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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.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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male silhouette.Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Juliette Declercq to MacroVoices. Erik and Juliette discuss:

  • Current status of inflation
  • The FED's inflation framework and its credibility
  • How the FED is failing to meet its inflation mandate
  • Lower rates and its effect on the yield curve and inflation expectations
  • Possibility of a financial crash and economic downturn
  • FED-induced inflation shock and its effect on bond yields and risk asset valuations
  • How the higher break in the US dollar will affect inflation expectations and the FED's cutting cycle
  • What is ahead - policy path and inflation outlook
  • China/US trade negotiations and its effect on global liquidity and global reflation

 

 

 

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male silhouette.MacroVoices HOT TOPICS are a new offering in conjunction with MacroVoices Premium.

Hot Topics interviews are scheduled and produced in reacting to events that come up in markets, independent of our regular podcasts in which the guests are usually scheduled in advance. Today’s Hot Topic is fund manager Kyle Bass’ recent investor letter questioning Hong Kong’s ongoing relevance in the global financial system. Louis-Vincent Gave runs Gavekal, a Hong Kong-based institutional advisor. In today’s Hot Topic interview, Louis offers an “opposing editorial” view, strongly at odds with Kyle Bass’ views on Hong Kong.

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We’re launching MacroVoices Premium with the first episode of the new MacroVoices All-Stars format!

This week’s All-Stars episode includes short-form interviews with:

  • Dr. Pippa Malmgren
  • Art Berman
  • Prof. Steve Keen
  • Julian Brigden
  • Luke Gromen
  • Danielle DiMartino Booth

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male silhouette.Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Dr.Lacy Hunt to MacroVoices. Erik and Dr.Hunt discuss:

  • Outlook on US economy and the global economy
  • Synchronized global downturn and risks of a recession
  • Zero bound for policy rates and its risk
  • How long can the system sustain in a ZIRP environment
  • Debt induced weakness undermining growth rate
  • What's next, quantitative easing or debt monetization
  • Perspective on the FEDs ability to print money
  • Destabilization of the global monetary system
  • Where to position trades on the bond yield curve
  • Deflationary risks in this environment
  • Perspectives on Modern Monetary Theory

 

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male silhouette.Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Jeff Snider to MacroVoices. Erik and Jeff discuss:

  • The definition and the history of Eurodollar
  • Eurodollar as global reserve currency
  • Who really governs US dollar
  • Interbank borrowing, shadow money and Eurodollar transactions
  • Bretton Woods gold exchange system vs. Eurodollar system
  • How the global economy and the global financial system depend on Eurodollar system
  • The breakdown of Eurodollar system and the Great Global Monetary Crisis
  • The Eurodollar squeeze and its effect on the global system
  • Correlation between the Eurodollar squeeze and the US dollar index

 

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

  • Benefits of the U.S. losing its reserve currency status
  • International trade and deindustrialization of U.S.
  • U.S. Government budget and trade deficits
  • Possible fiscal crisis and the increase of US Treasury Yields
  • Devaluation of the dollar, imports and inflation shock
  • Risk of global currency to replace the US dollar as the world's reserve currency
  • Consequences of decrease in demand for US dollar
  • Runaway inflation and runaway trade deficit
  • Government spending, current inequality in income tax system
  • Risks and opportunities of MMT

 

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Howe HeadshotErik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Neil Howe to MacroVoices. Erik and Neil discuss:

  • Insights from Neil on how the Fourth Turning is unfolding
  • Climax’s at the end of the Fourth Turning
  • Socialism, populism and extremism in politics
  • What is in store for the second half of the fourth turning
  • Current economic expansion is running out of workers
  • Effect of population composition
  • Late-cycle dynamics and real GDP growth trends
  • Correlations of term spreads and consumer confidence
  • Term spreads, credit cycles and volatility
  • Demographic trends for the long-term future

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Eric Peters HeadshotErik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Eric Peteres to MacroVoices. Erik and Eric discuss:

  • Where are the equity markets heading next?
  • What are the biggest risks in the markets today?
  • Considerations on volatility on FX and interest rates.
  • Will the current trend in Treasury yields continue?
  • How will the next 10 years economically look?
  • Eric Peters perspective on MMT
  • Where are the China/US relations going?
  • Rise of populism around the world
  • Growth of U.S. Isolationism

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  • Perspective on the Fed pivot
  • What is the trade in this market environment

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