Daily Briefing – November 11, 2020

Published on
November 11th, 2020
38 minutes

Daily Briefing – November 11, 2020

Daily Briefing ·
Featuring Jack Farley, Ash Bennington, and Ed Harrison

Published on: November 11th, 2020 • Duration: 38 minutes

Senior editor, Ash Bennington, and managing editor, Ed Harrison, break down the pausing of the rotation out of growth and into value as cases and hospitalization in the U.S. surge to unseen levels. Ash breaks down Bill Ackman's hedge against investment grade credit, and Ed explores how much central bank liquidity there is on the sidelines waiting to buoy asset prices. The pair also discuss taxes, the outcome of the U.S. elections, as well as Ed's upcoming interview with Michael Howell. In the intro, editor Jack Farley looks at credit spreads and gives a sneak peek of Real Vision's upcoming interview series with investing legends such as Jeremy Grantham, Jim Grant, Jim Chanos, Kiril Sokoloff, Sam Zell, Chamath Palihapitiya, Hugh Hendry, Raoul Pal, Kyle Bass, and Russell Napier.



  • ly
    lena y.
    12 November 2020 @ 22:58
    I appreciate that the interviews are introduced briefly in DB. There are so much content in RV now that it is hard to catch up. Your reviews help me to prioritize my time.
  • SG
    Steve G.
    12 November 2020 @ 21:27
    If you do get Bill Ackman on please ask him what changed in the 5 days after his 30 minute panic attack on cnbc telling people the world was going to hell and Hilton was going to zero where all of a sudden hes was 100% long on equities including stocks like HIlton hahahahah.
  • dl
    donald l.
    12 November 2020 @ 05:03
    Have you guys even looked into the election? Doesn't sound like it. Simply obvious MASSIVE FRAUD of all kinds by the Dems will not stand the investigations. This will go to the SC and IMO they will be Forced to find for Trump. Even the mainstream debt slaves won't be able to ignore this and it will be another example of system failure which will eventually lead to a major reset. Also in the cross hairs will be the corrupt mainstream media and online social platform bias/manipulation and free speech issues. An election from Hell which will prove to be a major factor in the unfolding paradigm shift. Those like you guys seem to be that are caught wanting everything to get back to what passed for 'normal' and therefore have their perceptions distorted/biased will not be enjoying life for a long time, to say the least. This is a shift of major proportions for all humanity and demands mental fluidity and a willingness to face facts - 'normality' is toast. We ain't in Kansas no mo, Alice!
    • CB
      Clifford B.
      12 November 2020 @ 07:21
      Yummy. What flavor of Kool Aid do you like the best?
    • MT
      Mike T.
      12 November 2020 @ 08:20
      What's it like living in The Matrix?
    • GH
      Guy H.
      12 November 2020 @ 10:09
      Hey you guys I've found QAnon.
    • AT
      Adelina T.
      12 November 2020 @ 14:06
      BBQ BEER FREEDOM tops does wonders for mental fluidity.
    • gr
      graunde r.
      12 November 2020 @ 14:42
      Do not turn real vision to political drama for your own gain.
    • SG
      Steve G.
      12 November 2020 @ 21:07
      To be fair there is more and more evidence of voter fraud by the day and the msm is definetly not covering it...not even fox.
  • SJ
    Sean J.
    12 November 2020 @ 12:40
    Would like to have seen those charts broken out by age and compared to flu cases. Seems like there isn’t a flu season this year, huh? Hmmm 🤔
  • LB
    LUIS B.
    12 November 2020 @ 12:19
    Not sure how it is in other countries, but in Brazil if a person dies of Covid then the Government pays for the funeral. There is a lot of "Covid death cases" popping up in Brazil because of it. If an employee gets Covid on the job he gets 2 weeks off and can sue the employer to get paid a good sum of money. And so it goes. All the wrong incentives are there for Covid cases to be blown out of proportions. However, I recognize that there is a narrative built around it and that it is a powerful force. I dare say the narrative is more powerful than the actual disease.
  • FL
    Fabrizio L.
    12 November 2020 @ 09:31
    Jack doing good! well earned! keep it up
  • RF
    Ricky F.
    12 November 2020 @ 08:35
    What about the economic reset?
  • VB
    Vikram B.
    12 November 2020 @ 06:56
    Hi, Joining the chorus to add Ackman to your interview list. Also, I keep seeing Ray Dalio going on conventional news media talking about his LinkedIn essays and also, advising people to be long on China. If getting him to deep dive on his views, especially if he is willing to speak to someone who holds a sceptical view of China, would be a great coup. May I also suggest reaching out to George Friedman who has a bullish case on the US (bearish on China) while simultaneously having similar views to Neil Howe on a cyclical history of US. I notice George and Neil see different patterns to the cycles but ultimately argue we are entering a decade of regime change. Thanks RV team - looking forward to the next content campaign!
  • AH
    Attila H.
    12 November 2020 @ 06:50
    Please bring Ackman on!
  • MF
    Michael F.
    12 November 2020 @ 02:03
