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Eurodollar Nirvana: Hugh Hendry and Lyn Alden in Dialogue

Featuring Hugh Hendry and Lyn Alden

Dec 04, 2020 • 59 minutes

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The Essential Conversation

Eurodollar Nirvana: Hugh Hendry and Lyn Alden in Dialogue

Hugh Hendry welcomes Lyn Alden for a wide-ranging discussion on international trade and the Eurodollar system.

Featuring Hugh Hendry and Lyn Alden

Dec 04, 2020 • 59 minutes

Hugh Hendry, founder and former CIO of Eclectica Asset Management, welcomes Lyn Alden of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy for a wide-ranging discussion on international trade and the Eurodollar system. Hendry mounts a nuanced defense of the dollar's role as the global reserve asset, whereas Alden sees a slow but steady de-dollarization happening around the world, which she expects will continue. Hendry and Alden discuss whether China's role in international trade is "mercantilist," and whether its stagnant reserves of U.S. Treasurys is a true macroeconomic bellwether. Lastly, Hendry and Alden look forward to identify potential solutions to these problems, such as digital currencies (Alden's solution) and ultra-negative rates (Hendry's solution). Filmed on December 1, 2020. Hugh Hendry's YouTube channel can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/c/HughHendryOfficial/videos. Key learnings: Alden and Hendry agree that structural forces have prevented the dollar from weakening to the levels implied by its persistent trade deficit. But while Alden thinks the Eurodollar system will expand beyond the control of the U.S., Hendry argues that American commercial banks will continue to control the supply of dollars in reality, and that the U.S. will remain the global monetary hegemon. Hendry has also provided a transcript he has personally edited to clarify some of his points in this interview: https://rvtv.io/3gysJZT Show More

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