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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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Robin GriffithsErik Townsend and Aaron Chan welcome Robin Griffiths to MacroVoices. Erik and Robin discuss:

  • Technical and cyclical frameworks for evaluating financial markets
  • Hierarchy of cycles from seasonal variation to generational
  • Central bank intervention and impact across various cycles
  • Potential panicked selloff for the trade-weighted U.S. dollar
  • Outlook for global equities and central bank-induced flash crashes
  • Treasury outlook and relationship with longer-term cycles
  • Developed markets on-going secular decline despite record equity market
  • Emerging market equity outlook, in particular China and India
  • Gold's resistance at $1,400 and ability to shoot back to all-time highs
  • Technological and demogrpahic tailwinds for developed markets
  • Trump vs. Clinton impacts on markets


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Robin Griffiths is Head of Multi-Asset Research & Advisory at the ECU Group. He was previously Chief Technical Strategist at HSBC Investment Bank for 20 years, before becoming Head of Global Asset Allocation at Rathbones, and then a director and technical strategist for Cazenove Capital Management. Robin was a Partner of WI Carr and Head of Technical Analysis at Grieveson Grant. Robin is a committee member and former chairman of the International Federation of Technical Analysts, and former chairman, now fellow, of the British Society of Technical Analysts. Robin has been a member of ECU’s Global Macro Team for over 20 years.

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