Bulls, Bears & Blockchain

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Welcome to Bulls, Bears & Blockchain on Revolution Radio! Helping you make smarter financial decisions with daily data insights and ticker updates from your hosts Rob Nelson, Alex Mascioli, Marc Lopresti and Jon Najarian.  Whether you're new to the world of web three finance or an experienced investor, we've got something for you. Follow us on twitter @getrevradio & visit our website at https://revolutionradio.io - helping you make smarter financial decisions. read less
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Episodes

Episode #058: Navigating Market Volatility, Inflation Complexities, and Industry Disruptions
26-09-2023
Episode #058: Navigating Market Volatility, Inflation Complexities, and Industry Disruptions
Join host Rob Nelson and a panel of financial experts as they delve into a myriad of pressing topics in this episode of Bulls, Bears, and Blockchain. The discussion covers the possible repercussions of a government shutdown, the rise in commodity prices affecting the inflation battle, Coinbase's growing dominance in the crypto sphere, and the prevailing conditions of the crypto markets. Additionally, the episode sheds light on the ongoing UAW auto strike and its potential impact on the automotive industry. Summary: The potential government shutdown and its subsequent market volatility take center stage, with insights suggesting its impact may be transient but noteworthy. The escalating prices of commodities, notably in energy and agriculture, present a challenge for the Federal Reserve in mitigating inflation. In the crypto realm, Coinbase emerges as a formidable entity, surpassing the value of the Satoshi wallet, while the market experiences a shift in sentiment towards Bitcoin and Ethereum amidst low volumes. The UAW auto strike adds another layer to the discussion, pointing towards possible disruptions in auto manufacturing and sales. Key Highlights: "The market doesn't like the hawkish tone from the Fed. Higher interest rates mean higher costs for corporations and Main Street." - Marc LoPresti "A government shutdown could reduce GDP by 20 basis points per week and cause significant pain in the travel sector." - Marc LoPresti "Coinbase has amassed more value in Bitcoin than the Satoshi wallet, showing its resilience in the turbulent market." - Alex Mascioli "Volatility in the crypto market can present opportunities for traders to make money." - Alex Mascioli Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep#056 | Market Dynamics: From Fed Decisions to Citigroup's Crypto Foray
19-09-2023
Ep#056 | Market Dynamics: From Fed Decisions to Citigroup's Crypto Foray
Rob Nelson returns to helm the latest episode of the Bulls, Bears, and Blockchain podcast, engaging with a panel of esteemed experts: Jon Najarian, Marc LoPresti, Alex Mascioli, and Marco Presley. Together, they navigate through the maze of upcoming Fed meetings, changing consumer spending habits, the ebb and flow of energy prices, and the implications of Citigroup's bold move into the crypto realm. Summary: As the financial world eagerly anticipates the Fed's pivotal meetings, the panel discusses the potential ramifications for the markets. A shift in consumer behavior emerges as a central theme, with indications of reduced spending in sectors like apparel, dining, and electronics. The energy domain is buzzing with rising prices, and stalwarts like Occidental and Exxon Mobil stand poised to capitalize. While the buzz around Instacart's IPO grows, the panel weighs in on potential hurdles it might face, given the current consumer climate and burgeoning competition. Rounding off the discussions, the episode delves into Citigroup's ambitious launch of a crypto token and private blockchain system, marking a transformative step in payment processes. Key Highlights: "Consumers are reducing their spending and expect to continue doing so, particularly in areas like clothing and restaurants." - Marc LoPresti "Energy prices are going up, and stocks like Occidental and Exxon Mobil are expected to perform well." - Jon Najarian "Instacart's IPO may struggle due to consumer spending trends and increased competition." - Marc LoPresti "Citigroup is launching a digital token and private blockchain system to facilitate seamless payments for its customers." - Alex Mascioli Join us for a deep dive into these pressing topics, providing you with insights to stay informed and ahead in the financial world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep#055 | IPOs, Energy Prices, and Shutdowns: Navigating Market Complexity
15-09-2023
Ep#055 | IPOs, Energy Prices, and Shutdowns: Navigating Market Complexity
In this riveting episode of Bulls, Bears, and Blockchain hosted by Rob Nelson on X Spaces, market mavens Jon Najarian, Marc LoPresti, Alex Mascioli, and Nick Mancini convene to dissect the current financial climate. From the successful IPO of chip design giant ARM Holdings to the looming concerns of rising energy prices, our experts leave no stone unturned. Summary: The episode kicks off with an examination of ARM Holdings' recent IPO, viewed as a testament to the market's appetite for risk capital. As energy prices, especially oil, soar, what could this mean for the interest rate sector and the broader economy? The panel also delves into FTX's strategic asset sell-off, highlighting its positive implications for returning funds to creditors. As whispers of a potential government shutdown grow louder, the team discusses the market's possible reactions, emphasizing the significance of timing and prevailing market conditions. Key Highlights: "This IPO demonstrated the success of risk capital in the market and may encourage other companies to go public." - Marco Presti "Energy prices, particularly oil, could continue to rise, which would have a negative impact on the interest rate sector." - Jon Najarian "FTX's orderly liquidation of assets is a responsible approach to returning funds to creditors." - Alex Mascioli Join us as we navigate the intricacies of the market and provide you with insights to stay ahead of the curve. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep#047 | Bulls, Bears, and Blockchain: Earnings, Inflation, and Crypto Controversies
