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Every week, one of the best worldwide macro investors joins this unique show to talk about the economy, markets and elaborate the next big actionable macro trade! The show is hosted by two young and institutionally successful European macro stars: Alfonso Peccatiello (former Head of a $20bn Investment Portfolio at ING) and Andreas Steno Larsen (former Chief Strategist at Nordea).

The Macro Trading Floor Alfonso Peccatiello & Andreas Steno Larsen | Blockworks

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Every week, one of the best worldwide macro investors joins this unique show to talk about the economy, markets and elaborate the next big actionable macro trade! The show is hosted by two young and institutionally successful European macro stars: Alfonso Peccatiello (former Head of a $20bn Investment Portfolio at ING) and Andreas Steno Larsen (former Chief Strategist at Nordea).

    Is The Recession Already Over?

    Is The Recession Already Over?

    On today's episode of "The Macro Trading Floor," Andreas and Alfonso interpret the latest macroeconomic data and prepare for a week of important central bank meetings. They wonder whether the recent bullish movements in nearly every risk asset is a sign that quantitative easing (QE) is back on a global scale (the answer is a firm “no”). After discussing commodity prices, Andreas and Alfonso explore whether a very unusual kind of recession occurred in 2022 that is already over. Lastly, they share their actionable trade ideas. Film on January 26th, 2023.
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    Timestamps:

    (00:00) Introduction
    (06:02) The Market Is Already Expecting Central Banks To Cut Interest Rates
    (12:05) The U.S. Dollar
    (21:11) Did The Recession Already Happen In 2022?
    (25:54) Actionable Trade Ideas
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    Disclaimer: Nothing discussed on The Macro Trading Floor should be considered as investment advice. Please always do your own research & speak to a financial advisor before thinking about, thinking about putting your money into these crazy markets.

    • 32 min
    Are Markets Really Priced For A Recession? | John Normand

    Are Markets Really Priced For A Recession? | John Normand

    On today's episode of The Macro Trading Floor, Andreas and Alfonso welcome John Normand Cross-Asset Strategist, JPM alum for a global macro tour of the world.

    John walks through the most anticipated recession in history by looking at the current market pricing in FX, rates and credit. Has the forecasted slowdown in 2023 really started to rear its head under the headlines in financial media? John then goes on to discuss the Chinese reopening and what implications the second largest economy coming back online will have for the rest of the global economy as inflation continues on it's current downtrend. Finally, John shares his actionable trade idea, but to hear that, you'll have to tune in!
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    WisdomTree is a global ETF and ETP sponsor and asset manager founded in 2006 and with a track record of innovation and creating better ways to invest. Today, we offer a broad range of differentiated ETFs and ETPs across equities, thematics, commodities, fixed income, currencies, short and leveraged, and cryptocurrencies with over $80 billion in assets under management. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/3VXYPkx
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    Timestamps:

    (00:00) Introduction
    (00:55) What Is Happening With The BoJ?
    (05:55) The ECB Is Going Against The Tide
    (09:23) What Is The Trade?
    (12:15) Feature Interview With John Normand
    (18:41) Curve Ad
    (20:08) A 2023 Global Macro Outlook
    (24:00) The Most Anticipated Recession In History
    (30:31) Structural Shifts In The Economy
    (34:29) Wisdom Tree Ad
    (35:03) Asset Allocation In 2023
    (38:13) John's Actionable Trade Idea
    (40:55) Post Interview: Final Thoughts
    (45:28) Preparing For A Global Slowdown
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    Disclaimer: Nothing discussed on The Macro Trading Floor should be considered as investment advice. Please always do your own research & speak to a financial advisor before thinking about, thinking about putting your money into these crazy markets.

    • 55 min
    Macro Is Back With A Vengeance | Steve Drobny

    Macro Is Back With A Vengeance | Steve Drobny

    On today's episode of "The Macro Trading Floor," Andreas and Alfonso welcome Steve Drobny Founder and CEO at Clocktower Group for an inside look into the hedge fund industry.

    With the past two years spurring the return of macro volatility, many macro hedge funds have arisen, posting high returns in the timeframe. Steve, with his extensive connections in the hedge fund industry, walks through the past two years of higher inflation and how this changed the investing landscape compared to the 12 years prior. He then goes on to discuss what the coming decade could look like. Have we entered a new regime, which could see the rise of more macro hedge funds as "macro is back with a vengeance?" To hear all this and more, you'll have to tune in!
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    WisdomTree is a global ETF and ETP sponsor and asset manager founded in 2006 and with a track record of innovation and creating better ways to invest. Today, we offer a broad range of differentiated ETFs and ETPs across equities, thematics, commodities, fixed income, currencies, short and leveraged, and cryptocurrencies with over $80 billion in assets under management. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/3VXYPkx
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    Referenced In The Show:

    Blackstone’s BREIT Gets $4 Billion California Injection: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-01-03/blackstone-s-breit-gets-4-billion-from-university-of-california
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    Timestamps:

    (00:00) Introduction
    (01:08) The U.S Inflation Report
    (04:38) What Is Happening With The BoJ?
    (07:49) The ECB Is... Raising Rates?!
    (08:48) The China Reopening
    (10:33) Feature Interview With Steve Drobny
    (13:38) What Makes A Successful Macro Fund Manager?
    (21:57) “Curve Ad”
    (23:07) Macro Is Back With A Vengeance
    (29:14) Launching A Hedge Fund
    (33:54) “Wisdom Tree Ad”
    (34:27) The Growth Of Hedge Fund's In The Coming Decade
    (38:05) Post Interview
    (40:40) Trades For The China Reopening
    (45:19) Final Thoughts
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    Disclaimer: Nothing discussed on The Macro Trading Floor should be considered as investment advice. Please always do your own research & speak to a financial advisor before thinking about, thinking about putting your money into these crazy markets.

