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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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male silhouette.This episode of Hot Topic features Dr. Harald Malmgren & Dr. Pippa Malmgren. They discuss: 

  • Why Hal and Pippa disagree on present economic risk factors
  • Pippa’s experience growing up in a house where your Dad directly advises the President of the United States
  • Hal’s experience as a father, watching his daughter grow up to follow in his footsteps as a Presidential advisor
  • Hal’s feelings as a former senior policy advisor about his granddaughter’s generation being the first in American history predicted to live a lower standard of living than he lived himself
  • Why Pippa questions the veracity of the premise that Generation Z will experience a lower standard of living than their grandparents

 


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All-Star Professor Steve Keen and Erik discuss:

  • Why Steve doesn’t expect a U.S. recession
  • Steve’s economic outlook for the rest of the world
  • Why Steve is concerned about the financial sector
  • Will the secular bond bull market reverse or just plateau at sustained near-zero interest rates?


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male silhouette.Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Mark Cudmore to MacroVoices. Erik and Mark discuss:

  • Outlook on global growth and economy
  • US growth outlook
  • US/China trade negotiations
  • Unemployment rates and recession forecast
  • US equity market and its effects on emerging markets
  • Factors that drove the recent rally and the outlook on the next two quarters
  • US treasury market, the yield curve and the US dollar
  • The decline in the US share of global GDP
  • Outlook on the British Pound and the Hong Kong dollar

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  • Is this a midcycle adjustment
  • Will the ECB cut in September
  • What is the next move for Powell

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MVEnergyWeek13This week’s panel: Art Berman, Anas Alhajji and Tracy Shuchart

  • Anas Alhajji on the various proposals on the table for 2020 Election Season
  • Art Berman on whether the popular “cashflow narrative” really explains the sell-off in E&P stocks
  • Tracy Shuchart on the macro backdrop and price outlook
  • EIA’s 8.5mm bbl drawdown doesn’t jibe with increased production and lower exports
  • Form 914 (EIA monthly data for May)
  • Tight oil company valuations with slide deck from Art Berman

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All-Star Jeff Snider and Erik discuss:

  • Anomalous behavior of EFF relative to IOER in 2018/19
  • Why the Fed describes IOER as a floor or double-floor BELOW EFF
  • Why it doesn’t work that way in the real world
  • Contrasting Jeff’s views with Luke Gromen’s “balance sheet capacity” argument
  • Why treasuries and other sovereign credits are really balance sheet instruments, not investments
  • Japanese vs. U.S. over-indebtedness and implications

Jeff Snider Chartbook July 30 2019 


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All-Star Danielle DiMartino Booth and Erik discuss:

  • What to expect from this week’s FOMC
  • Will we get a 50bps cut or just 25?
  • Is there a risk that a 25bps cut would disappoint markets and still lead to a big correction?
  • How will the ECB and other central banks react?
  • What’s in store when Christine Lagarde eventually takes the helm of the ECB in November?


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Pippa Malmgren

All-Star Pippa Malmgren and Erik discuss:

  • Iran geopolitical situation – what’s at risk and what comes next?
  • Update to Pippa’s prediction Donald Trump has aspirations of a major media empire after the White House
  • Personal data monetization trends and Facebook’s record $5bn fine for privacy violations


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male silhouette.Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Dr. Peter Warburton to MacroVoices. Erik and Dr. Warburton discuss:

  • “Blowing Up the Box” – what is the policy box?
  • Factors that affect long term outlook for inflation
  • History of inflation and policy framework
  • Inflation is necessary for successful financial repression
  • What is causing the “policy box” to be redesigned
  • History of inflation targeting and inflation controls
  • Driving factors for inflation expectations
  • Is the recent breakout in gold a sign of inflation?
  • Outlook on next QE
  • Is stagflation imminent?

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MVEnergyWeek6This week’s panel: Art Berman, Chris Cook and Patricia Hemsworth

  • Pat Hemsworth on the AMLO administration’s plans for Pemex
  • Chris Cook on geopolitical risk and why the Iranian situation hasn’t blown up oil prices
  • Art Berman on why gas prices haven’t fallen more given recent developments
  • EIA’s 10.8 mm bbl draw, and the market DROPS on the news???
  • Iran situation and why it hasn’t resulted in higher oil prices
  • 2020 Pemex Hedge
  • Under-reporting of Permian Basin Fracking

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All-Star Julian Brigden and Erik discuss:

  • If central banks are powerless to contain deflationary pressures, what are the implications for Pensions?
  • Is it possible to enter recession without first seeing a 2s10s curve inversion?
  • Longer-term outlook for bond yields, esp. U.S. 10yr

 


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