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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 Artem Milinchuck to MacroVoices. Erik and Artem discuss:

  • The macro case for farmland: producing real returns in a low-yielding financial economy
  • Performance and correlation analysis: Comparing farmland to other asset classes
  • Risks and opportunities created by the COVID19 crisis
  • Fractional farm ownership – how FarmTogether is making an asset class formerly open only to the super-rich available to all accredited investors

 

Supporting Materials for Download

FarmTogether Website - Invest in US Farmland 

FarmTogether - Live Offerings 

Introduction to Farmland Investing 

Tech-Powered Farmland Investment Platform - Driving Investment into a Vital $10T Asset Class 

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Hugh Hendry to MacroVoices. Erik and Hugh discuss:

  • "Put Joe Rogan in Charge of the Fed! - The Dawn of Chaos"
  • Perspective on the stock advance relative to money supply expansion
  • Balance sheet expansion of the Fed and other central banks
  • Which direction will this monetary policy take?
  • Wealth inequality
  • Implementation of MMT and devaluing the dollar - is this a good idea?
  • Hugh's journey from hedge fund manager to property investor

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Charlie McElligott to MacroVoices. Erik and Charlie discuss:

  • Perspective on market strength, despite the resurgence of COVID19 cases
  • How to current market situation translates to the CTA positioning 
  • Equity market outlook
  • How does volatility complex play into the current equity market?
  • Bond market outlook – secular end of a 40 year event?
  • The impact of rising civil unrest and upcoming election will have on the markets

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SPECIAL POST GAME GUEST- Talking Options with Convexity Maven Harley Bassman

 

 

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Harley Bassman to MacroVoices. Erik and Harley discuss:

  • Impact of COVID19 on recession – was it the cause or catalyst?
  • Perspective on declining population and workforce
  • Possibility of risk parity unwind
  • Portfolio positioning in current market 
  • Policy risk on spread trading
  • Are we headed toward secular inflation and what does that entail?
  • Inflation vs. bond market 

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All-Star Dr. Anas Alhajji and Erik discuss:

  • Rebalancing the market: Between U.S. Shale, 180mm bbl of Floating Storage, and a recession, how long will it take to get back to normal?
  • Long-term outlook for global energy markets: Why higher prices are inevitable
  • The risk of alternatives under-delivering resulting in a supply capacity-induced global energy crisis in ~10 years time

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

  • OPEC+ Production cut and the spring rally
  • Flaws in the assumption that shut-in oil wells
  • Decline rates – how does it work?
  • Forecast on oil production – will it go up and what’s next?
  • How much is the industry and its production hedged?
  • Unaccounted for oil – why is there so much of it?
  • Is the storage crisis really over?
  • Recent recovery - are we back to pre-crisis consumption?

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All-Star Louis-Vincent Gave and Erik discuss:

  • The Hong Kong Debacle: Why Xi Jinping needs to save Hong Kong rather than sacrifice it
  • U.S. Dollar weakness: What’s driving it and where is it headed?
  • Civil unrest in the USA and elsewhere: What are the causes and what comes next?

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Diego Parrilla to MacroVoices. Erik and Diego discuss:

  • How to interpret the strong market action despite the pandemic and civil unrest
  • What’s next for US Dollar?
  • Recent downside move in Gold – is this the time to buy? 
  • Perspectives on the rapid recovery in oil prices
  • Shift from deflation to inflation/stagflation – how long will this take?
  • False diversification
  • Likelihood of a risk parity unwind and its risks 

 

MacroVoices #190 Diego Parrilla: They'll change the rules to bail out the system 

 

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All-Star Luke Gromen and Erik discuss:

  • The Fed has been extremely aggressive and markets have responded – are we headed towards all time highs?
  • Tapering of the Fed’s balance sheet expansion and what it means for the markets
  • How is Luke positioned for what’s on the horizon?

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Vikram Mansharamani to MacroVoices. Erik and Vikram discuss:

  • What kind of recovery should we expect post-COVID19?
  • Increasing civil unrest – what could that mean for investors?
  • Will this “work from home” trend continue even after the crisis is over?
  • What are the least obvious implications of this crisis?
  • Impacts of the crisis on businesses and supply chains moving forward
  • US/China geopolitical relations
  • Perspective on the US dollar as the world reserve currency
  • Implications of a secular shift from deflation/stagflation to inflation

Pre-order THINK FOR YOURSELF By Vikram Mansharamani 

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MACRO VOICES is presented for informational and entertainment purposes only. The information presented in MACRO VOICES should NOT be construed as investment advice. Always consult a licensed investment professional before making important investment decisions. The opinions expressed on MACRO VOICES are those of the participants. MACRO VOICES, its producers, and hosts Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna shall NOT be liable for losses resulting from investment decisions based on information or viewpoints presented on MACRO VOICES.

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