The year was 1979, Michael Jackson was climbing the charts with hits like “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” and interest rates were climbing as well to as high as 11.2%. We haven’t seen that kind of inflation for decades… until recently. I was listening to a podcast with Jonathan Davis (shown here below) where he talked about a new era of rising rates. I tend to agree. We started the first leg up, we are pausing and now heading back up again.
As for our positions, we got called away on Riot Blockchain ($RIOT) and Innovio Pharmaceuticals ($INO) this week. We will get called away on Transocean LTD ($RIG) next Friday. These positions are starting to move, so we will give them room to run with deep out of the money calls and options on the flipside as they do.