Are you ready to unpack the intricacies of today’s financial markets? Hop on board as we traverse a landscape marred by restrained small-cap growth, weakened bonds, and a volatile market that leaves even the veterans scratching their heads. We hitch a ride with Brent Johnson, our esteemed guest, who makes sense of the shape-shifting market trends, placing a firm emphasis on the protection of the principle rather than pursuing ambitious high returns.
Our journey takes us through the challenges of passive investment in an unpredictable market. We delve into the contours of investment strategies, portfolio allocation, and the performance of the US dollar in 2022. From the US dollar’s potential as a risk-off hedge to the exposure of an ETF effectively hedging against the Japanese market – we unwrap it all.
A pit stop at the global economic outlook highlights the United States’ economic dilemmas and their ripple effects worldwide. We forecast scenarios that the future might hold, the role of emerging technology, and the prospects of a global upheaval. We round off the episode with a hearty discourse on Bitcoin, its speculative potential, and the on-going debates around its viability as a global currency. Tune in to this insightful ride through the labyrinth of the financial markets, with Brent Johnson’s analysis of the Dollar milkshake theory serving as the cherry on top. Buckle up and join the conversation!
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00:00 Financial Markets in a Challenging Year
12:17 Passive Investing Challenges and Market Volatility
18:28 Investment Strategy and Portfolio Allocation
29:29 Monetary Policy’s Impact on the Dollar
44:02 Global Economic Outlook and Investment Strategy
47:40 Interest Rates, T-Bills, Emerging Markets, Bitcoin
51:29 Government Opposition to Bitcoin
55:10 Dollar Milkshake Theory
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