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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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E 4552Color 1Nathan Egger interviews Erik Townsend about trading strategies for the coming bottom in oil prices. Erik and Nathan discuss:

  • A summary of the oil market fundamentals, as Erik sees it
  • Potential counter-arguments to Erik's view
  • How the "smart money" should be playing this coming bottom including; tanker trade, shipping container trade, etc
  • How a commodities trader should be approaching a turn in the oil market including; contract selection, term structure, options
  • Trading a reversal in crude oil from a fixed income manager's perspective - long/short strategies, potential contagions
  • Other potential risks to credit markets
  • An equity manager's view of an upcoming bottom - who will be the winners/losers, ETFs
  • Strategies a retail investor can employ to gain exposure to the coming rebound in oil - contango-related risks to ETFs like USO
  • The need for patience, regardless of which type of investor you may be
  • Listener questions posed either in the forums, or by emailing questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • and plenty more...

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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. He launched a Global Macro-strategy hedge fund in July 2013. In February 2016, in a joint effort with Nathan Egger, Erik launched MacroVoices, a new weekly financial podcast program which will target professional finance, high net worth, and other “sophisticated” investors who desire financial content at a level of sophistication and complexity above what the retail investment-focused podcasts on the Internet presently offer.

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 Nathan Egger shall NOT be liable for losses resulting from investment decisions based on information or viewpoints presented on MACRO VOICES.

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