Bitcoin’s Stumble and the Bond Market’s Moment of Truth

Published on
January 11th, 2021
29 minutes

Bitcoin’s Stumble and the Bond Market’s Moment of Truth

Daily Briefing ·
Featuring Haley Draznin, Jack Farley, and Ed Harrison

Published on: January 11th, 2021 • Duration: 29 minutes

Real Vision managing editor Ed Harrison is joined by editor Jack Farley to break down the interplay between interest rates and duration and why lower interest rates cause growth stocks to explode higher as well as what rising yields mean for risk assets and the dollar. Ed and Jack discuss Bitcoin, analyzing its volatility profile as well as its correlation to other cryptocurrencies and to traditional financial assets such as stocks and bonds. Since Bitcoin is in the hands of more institutional investors, who also own and trade traditional assets, Ed and Jack also explore whether the success of Raoul’s “wall of money” thesis means that Bitcoin will be more positively correlated to stocks and bonds going forward. Lastly, Ed shares several market dislocations that are on his horizon which are shaping his macro framework and trade ideas. In the intro, Real Vision’s Haley Draznin explains why market sentiment is dim on Monday, a modest reversal after last week’s strong start to 2021.