    • 48 min
    The Chinese Reopening: Bullish Or Bearish Oil? | Nitesh Shah

    The Chinese Reopening: Bullish Or Bearish Oil? | Nitesh Shah

    On today's episode of "The Macro Trading Floor," Andreas and Alfonso welcome Nitesh Shah Head of Commodity and Macroeconomic Research at WisdomTree for a discussion on the China reopening, how it will effect commodity markets and it's impact on broader markets.

    Energy was the strongest performing sector in 2022, but should we expect the same in 2023? Nitesh walks through the commodity supercycle thesis, as it conflicts with a business cycle downturn in 2023 and what this could mean for commodities, specifically oil, heading into 2023 and beyond. Finally, Nitesh shares his actionable trade idea, but to hear that, you'll have to tune in!
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    Referenced In The Show:

    Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee December 13–14, 2022: https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/files/fomcminutes20221214.pdf

    OPEC slashes oil demand outlook on global economic uncertainty after earlier predictions of supply shortfalls: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/commodities/oil-outlook-opec-cuts-2023-demand-over-global-uncertainty-flows-2022-12?op=1 

    Inflation Will Fall off A Cliff In 2023 | Warren Pies: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inflation-will-fall-off-a-cliff-in-2023-warren-pies/id1618502265?i=1000591241444 

    WisdomTree Insights: https://www.wisdomtree.com/investments/blog
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    Timestamps:

    (00:00) Introduction & "WisdomTree Ad"
    (01:19) Breaking Down The Fed Minutes
    (07:12) Europe Is Showing Signs of Disinflation
    (10:41) The China Reopening
    (13:32) Feature Interview: Nitesh Shah
    (17:07) How A Chinese Reopening Will Impact Commodities
    (20:09) The Divergence Between Gold & Oil
    (23:33) Oil Supply & Demand In A 2023 Recession
    (26:46) “Curve Ad”
    (27:56) The Commodity Supercycle
    (32:39) How Russia & Ukraine Is Effecting Global Commodity Markets
    (35:05) Nitesh's Actionable Trade Idea
    (41:16) Closing Thoughts
    (42:56) Post Interview: Final Thoughts
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    Disclaimer: Nothing discussed on The Macro Trading Floor should be considered as investment advice. Please always do your own research & speak to a financial advisor before thinking about, thinking about putting your money into these crazy markets.

    • 56 min
    A 2023 Global Macro Outlook | Alfonso Peccatiello & Andreas Steno Larsen

    A 2023 Global Macro Outlook | Alfonso Peccatiello & Andreas Steno Larsen

    On today's episode of "The Macro Trading Floor," Andreas and Alfonso look back at 2022, before sharing their global macro outlook for 2023.

    Reflecting on the best trades of the year, Andreas and Alfonso remember the greatest trades put forward by our guests in 2022. Turning to 2023, just how will the events of 2022 shape the global macro picture? We dive into the equity market outlook, what the liquidity cycle is telling us and finally, Andreas and Alfonso share their actionable trade ideas. To hear all this and more, you'll have to tune in!
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    Timestamps:

    (00:00) Introduction
    (01:37) 2022: A Year In Review
    (04:35) The Best Trades In 2022 On The Macro Trading Floor
    (10:22) A 2023 Global Macro Outlook
    (17:59) The U.S & European Business Cycle
    (20:22) “Curve Ad”
    (21:32) The U.S & European Business Cycle
    (28:52) Equity Market's In 2023
    (35:07) The Liquidity Cycle In 2023
    (39:44) Higher, Or Lower?
    (43:15) The Best Trade For The New Year
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    Disclaimer: Nothing discussed on The Macro Trading Floor should be considered as investment advice. Please always do your own research & speak to a financial advisor before thinking about, thinking about putting your money into these crazy markets.

    • 47 min
    Inflation Will Fall off A Cliff In 2023 | Warren Pies

    Inflation Will Fall off A Cliff In 2023 | Warren Pies

    On today's episode of "The Macro Trading Floor," Andreas and Alfonso welcome Warren Pies Founder of 3Fourteen Research for a discussion on what to expect as we head into 2023.

    Warren begins by walking through the current macro cycle he sees us in as we wrap up 2022 and head into 2023. As the yield curve displays some very important signals, Warren draws historical comparisons over the past 40+ years that help investors understand when the Fed might be forced to pause on their current tightening cycle. Expecting inflation to significantly reduce next year, Warren identifies a good risk reward scenario in the bond market . Finally, Warren shares his actionable trade idea, but to hear that, you'll have to tune in!
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    Timestamps:

    (00:00) Introduction
    (00:56) What Is Happening With The BoJ?
    (08:03) Lagarde's Hawkish Stance Ripples Through The European Bond Market
    (11:25) Europe Introduces An Energy Price Cap
    (14:02) Feature Interview With Warren Pies
    (15:05) Where Are We In The Current Macro Cycle?
    (17:37) The BoJ Suprises Markets With A Major Policy Change
    (19:56) Is This Time Different?
    (23:50) Don't Ignore The Yield Curve
    (27:15) Energy Will Be A Relative Outperformer
    (32:25) “Curve Ad”
    (33:35) Fading The Inflation Narrative
    (37:31) Warren's Actionable Trade Idea
    (44:28) Post Interview: Final Thoughts
    (53:43) What To Expect Heading Into 2023
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    Disclaimer: Nothing discussed on The Macro Trading Floor should be considered as investment advice. Please always do your own research & speak to a financial advisor before thinking about, thinking about putting your money into these crazy markets.

    • 57 min

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