With Ayesha Tariq, MacroVisor
This podcast episode was recorded on Aug. 29 with a ‘highlight’ clip of the most actionable insights released to premium subscribers that same day. Premium subscribers then received the full episode — without ads or interruptions — the following day, on Aug. 30.
Ayesha Tariq, co-founder of MacroVisor, rejoins the podcast to discuss why she is expecting a hard landing for the US economy along with other contrarian views she has about the Federal Reserve and global financial markets.
- The ‘soft landing’ scenario has effectively become the base case. Why that’s wrong (1:32);
- Unlike many (most?) recessions, this one will not be preceded by a Fed-induced credit event. For this reason, it will be milder (4:44);
- The Federal Reserve is likely to hike at its next meeting on Sept. 20. That will be its last hike this cycle (8:53);
- The US downturn will not necessarily lead to a global recession (12:58);
- The outlook for commodities, specifically copper, is bullish despite the bearish economic outlook (18:48);
- Rate hikes might be off the table, but quantitative tightening could still be incoming in 2024 (23:45);
- New segment: Listener questions. Whoever’s questions are read wins a free Contrarian mug. First up: what to make of Nvidia and AI (26:36);
- Next listener question: what to look for in bank earnings? (31:42);
- One area of the stock market where the guest is particularly bullish (36:35).
Not investment advice.