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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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All-Star Prof. Steve Keen on Richard Vague’s new book, A Brief History of Doom

Today’s MacroVoices All-Star is Professor SteveKeen, who weighs in on Richard Vague’s new book, A Brief History of Doom. Steve says Vague has it exactly right, and his analysis of what caused 2008’s Great Financial Crisis jibes almost exactly with Steve’s own analysis of that event.

 Prof. Steve Keen's Article on Richard Vague's book (PDF) 

or on his website: A Brief History of Doom: The New Kindleberger and Mackay

 

 


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All-Star Juliette Declercq on Populism

Juliette Declercq believes the surprise outcome of the Australian elections is an important signal as the global populist movement calls for more socialism, yet Australia’s Labor Party was defeated in a surprise ‘upset’ election. Juliette examines the costs of socialism and concludes that deficit spending can continue indefinitely, until inflation re-emerges as a macro risk

 


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All-Star Brent Johnson: Much higher stock prices possible

Santiago Capital founder Brent Johnson says that U.S. Dollar appreciation could make U.S. stocks (yes, stocks, not treasuries) the preferred safe-haven asset for foreign investors who’ll realize a double-return from investing in U.S. stocks in an appreciating U.S. Dollar macro environment where the return on the stock’s appreciation is enhanced by the foreign exchange performance of the investor’s conversion from his local currency into USD in order to purchase U.S. equities


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male silhouette.Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Simon White to MacroVoices. Erik and Simon discuss:

  • Variant Perception data driven approach
  • Something's got to give
  • Where leading indicators are pressuring USD
  • Outlook on US equities and bonds
  • Perspective on the Fed's cut to its IOER
  • Collateral, lending conditions and tighter bank-credits
  • China, liquidity and growth
  • External headwinds remain growth impediment

 

 

 

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This week's panelists: Joe McMonigle, Chris Cook and Tracy Shuchart.

  • Joe McMonigle weighs in on OPEC/JMMC meeting outlook
  • Tracy Shuchart on OPEX and contract roll
  • Chris Cook on forward curves
  • Group discussion on Geopolitics (Game of drones / Saudi Tanker attacks, Iran Sanctions, Venezuela, China trade war)
  • Group discussion on bull/bear arguments and crude oil price outlook

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Tracy Shuchart Chartbook


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All-Star Julian Brigden: The Fed should cut rates NOW!

MI2 Partners founder Julian Brigden explains why the Fed is already late to cut interest rates, and the reason has nothing to do with a China-U.S. trade war.


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male silhouette.On today's episode of MacroVoices All Stars, our host Erik Townsend welcomes Danielle DiMartino Booth to talk about why she thinks Jay Powell is "the Grinch that stole liquidity"


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male silhouette.On today's episode of MacroVoices All Stars, our host Erik Townsend welcomes Luke Gromen to talk about the trade war between US and China


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male silhouette.Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Charlie McElligott to MacroVoices. Erik and Charlie discuss:

  • Impact of policy change on the yield curve
  • Drivers of volatility in rates
  • Fed taking the pro-inflationary stance
  • Futures driven equity unwind
  • CTA positioning on the SPX
  • SPX/SPY/QQQ Gamma/Delta extremes
  • Consolidated Gamma flip
  • VVIX and VIX positioning
  • Vol is either "too high" or S&P should be a lot lower
  • Buyside embrace economic pessimism

 

 

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The inaugural episode of MacroVoices ENERGY WEEK featuring panelists Art Berman, Anas Alhajjii and Patricia Hemsworth.

  • Topic 1: Glut or crisis on the horizon? 
  • Topic 2: Crude Quality Matters.

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 Art Berman Chartbook

 Anas Alhajji Chartbook


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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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