Just one day after Reuters reported that the Saudi sovereign wealth fund has shown no interest in financing Elon Musk’s proposed $72 billion deal to take Tesla private, Bloomberg is out with a full refutation, reporting that the Saudis are in fact in talks to invest in said deal.
Overstock.com soared 25% after Hong Kong-based PE firm GSR Capital announced it would invest as much as $375MM in exchange for equity in the retailer, as well as its tZero blockchain subsidiary at a $1.5 Billion valuation.
The “regime change” is likely reflecting that “Domestic / U.S. Inflation Expectations” are no longer dictating global asset prices as they have for much of the past few years across both Fixed-Income and Equities.
Despite headlines that the biggest coffee chain in the world will soon begin accepting Bitcoin, the crypto space is under pressure this morning (led by Bitcoin) following comments from Goldman Sachs that "further declines" are expected.
The Treasury International Capital, TIC Update, confirms that the massive reduction we saw in US Treasuries by the Russians in April continued in May. They sold basically 81 billion in two months, down from just under 100 billion. That's an 80% reduction in two months!