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Contagion Tracker 2022-23

In response to the pandemic in 2020, central banks around the world added large amounts of liquidity to the financial system in an attempt to soften the economic fall out of lockdowns and a slower economy. Additional credit at a time when the supply of goods and services was constrained led to high inflation and…Read More

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Fractional Reserve Bitcoin?

The past year has certainly seen more financial institutions adopt Bitcoin as a reserve asset, either for themselves or for their clients. Several news outlets have reported that BNY Mellon will hold, transfer, and issue Bitcoin on behalf of its clients. The use of the word issue raises the question as to whether they will…Read More

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Beta > Leverage

It is maybe a sign of the times that Microstrategy is doing the same thing that retail investors do, leveraging up debt to speculate on an investment: We should learn the lessons of history that while beta might increase your gains as well as losses, leverage can loose you more than all your capital, as…Read More