    For Ash - I'm a IT Solution's Architect in NM and was wandering through some local job ads on LinkedIn for fun and profit and ran headlong into this one and I'm a bit stunned what Splunk is up too ....... Enjoy! Mike P.S. - Don't miss the last sentence! It is a stunner --;-} -------------------------- https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2243927988 Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey! Role Do you have a passion for Blockchain and desire to work at a high growth company? Do you enjoy working in a startup but want to launch a product with a huge community of customers? In this position you will work at the intersection of distributed systems and Big Data on a small team building solutions for many customers. At Splunk, we invest heavily in innovation, and are currently seeking an Evangelist to join our smart, tight-knit Blockchain and DLT team. About You You are a hands-on marketing specialist able to build demos and documentation that fosters adoption and enthusiasm for technology. You have been working in the DLT space and realize the potential of this technology and Big Data. The ideal candidate will be able to use their creativity and expertise to engage customers while they discover and embrace distributed system technologies, such as blockchain and distributed ledgers. You will collaborate with a team of engineers, QA, UX and customers to create groundbreaking solutions. Responsibilities As with any fast-growing company, day-to-day responsibilities will span the entire product management lifecycle and include deep interaction with customers, sales, and engineering. Responsible for delivering complete presentations, talks, demos, tutorials and documentation around products and specific use cases Engage with customers to provide ad hoc help and support sessions Test and qualify software products developed with the team Collaborate with product, engineering, QA, support and field teams to drive successful product release and adoption Collaborate with product marketing to support creation of customer driven messaging and content Understand real-world business problems and solve them by building and architecting technology. Combine your technical aptitude, exceptional communication skills, and creative problem solving to drive product adoption Plot a strategic plan to mature customer operations Lead project management to hands-on installation and configuration and other customer validation activities, develop new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Requirements Experience with distributed ledger technologies such as Ethereum/Quorum, Hyperledger frameworks Can learn new technologies quickly and understand a wide variety of technical challenges to be solved Previous experience in developer advocacy, documentation writing or quality assurance is a strong plus 3-5 years of experience in a customer facing position, such as developer advocacy, sales, business analyst, professional services or support Strong knowledge of data high-availability, scaling and performance Strong communication skills, verbal and written Desired skills & experience Worked with popular big data analysis platforms (Hadoop, Spark, Splunk, etc) Developed solutions within cloud computing platforms (AWS, Azure etc) Developed solutions within container orchestration systems (Google Container Engine, Docker, Kubernetes) Hands-on experience of working with Solidity, chaincode or other smart contract languages Practical experience of running a blockchain client or miner Education Bachelors, Masters or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or a related domain. Or equivalent practical experience. What We Offer You The opportunity to work on game changing, cross industry multi-party computation technology. A set of extraordinarily talented and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering and QA to product management and customer support. Growth and mentorship. We believe in growing engineers through ownership and leadership opportunities. We also believe mentors help both sides of the equation. A stable, fun, and supportive work environment. We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    • AB
      Ash B.
      12 November 2020 @ 04:28
      Michael, I checked out their LinkedIn and their website. Sounds very cool. If I didn't already have the best job in the world I might submit a resume...
    • MF
      Michael F.
      12 November 2020 @ 05:42
      Ash: I know splunk as a log aggregation company - this seems a new world for them - By the by, if you did apply and get it you would find some fine NM food in Abq - Later - Mike
  • NI
    Nate I.
    12 November 2020 @ 04:52
    Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai (PhD from MIT and inventor of e-mail) did a live stream today about the statistical improbabilities - some might say impossibilities - in the votes in some states. In that context, I'm not sure why Ash thinks President Trump will concede. Some of the smartest people in the world are calling bs. I'm strongly opposed to both Trump and Biden so I don't have a horse in this race, but the election irregularities give me great concern.
    • DB
      Daniel B.
      12 November 2020 @ 05:37
      He didn't say he thinks President DJT "will" concede; that might be something one could assign some probability of outcome to. He said he thinks the President "should" concede. Big Difference.
  • CP
    Chamil P.
    12 November 2020 @ 05:30
