Author Archives: Mati Greenspan

To the Moon!!

The Cryptocurrency world is full of clashes and rivalries but none is quite as prominent as the fight between Ripple Labs and Stellar Lumens. Both were founded in the city of San Francisco by the same man who founded the infamous Mt. Gox exchange, Mr. Jed McCaleb. After several ideological disputes with Ripple, Jed left […]

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Borrowing More to Pay Less

Yesterday the Dow Jones fell another 1000 points and this is turning out to be the worst stock “correction” in years. Zero interest rate policies in place by the United States and other countries have effectively made money very cheap to borrow, especially for large corporations. So, investors in Wall Street have been operating under […]

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Let’s Trade this Vol

The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang haven’t even started yet and already we’re seeing signs of mischief. It seems the Norwegian Olympic team’s 109 competitors were extremely hungry for success when they accidentally put in an order for 15,000 eggs. Apparently, something got lost in translation and instead of getting 1,500 eggs they ended up with […]

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Tesla in Space, The Global Market Bounce in Stocks and Cryptos

Looks like we’re one step closer to life on Mars. For those who haven’t seen, Elon Musk’s Space exploration company has just successfully completed the monumental task of launching the most powerful rocket of our generation, the Falcon Heavy. The first payload of the groundbreaking rocket was one of Musk’s own Tesla Roadsters. Here we […]

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Where’s the Money Gone?

By now it is clear that we are in the throes of a historic market sell off. Money is flying off the table at a record-breaking pace and it’s affecting everything from stocks to bonds to commodities to cryptos. One of my colleagues asked a really smart question yesterday if everything is selling off where […]

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Check Your Shadow

Happy Groundhog Jobs Day!! February 2nd is marked on many calendars as a uniquely superstitious holiday in which a rodent named Phil who lives in Pennsylvania will decide if we’re ready for Spring or if we get six more weeks of winter. This tradition comes at an auspicious time for the financial markets. The irregularities […]

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What’s the Big Deal?

So everybody seems to be worried about this issue with Tether. If you’re not familiar with the situation, here’s an excellent article that explains the whole story. Several clients have already approached me asking what the ramifications could be, but honestly, I really don’t see the big deal. Firstly, the US Government has been creating […]

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(+) It’s a Shake Up

For the first time in a long while, things are getting interesting across all the financial markets. From stocks to bonds, to currencies and commodities and even crypto. Even though the volatility levels are far from historic, this type of increased movement across assets can easily lead to something greater. So it pays to keep […]

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Simple on the Surface

Over the weekend we bid farewell to a rather interesting character. Though his past is hardly clean there’s a lot we can learn from Ikea’s founder Ingvar Kamprad. His personal affiliation with the Nazi party and use of political prison laborers between 1960 and 1990 will discount him from going down in history as a […]

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Many Great Things to Come

Many thanks for all the comments and feedback from yesterday’s blog about my trip. Many of you were asking to be more specific about the information that I received there. So I did want to let you know that most of what I did was more networking and meeting people than anything else. In line […]

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Bitcoin is Back

There is a world of difference between speculation and implementation but they are connected. Even though price movements can be incredibly distracting they do serve to drive excitement in the market and attract new people to this exciting field, which does lead directly to more implementation. For example, according to a recent report, there are […]

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Better Early Than Never: OPEC, Cryptos, & BoJ

The US Government failed to reach any sort of deal to approve a budget last Friday. If there’s no budget there’s no money to pay government employees or to keep things open. Welcome to Day 1 of the US Government Shutdown. (Technically, the shutdown started on Friday night but short of a last minute arrangement, […]

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Living in a Fractured World

We can see it manifest in several European countries at the moment. In the United States, it’s playing out on the grand stage at this very moment with the entire world watching. Governments are simply not functioning as they should. People to the left and to the right are increasingly supporting radical parties and candidates. […]

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