In times of turmoil, people tend to point fingers at anything and anyone. And in today’s market, with two weeks of downtrends, increased interest rates and rising prices on gasoline …everyone’s pointing fingers. But who’s to blame here, if anyone? Today I’ll be clearing the air on these gas price myths and setting the record straight on what the real issue is.
MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor was one of the biggest advocates of bitcoin as it rose and rose throughout 2020 and 2021. His software company started acquiring the cryptocurrency as a Treasury reserve asset, presuming it might be a more stable store of wealth than their dollar-based assets. It wasn’t, and now Michael Saylor is just a few bad trading days away from a $3.96 billion margin call.
Russia provides about 28% of the European Union’s oil imports, which would need to be sourced elsewhere in the event of an import ban. That’s a big reason why oil prices shot up over 3% in response on Monday and remain 42% above where it started the year. It’s also another example of how Russia’s actions over the last month have plunged commodities markets into disarray, with the world’s largest economic bloc rushing to reconfigure its energy supplies. Ted told you about the new opportunities emerging as the global energy trade is turned on its head. Yet there is another … perhaps even greater … disruptive force at play that is already sending shockwaves well beyond the borders of Europe.
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