Article: Hedge Fund CIO: “At Some Point, Through Inflation, War Or Confiscation, The System Will Restart”

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Hedge Fund CIO: “At Some Point, Through Inflation, War Or Confiscation, The System Will Restart”

TYLER DURDEN, 04 April 2021

Dusted off an anecdote from 2016 that explores the meaning of money. It is worth considering after a quarter in which the US dollar declined by more than 50% versus the dominant digital assets and the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high.

“People work in order to convert their time into a unit of account,” he said.

“We call that money, and it’s an invention that allows us to store time.” Continue reading “Article: Hedge Fund CIO: “At Some Point, Through Inflation, War Or Confiscation, The System Will Restart””

Article: Hedge Fund CIO: “Sinners Have Become The System And Will Be Eternally Supported By Policy”

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Hedge Fund CIO: “Sinners Have Become The System And Will Be Eternally Supported By Policy”

TYLER DURDEN,  28 March 2021

“At some point on the current path, policy makers will attempt to normalize,” said the CIO. We were discussing sequencing, recognizing its centrality to macro trading, investing. “They will start by attempting to taper Fed purchases,” he said, the US central bank currently creating $120bln per month and using it to purchase debt. “Perhaps they signal that they intend to lower the deficit.” But of course, that would only be after they first lift the deficit to fund America’s coming $3trln Recovery Plan. “And at that point, the clock starts ticking,” he said.

“Even if one thinks the current policy path inevitably leads to a substantial inflation, there are enough orthodox policy makers that we can be confident they’ll try to avert that outcome,” continued the same CIO. “So what we need to figure out is how far they’ll let stocks and inflation run before they’re compelled to taper,” he said. “And then we’ll need to judge how long it will take for the economy and/or market to take a deep dive.” Not long. “When they then quickly pivot and aggressively ease, their predicament will be clear for all to see.” Continue reading “Article: Hedge Fund CIO: “Sinners Have Become The System And Will Be Eternally Supported By Policy””