Is Bitcoin a rational investment?

Tim Kelley
Tim Kelley Montgomery Investment Management

Bitcoin has enjoyed an extraordinary surge in both value and public attention recently. The chart below maps the rise in the price of a Bitcoin in USD over the last few years, and a similar chart could probably be plotted for the number of column inches, the number of internet... Show More

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Podcast: Bitcoin - The best bull market in finance

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A 1640% gain in a calendar year is not something you see very often, but that’s what Bitcoin holders have experienced so far in 2017. Jordan Eliseo, Chief Economist at ABC Bullion, called it “the best bull market in finance” when we sat down recently to record the latest episode... Show More

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Bitcoin cracks $10,000...

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Bitcoin has just traded above $10,000 on Korean exchanges. Coindesk reports that: "On Bithumb – the region's largest exchange by trade volume – bitcoin is trading at roughly $10,052. On exchanges Coinone and Korbit, the cryptocurrency is trading at around 10,979,500 KRW ($10,108) and 10,960,500 KRW ($10,047), respectively." Show More


The Future of Money: Bitcoin, Dollars or Gold?

Jordan Eliseo
Jordan Eliseo ABC Bullion

Type “Bitcoin is a Bubble” into Google and you’ll get 31,800,000 results, a clear indication of how many times people have, incorrectly so far, called a top in the price of the worlds most famous cryptocurrency. Show More

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Dollar and Stock Market Rally Hits Gold!

Jordan Eliseo
Jordan Eliseo ABC Bullion

Precious metals prices have endured a difficult few weeks, after failing to push through USD $1350oz in early September. Continued strength in US equity markets, greater pricing in of an expected rate hike from the Fed, and a rally in the USD have all contributed to the weakness, as has... Show More

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Bitcoin & Copper – correlated!

Chris Watling
Chris Watling Longview Economics

The explosion in money creation in China (and associated high credit intensity of GDP) has created a series of revolving bubbles around the economy. Here we look at where it is showing up. Show More

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What's driving markets right now?

Clime Asset Management
Clime Asset Management Funds Management & Stock Research

In this article we look at some of the more topical subjects influencing financial markets and analyse a few interesting charts. We start with rising rates – the message being delivered by the Federal Reserve’s Janet Yellen in uncharacteristic straightforward terms. Then we cast an eye over President Trump’s tax... Show More

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain are Just Reruns of 90’s Bubbles

Jonathan Rochford
Jonathan Rochford Narrow Road Capital

The old saying that history doesn’t repeat but often rhymes sums up the fervour surrounding cryptocurrencies and blockchain. The media loves to write about something new and sexy and the financial media loves to write about those things as well, especially when they involve volatile asset prices. As cryptocurrencies and... Show More

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Gold on the Ropes as Markets Hit All Time Highs

Jordan Eliseo
Jordan Eliseo ABC Bullion

Precious metal prices have been in full retreat the past few weeks, with the price of gold declining toward USD $1300oz. This pullback has had a number of drivers including an easing of the ‘safe haven’ bid as markets fade the rhetoric to do with Korea, the USD catching a... Show More

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Marks: 'I was wrong about Bitcoin'

Patrick Poke
Patrick Poke Livewire Markets

Howard Marks expressed concerns over a range of different assets and indicators in his last memo, which caused quite a media uproar. So he’s expanded and clarified some of his views. More interesting though, was his change of opinion on Bitcoin. His key quotes from this new memo are below. Show More

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Hypno Crypto – the strange world of cryptocurrencies

Marcus Tuck
Marcus Tuck Mason Stevens

The recent correction in the technology sector has been particularly volatile for the so called cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies are a US$112 billion market that can turn over US$5 billion a day. Show More

'Bitcoin' or 'bit crazy'..? Either way, it's hit $2000

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Shadowy crypto-currency ‘Bitcoin’ has broken through $2000, to put in a modest 20-fold gain in four years – see chart below. Fortune takes a look at three possible reasons for the most recent surge. Not on the list though was the demand, or speculation of future demand, from ‘Wannacry’ a... Show More


ASX set to lead in blockchain for public companies

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Australian markets operator ASX Ltd on Friday said it has bought a minority stake in a U.S. blockchain developer, positioning itself to become the first stock exchange in the world to use distributed ledger technology for public companies. "Distributed Ledger Technology could provide a once in a generation opportunity to... Show More

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Bitcoin could drop to $100: Kim Cramer-Larsson, Saxo Bank technical analyst..

Saxo Capital Markets Australia
Saxo Capital Markets Australia Multi-asset trading platform

Bitcoin could drop to $100: Kim Cramer-Larsson, Saxo Bank technical analyst... Less than 12 months ago, the price of a bitcoin was $1072 but in the past three months Bitcoin's average price has more than halved from $634 to $305 from July to October. Saxo Bank technical analyst Kim Cramer-Larsson... Show More

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Matt Felsman
Matt Felsman Asia Pacific Prudential Securities Pty Ltd

ADD TO YOUR WATCHLISTS - DigitalBTC (ASX:DCC). This morning I met with Executive Chairman of DigitalBTC (ASX:DCC), Zhenya Tsvetnenko. The company listed on the ASX on Monday of this week and closed its first day at 28.5c - above its 20c prospectus price. Last closing at 35. DCC is the... Show More

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Greenspan speaks

Jordan Eliseo
Jordan Eliseo ABC Bullion

Greenspan speaks. Whilst no longer in the hot seat as the head of the Fed, whenever 'the maestro' pontificates about the markets, people sit up and take notice, although those who look at the track record of old Al when it comes to markets might do better taking the opposite... Show More

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I bet you wish you bought Bitcoin

Jordan Eliseo
Jordan Eliseo ABC Bullion

I bet you wish you bought Bitcoin! After starting 2013 at under $20 a coin, it rallied nearly 6,000 last year, arguably the 'investment' story of 2013. But is it a bubble waiting to burst? a form of digital gold or 'new gold', and should investors be paying more attention too... Show More

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Cash is on the way out, electronic is on the way in

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Cash is on the way out, electronic is on the way in. According to Magellan's Dom Giuliano Visa and Mastercard represent an amazing opportunity that you can't really acquire on the Australian market. Presenting at the Intelligent Investor annual roadshow Giuliano highlighted the prevailing tailwinds in the electronic payments industry.... Show More

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