1. Bank bail ins - 2021 November 25

    The recent currency crisis events in Turkey are worth paying attention to, especially with regards to the response taken. One particular tool that might be used in a bail in. Turkey is a G20 country and bank bail in legislation has been introduced in most G20 countries. In this article I outline what the bail in mechanism is and some of the reasons why these exist along with some of the practical realpolitik issues that would get in the way of actually using one.


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  2. Problems with Celsius - 2021 November 25

    The Celsius product was something that always annoyed me, in part because I'd only ever hear about it from rabid shills and obvious bot accounts. Support for it just screamed astroturfing. The other particularly annoying thing is that taking leverage on cryptocurrencies is not something I think is wise at all and products like this seem like this cycles Collateralized Debt Obligations, but when will they all blow up?


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  3. 2021 crypto ponzi schemes - 2021 November 06

    There's been a massive rise of unashamed ponzi schemes in the cryptocurrency world in 2021. We have a moral duty to not support these scams and I'm repulsed to see so many people sell out.


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  4. What a difference a few years makes in crypto - 2021 November 03

    Commonwealth bank is now offering cryptocurrency related products but this wasn't always so.


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  5. Why is so much financial advice bullshit - 2021 October 30

    A lot of finance "advice" out there is of a crap quality but why?


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  6. Why do stable coins matter - 2021 October 29

    What are stablecoins and why do they matter?


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  7. Futures markets lower prices, both in good and bad ways - 2021 October 28

    Futures markets suppress prices, this is good in some regards but this mechanism can be used in such a way that's not so good.


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  8. Meanwhile over on the VIX... - 2021 October 01

    Meanwhile there's some interesting things happening on the VIX...


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  9. V shaped lies - 2021 October 01

    The non-financial economy is still in a bad state, and anyone who looks at the raw data knows it, but the shared delusion of the V shaped recovery is powerful and stubbornly persistent. It's also extremely harmful to a lot of people, this sort of gaslighting is doing an enormous amount of damage to people. It's this harm that makes me feel compelled to write on the subject, people deserve better than this.


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  10. "Maximum" salaries - 2021 September 30

    A funny interaction I wanted to share.


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