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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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J ChristianErik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Jeffrey Christian to MacroVoices. Erik and Jeffrey discuss:

  • Perspective on the gold and USD price action in October
  • Outlook for gold for 2019 and beyond
  • How does silver playout relative to gold?
  • Gold:silver ratio in perspective
  • Why investment demand has dropped and is it finally bottoming?
  • Drivers on the dollar, bonds and the equity markets
  • What is the risk gold could decline during an equity bear market?
  • Intermarket relationships of gold to other assets
  • Perspective on statistics from the gold and silver markets
  • Platinum and palladium outlook

SPECIAL POST GAME GUEST- Art BermanArthur Berman x125

Art joins Erik and Patrick to discuss the current bear market in oil and asking where is the right price for oil. Chart book available to registered listenered. 

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Keith McCullough headshotErik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Keith McCullough to MacroVoices. Erik and Keith discuss:

  • How the investment landscape has evolved?
  • Marginal rates of change in growth and inflation
  • Why are deflationary pressures on the horizon? 
  • Global economic landscape
  • Staying ahead of the curve with the study of rates of change
  • U.S. real GDP and CPI forecasts
  • Key macro themes into the year-end
  • Closer look at the underlying drivers going into 2019
  • Are companies likely to experience a margin squeeze
  • Trouble for China in 2019

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BONUS: Beyond Blockchain, The Death of the Dollar and the Rise of Digital Currency - Chapter 1 Preview

by Erik Townsend

The cryptocurrency trend of the past few years has continued to grow despite widespread predictions that it would just be a flash in the pan. Blockchain is suddenly everyone's favorite buzzword. But what if there's more to this story than meets the eye? What if Digital Currency is about to change the world in ways beyond our imagination? And what if geopolitical forces our politicians don't even understand have already inspired China and Russia to use Digital Currency to attack the U.S. Dollar's dominance over the global financial system?

Erik covers these subjects and more in his recently published book.Listen to a preview of Chapter 1 here.

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TepperErik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Jonathan Tepper to MacroVoices. Erik and Jonathan discuss:

  • Is the market correction over?
  • Outlook for U.S. interest rates
  • Shorter and longer-term drivers in the dollar
  • China and trade war escalation
  • What are the leading indicators suggesting for inflation?
  • How to interpret the drop in oil prices?
  • What is next for Europe?
  • Update on Australian, Canadian & U.S. real estate
  • The Myth of Capitalism
  • Monopolies and competition

 

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pippa malmgrenErik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Pippa Malmgren to MacroVoices. Erik and Pippa discuss:

  • Opportunities on drone technology
  • The leaders in unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Data privacy in the firmware
  • Drones and risks in being used for terrorism
  • Leadership and the new paradigms
  • Speed of technological change and government
  • Situational awareness

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

  • Market correction or end of the bull market?
  • Fed’s responsiveness to changing monetary policy
  • Where are bond yield’s heading from here?
  • ECB and Europe’s position on Italy
  • Risk of high yield corporate credit in Europe
  • Emerging markets currency crisis
  • China, trade war, and the credit bubble
  • Gold and the Yuan correlation
  • Is the U.S. economy at risk of a recession?
  • End of global synchronized growth
  • Outlook on commodities into 2019

 

 

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SPECIAL POST GAME GUEST- Marin Katusa - Katusa Research Marin Katusa 125x

  • Is the gold breakout for real?
  • Update on Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi Arabia

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Steve Hanke 250xErik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Prof Steve Hanke to MacroVoices. Erik and Steve discuss:

  • Drivers of the recessions over the last 30 years
  • Perspectives on Lehman Brothers failure
  • M4 Money Supply as the broadest measure
  • Dangers in quantitative tightening
  • Commercial banks drive money supply
  • Stabilizing the U.S. Dollar Euro rate
  • Understanding past hyperinflation
  • Perspective on Venezuela's hyperinflation 

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PROFESSOR STEVE KEEN headshotErik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Prof Steve Keen to MacroVoices. Erik and Steve discuss:

  • Perspective on global sovereign debt
  • Risks in private debt
  • Is government debt still a safe haven? 
  • Junk bonds, corporate debt and credit spreads
  • When does the market start to price risk into junk bonds?
  • How does another financial crisis occur?
  • Vulnerability of France, Canada and Australia
  • Understanding the debt situation in China
  • Global de-dollarization

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SPECIAL POST GAME GUEST- CHARLIE MCELLIGOTT - UPDATE ON THE EQUITY MARKETS

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Discussing the market selloff and the drivers for the next move in the S&P500 .  

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Louis 201211Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Louis-Vincent Gave to MacroVoices. Erik and Louis discuss:

  • Drivers in emerging markets route
  • Perspective on global equity markets
  • How long can the divergence last between US and global equity markets?
  • Impact on U.S. treasuries
  • Is the global de-dollarization
  • Dissolution of Chimerica
  • NAFTA and the changing of the supply chain
  • Outlook for gold and precious metals

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SPECIAL POST GAME GUEST- Julian Brigden: Update on the Breakout on Yieldsjulian brigden headshot 125x

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Keith Dicker headshotErik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Keith Dicker to MacroVoices. Erik and Keith discuss:

  • Understanding the government bond bubble
  • Can equities rally during a bond route?
  • Rethinking bonds and portfolio allocations
  • Artificially suppressed interest rates
  • Has the bear market in bonds started?
  • Growth in the sovereign debt markets
  • Impact of higher rates on governments
  • Outlook on equities and the gold

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Arthur Berman largeErik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Art Berman back to MacroVoices. Erik and Art discuss:

  • Comparative inventory on oil
  • Inventory correlation to price
  • Price cycles and the oil-price yield curve
  • Impact of U.S. exporting oil
  • Trends in tight oil rig counts
  • Managed money unwinding net long positions
  • Distillate and gasoline inventories
  • Why is backwardation collapsing on WTI
  • Sensitivities to supply concerns
  • Discrepancies between IEA and OPEC forecasts
  • Where are oil prices going in 2019?

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