US inflation surge is the big news this week in the media, although The Dispatch is tired of the subject. Last week, we reiterated our high inflation view in Dispatch #36, which was first laid out in Dispatch #23. We continue to see shelter inflation catch-up offset the coming slowdown in transitory items that are […]
SEC crypto ETF approval
Bitcoin futures ETF is inefficient
The US finally got a bitcoin ETF, but one that provides exposure via the inefficient futures market. This ETF is an expensive solution due to the cost of rolling future each month. We are talking 5-15% annualized cost. This is what counts as “investor protection” in today’s regulatory world. Yes, bitcoin futures trade on the […]
Fed start talking about thinking about tapering!
Dispatch #20 -2021 June 18th, 2021 This week, the Fed disclosed that their rate expectations have risen to 0.60% by the end of 2023 from near zero previously. This caught some markets by surprise and could well be a dress rehearsal of market action if the Fed brings forward rate hikes. In the short-term, bonds […]
SEC delays Bitcoin ETF but Bitcoin adoption momentum accelerates
Dispatch #14 -2021 May 7th, 2021 The Dispatch starts with SEC delaying the Bitcoin ETF application by Van Eck. Then, we will delve into the accelerating momentum on Bitcoin adoption. Perhaps the most important story is the possibility of multiple banks offering their customers access to Bitcoin with the help of NYDIG. The FT story […]