Podcast: Fidelity Director of Macro on Bitcoin and Financial Repression
By / August 4, 2021, 10:03 am EDT

Timmer highlights how investors can prepare for a period of financial repression and generate returns in a high debt, low yield environment.

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Stocks Rally After Tumultuous Week While Cryptos Extend Drop Amid Intensifying China Crackdown: Markets Wrap
By / June 21, 2021, 4:58 pm EDT

Stocks rebound after a disordered week where looming interest rate hikes curbed investors’ appetite for inflation-sensitive assets.

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Strengthening Dollar Leads to Sell Off in Stocks, Gold and Cryptos: Markets Wrap
By / June 18, 2021, 4:30 pm EDT

A strong dollar and deflationary pressures may have been this week’s downfall for commodities like gold. The US currency briefly reached a two-month high on Friday while gold slumped the lowest it has in over a month.

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Looming US Interest-Rate Hikes Continue to Shake Up Global Markets; Gold Dips as Dollar Strengthens: Markets Wrap
By / June 17, 2021, 5:39 pm EDT

“(We) believe that the FED is only making the case for bitcoin stronger, as it doesn’t seem they’ve implemented any systems to curb inflation. This strengthens the idea behind a monetary system that can’t print dollars at will; the US has printed almost 25% of all circulating dollars in the last 16 months,” Michael Rabkin, head of institutional sales and global partnerships at DV Chain, wrote in a note to Blockworks.

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Equities dip as Fed sees two rate hikes in 2023; Treasury yields rise, and the dollar strengthens: Markets Wrap
By / June 16, 2021, 5:57 pm EDT

Chair Jerome Powell announced that officials had begun discussing when to scale back $120 billion in monthly bond purchases, and released a ‘dot plot’ indicating two more interest rate hikes in 2023.

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