What started off as a (somewhat) polite argument over the fate (and price) of bitcoin between bitcoin advocate CNBC Fast Money staple Dan Nathan and crytposkeptic, Evercore ISI technician Rich Ross, devolved in just over a minute into a screaming fest in which Ross slammed Nathan – who had just called him “glib” – for being “wrong” and “bearish for two years” in which the “stock market’s gone up 100%” which is “not helping people make money.” To which, an unimpressed, flustered and visibly angry Nathan responded “we’ve got the chartist here, and he’s got his stick”, at which point he proceeded to explode: “you don’t know what I’ve done, you don’t know what my call is, so go piss off, seriously.“
Ross had the last word: “a tough moment here on Fast Money” as can be seen on the clip below:
Although judging by the people’s reaction, at least the carbon-based audience woke up. Perhaps it may be a good idea to have Ross as a permanent fixture on Fast Money, at least until bitcoin goes back to $20,000… or $0.
— ESP Trades (@EspTrades) January 17, 2018
@CNBC Seriously? Rich Ross ALWAYS provides intel and insight. If Dan Nathan made any money, he’d get a nose job.
— Wave Runner (@WaveRun73982982) January 17, 2018
It was great on @FastMoney (#CNBC) to watch Trump hater panelist Dan Nathan totally have a meltdown when a guest technician, Rich Ross, takes him apart on crypto-currencies. pic.twitter.com/6Yv8VNwh2O
— Steve (@tricasey279) January 17, 2018
— jsmall (@jsmalls131313) January 17, 2018
@RiskReversal who is a @CNBC hired gun for attacking @realDonaldTrump – (since he suck as an investor)
Finally cracked on air verbally attacking Rich Ross – MD Evercore ISI , telling him to ‘piss off’ and belittling Ross’ technical strategy as ‘schtick’ pic.twitter.com/yAghmWcjt2
— Chiumeister (@chiumeister) January 17, 2018
@GuyAdami @petenajarian @MelissaLeeCNBC @timseymour Ladies and Germs, Pete we go way back, guy luv ya-and all even Dan. I’m 39 and Have 16 employees all under my age, @CNBC is on 5 TV’s 24/7. If DAN doesn’t publicly apologize to Rich Ross I will never watch Fast Money again!
— Solomon Moss (@MossSolomon) January 17, 2018
And the most succinct take:
Bull market genius arrogance hitting new all-time highs on Fast Money https://t.co/wJMS153P6V
— GreekFire23 (@GreekFire23) January 17, 2018