31-07-2023
Ep#047 | Bulls, Bears, and Blockchain: Earnings, Inflation, and Crypto Controversies
In this episode of Bulls, Bears, and Blockchain, hosts Alex and Jon delve into the recent stock market performance, which includes robust earnings from Meta (formerly Facebook) and moderate inflation data. The duo also glance at the upcoming JOLTS report and other significant economic data set for release this week. The conversation subsequently steers towards the crypto market, currently experiencing sluggishness and low volume. They engage in discussions about the possible impact of hedge funds shorting Treasuries and the challenges besieging the commercial real estate sector. Wrapping up the episode, the hosts explore recent cryptocurrency legislation and the debate sparked by WorldCoin's proof of humanity token. Key Points: Meta (formerly Facebook) announced strong earnings and favorable guidance, inciting positive market response. The inflation data revealed is mild, which is a favorable sign for markets. The commercial real estate sector grapples with challenges as work patterns shift and office returns fluctuate. Hedge funds shorting Treasuries at historical highs signal a bearish outlook for the bond market. The crypto market, though currently sluggish and exhibiting low volume, holds a sense of optimism among industry insiders. Recent legislation around cryptocurrency marks a positive stride towards regulatory clarity. WorldCoin's proof of humanity token stirred controversy due to privacy concerns and tokenomics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dow Jones to Ripple: A Deep Dive into Markets and Crypto
26-07-2023
Dow Jones to Ripple: A Deep Dive into Markets and Crypto
In the latest episode of Bulls, Bears, and Blockchain, Rob Nelson takes the helm on Twitter Spaces, accompanied by co-hosts Jon Najarian, Alex Mascioli, and Marc LoPresti. The team tackles a range of topics from the anticipated Fed meeting and the current performance of the Dow Jones and Nasdaq, to the small cap spotlight shining on BackTech Environmental Corp and the latest earnings reports from tech giants Google and Microsoft. The hosts also provide insights into the state of the crypto market, focusing on Bitcoin performance and the potential outcome of the SEC's possible appeal in the Ripple case. Key Points: The Dow Jones and Nasdaq are showing strong performance, with the Dow Jones on its longest winning streak in over half a decade. BackTech Environmental Corp, a small cap entity, has developed a distinctive process for extracting precious minerals like gold from difficult environments. The forthcoming Fed meeting is likely to result in a 25 basis point hike, with the market highly interested in Fed commentary about future rate hikes. Google surpassed estimates with its robust earnings, both on the top and bottom line, while Microsoft delivered mixed results. The crypto market is witnessing a drop in total market cap, with Bitcoin undergoing a significant liquidation of long positions. The SEC has until midnight to appeal the Ripple case, a lack of which could signal positive prospects for Ripple and other cryptocurrencies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In-depth Analysis: Stock Performance, Housing Market, and Crypto Regulation
25-07-2023
In-depth Analysis: Stock Performance, Housing Market, and Crypto Regulation
In this episode of Bulls, Bears, and Blockchain, Marc LoPresti kicks off the show by advertising a sweepstakes for a private jet ride, courtesy of Verijet. He shares his recent flying experience and encourages listeners to participate in the giveaway. Following this, the hosts delve into an analysis of the market, spotlighting the Dow's nine-day rally and the inconsistent performance of the Nasdaq. They delve into the upbeat earnings reports from corporations such as Johnson & Johnson and Travelers while addressing the underwhelming outcomes from Tesla and Netflix. Additionally, the hosts discuss the resurgence in regional banks and the spike in agricultural commodities. Key Points: A decline in existing home sales contrasts sharply with the booming new home construction industry. Tesla's earnings surpass expectations, yet stock value falls due to competition and pricing concerns. Despite increased operating margins, Netflix sees a drop in stock value due to missed revenue forecasts and a shift towards ad-supported streaming. Consumer coffee prices remain high, despite a significant decrease in coffee commodity prices. Nasdaq's halt of its cryptocurrency custody service prompts questions about its commitment to the crypto industry. Remarks by Gary Gensler on crypto regulation, dubbing it the "Wild West," stir controversy and exasperation among crypto enthusiasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices