Every week, we feature the best and most interesting interviews from Bloomberg's daily market close show, "What'd You Miss" hosted by Joe Weisenthal, Caroline Hyde and Romaine Bostick. We want to take you beyond the headlines and bring you a unique perspective on the week's top stories, and those you may just have missed. It's the perfect way to kick off your weekend.
Investing is Now a Pop Culture Phenomenon
This week, Gary Vaynerchuk, who is a board member of the sports memorabilia company Candy, CEO of VaynerMedia, and has a new NFT project called VeeFriends, joined to talk about the resurgence in trading cards, how investing has become a pop culture phenomenon and why alternative investments hold more social currency than stocks. Ursula Burns, former CEO of Xerox and senior advisor at Teneo, came on to talk about her new memoir "Where You Are Is Not Who You Are" and whether policymakers are taking economic inequality more seriously than during past expansions. Mike Pyle, the chief economic advisor to Vice President Kamala Harris, explained why the White House is encouraged by trend lines in the U.S. jobs recovery despite the past two jobs reports coming in below estimates. Then Brooklyn Nets star point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who is also the founder and CEO of Calaxy, a blockchain-based social media app that lets fans buy tokens associated with their favorite stars, joined to talk about creator tokens.
Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Tame the "Wild West" of Crypto
Heather Boushey, a member of President Biden's Council of Economic Advisers, joined to discuss the jobs report and the why payrolls keep falling short of expectations. Ali Wolf, the chief economist at Zonda, a housing data and research firm, came on to talk about whether the housing market fever is finally showing signs of breaking. Nick Carter, the founding partner of Castle Island Ventures, reacted to El Salvador becoming the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. Then Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Democratic of Massachusetts, joined after the Senate Banking Committee's hearing on digital currencies and blockchain to discuss why she thinks crypto is a "wild west" that needs regulation and consumer protections.
AMC Embraces the Meme Stock Frenzy
This week, Roshun Patel, vice president of institutional lending at Genesis, a full-service digital currency prime brokerage, joined to talk about the asset class that never sleeps: crypto, and its wild weekend trading. Chad Beynon, a senior gaming, lodging and theatres analyst at Macquarie Capital, joined alongside Bloomberg cross-asset reporter Katie Greifeld to talk about AMC embracing its meme stock status. Yoni Assia, the founder and CEO of eToro, an Israel-based competitor to Robinhood, came on to talk about how his platform has benefitted from the retail frenzy, and why he thinks this is a generational buying moment. Then Doug Merritt, the CEO of infrastructure software company Splunk, joined after the company's first quarter earnings results.
There's No Muscle Memory for How to Handle This Recovery
This week, Stinson Dean, Deacon Lumber Company CEO, came back on to talk about why lumber is caught in another market standoff. Jill Carlson, Slow Ventures principal and co-founder of the Open Money Initiative, returned to discuss whether she thinks this is the end of a crypto cycle and why institutions are still buying bitcoin despite the volatility. Caroline had an exclusive interview with Chevron CEO Mike Wirth right after he faced a major rebuke from his shareholders, which voted to back a proposal to reduce emissions from the company’s customers. Then Alex Williams, a research analyst at Employ America, joined to talk about his recent guest post on the Odd Lots blog titled "The Economy Is Booming. Why Don’t Firms Believe It?"
A 30% Dip is Just Another Wednesday in Crypto
This week, Christie's CEO Guillaume Cerutti, joined to talk about their spring auction, which included a group of nine Cryptopunks NFTs and the future of digital art. Mike Novogratz, the founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, reacted to Monday's volatility in bitcoin and explained why he thinks the cryptocurrency is likely to remain under pressure for weeks. Soona Amhaz, general partner at Venture Captial firm Volt Capital, which invests in the crypto space, came on to talk about Wednesday's wild ride for crypto and said a thirty percent dip is just another Wednesday in the space. Then Gregory Di Prisco, CEO of RWA Company and community member of the MakerDAO ecosystem, joined to discuss whether decentralized systems like crypto can buckle under extreme volatility.
Bitcoin Has No Plan. It Could Even Go Down.
This week, Rick Palacios, principal and director of Research at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, went through the latest in the lumber market frenzy and the impact on the U.S. housing market. Bloomberg Opinion columnist Conor Sen and Neil Dutta, the head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro Research, debated whether the economic cycle has peaked. Mike Pyle. chief economic advisor to Vice President Kamala Harris and former chief investment strategist at BlackRock, came on to react to the April CPI data and discuss whether those inflationary pressures will make passing the Biden Administration's spending plans more difficult. Then Nic Carter, the founding partner at Castle Island Ventures, went through the wild week in crypto and Elon Musk's bitcoin reversal.