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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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Wayne Himelsein

Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Wayne Himelsein to MacroVoices. Erik and Wayne discuss:

  • Long Vol vs. Short Vol strategies
  • Mitigating carry cost of long vol strategies 
  • Actively trading to manage negative carry
  • Straddles as a long vol trade 
  • Sizing a long vol hedge in a portfolio
  • Dynamic management of a long vol trade

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Dr. Pippa Malmgren

Erik Townsend welcomes Dr. Pippa Malmgren and Clint Cox to MacroVoices. Erik and the guests discuss:

  • Importance of Decentralized Finance
  • How to navigate DeFi revolution as an investor
  • Will credit be re-engineered in a digital currency system?
  • Geopolitical consequences of displacing USD as global reserve currency with new digital central bank reserve asset

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Dr. Pippa Malmgren

Erik Townsend welcomes Dr. Pippa Malmgren and Clint Cox to MacroVoices. Erik and the guests discuss:

  • Digital currency & decentralized finance vs. conventional currency and finance system
  • Cryptocurrency, Central Bank Digital Currencies and Silicon Valley Digital Currencies
  • Can CBDCs coexist peacefully with non-government cryptocurrencies?
  • Big tech impact on digital currency systems

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Lakshman Achuthan

Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Lakshman Achuthan to MacroVoices. Erik and Lakshman discuss:

  • Will there be disinflation before secular inflation?
  • Global Manufacturing PMI & Industrial Growth cycles
  • Post GFC – when does national debt becomes problematic?
  • Commodities – what to expect cyclically
  • Outlook on precious metals
  • Does the downturn in economic cycle call for recession?

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Brent Johnson

Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Brent Johnson to MacroVoices. Erik and Brent discuss:

  • Resiliency of the US dollar
  • The Dollar Milkshake Theory
  • Inflation vs Deflation
  • Portfolio allocation
  • Gold, Bitcoin and digital assets
  • Agricultural commodities vs industrial commodities

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Bill Blain

Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Bill Blain to MacroVoices. Erik and Bill discuss:

  • Is Inflation here to stay?
  • Threat of stagflation 
  • How probable is runaway inflation?
  • Chinese capitalism vs Western capitalism
  • Outlook on US/China relations
  • Gold vs Crypto
  • How to hedge in real asset market
  • MMT and wealth inequality
  • Perspectives on ESG

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Darius Dale

Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Darius Dale to MacroVoices. Erik and Darius discuss:

  • Inflation vs. Deflation
  • Trend in growth
  • Measuring trend change and trend reversal
  • Impending “second wave” of secular inflation
  • How to invest in secular inflation narrative
  • Long-term outlook on monetary policy
  • Cyclical forces in the economy

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Aaran Param

Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Aaran Param to MacroVoices. Erik and Aaran discuss:

  • Inflation – secular or transitory?
  • Where to invest in equity market
  • What’s next for the dollar
  • How to play EM vs DM
  • Perspectives on China
  • Bond market outlook
  • Commodity super cycle
  • Oil, gold & precious metals

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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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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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