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...
MacroVoices Weekly Podcasts
FarmTogether founder Artem Milinchuck joins Erik Townsend to discuss Farmland Investing; why it’s been the favored trade of billionaires and how FarmTogether is making this asset class available to all accredited investors.
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Hugh Hendry to the show to discuss everything from Caribbean real estate to his come-back in the world of macro & more
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Charlie McElligott to the show to discuss what’s keeping stock prices elevated in the face of a global pandemic, treasury yields, and much more. And be sure to stay tuned for our postgame segment, when Harley Bassman, inventor of the MOVE Index, returns to talk options with Patrick.
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome HarleyBassman to the show to discusseverything from the recession outlook to the coming shift from deflation to inflation, and what it means for fixed income markets & more.
All-star Dr. Anas Alhajji joins us on the final episode of MacroVoices All-Stars and shares his outlook for global crude oil markets.
MacroVoicesErik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcomeArt Berman to the show for another crude oil special! They discuss everything from U.S. production dynamics to the price forecast and more.
All-Star Louis-Vincent Gave returns for an update on Hong Kong, the USD, and U.S. Civil Unrest
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Diego Parrilla to the show to discuss the post-COVID19 economic and market recovery, the coming transition to secular inflation, precious metals, and much more.
All-Star Luke Gromen is back to talk about how the Fed is tapering its balance sheet expansion and what that would mean for the markets.
MacroVoicesErik Townsend andPatrick Ceresna welcome Vikram Mansharamanito the show to discuss how supply chains are restructuring in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, the coming secular shift from deflation to inflation, and much more.
MacroVoicesErik Townsend andPatrick Ceresna welcome Ronald Stöferleto the show to discuss all things gold, including both the metals and the mining stocks & more.
All-star Dr. Pippa Malmgren is back with commentary on how the recovery is likely to play out in both the real economy and financial markets, and how U.S.-China relations will fare going forward
MacroVoices Erik Townsend andPatrick Ceresna welcomeDaniel Lacalle to the show to discuss the secular transition from deflation to inflation, hard assets generally, precious metals, the stock market outlook, and much more.
Fine Art investing expert Scott Lynn, founder of Masterworks.io joins Erik Townsend for an in-depth discussion of fine art investing including the securitized approach to investing in blue chip classic artworks being pioneered by Masterworks.io
All-Star Juliette Declercq returns to discuss views on deflation vs. inflation, if MMT is what makes the difference between depression and reflation and post-crisis equity outlook.
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Dr. Ben Hunt to the show to discuss the three narratives of the coronavirus crisis, if there will be a secular shift from deflation to inflation and how Frontline Heroes is supporting healthcare workers.
All-star Brent Johnson joins Erik Townsend for an update on the US Dollar, S&P 500, Gold, Gold mining shares, and commodities generally in the COVID19 aftermath.
MacroVoicesErik Townsend andPatrick Ceresna welcomeLakshman Achuthan to the show to discuss what cycle need to be focused on during this crisis, the three D’s of recession, and what economic cycles teach us about what to expect next.
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Dr. Lacy Hunt to the show to discuss his core thesis on interest rates and inflation, how to interpret FED policy on inflation and perspectives on the FED bailing out the high yield market
All-Star Jeff Snider is back! Jay Powell has added $1.5 trillion in bank reserves in just eight weeks, so where's all the money? It's conspicuously missing from all the places it should be showing up.
The two guys who predicted the Coronavirus Pandemic back in January, Jim Bianco and Erik Townsend say there could be another crisis brewing in the Crude Oil Market!
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome David Rosenberg to the show to discuss the general market outlook, investment strategies to navigate market volatility and impacts of COVID-19 crisis on emerging markets and more.
All-Star Louis-Vincent Gave returns with his perspective as to what lays ahead after the #COVID19 crisis.
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Chris Cole to the show to give us a recap on what dragon portfolio is, how it has performed in the COVID-19 crisis and what implications a dragon portfolio can face in secular inflation & more.
