Crypto analyst Marcel Pechman’s show, Macro Markets, is gaining popularity among cryptocurrency enthusiasts. It airs every Friday on the Cointelegraph Markets & Research YouTube channel and helps in explaining complex financial concepts in layman’s terms. In the latest episode, Pechman discussed the factors causing the crypto market capitalization to remain 60% below its all-time high, while the S&P 500 is just 15% away from its peak.
Understanding Crypto’s Problem
According to Pechman, the crypto market is currently facing a huge problem as it cannot be classified as a commodity, nor is it a foreign exchange currency. Additionally, not every mutual fund can hold crypto. As a result, if Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) are mostly perceived as alternative risk assets, that is how they will trade. Therefore, there is no need to look for theories explaining why crypto has been unable to break new highs.
Debating on NVidia’s Short Seller Losses and China’s 5% Growth
Pechman also discussed NVidia’s $2.3-billion short seller losses and the Bloomberg article that stated NVidia is the fourth-most shorted stock in the United States, behind Apple, Tesla, and Microsoft. According to Pechman, those short sellers may have been market neutral the whole time, buying index futures and selling individual stocks. He further explained that short sellers can endure pain if they do not close the borrowing, as long as they have enough collateral deposits.
In the last segment, Pechman debated China’s 5% growth, which disappointed investors and its consequences for the markets. He highlighted China’s reluctance to issue new stimulus packages, which could be a strategy to weaken the remaining global economies. Pechman also emphasized that Germany has just entered a technical recession, and the U.S. is right behind, which could lead to negative outcomes for crypto in the short term. This is because investors are likely to reach for short-term government bonds and cash, which will drain liquidity from the market. However, if the U.S. dollar loses strength, it will be positive for crypto in the medium term.
Pechman’s Macro Markets show is an excellent source of information for crypto enthusiasts who want to understand complex financial concepts in layman’s terms. He discusses various topics that impact the crypto market and provides valuable insights into the market’s behavior. If you are interested in exclusive and valuable content provided by leading crypto analysts and experts, make sure to subscribe to the Cointelegraph Markets & Research YouTube channel and join the Macro Markets show every Friday.