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02/28/2020 - The Roundtable Insight: Dr. Lacy Hunt and Yra Harris on the Virus and Economy/Markets Implications

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02/28/2020 - The Roundtable Insight: David Rosenberg, Yra Harris, Peter Boockvar & Jim Bianco on the Virus and Economy/Market Implications

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02/19/2020 - Yra Harris on Risks to the Global Financial System

“The global financial system seems to be gearing up for massive actions by the global central banks in an effort to calm the potential headwinds that a deflationary fallout would force upon the world. There is a NEGATIVE FEEDBACK LOOP in motion as the U.S. DOLLAR rally against the emerging market currencies will force corporate debtors in emerging economies to push goods out at depressed prices, from commodities to manufactured goods. Regardless of how slow economic growth turns the DEBT has to be repaid.

There is TRILLIONS of U.S. dollar-denominated debt coming due over the next 18 months ..

It is for this potential feedback that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell needs to CUT INTEREST RATES/OR OPEN MASSIVE SWAP LINES TO EMERGING MARKET CENTRAL BANKS that don’t already have access. There is a GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS LOOMING. The recent price action in GOLDCOMMODITIES and, of course, the flattening of the yield curves portend GLOBAL CONCERNS about what the IMF director warns.

It is not inflation driving GOLD higher but concerns about central banks panicking in an effort to fight their dread of deflation in a fiat currency world. If Powell did this correctly he could head off some of the immediate fears by maintaining the cuts would be immediately removed if the COVID-19 virus proved to be a short-lived drag on global growth and potential financial impacts.

This potentially has much larger implications for the world’s financial system. Again, who is this guy Jerome? It’s time to be forthright and explain this is not meant to assuage equity investors but those economic actors with DOLLAR liabilities. Jerome do the math. Again, GOLD made even higher highs against many of the world’s currencies. Powell, it’s time to heed the wisdom of Paul Volcker and listen to the wisdom of market signals: gold, dollar, yield curves et al.”

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02/19/2020 - Nouriel Roubini on the Diversification by China and Russia into Gold

“Dumping US Treasuries would impede China’s economic growth if dollar assets were sold and converted back into renminbi (which would appreciate). But China could diversify its reserves by converting them into another liquid asset that is less vulnerable to US primary or secondary sanctions, namely gold. Indeed, both China and Russia have been stockpiling gold reserves (overtly and covertly), which explains the 30% spike in gold prices since early 2019.

In a sell-off scenario, the capital gains on gold would compensate for any loss incurred from dumping US Treasuries, whose yields would spike as their market price and value fell. So far, China and Russia’s shift into gold has occurred slowly, leaving Treasury yields unaffected. But if this diversification strategy accelerates, as is likely, it could trigger a shock in the US Treasuries market, possibly leading to a sharp economic slowdown in the US.”

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02/18/2020 - Yra Harris – “Why are gold prices at seven-year highs?”

“Why are gold prices at seven-year highs? More significantly, why are the GOLD/EURGOLD/YUANGOLD/YENGOLD/SWISS crosses at or close to making all-time highs? When the stock market rally of 1998-2000 was in full swing GOLD was being sold and trading around $280 an ounce. In fact, the BANK OF ENGLAND famously sold its GOLD between 1999 and 2002 because they were so sure of its demise as a haven/currency alternative.”

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02/18/2020 - Martin Armstrong on the Crisis unfolding in the Repo Market

“If there was a free market, then you would have witnessed the bonds crash in price and interest rates rise as people perceived risk. The introduction of negative interest rates which began in late 2014 going into 2015.75 and Quantitative Easing, shifted the risk from the free market to the central banks. This is what I mean that they are now TRAPPED! If interest rates rise, their portfolios crash in value (price).

Now we have a serious crisis that has shifted from the free trading bond markets exclusively to the central banks. This is now part of the crisis unfolding in the REPO Market. There does not appear to be any recovery on the horizon. Politicians are undermining the confidence in government, to begin with, and that will influence bond buyers.”

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02/18/2020 - Spanish: Alejandro A. Tagliavini – Argentina, no es Tesla: ¿híper o ajuste de hecho?

“En lo que va de febrero, los mercados globales suben: el S&P 500 más de 4,5% llegando a máximos históricos. Ahora, trepan los sectores de mayor riesgo, el ETF de semiconductores VanEck Vectors (NYSE:SMH) más de 10%, el de SPDR S&P Biotech (NYSE:XBI), casi 9% y el de SPDR (NYSE:XLK) del sector tecnológico 6,5%. En cambio, han tenido el peor desempaño los de aversión al riesgo: el ETF SPDR (NYSE:XLU) de servicios públicos y los ETF SPDR (NYSE:XLP) de consumo y de productos de primera necesidad.”

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02/13/2020 - Spanish: Alejandro A. Tagliavini – Existen peores pandemias que el coronavirus

“Según Capital Economics, “los esfuerzos para contener el coronavirus han provocado una fuerte desaceleración del crecimiento en China” y, a nivel global, llegarían a u$s280.000 M las pérdidas económicas durante el primer trimestre de 2020. El PBI mundial no crecerá en términos trimestrales por primera vez desde 2009.”

