“If you think interest rates seem high right now, you might be operating with too short of a perspective. For a longer-term perspective, you’d want to talk to someone like Jim Grant. On this episode of the Odd Lots podcast, the founder and editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer and a long-time financial commentator talks to us about why we’re at the beginning of a longer-term trend of higher rates that could last decades. He argues that investors will struggle to shake off years of “buy the dip” behavior, a ZIRP mentality, and a misplaced faith in the Federal Reserve. We also discuss what it means for market behavior today.”
Visual Capital | From Sea to Shining Sea: How Does Shipping Work?
“Earth’s surface is covered by 71% water, connecting every corner of the world, so it’s no surprise that 80% of global trade is carried by ship. But how does it all work? This is part one of The Shipping Industry: Plotting a Course for the Future, a two-part series for our sponsor Seaspan Corporation about the current state and future of global maritime trade.”
“Join Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough for a new Real Conversation with Mike Green, Portfolio Manager at Simplify Asset Management. Mike is a thought leader on market structure, options flows and the risks of passive investing. It’s Mike’s contention that the rise of quantitative trading strategies – delta hedging dynamics, volatility-controlled rebalancing, and market cap distortions – have altered financial markets forever. Keith and Mike discuss these dynamics and much more in this wide-ranging conversation about what comes next for financial markets. Buckle up and tune in. This conversation promises to be a wild ride.”
Enterprising Investor | A Sea Change: Howard Marks, CFA, on the End of Easy Money
“The financial markets are experiencing a sea change marking the end of a long period of accommodative central bank monetary policy, and there is little hope of ultra-low interest rates returning anytime soon, legendary investor Howard Marks, CFA, explained in a virtual conversation with Margaret “Marg” Franklin, CFA, president and CEO of CFA Institute, at the Asset and Risk Allocation Conference last month. Marks believes this represents the beginning of a new era in the financial markets that will force many investors to rethink how they approach investing, use different risk/reward assumptions, and adjust to more difficult conditions that many practitioners are seeing for the first time in their careers.”
Oxford Economics | Will failed mutiny impact Russia’s economic outlook?
The failed coup in Russia over the weekend has further exposed the ineptitude of the Russian top military command and raised questions of private troops’ loyalty to the regime. How Russian leadership tackles these issues in the coming days and weeks could affect the course of the Ukraine war. Meanwhile, the event highlights the risk of further commodity price shocks in the event of a more prolonged rebellion or destabilisation in Russia.
Oaktree | The Insight: Conversations – This Time Might Be Different with Howard Marks and David Rosenberg
“Howard Marks (Co-Chairman) and David Rosenberg (Co-Portfolio Manager, U.S. High Yield, Global High Yield, Global Credit) discuss topics from the June 2023 edition of The Roundup. They consider the evolution of the high yield bond market, investor optimism, and why this time might actually be different in financial markets.”
“Tether Holdings Ltd. once counted securities issued by Chinese companies among the reserves backing its USDT stablecoin, the world’s largest, documents released by New York’s Attorney General show…”
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