All-star @JulianMI2 returns to discuss the post-crisis direction of the dollar and the stock market
MacroVoicesErik Townsend andPatrick Ceresna welcome Eric Peters from One River Asset Management to talk about the impacts of coronavirus on the recent market dislocation and the implications of the recent record-setting monetary intervention and more.
CPM Group founder Jeff Christian debunks popular myths and explains how the physical precious metals market really works.
All-Star Dr. Pippa Malmgren returns to share her insights on whether the virus or the government ‘cure’ will be worse, and what lies ahead for the U.S. economy
Petroleum Geologist Art Berman and Prof. Nate Hagens join Erik Townsend for an oil market special. We start with the current OPEC+ deal breakdown and outlook then move on to the long-term picture.
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Josh Crumb to the show to discuss gold-oil ratio, pricing models for gold relative to both crude oil and real interest rates, and what lies ahead for precious metals & much more.
All-Star Louis-Vincent Gave returns to explain why the markets are currently enthralled in not just one but three simultaneous crises.
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Simon White to the show to talk about the implications of the FED’s recent QE, if the stocks and bonds will both start selling off and how the asset markets will be impacted by the US governments reaction to COVID-19 crisis.
Florida physician Dr. Steve Bickell and Tematica Research global macro strategist Lenore Hawkins join Erik Townsend for this week’s COVID19 update podcast
All-star Luke Gromen says the only way for stocks to trade is down unless the Fed buys an unlimited amount of debt.
P.S. both of those things are happening as we release this episode!
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Jim Bianco to the show to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and markets, the systemic risks to markets and impact on dealers & more. Then Kevin Muir joins in the postgame to talk about the imploding risk parity.
Once again, host Erik Townsend gives a detailed update on the evolving #COVID19 crisis in this full-length special report.
All-Star Jeff Snider says the Fed keeps using a bigger bazooka but no one seems to care and the global dollar shortage takes on 2008 proportions.
Reporting live from Ground Zero in Northern Italy, Lenore Hawkins joins Erik Townsend with a situation report on life in Italy before and after the COVID-19 crisis struck the region.
Energy Week co-star Tracy Shuchart joins Erik to reflect on what the COVID19 crisis and the OPEC+ falling out with Russia will mean for energy markets, including impact on U.S. Shale.
Host Erik Townsend gives his most bearish and dire outlook yet for the COVID19 crisis, predicting the United States and all of Europe will soon experience what Italy is now experiencing.
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Axel Merk to the show to discuss how COVID-19 is driving bonds to new all-time highs, perspectives on possible bail-out for shale oil producers and outlook on gold & more.
All-star Juliette Declercq is back for an update on the COVID19 Crisis and how to trade it. Bonus: Subscriber report download
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Jesse Felder to the show to discuss how COVID-19 has affected the market direction change, if inflation will returnin the near future and its systemic risks and more.
All-Star Brent Johnson returns for an update on the USD, bond yields, and a detailed update on gold.
This week we’re re-broadcasting our Jan. 30th interview with Dr. Chris Martenson which proved incredibly prescient. Erik Townsend then offers an update on what’s changed since that interview.
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Francesco Filia to the show. They discuss why the US treasury bond is no longer a good investment and its systemic implications, the upcoming daily liquidity crisis and what it means for the market and perspectives on economic impacts of COVID-19
All-Star Jeff Snider is back! Jeff says there were clear signs of economic slowdown before the Coronavirus story even came out.
We’ve assembled the #COVID thought leaders of Financial Twitter; Jim Bianco, Mike "Mish" Shedlock, Dr. Ben Hunt & Dr. Chris Martenson for an in-depth panel discussion as #COVID19 escalates toward global pandemic status.
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Ralph Delguidice to the show. They discuss some of the knock-on implications of the US Treasury bond, why treasury and investment grade bond demand flows will remain solid and the US treasury demand impact of Dodd Frank and more.
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Chris Cole to the show to discuss his latest article "The Allegory of the Hawk and Serpent", the law of cosmic duality in investing, and the role of long-vol and commodity trends following have in dragon portfolio & more. Then Emil Kalinowski joins in postgame.
