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The gates of hell???—Global Macro Update

The gates of hell??? – Global Macro Update

Today I spoke with Louis Gave, CEO of Gavekal Research. We discussed inflation, interest rates, China, and Europe plus what specific actions investors can take to protect their portfolios today and beyond.

In this edition you’ll hear Louis and me discuss:

- Why Europe could be heading into a serious political crisis over the next 6 months…
- Why inflation is highly unlikely to return to 2%...
- Why parts of the world are quietly de-dollarizing and what that means for the USD…
- How increasingly constrained fiscal policy and misguided energy policies could deliver us to “the gates of hell”...
- Why the Fed’s quantitative tightening has been so underwhelming…
- What surprising two sectors could become the new antifragile assets in investor portfolios…

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0:48 - Introduction
1:37 - The Fed action the media rarely talks about
2:14 - The effect of quantitative tightening
3:05 - The Fed’s surprising timeline
4:03 - What’s different between 1970’s-style inflation and now
4:46 - The Bank of Japan’s trailblazing economic policies
6:04 - What’s behind yield curve controls
7:42 - Inflation in Japan relative to the US and Europe
8:44 - Inflation in Asia
9:03 - The real cause of inflation
9:16 - The effects and roots of deglobalization
9:52 - Japan’s quietly importing energy from Russia
10:56 - Japan’s fiscal response to COVID
11:23 - The lasting financial effects of COVID-era policies
11:47 - The policy choices of deglobalization
12:14 - The moment deglobalization began
12:48 - The effects of Huawei
13:52 - Did China plan on decoupling?
14:09 - The weaponization of the semiconductor industry
15:05 - Why CapExs are going down
16:33 - Why companies are leaving China
17:35 - Why inflation won’t drop below 2%
18:34 - Why inflation isn't a bug but a feature of government policy
19:06 - The effects of inflationary psychology
20:41 - Inflation’s tendency to accelerate
21:56 - Why we’re already in an energy crisis
22:53 - Europe’s extreme energy vulnerability
23:35 - The political crisis coming to Europe
24:24 - We’re ending up at the gates of hell
25:31 - Even more supply chain disruptions
26:46 - Europe’s best option in the coming winter
27:36 - The weakening Euro
28:19 - The two surprising sectors set to soar
29:53 - The new antifragile assets
31:06 - How to protect your portfolio now
32:45 - Where you should put 25% of your portfolio
34:06 - Why big swaths of the world are de-dollarizing
34:56 - The long-term fate of the US dollar
36:08 - Emerging markets in the crisis
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