A Crypto "Code Red"

Digital criminals struck again this week, making off with $610 million in the biggest crypto heist yet. They’ve since returned about $260 million, according to Tom Robinson, co-founder of blockchain forensics firm Elliptic. But if this is the future of crypto, you can keep it! Truth is, I’ve been warning… read more »

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Capital Wars: Did Covid Kill Cash Forever?

If I’ve told you once, I’ve probably told you three times: The pandemic is proving to be the biggest catalyst for the adoption of contactless payment solutions and “digital money.” To be fair, the market was already primed for an increase in contactless usage. But uptake was slow because of a lack… read more »

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Biggest Risk to Robinhood’s IPO

One of the year’s most anticipated IPOs is set to debut on Thursday. I’m talking about the company leading the retail trading phenomenon, Robinhood Markets (Proposed Ticker: HOOD). While the trend is certainly working in the company’s favor (retail trading now accounts for over 22% of daily volume, up from… read more »

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

[Charts] Cheap Meats, Turbulence, and Tech Spending Sprees

It’s Friday in the Trend Trader Daily Nation. That means it’s time to embrace the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. Each week, I select a handful of graphics to convey an important economic or investment insight. This week, I’m dishing on three exciting trends: Today’s most… read more »

Friday, July 23, 2021

[Charts] Death, Used Cars and Meme Mania

Justin Timberlake can keep bringing sexy back. I'll still bring the charts back every time Friday rolls around in the Trend Trader Daily Nation. Original TTD gangsters know the drill by now. So scroll on down. For the newbies in our midst, the purpose of our charts edition is to… read more »

Friday, July 9, 2021

[Charts] Flying, Lobsters, and Inflation

When Friday rolls around in the Trend Trader Daily Nation, we roll out the charts. Why? Because we’re convinced there’s no easier way to get up to speed and positioned to profit than taking a quick glance at a graphic or two. This week, we’re dishing on a return to… read more »

Friday, June 18, 2021

[Charts] Chip-Finity and Beyond

When Friday rolls around in the Trend Trader Daily Nation, you know the drill: We roll out the charts! After all, a picture is said to be worth a thousand words — and there’s no easier way to say a lot without saying anything at all than sharing several compelling pictures… read more »

Friday, June 11, 2021

[Charts] Rise of the Digital Nomads

If you're new to the Trend Trader Daily Nation, here's the rundown... Each Friday, I embrace the adage that "a picture is worth a thousand words," and hand-select compelling charts to put important investment and economic news into perspective. All it takes is a quick glance — and you'll be up… read more »

Friday, June 4, 2021

[Charts] A New Digital Gold Goes Mobile

It’s Friday in the Trend Trader Daily Nation, which means it’s time to go to the graphics! Each week, I hand-select several charts to drive home a timely investment or economic insight. I keep the commentary short and let the pretty pictures do (most of) the talking. So let’s get… read more »

Friday, May 7, 2021

[Charts] The Great Economic and Crypto Awakening

It’s Friday in the Trend Trader Daily Nation! That means the longwinded analysis is out. And some carefully selected charts are in. I’ll shut up now and get to the pretty (and telling) pictures. Bitcoin Behavior This week, the Old School (Wall Street) collided with the New School (Bitcoin), as… read more »

Friday, April 16, 2021