Market Observations

Bitcoin Halving in 2024: Everything You Need to Know

By Michael Kelley / 13 Mar 2024

The anticipation for the next Bitcoin halving is mounting, as this event, expected in May 2024, will slash the block reward miners receive in half. Occurring every 210,000 blocks – about every four years – bitcoin halving is a critical process embedded in the digital currency’s algorithm, designed to preserve scarcity, and counteract inflation.

SGT Chart Book 11.03.24

By SGT Trading Desk / 11 Mar 2024

Stocks Drop After February Jobs Report – Non-Farm Payroll (NFP); Wall street Journal weekend headline reads: Cooling Labor Boosts Rate-Cut Hopes…

The only game in town is Cryptocurrency: But when will the final whistle blow?

By Tony Westfallen / 07 Mar 2024

Christine Lagarde called BTC “worthless”. It’s also something the UK government is now calling, “property”. I have also heard people compare BTC to a commodity. But quite frankly, I cannot go with that either.

Understanding DeFi: The Role of Decentralization in the Crypto World

By Michael Kelley / 06 Mar 2024

In the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency realm, decentralization stands as a cornerstone philosophy that significantly empowers individuals in the financial domain, enabling them to orchestrate their economic fate independent of traditional financial gatekeepers..

SGT Chart Book 04.03.24

By SGT Trading Desk / 04 Mar 2024

Nasdaq composite reached an ATH. The previous high was in 2021. S&P and Nasdaq Set new record highs. An interesting stat: When the S&P500 closed higher in January and February it went on to finish the year higher 27 out of 28 years. Nvidia reaching new highs, helps the S& P500 notch up its 15th record high of the year.

Understanding Forex Trading: Top 5 Things You Need to Know

By Michael Kelley / 28 Feb 2024

Forex trading, or foreign exchange trading, is a dynamic global marketplace where currencies are bought and sold. Understanding what forex trading is extends beyond simply knowing it involves currencies…

SGT Chart Book: AI and Nvidia Focused Week

By SGT Trading Desk / 26 Feb 2024

Nvidia mania gripped markets this week. Last week saw a record day with MAG7 stocks (Microsoft, Amazon, Nvidia, Apple, Tesla, Alphabet, Meta) adding over $500Billion in market cap, with Nvidia adding a record USD277…

Ledger in the Crypto World: An In-depth Explanation

By Michael Kelley / 21 Feb 2024

In the transformative realm of cryptocurrencies, ledgers stand as the bedrock of digital finance, meticulously recording the ebb and flow of virtual currencies. More intricate than their accounting counterparts, these crypto ledgers, or blockchains, shine as the epitome of decentralized and transparent record-keeping.

SGT Chart Book

By SGT Trading Desk / 19 Feb 2024

The stock-market rally was hit last week when government data showed that prices rose more than expected last month and suggested that the Fed’s fight against inflation may not end as easily as some investors expected.

How to Utilize the Fear Greed Index in Trading

By Michael Kelley / 14 Feb 2024

In the intricate web of today’s stock market, investors constantly seek a compass to navigate the tumultuous waves of emotion that invariably influence financial decisions. The Fear Greed Index stands out as a beacon, quantifying the prevailing sentiments of fear and greed that buffet the markets.