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Jul 31, 2020

Today on the Brief:

  • More bad news from jobless claims and the GDP
  • The big tech hearing was a whole bunch of nothing; watch TikTok instead
  • Robinhood dives into Kodak (but so do illegal insider traders)

Our main conversation is with independent bond strategist George Goncalves.

We discuss:

  • How the bond market watches...

Jul 30, 2020

Today on the Brief:

  • Big tech goes to Washington
  • The debate on the next COVID-19 relief act heats up
  • More on institutional investors’ move into gold 

“Imagine a world without counterparty risk.”

That was Chainlink co-founder Sergey Nazarov’s answer when asked to describe the true disruption of decentralized...

Jul 29, 2020

It was a beautiful Monday. 

Bitcoin crashed through $10,000 and got all the way up to a new yearly high of about $11,000 before retracing slightly. 

As with any dramatic price action, people were quick to start giving their interpretations of why it happened. 

In this episode, NLW explains eight of those...

Jul 28, 2020

Special purpose acquisition companies have been around since the 1990s, but have seen a significant uptick in popularity in recent years. Companies like Virgin Galactic, Draft Kings and Nikola have changed SPAC’s reputation from a tool for second- and third-tier private equity shops to win fees to a legitimate...

Jul 26, 2020

This week on Long Reads Sunday, our selection is “Whose Century?” by Adam Tooze in the London Review of Books. 

Nominally a review of four recent scholarly works on the conflict between the US and China, Tooze main argument is that the central problem with viewing this as a new Cold War is the idea that it...