iTrust Daily Insight
23rd August   1

iTrust Daily Insight

Edition 8.23.2019 Dear Reader (which title we use sincerely), This morning we are going to dispense with our longer economic comment and merely comment about the price volatility we are seeing today. Digital currency prices are up 2%-2 1/2%, the…
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By Tim Shaler, Chief Economist
iTrust Daily Insight
21st August   1

iTrust Daily Insight

Afternoon Edition 8.21.2019 IRS letters may be causing a little scare today Digital currencies are generally down 3-6% today (source: CoinMarketCap.com, looking only at coins with $1 billion+ in market value).The only "big" news we see today is that Germany…
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By Tim Shaler, Chief Economist
iTrust Daily Insight
21st August   1

iTrust Daily Insight

Morning Edition 8.21.2019 So which is it: is the market "always right" or "sometimes wrong"? I have heard in the past the question: how is it that the market is "always right" and can also sometimes be "wrong"? The market…
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By Tim Shaler, Chief Economist
iTrust Daily Insight
20th August   1

iTrust Daily Insight

Edition 8.20.2019 On the lookout for Market Opportunities and Minsky Moments Oftentimes it can be difficult for the layman to understand why market cycles exist. There are often many technical (trading-related), fundamental (real-world), cyclical (3-5 year) and secular (5-20 year)…
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By Tim Shaler, Chief Economist
iTrust Daily Insight
15th August   1

iTrust Daily Insight

Edition 8.15.2019 Market Participants and Market Segmentation Our update today will be brief and will discuss an important reminder about Market Segmentation. Sometimes, other market participants do, in fact, wake up to what other market participants had been seeing, because, sometimes,…
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By Tim Shaler, Chief Economist
iTrust Daily Insight
14th August   1

iTrust Daily Insight

Edition 8.14.2019 Virtuous Cycles and Vicious Circles Today Stocks, Oil, Copper, Digital Currencies were down; Gold and Bonds were up Every day, the financial markets send lots and lots of signals which investors, traders and economists can use to try…
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By Tim Shaler, Chief Economist
iTrust Daily Insight
13th August   1

iTrust Daily Insight

Edition 8.13.2019 Economic Theory & Economic Reality Economics is often called the Dismal Science because in predicting pricing outcomes economists are implicitly also predicting behavior of people wanting something and also of people offering something.  Often those predictions can be…
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By Tim Shaler, Chief Economist
iTrust Daily Insight
9th August   1

iTrust Daily Insight

Edition 8.9.2019 Bitcoin is up over $200 per coin today to over $11,800 as disturbing news from the UK and China may be causing some consternation among some investors and moving some investors into digital currencies.  We can not see…
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By Tim Shaler, Chief Economist
iTrust Daily Insight
8th August   1

iTrust Daily Insight

Edition 8.8.2019 Lehman-like lions, Chinese currency tigers and bear markets... oh my! Just this week, Nomura Securities warned that the US equity market may be heading toward a "Lehman-like shock" they "expect will arrive in late August or early September."…
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By Tim Shaler, Chief Economist
iTrust Daily Insight
7th August   1

iTrust Daily Insight

Morning Edition 8.7.2019 Bitcoin trades above $12,000 per coin amid global financial market volatility Today, August 7, 2019, Bitcoin is trading above $12,000 -- up from less than $10,000 just a few days ago -- against the backdrop of the…
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By Tim Shaler, Chief Economist