    Can't wait to see the interview with Chamath. Hopefully it will be on the Essential tier.
  • DB
    Daniel B.
    12 November 2020 @ 02:39
    FACT: President DJT has said numerous times he will not concede the election. OPINION: Bennington says "he thinks" the President should concede the election. It's been interesting to watch Bennington slyly slip his personal political views into the daily briefings after having stated from the get-go that he would stay objective and refrain from doing that.
    • JF
      John F.
      12 November 2020 @ 03:18
      Poor thing. It must be so difficult for you to even hear anyone say anything that might remotely upset your personal political sensibilities. After Ash so rudely hurt your feelings by his heinous act of making a very mild statement about the current state of a particular political situation, I want you to know that we are all here for you as you struggle to get to the other side of this devastating loss.
    • AB
      Ash B.
      12 November 2020 @ 04:23
      Daniel: I think you might want to replay my remarks. I spoke about what I thought will happen — not what I think should happen.
    • BD
      Blake D.
      12 November 2020 @ 04:27
      I would disagree that someone saying the guy who lost should concede is a political opinion in general. DJT said he won't concede but he's just being a sore loser at this point.
  • JD
    Jean D.
    12 November 2020 @ 02:44
    I would love see an interview with Bill Ackman.
  • JF
    John F.
    12 November 2020 @ 02:17
    Yes, I definitely would like to see an interview of Bill Ackman. But if so, please be sure to ask him about his SPAC Pershing Square Tontine Holdings (PSTH).
  • PS
    Paul S.
    12 November 2020 @ 00:23
    Manufacturer: Pfizer/BioNTech AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine name: BNT162b2 ChAdOx1 Type: MRNA vaccine Viral vector vaccine Made of: ‘Messenger’ RNA, which tricks Common cold virus inserted with the which tricks the body into coronavirus spike protein (same making antibodies (never been process used to produce common used before in a clinical flu vaccine) vaccine?) Cost $38.30 approx / two dose $2.90 approx / one dose Storage temperature: -109°F (-78°C) 35°F - 46°F (2°C - 8°C) Sources: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/11/10/oxford-v-pfizer-costs-logistics-could-still-see-oxfords-vaccine/ https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/five-things-you-need-know-about-mrna-vaccines.html Think I'll wait before investing in a vaccine supplier
    • PS
      Paul S.
      12 November 2020 @ 00:25
      Damn the lack of formatting in your comments...
    • PS
      Paul S.
      12 November 2020 @ 00:31
      Manufacturer: Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine name: BNT162b2 Type: MRNA vaccine Made of: ‘Messenger’ RNA, which tricks the which tricks the body into making antibodies (never been used before in a clinical vaccine?) Cost: $38.30 approx / two doses Storage temperature: -109°F (-78°C) Manufacturer: AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine name: ChAdOx1 Type: Viral vector vaccine Made of: Common cold virus inserted with coronavirus spike protein (same process used to produce common flu vaccine) Cost: $2.90 / one dose Storage temperature: 35°F - 46°F (2°C - 8°C) Sources: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/11/10/oxford-v-pfizer-costs-logistics-could-still-see-oxfords-vaccine/ https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/five-things-you-need-know-about-mrna-vaccines.html Think I'll wait before investing in a vaccine supplier or clinical refrigeration company
    • WT
      William T.
      12 November 2020 @ 00:33
    • WT
      William T.
      12 November 2020 @ 00:33
    • MF
      Michael F.
      12 November 2020 @ 02:17
      If this vaccine works they will be selling lots of these puppies to the supply chain! https://www.stirlingultracold.com/covid-19-products
  • IN
    I N.
    12 November 2020 @ 02:03
    Mark this RV DB down as one of the good ones. Lots of quantitative information, by all three, and some interesting ideas. If nothing else, a lot of the stories and forces that play into our world, economy, and markets are looked at and contextualized. We do not have to have specific outcomes to state at the end. This si great. Also, the Mets were mentioned.
  • CM
    Cory M.
    12 November 2020 @ 01:52
    Ackman, of course. Try for Charlie Munger! LOL.
  • PB
    12 November 2020 @ 01:29
    Wow, the line up coming up! I'll be munching the popcorn while watching some of these interviews.
  • JS
    Joy S.
    12 November 2020 @ 01:20
    Yes to an Ackman interview! Big fan on the daily news roundup and then a deeper dive. Charts are great. Seems like more US lockdown may be coming...
  • DC
    Dave C.
    12 November 2020 @ 01:11
    YES!! Interview Bill Ackman!
  • JB
    Jeff B.
    12 November 2020 @ 00:59
    Thanks Ash and Ed. Great thoughts. Much appreciated!
  • js
    jim s.
    12 November 2020 @ 00:35
    Bill Ackerman...absolute
  • DT
    David T.
    11 November 2020 @ 23:39
    "Pfizer CEO sold $5.6 million of stock as company announced vaccine data that sent shares soaring" Stock buybacks are substituted with pump and dump schemes.
  • RM
    Russell M.
    11 November 2020 @ 23:19
    Please interview Ackman:)