FFTT founder Luke Gromen is back to talk about the conclusions we can draw from the U.S. government charging JP Morgan with criminal gold price manipulation
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Art Berman to the show. They discuss the 2020 demand growth, how oversold is the price of oil and what effect the over-reaction to Coronavirus has on world oil demand. Then Kevin Muir joins postgame segment to discuss Tesla's parabolic rise and blow-off top.
All-star Jeff Snider takes on why the yield curve inversion last august (so far) hasn’t led to a recession, and what might have changed in the global economy since September
All-Star Dr. Pippa Malmgren returns with an update on the nCoV Coronavirus outbreak, Pippa’s reaction to Kyle Bass’ allegations about China mining American genetic data, and an update on the U.S. election outlook
MacroVoices Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna bring you an amazing double header episode with Julian Brigden talking about central bank liquidity and an update on nCoV with Dr. Chris Martenson
All-Star Juliette Declercq is back with the 2020 outlook. Juliette remains cautiously bullish, but perhaps not quite as bullish as she was in late 2019
New updated version re-recorded 1/28/20 to reflect new information and correct errors in first version. WE RECOMMEND YOU LISTEN AGAIN #2019nCoV #Wuhan #Coronavirus
Host Erik Townsend weighs in with a summary of what he’s learned thus far about 2019-nCoV, the Wuhan Coronavirus, and his analysis of what it will mean to financial markets.
Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcomeRussell NapiertoMacroVoices.They discuss why we should expect a credit crisis, what will come out of MMT & helicopter money, and how to prepare for runaway inflation and more.
All-Star Louis-Vincent Gave explains the five macro pillars that have driven the stock market to record highs, then explains why all five will come under pressure in 2020
Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcomeGrant Williamsto MacroVoices. They discusstherecent civil unrest and global social degradation, if Tesla will follow the collapse ofWeWork, and how to react to the recent rise in price of gold.
All-Star Jeff Snider says the Fed is behind the 8 ball. Jeff says the ailing global Eurodollar system is the real reason the economy underperforms against its potential.
Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcomeMarinKatusatoMacroVoices. They discuss the outlook on gold, updates on previous investments, how private placements work and what to expect at the upcoming VRIC and more.
All-star Brent Johnson is bullish on the dollar, and cautious about stocks & gold at current price levels.
Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcomeDr.Pippa Malmgren to MacroVoices. They discussthe knowledge doubling curve, collection and monetization of personal data,ephemeralization and its consequences & how autonomous vehicles will change the future.
All-Star Luke Gromen says the repo crisis was the Fed’s “Whatever it takes moment”, and balance sheet expansion is the name of the game for the foreseeable future
Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcomeArt Bermanto MacroVoices.They discuss Art’s views on IEA’s forecast of oil glut in 2020, comparative inventory system, oil price outlook and more.
All-star Jeff Snider is back with a year-end review and 2020 outlook for the U.S. Dollar and the Eurodollar system
Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Jim Bianco to MacroVoices. They discuss Jim’s views on Zoltan Pozsar’s theory of repo dislocation, if QE4 is imminent in the near future and what’s on the horizon for the bond market and the fixed income market & more
All-Star Louis-Vincent Gave returns for an update on the S&P Christmas Rally, why Apple has outperformed despite the trade war, & Much more!
MacroVoicesErik Townsend andPatrick Ceresna welcome Juliette Declercq to the show where Juliette decodes the FOMC statement & macro outlook, and translate that view into actionable trading strategies. Then Jeff Snider joins in the postgame to talk Repo.
All-Star Jeff Snider is back with an update on global U.S. Dollar liquidity and what it means for the global economy and markets.
Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Mark Gordon toMacroVoices. They discuss why inventory is not what drives the price, the regimechange from the age of peak oil to the age of oil abundance and possible impacts the recession will have on oil prices and more.
All-star Dr.Pippa Malmgren is back with an update on the rule of Law and the Hong Kong protests, plus why Pippa remains bullish on innovation and global growth
All-Star Brent Johnson is back with an update on the US Dollar, stocks, China, Canadian interest rates, Gold & More!
Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Jeffrey Christian toMacroVoices. They discuss the uptrend of electric vehicles, what is going to be the mode of power in the future and how it will be delivered, and how replacing petroleum may impact geopolitics.
All-Star Prof. Steve Keen is back, and he says the Fed can call it whatever they want, but what they’re doing is still Quantitative Easing.
Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome PeterBoockvar toMacroVoices. They discuss if the US will get to negative interest rates, the inevitability of inflation and its effects on central banks, outlook on US/China trade negotiations and more.
All-Star Louis-Vincent Gave weighs in on latest developments at HK Poly University and Civil Unrest more generally around the globe, then concludes with market outlook
All-Star Jeff Snider says markets are breathing a sigh of relief that the recession scare is over, but this complacency is misplaced!
Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Charlie McElligott toMacroVoices. They discuss late cycle dynamics, how the CTA position estimating model works and if it’s time to buy gold & more.
All-Star Luke Gromen returns with an update on monetary policy and market outlook.
All-star Juliette Declercq returns with an update on her views on monetary policy and the equity market rally, which she says is set to continue higher.
Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Keith McCullough toMacroVoices. They discuss the macro themes of the last quarter of 2019, what is next for the Chinese economy, long short pairs trade in software industry and more.
All-Star Dr. Pippa Malmgren explains why the explosion in civil unrest around the globe is all about breakdown of the social contract. Also Trump News Network and market outlook.
Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome AlexGurevich toMacroVoices. They discuss the latest FOMC meeting, if it’s time to go long in the treasury market, outlook on gold and more.
All-Star Brent Johnson expects Christine Lagarde to hit the ground running as she takes the helm of the ECB this week. Also stock and gold market outlooks.
Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Diego Parrilla to MacroVoices. They discuss Diego’s contrarian investment thesis, his concept of anti-bubbles, balanced portfolio construction and more.
All-Star Prof. Steve Keen is back with an update on the recent surge in populism around the globe and Steve’s outlook for the resolution of the Brexit dilemma
All-Star Jeff Snider is back with more perspective on the global dollar liquidity situation, this time focusing on the supply rather than demand side of the equation.
Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome StephaniePomboy toMacroVoices. They discuss the expansion of the FED’s balance sheet, the significance of the recent liquidity shock and the divergence between corporate profits and S&P and much more. In postgame, Rick Rule joins to discuss the strategies for participating ingold equity bull market.
All-Star Julian Brigden weighs in on the Saudi Arabia oil infrastructure attacks, Chinese liquidity, and the Fed’s QE that isn’t QE according to the Fed
All-Star Luke Gromen says the official narrative just failed: The notion that the USD shortage would affect the rest of the world before it would affect the U.S. just collapsed according to Luke, and this creates investable opportunities.
All-Star Louis-Vincent gave returns for a detailed look at markets and an update on the developing situation in Hong Kong
Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcomeTian YangtoMacroVoices. They discuss the economic and liquidity leading indicators, the implications of US-China trade war on the markets, translating economic signals into market decisions and more. Later, Amir Adnani from Uranium Energy Corp joins in the postgame segment.
All-Star Danielle DiMartino-Booth is back to take a deeper look at last week’s Jobs report an share her analysis of what it means. Also free issue of Daily Feather newsletter.
All-Star Jeff Snider responds to listeners who have questioned how Jeff can say there’s a treasury shortage when bid-to-cover ratios are declining in treasury auctions.
All-Star Juliette Declercq says it’s time for the global economy to either break or bounce. Hear Juliette explain in detail in this episode.
Erik Townsend and PatrickCeresna welcome Eric Peters toMacroVoices. They discuss the shift in dominance from monetary to fiscal policy, political drivers of changes in monetary policy and what impact the generational and political gap has on the economy and more.
All-Star Luke Gromen says we’re experiencing what Barton Biggs called “Narrative Failure”, and explains why the repo spike was neither “technical” nor “temporary”.