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02/12/2020 - The Roundtable Insight: Charles Hugh Smith on the Emerging Repo Crisis

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02/11/2020 - Spanish: Alejandro A. Tagliavini – ¿Por qué el dólar es la divisa con mejores expectativas a nivel global?

“La moneda de mejor actuación ha sido el dólar estadounidense: el Dollar Index Spot ya supera los 98.8430. Irónicamente, esto preocupa a Washington porque perjudicaría la balanza comercial. La peor, el euro, que ya está en 1,0912 e/u$s y bajando. La libra también pierde, aunque el GBP/dólar se mantiene en un rango.”

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02/09/2020 - Yra Harris: Bernanke School of Central Bankers Fear Deflation in a Debt-Plagued World

“The GOLD /CURRENCIES making new highs is indicative NOT OF INFLATION SCARCITY BUT OF CENTRAL BANKS LOSING CONTROL IN THE FACE OF A HEIGHTENED FEAR OF DEFLATION. It is the fear of deflation in a world saddled with record amounts of DEBT,  which the International Institute of Finance (IIF) has cited at more than $250 trillion.

This is what has frightened the Bernanke school of central bankers: deflation in a debt-plagued world. As Powell told me in June 2016 about how the ECB could guarantee their debt load, “THEY HAVE A PRINTING PRESS.” I fear that his response will go VIRAL.”

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02/06/2020 - Spanish: Alejandro A. Tagliavini – En qué acciones invierten los millennials en Wall Street

“Según un informe de Coldwell Banker, ya son 618.000 los millonarios millennials en EE.UU. En parte es herencia de sus propias familias, y para 2030 heredarán unos u$s 68 B en total. “Los millonarios de ahora heredarán aún más que sus padres baby boomers, considerados la generación más rica de la historia”, dice el informe.’

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02/03/2020 - Dr. Albert Friedberg: Central Banks will no longer be able to act with Impunity

“The financial and economic outlook for the next few years hangs on this question. For the better part of this millennium, and for the whole of the past decade, central banks around the world bought assets in colossal amounts, printing more fiat money than the cumulative amounts printed since the Great War — and since central banks were invented. And contrary to the generalized expectation, they did so without affecting price levels. In effect, they printed money with total impunity.”

“For central banks around the world, the end of their acting with impunity is coming. Accelerating inflation, when (and if) it comes, will have a cataclysmic effect on financial markets.”

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02/03/2020 - Spanish: Alejandro A. Tagliavini – La función del FMI es operar contra el mercado

Mostrando que son los mismos keynesianos, con diferentes matices, Gobierno y macrismo lograron media sanción para la “Restauración de la sostenibilidad de la deuda pública externa”, que autoriza a negociar y pagar comisiones, entre otros puntos. Romina Del Plá -Frente de Izquierda- aunque probablemente proponga soluciones desacertadas, acierta al decir que es “el sometimiento… al FMI, a los banqueros… hundiendo y sometiendo a los trabajadores y al conjunto de la población…”.

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01/27/2020 - Spanish: Alejandro A. Tagliavini – La Argentina y “el cisne verde”…

“Con tasas de interés negativas en términos reales e incertidumbre en torno de la deuda -y el ruido de BA-, los inversores se “fugan”. El dólar Bolsa o MEP subió un 14% en un mes y cerró el viernes a $81,86, casi igual que el solidario, en tanto que CCL quedó en $83,29.”

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01/24/2020 - Spanish: Alejandro A. Tagliavini: No es la Economía, Estúpido

“O sea, que el problema argentino va más allá de la economía, es moral: sucede que existe un alto nivel generalizado de violencia en todos los órdenes y sectores del país, también en economía.”

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01/20/2020 - Spanish – Alejandro A. Tagliavini: Macri vs. Fernández, inflación y dólar, ¿quién ganará?

“Pasaron ya cuarenta días del nuevo gobierno y quedan cosas por definir, pero, de momento, es una continuidad de lo básico del macrismo, solo diferente en cosmética.”

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01/13/2020 - Spanish – Alejandro A. Tagliavini: Invertir en Argentina : ¿en dólares o… en pesos uruguayos?

“El 23% de las empresas recortaría sus inversiones en 2020 y solo un 25% las incrementaría, cuando en 2017 el 81% proyectaba un aumento, según EY. Los empresarios esperan aire fresco del nuevo Gobierno, pero de momento los números no dan. El 55% cree que sus ventas crecerán en 2020 -debido a la inflación, en términos de volumen no son tan optimistas- el 11% que se mantendrán constantes y el resto que caerán. Y asustan las amenazas, como que aplicarán la ‘ley de góndolas’ si las ganancias ‘son excesivas’.”

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12/18/2019 - The Roundtable Insight: Chris Whalen, Yra Harris & Peter Boockvar on the Markets & Views into 2020

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12/05/2019 - The Roundtable Insight: Daniel Lacalle and Alejandro Tagliavini on Austrian School Economics, Argentina and the Global Economy

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