Last week something unusual happened that took everyone by complete surprise. The new job numbers came out and shocked everyone with a payroll increase of 528,000 in July. How did the market respond?
The crypto sector is clearly attempting to produce a long term floor, which is evidenced by the series of higher highs and higher lows we’ve seen on both BTC and ETH. However there’s a problem and it’s a pretty glaring one. Both are distinct lagging behind the bounce in equities:
As we are slowly approaching the end game of the grandest monetary experiment of the 21st century I sometimes ponder what the Fed could do to turn things around. Throw in the towel and continue with another round of QE? Yes that may work, for a while at least if done on a massive scale. Remember that central banks worldwide are increasingly pushing on a string as every round of monetary easing requires exponentially larger amounts to have an impact.