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The Arms Race: Bitcoin and the S&P 500 Index

Posted by Capital Trading Group on Dec 1, 2017 2:35:23 PM

We hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that the conversations were as off the cuff as ours. We decidedly opted to listen more than opine as we ingested not only too much turkey but certainly a fair amount of economics and far too much Trump speak, especially from our millennials in attendance. What we didn’t find surprising was the questions about bitcoin and crypto currencies. We didn’t even hear the word bubble, but rather more inquires and questions about the technology in general. The common thesis seemed to be, which one is still a buy the SP500 or Bitcoin? Well our readers certainly know where we stand and we were reluctant to withhold such a formidable position from our willing audience. Our initial explanation stuck right with the technological advancement and its possibilities, not merely estimating future valuation, but rather predicting an exciting arms race in the industry. Maybe that’s the wrong euphemism considering NK is up to their old nuke launch tests. Speaking of, we haven’t quite figured out their motive, but we are certain there is more than meets the eye. Something just doesn’t smell right, for what does NK have to gain in relation to what they have to lose? Ok, sorry off track a bit but anyway as of this writing Bitcoin is pushing the $10k mark and the SP500 is well over 2600 so our best analysis is to just stick with the prevailing winds and say, we see no bubbles here, just simply more of the same fiat debasement going on.

We did handpick, or shall we say cherry pick a few charts courtesy of Zerohedge this week, which does show that the SP500 is exhibiting some true extremes, some things we haven’t seen in a very long time.The first chart we have is SP500 Price to Sales, which hasn’t seen such an apex since 1999 and we all know what transpired after:

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Topics: Emini S&P 500 Index, Bitcoin, Blockchain, 30 Yr TBonds, Cryptocurrency

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