Podcast and Chill #71
Won't Get Fooled Again; Frontier of Bitcoin Mining; Good Guy Gary
Today’s Cheat Sheet -
Support and resistance levels and our daily, weekly and monthly bias on BTC, ETH, OIL, ES, and NQ as well as our favorite altcoins.
“Dan Nathan, Guy Adami and Danny Moses are asking themselves if they’ll get fooled again (1:00). Never underestimate the U.S. consumer’s desire to spend money (7:00). Escalations with China continue to threaten the economy (9:30). Headlines and technicals aren’t looking great for Tesla (13:45). Is the market finally starting to get sharper (20:30)? The AI Wars are having an impact on margins for Microsoft and Google (23:30). Something wonky is going on in the Japanese bond market (28:05). Bitcoin continues to rally despite no Fed pivot in sight (30:15).
After the break, Bethany McLean joins the pod to discuss the folly of “experts” and non-economists running the Fed (36:15). The Venn Diagram of Fraudsters and visionaries (58:45). Do you really want to be a contrarian and surround yourself with conflicting ideas (60:15)?”
“This industry has so much potential to be a demand side battery for any grid (but especially the Texas grid, because we have so much of it and we have so much stranded energy that because of transmission congestion) that it could be revolution — it could do for the Texas grid what batteries will do for grids in the Northeast or in Western Europe.” — Lee Bratcher
“Mike Selig, counsel at Willkie Farr, has plenty to talk about this week, with a slew of actions from Gary Gensler’s SEC putting the future of crypto in the U.S. in question. From Kraken’s custodial staking settlement to action against BUSD issuer Paxos, the former CFTC law clerk voices concern that coordination among regulators could choke off the industry’s growth. Hear how Selig thinks Gensler’s SEC is working to bring crypto markets “within the regulatory perimeter.”