The Highest Quality Macro Trades and the Impending End of U.S. Outperformance

Published on
July 3rd, 2020
Duration
84 minutes

Market Irrationality, Monetary Confidence, and Systemic Change


The Highest Quality Macro Trades and the Impending End of U.S. Outperformance

The Interview ·
Featuring Ben Melkman

Published on: July 3rd, 2020 • Duration: 84 minutes

Ben Melkman, CEO and founder of Light Sky Macro, returns to discuss the biggest macro themes and trades on the horizon with Real Vision CEO and co-founder, Raoul Pal. In this wide-ranging discussion, they examine everything from COVID and the effects of its handling by the U.S. and Europe to the probability of fiscal union in Europe as well as the potential outcomes of the U.S. election. Melkman and Pal agree that the combination of unprecedented fiscal and monetary policy has to have unwanted consequences somewhere and that this likely will play out in FX markets. Conversely, Melkman pushes back on Raoul’s dollar shortage thesis, arguing that the dollar is in store for a rough 2020 and makes the case for the end of U.S. equity outperformance sooner rather than later. Filmed on Wednesday July 1, 2020.