Rapid Growth

Yet another tool for analyzing the crypto markets has been born. With special thanks to the team at LedgerX, the US regulated Bitcoin spot option platform, we can see the first major bitcoin volatility index (ticker: LXVX).

Here we can see bitcoin's volatility slipping over the last month.

As the market grows, we're seeing more mechanisms for gauging and evaluating cryptoassets emerging at a rapid pace. I've been in touch with several innovative companies in the last few weeks and days. 

By the end of 2019 we'll have many more tools for gaining deeper insight into various cryptoassets and this entire up and coming market.

Shutdown: Day 35 | Days to Brexit 63

Traditional Markets

Two competing proposals to end the US government shutdown were shot down in the Senate yesterday.

The Republican proposal, which contained $5.7 billion to fund Trump's border wall, fared slightly worse than the Democrat's plan to omit it. To the President's dismay, 6 Republican Senators voted in favor of the Democrats' budget proposal.

Some think that this could urge the president to come back to the negotiating table. I guess we'll need to wait for his morning tweets to see.

One good thing that may have come from the shutdown is that the Fed may now take a more supportive stance. The Fed often claims that they're "data dependent." However, with the parts of the government responsible for reporting retails sales data, housing, and GDP figures out of order, the Fed has little to go on.

Some economists feel that given the lack of data, the Fed may have no choice but to take a dovish stance, which could indicate that they won't hike rates any time soon.

Whatever the reason, stocks are pushing higher today...


The Mood at Davos

According to professor Schiller, he's seeing a lot more ideologues at this year's event and fewer business types. According to a poll of CEOs the outlook for global growth is certainly darker than it was last year.

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