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State of the Market (09/17/23)

17 Sep 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Todd Mei PhD

Welcome to the free version of the Art of the Bubble!   1.2 Labs offers this Art of the Bubble bulletin for educational purposes. Our paid plans make use of the same base algorithm that our crypto hedge fund, ​1.2 Capital Management​, does.   We have...

Balance sheet recession

13 Sep 2023 1 minute read 0 comments fmiren

Balance sheet recession is one kind of economic recession that differs from other “ordinary” recessions. It is an environment in which private sector pays down its debt. Since this implies less corporate spending or investing, it can lead to contract...

State of the Market (09/10/3)

10 Sep 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Todd Mei PhD

Welcome to the free version of the Art of the Bubble! This is a free educational service from 1.2 Labs. Our paid plans make use of the same base algorithm that our crypto hedge fund, 1.2 Capital Management,does. We have two primary data offering...

Crypto Macro Uncertainty as Liquidity Dries Up

8 Sep 2023 3 minute read 1 comment ulriklykke

I’m slowly getting tired of writing about the Fed's aggressive rate hike that has been rambling on since March 2022. The fact of the matter is that we are slowly but surely inching closer to the target 2%. Right now, realtime data from Truflation sho...

Unlock the capital invested in US Treasuries

8 Sep 2023 1 minute read 0 comments fmiren

Introduction Real-world assets (RWA) have been a hot topic in DeFi recently. Several protocols are being built around the goal to bring RWA on-chain. What these protocols are doing is tokenizing RWAs, which can be securities, real estate, loans or mo...

The Rise of Ethereum Spot ETFs: Ark Invest and 21Shares Enter the Market ‍

7 Sep 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Coins Reporter

In a bold move that reflects the growing interest of big institutions for cryptocurrency investments, Ark Invest and 21Shares have filed for Ark 21Shares, a spot ether ETF offering in the US market. This strategic move comes at a time when the Securi...

Trading idea - soybean & corn

7 Sep 2023 1 minute read 0 comments fmiren

In today's post I'll share a commodity trading strategy. Similar commodities tend to be highly correlated which can be exploited profitably. For example, historically soybean traded at premium to corn with the ratio of 2.5.  Farmers who are, like mo...

State of the Market (09/03/23)

3 Sep 2023 7 minute read 0 comments Todd Mei PhD

Welcome to the free version of the Art of the Bubble! The 1.2 Labs's Art of the Bubble is a free educational service. The 1.2 Labs subscriber plans make use of the same base algorithm that our crypto hedge fund, 1.2 Capital Management, does. We...

State of the Market (08/27/23)

27 Aug 2023 5 minute read 1 comment Todd Mei PhD

Welcome to the free version of the Art of the Bubble! Our subscriber plans make use of the same base algorithm that our crypto hedge fund, 1.2 Capital Management, does. We have two primary data offerings for stocks: (1) a risk parity “Bubble Po...

It’s Do or Die-time for Bitcoin

25 Aug 2023 2 minute read 0 comments ulriklykke

The US labor market might finally be cooling down! A recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revised new job projections downward by 306,000 positions. In the wake of those signs of weakness, we must assume it will be more difficult for the F...