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Alternative Investing

Alternative Investing

This blog will explore ideas, news, and other interesting information related to alternative investing. Though we may discuss general macro finance, investing, economic issues and even more traditional investments like equities, bonds, and RE - the main focus will be on other options such as crowdfunding, crypto, collectibles, and more.


The Submerge

21 Aug 2022 4 minute read 4 comments davidgyoung

Ethereum's attempt to "merge" to Proof of Stake will end up being a monumental blunder in the history of crypto.  Welcome to Federal Reserve Part II.  Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.  When Will Bitcoin Bottom? Bitcoin As Pristine Collateral...

Fed Pivots - Risk On And The Impact On Bitcoin

30 Jul 2022 4 minute read 4 comments davidgyoung

Here's what the Fed literally said: - Fed is committed to fighting inflation - Looking for "compelling evidence" that inflation heading back towards 2% - "increases will continue to depend on the incoming data and the evolving outlook for the economy...

When Will Bitcoin Form A Bottom?

23 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

One of the top 5 most crucial questions people across the financial markets are asking now, and we will not attempt to make some type of dramatic declaration to create either doom and gloom fear porn or unnecessary hopium.  We are happy to share some...

Tezos Updates - More Access, Easier to Get, and Faster Dev Deployment

22 Jul 2022 1 minute read 6 comments davidgyoung

Lots of things happening in XTZ land, so time to catch up on a few recent notable pieces of data and information.  Four Years of Tezos Comparing Transaction Volumes of Tezos and Ethereum So Long Solana Kathmandu Tezos pulls off another essentially fl...

Four Years Of Tezos

3 Jul 2022 1 minute read 16 comments davidgyoung

We have been pretty consistent with our criticism and skepticism around Ether and its legion of copycat cult chains and all the hypester disciples and charlatan grifters linked to Ethereum.  That however, is clearly distinct from our very bullish lon...

Almighty Bank For International Settlements Allows Banks To Keep 1% Of Reserves In Bitcoin

1 Jul 2022 1 minute read 2 comments davidgyoung

Is this a Trojan Horse or a trap?  Who knows.  More likely an indirect attempt to still try and co-opt Bitcoin while opening the door wider to CBDCs.  Nonetheless, the holier than thou BIS is proposing that member banks could be able to hold up to 1%...

Heard The News About Interest Rates Going . . . . . . . . . Down?

1 Jul 2022 1 minute read 6 comments davidgyoung

This is not a declaration that inflationary pressures are gone or that rates across the universe are heading lower.  This is however a look back into some of our recent discussions such as the following: BOJ's YCC Of Course Makes JPY Sacrificial Lamb...

Comparing Transaction Volumes of Tezos and Ethereum

26 Jun 2022 1 minute read 2 comments davidgyoung

Diving into some of the data provided by Dappradar.com to see if we can gain more insight into the Ethereum versus Tezos debate.   Tezos has executed multiple upgrades thus far without a glitch thus reinforcing how much more nimble and adaptive it is...

So The Fed Is Shrinking It's Balance Sheet And Executing QT?

26 Jun 2022 1 minute read 6 comments davidgyoung

You may have heard about how the Federal Reserve is tightening financial conditions and embarking on an operation to contract its balance sheet and pursue "more normal" monetary policy.  Pardon our skepticism, but wake us up when they actually start...

BOJ On Edge Of Cliff, ECB and Fed Pursue Inflation In Stealth Mode

23 Jun 2022 2 minute read 2 comments davidgyoung

As stated previously, our contention is that the Fed wants inflation.  Yes, that sounds counterintuitive and likely draws patronizing responses from pontificating academic "elites" and other "experts".  The way we see it, the final options are rather...