This past weekend, I went over the most indicative recession macroeconomic signals. I wanted to get the pulse on how professionals are positioning right now.
I’ve shown you many times that while the Federal Reserve is the leader of the global Quantitative Tightening cycle, in 2019, both Europe and Japan will, most likely, will join the U.S. central bank in this endeavor.
To the surprise of many, the U.S. dollar has been the best-performing asset of 2018 – something that hasn’t happened in many years. It’s a remarkable and unexpected phenomenon… or at least, it was unexpected to investors who took the wrong side of the trade. But how can we explain the dollar’s strength, and why is it happening now? And, should you be moving all into cash now?
The jobs market is about to become even tighter because wages are rising, so people are going to spend more, resulting in the demand for more skilled labor, further accelerating hiring – it’s a self-reinforcing cycle.
Increasing numbers of independent-minded people are turning to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as an alternative to fiat currency, hoping that these digital currencies are anonymous and free of governmental control. But are these cryptocurrencies, along with the crypto exchanges, really anonymous?