Historian and author Edward Chancellor in an in-depth interview about the failed monetary policy of central banks and the difficult path to a healthier and more robust economic and financial system.
07/21/2022 - Edward Chancellor: Largely Impossible to Normalize Interest Rates Without Collapsing the Economy
07/19/2022 - Kevin Duffy – “Shakeout in Financial Markets has only just begun”
“I think you want to look for companies that will be able to navigate this new world. They provide vital goods and services. They are self-funding and don’t rely on government subsidies. They are run by founders or owner-operators who take a long view. They try to remain apolitical. To me, the biggest risks lie in companies that suck up to the government and end up doing destructive things to shareholders. Nike for instance is trying to push certain official narratives that are going to alienate their customers in China. Yum Brands is unloading its chain of 1,000 KFC restaurants in Russia that took two decades to build. Those types of stocks are more likely to show up in the S&P 500 where everybody is positioned. If I’m right, the kinds of independent businesses I’m looking for will be seen as ports in the storm and trade at a premium.”
07/18/2022 - The Roundtable Insight – Dr. Frank Shostak and Yra Harris on the Economy and Financial Markets from an Austrian School Economics View
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07/14/2022 - Larry McDonald on Federal Reserve Risks to Emerging Markets
“If the Fed keeps its policy path promises, take the tragedy in Sri Lanka and multiply it by ten across the globe over the next six months. Check-mate FOMC.” – Larry McDonald
07/14/2022 - Russia Pivots To Asia
- China is taking advantage of cheap Russian oil and coal.
- Shunned by the West, Russia is looking to Asia to offload coal and oil at steep discounts.
- China’s industrial power is being fueled by U.S. adversaries in Russia and Iran, Hudson Institute’s Duesterberg notes.
07/12/2022 - Dylan Grice on the Fed Pivot
“The Fed is about to trigger a significantly harder landing than they intend. If they truly want to bring inflation down to 2%, a severe downturn would be inevitable. Another leg down in financial markets is to be expected.”
07/11/2022 - The Black Swan is Still Flying
“On December 27, 2021 I wrote an op-ed saying the Black Swan is now flying. My recommendation at the time: Purchase long-term puts on Tesla, then trading around $1,200 and long-term puts on Bitcoin then trading near $50,000. Not much more than six months later, Tesla is around $750 and Bitcoin is struggling to stay near $20,000. Yet, in my opinion the worst is yet to come.
Why? Financial markets are beginning to recognize that the central bank emperors are naked. Central banks have kept the markets rising ever since money printing began on a global scale in 2009 in the US and in 2011 in Europe.”
06/27/2022 - Alejandro Tagliavini – “No more questions, Your Honor”
“As I always had great admiration for nature -the true one, not the one that is imposed by force since violence is that which violates the natural order, as the Greek philosophers already knew- I was very suspicious of this supposed enemy of the human being. I always knew that nature is infinitely wise -more than human reason that doesn’t even know how far the universe reaches- and dedicated to the growth of life, particularly of man.”
06/23/2022 - The Roundtable Insight – Martin Barnes and Yra Harris on the Economy and Inflation
06/23/2022 - The Roundtable Insight – Daniel Lacalle and Yra Harris on Evolving Financial and Economic Risks and the Investment Environment
06/13/2022 - John Collison in Conversation with Stanley Druckenmiller
06/13/2022 - The Cedar Portfolio – Register for the Presentation on the Investment Strategy
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06/03/2022 - Alejandro Tagliavini – Many will be left behind…
“The “old world”, where politicians build borders -create «international» conflicts- and impose “laws” with their monopoly on violence (the State), is inevitably being left behind, simply because borders and violent impositions are unnatural. Of course, this will take years and it will not be a revolution, but – like everything in the real, natural world – a slow evolution, a maturation. But beware, beyond the fact that the digital world is still incipient and, therefore, with errors and deceptions, many are being left out because the technological development that drives this «new world» is accelerating by leaps and bounds to the point that an enormous most don’t even have enough time to catch up.”
05/30/2022 - The Roundtable Insight – Sustainable Agriculture and the Link to Health
Ronnie Cummins and Leslie Manookian and Charles Hugh Smith
05/26/2022 - Alejandro Tagliavini – Disrupted markets (BTC, so bad?)
“Obviously, and therefore the great fear of the establishment, the Defi replace traditional banks -which today operate in an oligopoly with central banks- favoring people who interact directly without having to go through the banks and pay their commissions, but that the commissions are distributed completely among the individuals who interact in the market.”
05/16/2022 - Daniel Lacalle – A Choice of Global Financial Meltdown or Prolonged Inflation
“One day someone may finally understand that supply shocks are addressed with supply-side policies, not with demand ones. Now it is too late. Powell will have to choose between the risk of a global financial meltdown or prolonged inflation.”
05/10/2022 - The Roundtable Insight – Dr. Barbara Kolm – VP of the Central Bank of Austria – and Yra Harris on Europe, the Economy and the Austrian School of Economics
05/05/2022 - Dr. Albert Friedberg on Inflation, Gold & Investing in the Current Challenging Environment
“A word about gold: The freezing of Russian currency reserves and the reserves of Russian oligarchs has given the coup de grâce to an international monetary system that started as a gold standard, morphed into a gold exchange standard (1922), and morphed further into a convenient dollar standard (1971). For international transactions, we may soon go back to a new gold standard or to a commodity standard of sorts. But no proud sovereign will again maintain its last-resort reserves in the currency of its potential rival or keep them in its banking system. The next step in this evolution will surely be taken by China, the holder of 3 trillion dollars’ worth of currency reserves. When it does, gold will no longer be trading at $2,000/oz., or $2,500/oz., or even $3,000/oz. It stands to reason that it will trade at a multiple of the latter.”