Market Analysis

Recent interest in DeFi applications has mostly been limited to those on Ethereum while upcoming BTC layer-2 applications have largely been overlooked. We review recent progress to RSK, a smart contract blockchain secured by the bitcoin network. 
A magnificent start to the month and quarter certainly calls for some profit taking, but let us not forget that each month-end so far this year has seen a bat with volatility. Furthermore, next week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting begs to keep things interesting.
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 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.
Fox Business has reported that the Biden administration is developing a regulatory approach for the crypto space. Broad anxiety over new rules is likely overblown and another unlikely major contributor to last weekend's volatility.
Just as oil looked poised to break out and run, Covid-19 realities sunk in as demand fear started to raise its ugly head. A surge in cases in India and an announcement that Prime Minister Modi was going to give a speech addressing the issue caused oil bulls to panic.
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.
A drop in the BTC hash rate occurred over the weekend with crypto news outlets pointing to coal mining accidents in China as the cause. We believe it was unlikely that the move was a major contributor to the weekend price decline.
U.S. benchmarks still pointed lower ahead of the bell and several macro narratives have been weighing on the tape. Still, all things considered, this is a very expected pullback after the S&P and NQ both went a little too far, a little too quickly.