“Put on your S.I.N. buttons and drive the FED to YIELD CURVE CONTROL, the mother of all tools in the YELLEN/POWELL toolbox.”
05/11/2021 - Yra Harris: SIN or WIN, It’s a Generational Thing
05/05/2021 - Alejandro Tagliavini – ¿Cómo sigue el dólar?
” La divisa estadounidense ampliaba sus ganancias este martes en los mercados globales, anulando en parte un declive de un mes, ante el menor apetito por el riesgo y mientras los inversores esperaban los próximos datos y discursos políticos. Ante la cautela reinante, los principales índices de acciones bajan y avanzan levemente los retornos de los bonos gubernamentales, con lo que el atractivo del billete verde aumenta, describían desde de Scotiabank.”
05/03/2021 - Yra Harris: Pay Attention to the Value of the Yuan
“Pay attention to the value of the YUAN as it is the linchpin to an attack of the sanctimonious nature of U.S. power and influence. I have opined for three months that it was the strengthening YUAN that was leading the rally in global commodity prices.”
04/30/2021 - Dr. Albert Friedberg on the Potential for Rapidly Rising Inflation
04/01/2021 - Evergreen Gavekal with Felix Zulauf and Jeffrey Gundlach
03/24/2021 - Gerard Minack – The rotation into last cycle’s laggards will continue, while the former leaders will be facing headwinds.
“If we see fiscal policy take over as the primary manager of the economic cycle, with central banks just in a supportive role, then this could be an extended high-growth cycle where economies are run much hotter than they have been for arguably 15 years. And in that environment you want to invest in companies with the ability to expand earnings fast when sales go up.”
03/24/2021 - Larry McDonald: Tectonic Shift from Tech Equities to Value and Commodity Equities
“Many investors around the world are long a portfolio of stocks that was designed for the deflationary environment of the previous decade. The decade ahead of us – with all what’s ahead in terms of fiscal and monetary stimulus, populism, regulation and taxes – will push investors toward more globally value related stocks. That’s where the best returns are going to be.”
03/24/2021 - Yra Harris: How To Deal With Transitory Data
“We have never been in a position where the LONG END OF THE CURVE DICTATES ASSET PRICES BECAUSE THE FED HAS STRESSED THAT RATES AT ZERO UNTIL ALL THE PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM THE COVID ECONOMY THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN HAVE BEEN RETURNED TO THE JOB MARKET.”
03/22/2021 - Niall Ferguson: A Taiwan Crisis May Mark the End of the American Empire
“Losing in Vietnam five decades ago turned out not to matter much, other than to the unfortunate inhabitants of South Vietnam. There was barely any domino effect in Asia as a whole, aside from the human catastrophe of Cambodia. Yet losing — or not even fighting for — Taiwan would be seen all over Asia as the end of American predominance in the region we now call the “Indo-Pacific.” It would confirm the long-standing hypothesis of China’s return to primacy in Asia after two centuries of eclipse and “humiliation.” It would mean a breach of the “first island chain” that Chinese strategists believe encircles them, as well as handing Beijing control of the microchip Mecca that is TSMC (remember, semiconductors, not data, are the new oil). It would surely cause a run on the dollar and U.S. Treasuries. It would be the American Suez.
The fox has had a good run. But the danger of foxy foreign policy is that you care about so many issues you risk losing focus. The hedgehog, by contrast, knows one big thing. That big thing may be that he who rules Taiwan rules the world.”
03/22/2021 - Dylan Grice: The Bubble is Just Beginning
“Stimulus today is excessive and credit conditions loose in part because central banks are relaxed towards the risk of CPI inflation. On this they might be right. But they are similarly relaxed over obvious signs of overheating in financial markets, and on this we are sure they are wrong.
The historical precedents we explore below do not bode well. We think it likely that we’re in the foothills of a policy mistake of epic proportion which will have potentially devastating consequences.”
03/18/2021 - Ronald-Peter Stoeferle and Russell Napier on Yield Curve Control and Inflation
03/16/2021 - Alejandro Tagliavini – Cómo sigue la inédita situación del dóla
“Las presiones cambiarias de este año podrían aminorarse respecto de las del año previo tanto por el lado de la oferta como la demanda de dólares.”
