November 21, 2018   Market Commentary

November 21, 2018 Market Commentary

The past ten days have brought tremendous volatility across many asset classes as managers are forced to reallocate capital.

On a macro level, the gainers over this time period were;  Gold, US Treasuries, the VIX and Asian Emerging Market Equities.

Gold Futures


US Ten year Treasury Futures


VIX Futures


Asian Emerging Markets ETF (EEMA)


Some of the asset classes that decreased, in during this time period include;  Blockchain, US Equity Indexes and  The US Dollar Index. Blockchain Index


NASDAQ 100 Futures


US Dollar Index Futures


In times of higher market volatility, those with large leveraged positions become exposed and correlations are once again brought to the forefront.


If you are a regular reader of my blog, recall my quarter end piece.  Some of the most crowded trades were:

Long US Equities

Long US Dollar Index

Short Gold

Short Emerging Market Equities

Short Blockchain (primarily via BTC)


Looking at the past ten days we saw four of these fund  “darling trades” have seen large numbers exit.  The NASDAQ was down, Dollar Index was down, Gold was Up, EM equities were positive.


The fourth trade, “short blockchain via BTC,” saw no short covering but in fact seemed to gain momentum and had fund managers adding to a record short position.  Part of this may have been due to the Bitcoin Cash fork, but that would only be speculation.  Time will tell whether this was a moment in time where Digital Assets went on a massive sale or if this move is the beginning of another leg down.


I would note that Bitcoin’s market share aka BTC Dominance has not increased over this time period.

Another important comparison in terms of valuation is the total market cap of all project listed in the blockchain index is now only 138 billion dollars.

I will compare this to the largest market cap equity in the NASDAQ 100.

Apple, has a market cap of 838 billion dollars.

All digital assets listed on CMC are valued at 138 billion dollars.

The valuation for Apple is six times greater than the total market capitalization of all digital assets listed in the CMC Index.

In my opinion there could be some diamonds in the rough.


This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. You has not said nothing new and nothing that can help us… sorry, what you say are only weak assumptions… but I will help you, .. because our interest is $PAC. NOT ANY OTHER ASSET OR INVESTMENT..

    This Coin have too much for give, and in any moment will go up 1000 times, .. will happen more early thatm late.

    And is nor assuption, because is the natural reaction of any coin that have potential.

  2. Great post. thorugh and deep observation

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