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hedge fund manager Erik Townsend

Erik Townsend is a retired software entrepreneur turned hedge fund manager. Throughout his career, Erik has capitalized on his ability to understand complex systems and anticipate paradigm shifts far in advance of the mainstream. Read More...

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Lyn Alden to MacroVoices. Erik and Lyn discuss:

  • Perspectives on mainstream deflationists adopting a new inflation view
  • Limits to excessive deficit spending and fiscal stimulus
  • Fiscal vs. Monetary dominance
  • Macro asset allocation strategy in fiscal dominance environment
  • Perspectives on the Fed’s yield control
  • U.S. broad money supply vs. Japanese broad money supply
  • Outlook on Gold and Bitcoin

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Louis-Vincent Gave to MacroVoices. Erik and Louis discuss:

  • Energy prices and inflation
  • What is driving the stock market to its all-time highs despite the pandemic
  • Has the oil market priced in the recovery?
  • Perspectives on the recent Copper rally and how far can it go?
  • Will Singapore replace Hong Kong as the financial centre of Asia?
  • European market outlook

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SPECIAL POST GAME GUEST : Kevin Muir - The MacroTourist

 

 

 

 

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Julian Brigden to MacroVoices. Erik and Julian discuss:

  • Last year’s bullish outlook - does it still stand?
  • Is the current level of spending in the economy being propped up by stimulus?
  • APPL, TSLA and the classic bubble
  • Why would the FED allow the bond market to clear at a market rate?
  • Upside risks to treasury yields
  • Perspectives on impending secular inflation
  • How long do we have until we have a runaway inflation problem?
  • What is the right metric that would indicate when things turn bad?

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Jim Bianco to MacroVoices. Erik and Jim discuss:

  • Deflation vs. Inflation outlook
  • What could contain and remedy the impending inflation?
  • Investing strategies for inflation
  • Coronavirus update
  • Wall Street Bets –who’s behind it and what’s going on?
  • Last week was GME, and now it’s Silver – will there be another squeeze?

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Russell Napier to MacroVoices. Erik and Russell discuss:

  • How are stocks rallying to new all-time highs amidst the ongoing pandemic?
  • Stimulus into real economy – will this still support the stock market?
  • How far Bond Yields could go
  • Financial repression and inflation outlook
  • Inflation may be good in the beginning but for how long?
  • Benefits of inflation on the stock market
  • Perspectives on commodities including Copper and agriculture
  • Gold vs. Bitcoin
  • Is there a strategy to evade financial repression?

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Mike Green to MacroVoices. Erik and Mike discuss:

  • Are we finally headed toward a global digital currency?
  • Benefits of secure digital bearer asset currency 
  • Lack of discussion regarding the adoption of the technology behind Bitcoin
  • Will the governments eventually accept the use of cryptocurrency?
  • CBDC – Central Bank Digital Currency
  • Why some large institutions are buying Bitcoin as store of value 
  • Bitcoin vs. Ethereum

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Luke Gromen to MacroVoices. Erik and Luke discuss:

  • Is this the beginning of the end for the U.S. dollar as the global reserve currency?
  • Relative decline to other fiat currencies or loss of purchasing power?
  • Democratic control of the Senate – how does this affect yields?
  • When will deficits start to matter?
  • How do you translate the current state of the dollar into investment strategies?
  • Bitcoin vs. Gold
  • Are we finally at a point of runaway wage & price inflation?

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Art Berman to MacroVoices. Erik and Art discuss:

  • Saudi Arabia’s production cut decision and what this means
  • Will U.S. shale industry recover?
  • Expected decline in demand in oil
  • Analysis of current comparative inventory report
  • Pandemic and U.S. consumption recovery – what does this mean for gasoline?
  • Perspectives on previous prediction of a big decline in U.S. production in Q1
  • Can OPEC compensate for loss of U.S. production?
  • Lag times between getting the rig started to actual oil production and what this means
  • Price vs. Comparative inventory yield curve

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Ronald Stoeferle and Grant Williams to MacroVoices. Erik and the panlists discuss:

  • How to trade a fiat currency debasement
  • Hedging or trading inflation
  • Gold, silver, platinum and palladium 
  • Hard assets like real estate including farmland
  • Copper and iron ore and the battery metals
  • Energy as an inflation hedge

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Ronald Stoeferle and Grant Williams to MacroVoices. Erik and the panelists discuss:

  • Fiat currency debasement
  • Yellen, MMT and debasement, how could it play out differently
  • Commodities and different ways to hedge
  • Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and its role as a debasement hedge

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