Market Analysis

Yesterday, Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla would stop accepting BTC as payment due to concerns over the carbon costs of transactions. The apparent U-turn comes 3 months after Tesla announced it had purchased USD 1.5 billion-worth of BTC and that it would accept the coin as payment.
The real inflation that everyone’s been yelling about has finally impacted a closely-watched economic indicator: CPI. With the Fed right again and again, why should we doubt their belief that such inflation will be transitory?
Each day Ira Epstein gets you up to speed on what happened in the metals futures markets. Ira focuses on relevant economic and geopolitical topics that affect the precious and base metals markets.
Each day on the European market opening Anthony Cheung, Sam North, and Amplify Trading gets you prepared for the trading day. They focus on relevant macroeconomic insights and trade idea generation for the global macro futures markets.
Block.one, the firm behind the EOS network and asset, has announced plans to launch a new cryptocurrency exchange in 2021. The new venue, called Bullish Global, will seek to combine elements of centralized and decentralized exchanges. EOS has rallied about 40% on the news.
Each day Ira Epstein gets you up to speed on what happened in the metals futures markets. He focuses on relevant economic and geopolitical topics that affect the precious metals and base metal markets.
Each day on the European market opening Anthony Cheung, Sam North, and Amplify Trading gets you prepared for the trading day. They focus on relevant macroeconomic insights and trade idea generation for the global macro futures markets.
Over the weekend, a Reuters article on Ethereum made reference to the network’s scaling challenges, while research firm Bernstein highlighted “execution risk” related to upgrades in a May research report.
The hack attack on the Colonial Pipeline is entering day 5 and is already causing some spot shortages of gasoline on the East Coast, as they’re losing 1.25 million barrels of gasoline per day. Airports are also reporting shortages of jet fuel which could impact flight schedules.
U.S. benchmarks are sharply off Friday’s closing levels, and this should come as no surprise. As we discussed, all too often we’ve seen Nonfarm Payroll gains dissipate at the onset of a new week.