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Hugh Hendry is a man who needs no introduction to contrarians. Over the course of this 90-minute conversation, he provided many views on markets, the economy, the Federal Reserve, China, and a lot more. Of particular interest to investors are his bullish views on commodities, oil producers, and luxury goods makers…
- Hendry’s most contrarian opinion right off the bat: The Fed is not responsible for the asset price bubble (2:40);
- “We find ourselves in the fourth depression of the last 200 years” after “les miserables” period of 1830 to ~1855, 1870 to the late 1890s, and the 1930s (8:11);
- “I don’t think we have inflation.” Sales of non-discretionary items are not increasing (13:53);
- Very few people understand money and money creation. What are they missing? (28:56);
- What’s behind the stock market rally this summer? It may be commodities, at least in part… (39:49);
- Markets are ‘bucking broncos.’ Volatility can be a major distraction and nothing happens in a straight line. But commodity producers and uranium should be in good shape over the long term (46:55);
- Background on the guest. As an ‘OG contrarian’ Hendry joins an exclusive list (54:58);
- A little insight into Hendry’s current life and psychology (1:10:40);
- Betting on the Chinese yuan weakening (1:14:37);
- The odds of the 10-year treasury making new lows (1:22:44);
- China invading Taiwan? Hendry sets the odds at 20% and says China will never have a stronger bargaining positioning vis-a-vis the U.S (1:24:16).
More Information on the Guest
- Twitter: @Hendry_Hugh;
- Substack: HughHendry;
- Instagram: HughHendryOfficial;
- YouTube: HughHendryOfficial;
- The Acid Capitalist.