03/01/2021 - Yra Harris: Bonds Talking Trash To the Central Banks
“An important variable to watch is the U.S. dollar for a dramatic fall in commodity prices — which is doubtful — coupled with a steep fall in emerging market currencies would conjure concerns of a global slowdown perpetrated by the massive amounts of DOLLAR-DENOMINATED DEBTS sitting on the balance sheets of emerging market corporations and other private borrowers.”
02/25/2021 - New Podcast Program Show on Market Environmentalism
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02/25/2021 - Alejandro Tagliavini: Elon Musk y el Bitcoin muestran la “nueva normalidad”
“l fundador de Tesla mantiene su carrera carectizada por su desapego a “las autoridades” y al establishment, mientras que la criptomoneda obliga a los Bancos Centrales a adaptarse a las nuevas reglas.”
02/24/2021 - Yra Harris: Was It the Fool On the Hill?
“The dramatic rise in RAW MATERIAL PRICES is not because of a strong global economy but because of some economic actor of major influence stockpiling massive amounts of everything needed for productive inputs.”
02/23/2021 - David Rosenberg – “We’re Getting Closer to a Breaking Point”
“The markets believe we’re going to have a post pandemic party that’s going to last to perpetuity. I’m saying, maybe it lasts for a few months and then reality will set in. And then, we have to assess how these massive deficits and debts are going to be regressed. At the peak of the last bubble in 2007, the level of global debt outstanding was $100 trillion. Here we are at the peak of the next bubble, 13 years later, and it’s over $200 trillion. It has more than doubled from bubble peak to bubble peak. This is a very unstable situation. That’s why we can’t have interest rates rise for any length of time or any meaningful degree. It’s because of the implications from a debt servicing standpoint, and the impact rising rates will have on economic growth, defaults and delinquencies and so forth ..
The Oil and gas sector was undervalued and under-owned even before the pandemic, but with collapse in global demand in 2020, it has been even more unloved ..
Asia is where the opportunities are. If you are scanning the world for growth investments with P/E multiples that at least approximately match the growth outlook, you’re better off in Asia than in the developed world. The Asian countries, by and large, have dealt with the pandemic much better than most other parts of the world. Leaving politics aside, you have to face the fact that China was practically the only country in the world whose economy did not contract in 2020. They’re poised for at least 8% growth this year, and a lot of the countries in Asia are feeding off the improvement in Chinese economic growth.”
02/22/2021 - Yra Harris: Does the Market Care About Forward Guidance?
“It is Weber who adds his voice to guidance about central banks and the consequences of financial repression. The MARKET IS SENDING A MESSAGE OVER ITS CONCERNS OF THE FED’S LOWER FOR LONGER. If the NOTES AND BONDS disrupt the FED‘s battle against full employment, what will be the outcome? Logically, it’s YCC for central banks cannot allow markets to thwart their WILL.”
02/19/2021 - Felix Zulauf: On Crazy Policies and Commodities
“The most attractive assets are long-duration assets: the shares of companies that can achieve sales and earnings growth even in difficult economic and political environments, and real assets. Growth stocks are highly valued, but if bond yields and inflation stay low for the next five years, these stocks will do well.
I invest in themes. I like the agriculture theme. Jim Rogers said years ago at a Barron’s Roundtable that farmers were aging, and there weren’t new farmers taking their place. We have fewer farms in the world today, and they have to produce more, for more people. There are shortages everywhere, and climate events are affecting harvests and causing prices to spike.
I am also quite bullish on oil. The U.S. dollar probably has about 30% downside over the next five years. That is bullish for commodities in general, which are traded in U.S. dollars. I could see West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark crude, trading at $100 a barrel in four years, because the Biden administration’s policies are against drilling for new oil.”
02/17/2021 - Danielle Lacalle – Inflation Is Back. Protect Yourself
“If you want to protect your savings, gold, and silver are important assets to own, especially the physical asset, not just financial instruments. Equities only help while monetary policy continues to create asset inflation, but that can stop abruptly when money supply growth coincides with nominal GDP growth, as the multiple expansion effect dies. Sovereign bonds are not a solution as both the price and the yield make them the most expensive asset. As such, gold, silver, cryptocurrencies, and inflation-linked bonds may be ways to protect wealth against fiat currency debasement.”