President Biden’s crypto executive order embraces the industry and illustrates how digital assets have become mainstream. It’s surreal to hear “the rise in digital assets creates an opportunity to reinforce American leadership in the global financial system and at the technological frontier…” coming from the White House. The various government departments and agencies are instructed […]
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Is the Ukraine invasion a buy trigger?
The question “Is the Ukraine invasion a buy trigger?” does not attempt to make light of the destruction and suffering in Ukrainian. Readers look to The Dispatch for investment observations, not malformed geopolitical ramblings. We shall aim to stick to our knitting even during this unfortunate time. The massive markets reversal on Thursday was a […]
US Inflation Upswing Remains
US inflation upswing remains in place even as the Federal Reserve says it’s transitory and announced a only a gradual reduction of QE. This means the Fed will only slow the purchase of Treasury Securities, with the balance sheet continuing to grow until ~June 2022. Despite the Fed dismissing inflation risks, the key indicators followed […]
Rents Will Keep Core-Inflation High for Longer
Dispatch #23 – 2021 July 16th, 2021 This week’s Dispatch is going to focus on Inflation, to explain how rising rents will keep core-inflation high for longer. We’ll look at the composition of the CPI basket, what items are most heavily weighted and how price data is diverging from reality. Housing, the largest weight at […]