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John Velis, a senior multi-asset strategist for State Street Global Markets, recently sat down for an interview with Business Insider to talk stocks, markets, and economic cycles.
He had one of the best analogies to understand the current bitcoin mania that we’ve heard yet: “Mrs. Watanabe.”

Last week, we asked State Street multi-asset strategist John Velis about his views on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Other than the usual warnings about how the market is not mature, and that the insane volatility could easily wipe out an uninformed investor’s holdings, he had an interesting analogy: “Mrs. Watanabe.”

Back in the Japan’s “lost decade,” when interest rates were painfully low, housewives — who have traditionally managed a family’s finances — turned to trading international currencies in order to find some extra alpha in the tough times.

“Now, it seems like the 21st century Mrs. Watanabe is buying cryptocurrencies,” Velis told Business Insider as part of a larger interview about stocks, cryptocurrencies, and inflation.

He’s not the first to draw the comparison. Deutsche Bank cited the archetypal housewife in a note last year. She’s also been alluded to in plenty of media reports and Wall Street research. Still, Velis’ is one of the best …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology

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