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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. Read More...

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julian brigden headshotErik Townsend welcomes Julian Brigden to MacroVoices. Erik and Julian discuss:

  • The difference between the DXY and the trade weighted broad Dollar index
  • The effect of emerging market fluctuations on the broad Dollar
  • Dollar pause or Dollar reversal?
  • The return of cyclical inflation in the US
  • Chinese capital outflows and the effect on real estate markets
  • How the Dollar story will affect precious metals
  • Emerging market equites
  • A lack of real cooperation between central banks
  • Global sovereign debt markets and what they are signaling about inflation
  • How a perfect storm of Dollar strength and a return of inflation will take away the central bank "put"
  • ...and bunches upon bunches more...

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Julian Brigden is the Co-Founder and President of Macro Intelligence 2 Partners. Julian has over 25 years of experience in financial markets and has held positions in market and policy focused consulting to hedge funds and banks as well as in FICC sales. Julian spent five years at Medley Global Advisors from 1999 to 2004, a leading macro policy intelligence firm, as the Managing Director of the G7 Client Team providing timely trading recommendations. From 2004 to 2011, he served as North American Head of Hedge Fund Sales at Crédit Agricole. He has worked in London, Zurich, New York and Vail at UBS, Lehman Brothers, HSBC, Drexel, Credit Suisse, and Salomon Brother in foreign exchange and precious metals. 

As a global macro strategist, and not a journalist or economist by training, Julian’s primary focus is exploiting trading opportunities inherent in macroeconomic and policy related developments. He is particularly skilled at exploring correlations in the economy and financial markets which are vital to a vast array of investment decision makers. Julian has been featured on Bloomberg, CNBC, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and in Barron’s among other for the firm's research on EM, liquidity, QE, Bubbles, and global Fx. 

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