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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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male silhouette.Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Danielle DiMartino-Booth and Peter Boockvar to MacroVoices. They discuss:

  • FOMC statement and historic rate cut
  • Are we in a currency war?
  • Risks of a recession in the U.S.
  • Main Street vs. Wall Street
  • How do risk assets react to a new QE?
  • Inflation risks moving forward
  • Modern Monetary Theory

Coming in Part 2:

  • Financial Repression
  • China and Trade War
  • Europe, the ECB and Christine Lagarde 
  • Outlook on Gold
  • What happens next?

 



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All-Star Dr. Pippa Malmgren and Erik discuss:

  • Big picture macro outlook
  • Why Pippa thinks it’s not as bad as many fear
  • Why pensions will rush in to buy treasuries if China really divests its holdings en masse
  • Why Pippa predicts more Boomers will go back to work in coming years


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All-Star Luke Gromen and Erik discuss:

  • Recap of Luke’s viewpoints expressed in prior All-Stars Interviews for context
  • Why USD liquidity squeeze explains apparent disagreement between stock and bond markets
  • Why this is a U.S. Fiscal problem in the making, despite crashing bond yields
  • Luke’s outlook for risk assets


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All-Star Prof. Steve Keen and Erik discuss:

  • Update on Steve’s recession outlook for U.S. in the wake of the yield curve inversion
  • Balance sheet recessions 
  • Are negative interest rates evidence of central bank policy errors?
  • The “wildcard factor”: China


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male silhouette.Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Daniel Lacalle to MacroVoices. Erik and Daniel discuss:

  • Is Trump starting a currency war with China?
  • What are the risks of competitive devaluation
  • Is the bond market signaling a bear market?
  • Global demand for dollardriving monetary policy
  • What risks and repercussions MMT poses on the economy
  • Outlook on yields and US treasury market
  • Negative yielding European junk bonds
  • Outlook on gold and its new correlation to the dollar
  • Outlook on emerging markets

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MVEnergyWeek6This week’s panel: Anas Alhajji, Tracy Shuchart and Joe McMonigle

  • Dr. Anas Alhajji’s perspective on Saudi Arabia policy outlook
  • Joe McMonigle on OPEC production cuts
  • Tracy @Chigrl Shuchart on what’s really driving the market (supply/demand? OPEC? Trade War News?)
  • Supply/Demand outlook
  • Macro Outlook/OPEC Cuts/Saudi Aramco IPO
  • Geopolitical update
  • Timespread update from last week

 

 

 


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All-Star Louis-Vincent Gave and Erik discuss:

  • History and drivers of the protests in Hong Kong and their implications in financial markets
  • Gold breakout and what comes next
  • Bonds and gold: Safety trade assets are clearly catching a bid!
  • So why hasn’t the S&P 500 taken the hint when other global stock markets clearly have?


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All-Star Jeff Snider and Erik discuss:

  • Why there’s more to the yuan devaluation story that meets the eye (or the mainstream narrative)
  • Comparison to prior devaluations and analysis of true driving forces
  • Why China’s U.S. Treasury holdings are encumbered and selling them doesn have the effects most people assume
  • China’s behind-the-scenes derivatives-based USD “War Chest”
  • Is China really manipulating its currency, and what are the consequences?

Jeff Snider Chartbook August 12 2019 

CNY 7 The Gears Behind the Clockface

The Aid of TIC In Sorting Shorts and Shortages


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All-Star Luke Gromen and Erik discuss:

  • Central Bank Gold Agreement (CBGA) not renewed for first time in 20 years
  • Yet central banks around the world are buying gold hand over fist!
  • Luke’s take on what’s driving this and why it’s so important
  • Fundamental case for gold (review) and is this a good time to buy?


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male silhouette.Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Ronald-Peter Stöferle to MacroVoices. Erik and Ronald discuss:

  • Why gold is an important asset to own
  • Correlation between gold and bond yields
  • Brief history of gold
  • Outlook on the bonds and interest rates
  • Global De-dollarization and sovereign gold holdings
  • What does the momentum of recent gold breakout mean?
  • What effect does monetary policy have on gold
  • Correlation between gold and inflation
  • Why inflation will be a concern for 2H19
  • Gold as equity hedge
  • Importance of understanding the stock to flow ratio for gold

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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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