James Diorio
November 23, 2022

Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s seminal Wall Street is known for many things: corporate raider, self-made billionaire, ruthless predator. What he may be most well-known for, however, is his famous speech, “Greed is Good.”  In it, he makes a compelling argument that the fortitude greed provides can lead to many “good” things. I don’t think

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James Diorio
October 25, 2022

Crypto Decrypted: MiCA and Metaworks Welcome to this month’s Crypto: Decrypted! While all eyes are on the Fed and the macro climate, there have been many happenings in the world of blockchain technology that might not have made your radar. Rather than opine on the Fed’s position again (there’s plenty of that already) I want

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James Diorio
September 8, 2022

There is an old Chinese curse which, summed up, amounts to “May you live in interesting times.” I think we can safely say that these times are Interesting indeed. Let’s dive in… Tight, Tighter, Tightest August was a month of dichotomy. We started off with a really nice CPI announcement of 8.5%, which is a

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James Diorio
July 31, 2022

The crypto markets received a much-needed relief rally in July, but a ¾ point interest rate hike, inflation at 9.1% and GDP at 0.9% points to the fact that we’re not quite out of the woods yet – but we may be getting closer. The Final Shoe It’s great that we had a rally this

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James Diorio
June 30, 2022

I’ll start with the Mr. Obvious award. We’re in a bear. It’s a big growling grizzly and it’s got center stage. All markets have taken a beating and crypto has taken a serious beating. With bitcoin down approximately -55% year to date and the widespread crypto markets down approximately -69% year to date. There is

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James Diorio
May 27, 2022

If it were easy everyone would do it! Well, it seems (almost) everyone is doing it but it sure isn’t easy. I’m speaking of course about investing in the crypto markets. Far from doom and gloom in the middle of winter, however, we see opportunity in the midst of this market chaos and the learning

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