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The Federal Reserve reigns in speculation

June 23, 2022

Remember way back when owning FAANGs was a badge of honor? Yes, a mere six months ago. Now FAANGs are a source of scorn. What happened? The Fed made an aggressive policy U-turn, raising interest rates and withdrawing liquidity from the economy and markets.

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The Fed’s U-turn kicks into high gear

June 21, 2022

The erstwhile, extraordinary bull market advanced on a tailwind of low, short-term interest rates and massive Federal Reserve purchases of longer-maturity debt securities intended to stabilize long-term rates, referred to as “quantitative easing.”

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The cryptocurrency comeuppance

June 14, 2022

Bitcoin, which started the whole cryptocurrency phenomenon, is now in free fall, having dropped more than 50% year to date to $21,870 as of Tuesday’s close below my bearish forecast of $25,000.

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