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MVEnergyWeek6This week’s panel: Anas Alhajji and Joe McMonigle

  • What exactly are the facilities at Abquaiq and why are they such an important energy security checkpoint?
  • What exactly happened? Who did it, and is there risk of more attacks?
  • What this means to the future of energy security
  • Impacts on markets – is the price spike over?
  • The U.S. Response – sanctions already announced; will military action follow?
  • Saudi Arabia’s new leadership and their expected response

 


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All-Star Julian Brigden and Erik discuss:

  • Can the Fed still save us from a recession?
  • Bond market outlook – has the trend reversed?
  • Geopolitical developments last weekend


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All-Star Dr. Pippa Malmgren and Erik discuss:

  • Why Abqaiq has always been a key security vulnerability and why it was targeted
  • Why Pippa doesn’t think the end result will be as bad as the market seems to initially fear
  • Outlook for how this situation could evolve, and how Russia and China may eventually come into the mix
  • Why Pippa remains bullish equity markets


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All-Star Louis-Vincent Gave and Erik discuss:

  • What happened last Monday and why it’s an important signal
  • Why the Stock and Bond markets may not be delivering contradicting signals after all
  • Hong Kong update
  • Gold outlook


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male silhouette.Erik Townsend welcomes Bob Coleman to MacroVoices Spotlight. Erik and Bob discuss:

  • Most vaulting services for precious metals are owned and operated by banks or precious metals dealers! Conflicts of interest abound
  • When investor Bob Coleman couldn’t find a private vaulting facility that met his standards of independence, he started his own
  • Allocated, Unallocated and Segregated Storage: Understanding what the bullion banks are selling and where the pitfalls are
  • Private vaulting facilities are not required to collect tax ID numbers (bullion banks are)
  • Insurance and force majeure risks in precious metals storage
  • Getting your metals OUT of the vault when you want them, and what can and has gone wrong with bullion banks

 

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Idaho Armored Vaults slide deck 

 


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male silhouette.Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Jeffrey Snider and Luke Gromen to MacroVoices. They discuss:

  • Current US dollar liquidity squeeze
  • Impact of changing Eurodollar markets
  • Understanding the global banking system
  • Do interest rates influence dollar liquidity?
  • What does the Fed do now?
  • China, PBOC and the dollar problem
  • Global dollar liquidity shortage
  • Future changes in global reserve currencies

 

 

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All-Star Dr. Anas Alhajji and Erik discuss:

  • Saudi Arabia Power Shuffle: Why all the recent changes in ministers and what it means to markets
  • Khalid al Falih’s legacy
  • OPEC report summary and outlook for JMMC meeting
  • Russian forecast for $25 oil in 2020
  • John Bolton’s firing and the dramatic drop in oil prices which ensued
  • IEA Forecast (not yet published) and JMMC Outlook


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All-Star Danielle DiMartino-Booth and Erik discuss:

  • Danielle explains why the U.S. Labor market isn’t as healthy as Powell’s recent speech would lead us to believe
  • Free sample issue of Danielle’s subscriber letter containing a full description of her arguments
  • Mark Carney’s pitch for a “multi-polar” reserve currency at Jackson Hole

 

The Daily Feather - Deadpool of Labor


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All-Star Prof. Steve Keen and Erik discuss:

  • Why China lowered their RRR
  • Implications for markets and the economy
  • Great chart book accompanies interview

 

China RRR Gambit 


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All-Star Juliette Declercq and Erik discuss:

  • What to expect from the ECB on Thursday this week
  • Juliette’s detailed prescriptions for fixing monetary policy
  • Juliette’s market outlook


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