AVM's Global Macro CIO Ashvin Murthy on reflation, positive real rates, US dominance, Fed & no YCC
Summary: Our fourth Dragon Interview takes us back to checking in with AVM's Global Macro CIO Ashvin Murthy - Ash walks us through his latest top of mind thoughts, including positioning in the shifting market regime, inflation, real yields, no YCC, the Fed & the potential US dominance theme - which judging by where the DXY & gold closed on Fri Mar 26, at 92.766 & 1732.52 is still largely mispriced by the market.
A US dominance theme should see much strong US Dollar (DXY easily back above 94 to 96 lvls), gold getting hosed potentially back to $1580/$1530 lvls -9% to -12%, as well as US equities outperforming Emerging Markets & Euro-Zone equities, plus higher US bond yields & overall higher real rates. In addition to US economic data, the Fed meetings of Apr 28 & especially Jun 16 are going to be pivotal..
Republished for the Weekend-Warriors - we check in with AVM's Global Macro CIO, Ashvin Murthy from our Dragon Interviews series
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Post our foundation piece with Global Macro Hedge Fund AVM's Ashvin Murthy in Oct of 2020, we catch up with Ash to get his latest thoughts as we head into a likely series of very key Fed meetings in regards to them being neutral, vs potentially hiking, vs the YCC route.
We touch on a number of things, including:
- Bond yields & real interest rate levels - including context from previous ranges
- Inflation & deflationary forces
- Powell doing a great job at the Fed, letting the market doing the heavy lifting
- Biden administration & the corp. taxes on the way, as a function of funding infra.
- Red hot US economy, all pre the full opening of the country & still with a cold 1Q21 winter, plus with latest +$1.9 trn bill
- Yield curve control (YCC) likely in the pit-stop for a while
- US exceptionalism & the risks to emerging markets, especially the fragile five
- The broader global macro regime that we find ourselves in
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