By Adam Sharp on July 16, 2021
Bitcoin continues to trade in a pretty tight range between $30,000 and $35,000. There’s a possibility that it could drop to the $20,000 range, but I don’t see it going much lower than that. Of course, anything can happen with crypto. Regardless, I remain certain that…
Why the Fed Is Bluffing
By Adam Sharp on July 9, 2021
The Federal Reserve is in quite a pickle. Inflation is heating up, as evidenced by May’s 5% annualized inflation rate (according to dubious official numbers). Economists assure us that these price hikes are “transitory” — i.e., not permanent.
This Fragile Market
By Adam Sharp on February 28, 2020
Yes, the market is down 10% or so, but it could be much lower. Here’s why...
Mailbag: Don’t Take This Wall Street Investing Maxim as Gospel
By Early Investing on September 8, 2019
In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team explores investing in new sectors and understanding why the Fed is lowering interest rates.
Has the Fed Given Up?
By Adam Sharp on March 7, 2019
In stopping rate hikes, the Fed has signaled that it doesn’t care about debt and quantitative easing might be a permanent fixture on the economic scene.