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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 and Patrick Ceresna welcome Viktor Shvets to MacroVoices. Erik and Viktor discuss:

  • Inflation vs. disinflation
  • “Everything will go to zero”
  • Cause of changes in economic behavior and social attitude
  • Generation cycles and fourth turning
  • Capital markets and Fed policy – where are they headed?
  • Is the only possible direction for interest rates to go up?

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Eric Peters

Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Eric Peters to MacroVoices. Erik and Eric discuss:

  • Views on current inflation narrative
  • How to hedge in a transitory inflation environment
  • Consequences and implications of secular inflation
  • How long it will take for inflation to go from “good” to “bad”
  • Will digital currency eventually replace fiat currency?
  • Will Bitcoin benefit from CBDC?

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

  • Views on inflation
  • Recovery – how differences in sentiment will impact demand
  • Logic behind central banks policy trend toward tapering
  • Where will continued money printing lead us?
  • Perspectives on ESG aware investing trend
  • Energy market outlook
  • Digital currency – where are we headed?

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Philip Verleger to MacroVoices. Erik and Philip discuss:

  • IEA’s forecast on shutting down the oil industry
  • What will happen to price action at the wind-down of the industry
  • Perspectives on inflation
  • What would happen if this inflation is not transitory?
  • Carbon sequestration and carbon credits
  • Metals and petroleum – why is China selling metals?
  • ESG and nuclear energy
  • Outlook on oil

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Steve Keen

Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Steve Keen to MacroVoices. Erik and Steve discuss:

  • Relationship between inflation and bond rates
  • Perspectives on recent action of US 10yr Treasury yield
  • MMT – how will this concept be adopted?
  • Will MMT create even more private debt and is there a way to avoid it?
  • Debunking ESG for investors 
  • Rebuttal to William Nordhaus 
  • Steve’s new book - The New Economics: A Manifesto 

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Marin Katusa to MacroVoices. Erik and Marin discuss:

  • Options that exist for accredited investors in precious metals market
  • Private placement in precious metals and how it works
  • Pros and cons of Capital Introduction industry 
  • Disadvantages of using a broker
  • What Katusa Research newsletter offers
  • Access to private placement and financing vs. public market
  • Marin’s new book: The Rise of America

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Larry McDonald

Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Larry McDonald to MacroVoices. Erik and Larry discuss:

Relationship between inflation and treasury yields

  • Outlook on US/China relations
  • What to expect in equity and bond market
  • Drivers of upcoming price increase in oil
  • Trading opportunities in energy market
  • “Alpha Male Central Banker”
  • Breakdown of the dollar and its implications
  • Oil demand expectations in the re-opening 

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David Rosenberg

Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome David Rosenberg to MacroVoices. Erik and David discuss:

  • Are we really facing secular inflation?
  • How the recent stimulus impacts the inflation narrative
  • FED has it right – this inflation is a “transitory phenomenon”
  • How to play against the popular narrative that secular inflation is imminent
  • Why this inflation is transitory
  • Outlook on treasury yields

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

  • What’s needed to hedge against rising interest rates
  • “Financial Tsunami” and what that would mean for the markets
  • Reasons behind Harley’s new project with Simplify
  • The new ETF, PFIX– who is it for?  
  • How rising interest rates will cause systemic risks in the market
  • How PFIX  can protect portfolio  
  • Perspectives on inflation

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Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Dylan Grice to MacroVoices. Erik and Dylan discuss:

  • Inflation vs. Deflation
  • US 10yr Yield outlook
  • Reasons why there is potential for a big rally in crude oil
  • Perspectives on oil and transitioning into EV
  • Portfolio composition to play inflation
  • Asymmetric trade opportunities
  • ECB and the Fed – where are they headed?
  • Risks of central banks intertwining with politics

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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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