With disappointed earnings from major tech companies and obvious concerns about valuations, investors, it seems, are starting to doubt the incessant bull run we experienced across assets — and the advertised economic recovery.

Yesterday, the S&P and the Nasdaq both fell 2.5%. The dollar bounced amid the sell-off. This morning…


It might be because we’ve just passed 100 million coronavirus cases globally, or maybe because of the hurdles the current US administration is facing in regards to a stimulus plan, but markets felt slightly bearish across the board.

Equities in Asia, Europe, and America edged lower. Treasuries inched down. The…


US-China relations seem to be hitting a low point as President Biden confirms his administration will hold a tough line on Beijing. On another negative note, we are approaching 100 million Coronavirus cases globally and many countries are still in full lockdown.

However, equities have not been affected, and rose…


Last Friday, traditional markets ended the week on a mixed note, with the S&P down, the Nasdaq up, Treasuries and yield more or less flat, the dollar timidly moving up, and gold retracing sharply.

In the crypto space, while BTC’s moves were more pronounced, the picture looks unclear as well…


We’re the 21st in Asia but, in the US, they’re just finishing an important day where President Biden is sworn in and officially replaces Trump in the White House. Markets felt undeniably risk-on.

The S&P rose 1.4% and the Nasdaq jumped 2%. Treasuries, yields and the dollar stayed in place…


Markets reopened in the US and now feel somewhat risk-on. Yesterday the S&P jumped almost 1% while treasuries and gold remained muted. The dollar index fell sharply. Early in Asia, futures are edging higher in Japan and Australia, but seem to be leaning towards a dip in Hong Kong.

In…


Muted volumes and muted trading during MLK day (meaning equities, bonds and OTC markets are closed in the US).

Crypto markets are opened, though, but moves are also muted for a different reason. BTC prices seem to be narrowing into a -bullish?- pennant with a mid-line at about $36,000.

From…


It will be an interesting week for Asia trading as most look at economic data coming out of China in the coming days. Last Friday, global indexes fell by about 1% across the board; this morning, futures look set to follow.

Looking at crypto, the weekend was naturally more eventful…


While US politicians continue with impeachment proceedings, on the economic front, Powell assures investors that now is not the time to think about reversing the easing measures that are in place. On a shorter term basis, markets were spooked by yet another jump in jobless claims.

The S&P fell about…


In traditional markets, we see a simple continuation of the previous session’s dynamics. The S&P rose slightly after some intraday swings. Investors bought some more treasuries, pushing the 10-year yield down, but still above 1%. Gold is stagnating at $1,850.

BTC has been more dynamic and bullish. After four down…

Justin d’Anethan

Passionate about financial markets, long-term investments, the occasional short-term trade and disruptive technologies.

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