On this episode of “On the Margin,” Blockworks Co-founder Mike Ippolito is joined by anonymous analyst Mr. Blonde. Taking a break from diamond heists and bank robberies, Mr. Blonde joins us to discuss whether Jerome Powell will be forced to pivot Fed rate hikes in 2022.

Mr. Blonde also shares his outlook on growth for 2022 and chats about market returns during Fed tightening cycles. They discuss how the Russia-Ukraine conflict will affect markets and whether inflation is secular or transitory.

They also cover:

  • the housing market
  • growth peaking in 2021
  • and so much more

Watch the full episode below! 👇

“On the Margin” is a two-part show. Once a week, Mike interviews industry experts. At the end of the week, he is joined by a co-host where they break down the top crypto and macro stories. Episodes go live every Wednesday and Saturday morning.

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    Brianna Beckford is a Florida-based editor mainly focused on digital assets and the crossroads between the virtual and physical. As a University of Florida grad in Art + Technology, she’s dabbled in writing and reporting with a focus on the growth of hypermediacy in the present day. She focuses on video and podcasting for Blockworks.