Yellen’s Treasury Department Reins-in Cryptocurrencies

Yellen’s Treasury Department Reins-in Cryptocurrencies

ZYTrade Editor: Originally, the development of cryptocurrency served a philosophical, ideological, and operational function: to create money that was 100% private, decentralized, resistant to central bank manipulation, and beyond regulatory oversight. Well, all of it...
Know What You’re Investing In – A Warning on Bitcoin

Know What You’re Investing In – A Warning on Bitcoin

ZYTrade Editor: We all know that Bitcoin is a speculative asset. It’s more “tradable” than it is “investible.” It’s not a well-adopted medium of exchange, it’s too volatile to be a reliable store of value, and besides it’s scarcity, it doesn’t really come close to...
A Fresh Look at the Warren Buffett Indicator

A Fresh Look at the Warren Buffett Indicator

ZYTrade Editor: The market gauge famously called the Warren Buffett Indicator aims to determine whether market valuations are at an extreme end. There are other ways to vary this indicator to give us a clearer picture. The author below does a brilliant job in creating...
December Retail Sales Fall and What It Might Mean

December Retail Sales Fall and What It Might Mean

ZYTrade Editor: One gauge of economic recovery might be an uptick in retail and discretionary spending. That’s not what we saw last December. In fact, it was quite a dismal holiday season for retailers and households alike. Retail sales fell for a third straight month...
Citigroup and Other Banks Signal Optimism As Q4 Earnings Kick Off

Citigroup and Other Banks Signal Optimism As Q4 Earnings Kick Off

ZYTrade Editor: Q4 earnings season just kicked off, and the first industry to open it all up for us is, of course, banking. Citigroup topped expectations, surprising analysts in releasing funds reserved for “loan loss provisions.” It turns out that Citi isn’t the only...
The US Lost Nearly 1 Million Jobs Last Week

The US Lost Nearly 1 Million Jobs Last Week

ZYTrade Editor: Last week, we lost nearly 1 million jobs. Yet the market is surging toward new record highs. Have you ever seen a market that’s so disconnected from the economy like the one we’re seeing now? Allianz’ El-Elrian claimed last week that never seen...