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.
Bitcoin is the Crypto Gateway Drug for Institutions
This week, Jill Carlson, Slow Venture principal and Open Money Initiative co-founder, joined to discuss bitcoin's record start to the year and the influx of institutional money into the space. Julia Coronado, Macropolicy Perspectives president and founder, came on to talk about why some Fed officials fanned talk of tapering bond buying and investor flashbacks to the 2013 taper tantrum. Willy Shih, professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, joined to go through the global chip stock rally triggered by Taiwan Semi's $28 billion spending blitz and the executive shakeup at Intel. Sharyn O'Halloran, Columbia professor of political economy and international and public affairs, joined to talk about whether the Trump administration has created a lasting new normal for the U.S.-China relationship.
CEO Spotlight on Chevron's Mike Wirth
This week, Caroline puts the CEO Spotlight on Chevron chairman and chief executive Mike Wirth, who has been with the company since 1982 and at its helm since the beginning of 2018. Wirth discusses his outlook for energy demand and oil prices in the year ahead amid the ongoing pandemic, climate change, balancing their responsibilities to shareholders and the environment, and what the incoming Biden administration means for Chevron.
Bitcoin is Becoming an Institutional Asset Class
This week, Exante Data founder and CEO, Jens Nordvig, joined to discuss what he calls "the big myth about money and inflation." Jon Turek, author of Cheap Convexity, offered his maco outlook for markets amid the simultaneous risk-on rally in stocks and breakevens. Zach Maril, the founder of the Knuckleheads Club, who has spent years researching Google's search engine, explained why Google's webcrawler is a natural monopoly and should be regulated as one. Then Seth Ginns, managing partner and head of liquid investments at Coinfund, discussed the increasing institutional interest in bitcoin as the cryptocurrency continues to surge.
A Week of Eye-Watering IPOs
This week, Catherine Mealor, an analyst at KBW, came on to talk about what KBW's restoration index says about the road to economic recovery and how dependent it is on further fiscal stimulus. Mark Palmer, a fintech analyst at BTIG, joined to discuss how fintech companies like the Cash App are trying to ride the cryptocurrency wave. Win Thin, the global head of currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman, offered his outlook for global FX as emerging markets near record highs. Then Leigh Drogen, the founder and CEO of Estimize, goes through the week of eye-watering IPOs with DoorDash and Airbnb and the impact of such high retail interest in the IPOs.
Paul Krugman is Optimistic about a Rapid Economic Recovery
This week, Claudia Sahm, former economist at the Federal Reserve and a contributor to Bloomberg Opinion, joined to discuss President-Elect Biden's economic team. Opal Tometi, one of three co-founders of Black Lives Matter, discussed the direction of the incoming Biden administration. Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate economist, New York Times columnist and distinguished economics professor in the PhD program at the City University of New York, came on to talk about his outlook for the economic recovery. Then Jed Kolko, the chief economist at Indeed, offered a preview of Friday's jobs report and discussed the tension between headline and core unemployment.
The Shortened Trading Week Wasn't Short on Records
This week, Alan Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, member of President Clinton's original Council of Economic Advisers, and Princeton professor, joined to talk about the road ahead for the economic recovery, the new slate of policymakers who will be at the helm of it and whether the Trump administration is trying to make their eventual job more difficult. Columbia Law School professor Kathryn Judge discussed what a Janet Yellen Treasury means for financial regulation. Skanda Amarnath, director of research and analysis at Employ America, took us through the tensions playing out between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the Federal Reserve. Then David Wilcox, a former senior adviser to the last three Federal Reserve chairs and current senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Finance came on to discuss his new report about the role of generational wealth and economic mobility.