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One thing adding to the woes of the financial markets, as if they needed any more trouble at this point, is the ongoing price war between Russia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This seems no longer a game of prisoner’s dilemma and more a game of spite.
After Putin refused to go along with KSA’s production cuts, as we discussed in this episode, the King has become very angry and rather than cutting production, he’s increased it… by 43%.
Through the last few years, their strategy has been reduce production in order to increase the price. Now we have analysts calling for $10 a barrel or worse, negative. Yup, the price of storing crude oil might at some point soon surpass the value of the oil being stored.
Of course, this is terrible news for financial markets and is weighing heavily on the stock markets but it’s certainly not the only reason we’ve hit limit down early in the trading day. The fact is, that given the current and upcoming quarantines around the world many businesses will be closing and for so many, it might not be temporary.
Let’s hope that Trump’s fiscal bill comes through soon and that it has the desired affect.
In the face of an 8% plunge in the stock markets, Bitcoin and the alts are holding up quite well today. Click to tweet
Dash is actually zooming today. It’s been one of the best performing cryptos lately and is even up year to date. This is largely due to it’s increased usage in South America and other emerging markets. Today’s move does seem to be mostly technical and it’s nice to see a dash of green on the board. It seems at least someone is buying the dip already.
That’s all for today but definitely keep in touch on social media, and keep sharing these newsletters.