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A term from the commodity business comes to mind, washout. The washout price is the price paid for a shipment of spoiled grain or other commodity that no longer has value based on its original purpose (like being a food that can be eaten). The term is also applied when a producer or trader cannot make delivery of a commodity, so their delivery does not happen and is of no value. So, if worse comes to worst, what will be the washout price of Bitcoin?
Turn back the clock and remember that last spring President Biden issued an executive order telling government agencies to figure out how to efficiently regulate cryptocurrencies. Yesterday we asked would crypto regulation have prevented FTX collapse. The question we pose today is would crypto regulation have prevented FTX fraud?
Crypto regulation is coming but would crypto regulation have prevented the FTX collapse and, for that matter, would crypto regulation have prevented fraud allegedly committed by Sam Bankman-Fried and others with client assets?
As noted in an article in Bloomberg, Tesla stock has never been so cheap when viewed from the perspective of its PE ratio and seems to have the potential to keep falling in value. Ever since the company went public in 2010 its shares have gone up and down but mostly up, based on investors’ belief that Tesla will dominate the electric vehicle niche long into the future. What is going on with Tesla and why and is Tesla a buy or a sell going into 2023?
Mr. Madoff came to mind this morning when we heard that Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX fame was taken into custody by Federal Agents. The SEC has issued a statement in a parallel civil complaint saying that there was massive fraud for years. So, was FTX just another Madoff Ponzi scheme or simply a business mismanaged by its owner?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not waiting for monopolies to dominate industries and then go after them. They are now trying to block takeover and mergers before they create or strengthen monopolies. The most recent company in the crosshairs of the FTC is Microsoft. How will Microsoft’s fight with the FTC affect your investments?