Rank #1: Adventures in Finance 33 - Keys to the Kingdom: Inside the Beautiful Mind of Hugh Hendry
Always candid, often hilarious, Hugh talks openly about his experience in 2008 when his fund returned nearly 50% as markets melted down around him, about the fear he confronts every time he puts on a trade, his typically canny tactical approach to debating the fellow Scot he calls ‘The Best Speaker in the World’ and takes us back in time to a party in Moscow at an Oligarch’s apartment when he discovered the secret contents of an investing legend’s trouser pocket…
Sep 15 2017
Rank #2: Adventures in Finance 25 - The Hedge Fund That Almost Broke the World
Before the hundreds of billions in corporate bailouts and trillions in central bank interventions, there was a time when we believed there was no way our financial models and investment strategies couldn’t be wrong. That was until a hedge fund came along that threatened to bring down the global financial system in 1998. In ‘Things I Got Wrong’, Julian Brigden, Co-Founder of Macro Intelligence 2 Partners, shares what he got wrong on spotting major trends but jumping on them too soon.
Jul 21 2017
Rank #3: Real Vision Classics #5 - Josh Wolfe interviewed by Michael Green
What will the future look like, and what will that future mean for businesses and investors? Michael Green of Thiel Macro sits down with Josh Wolfe of Lux Capital for an incredibly though-provoking conversation about technology, manufacturing, the economy, and investment opportunities. Alex Rosenberg introduces the audio version of this long piece, which was filmed in June 2018.
Jan 18 2019
Rank #4: Adventures in Finance 3 - Opportunities in German Real Estate
Uncover the huge untapped potential in Germany’s real estate market and the interesting cultural and fundamental dynamics driving this opportunity. Mark Yusko, CEO and CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, also shares what he got wrong about volatility and leverage in 2008.
Feb 09 2017
Rank #5: Adventures in Finance - 2017 Summer Series 4: Mark Yusko
Grant and Aaron continue the 2017 Summer Series of Adventures in Finance as they are joined by Mark Yusko, Founder and CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, where he discusses his passion for philanthropy, the influence of legendary college coaches on his thinking, and the importance of solitude on one's ability to think deeply.
Aug 25 2017
Rank #6: Adventures in Finance 64 - Crossing the Rubicon? The Bond Market’s Big Move
With the 10-year yield peaking above 3% this week, is the low finally in for the 10-year yield? How high is it liable to rise? How might the Fed and inflation play into this? And what could it all mean for equities? Julian Bridgen of Macro Intelligence 2 Partners joins to discuss all that and more. Plus, in the long/short segment, Grant Williams and Alex Rosenberg trade ancient appliances, Billy Bragg and middle seats.
Apr 27 2018
Rank #7: Adventures in Finance 35 - Observations and Interpretations: Jim Grant
Grant Williams welcomes Jim Grant- legendary financial author and founder of the twice monthly journal on financial markets, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer. Together they discuss Jim’s rise to literary prominence from the time he was a gunner on the USS Hornet at the age of 17 through to his founding of Grant’s.
We learn his views on the incredible rate increases of the mid 1980’s, what the end game would be for Central Banks, what he would do if he was FED chairman, when he thought the devaluation of the Dollar really began, and what would he take with him on a one-way trip to mars?
Sep 29 2017
Rank #8: Adventures in Finance 8 - Over the Barrel: A Journey From Boom to Bust
The repercussions of a boom-bust energy cycle and massive infrastructure investment means a supply glut and potentially lower oil prices for much longer than anyone expects. In 'Things I Got Wrong', Michael Lewitt sets aside his ego and trusts in the machines and artificial intelligence.
Mar 23 2017
Rank #9: The Knock-On Effect Summer Series #2 - Raoul Pal on Turkey
Will turmoil in Turkey send global markets skidding? And why might such an economically small country have an incredibly outsized effect? Raoul Pal, co-founder CEO of Real Vision and founder of The Global Macro Investor, discusses with Justine and Alex.
Aug 17 2018
Rank #10: Adventures in Finance 63 - Reality Check? The Case for Stocks
After a treacherous few months for equities, investor sentiment appears to have turned relatively ursine. But is the reality that stocks will continue to rise in the short-term at least? Neil Azous of Rareview Macro makes just that case. Plus, in the long/short segment, Grant Williams and Alex Rosenberg trade hip-hop, the London skyline, overspending millennials and non-conventional art supplies.
Apr 20 2018
Rank #11: Adventures in Finance 9 - Reflation: American Dream or Political Nightmare?
Deconstruct the Trump Reflation Trade as unsightly political realities emerge from the shadows. In 'Things I Got Wrong', David Hay, CIO of Evergreen Gavekal, confesses to underestimating central bank firepower and the usefulness of extreme market sentiment readings.
Mar 30 2017
Rank #12: Russell Clark - Devaluing the Chinese Renminbi
Russell Clark of Horseman Capital warns that a Chinese currency shock could be the spark that burns down the entire global economy. In an hour-long conversation with Real Vision editor Roger Hirst, which was released as a video on Real Vision in July, Clark forecasts that Chinese policymakers will eventually respond to the trade war by changing the rules of the currency game. He then walks through the massive consequences that he believes this action could have. Intro provided by Alex Rosenberg.
Aug 23 2019
Rank #13: Adventures in Finance 12 - Bass and Burbank, A Masterclass
Learn from hedge fund legends as Kyle Bass interviews John Burbank III to reveal insights and ideas that differentiate truly independent market thinkers from amateur speculators. In 'Things I Got Wrong', John Netto, the Protean Trader and Author of The Global Macro Edge, discusses his error in preparing for catalysts and the evaluation framework that sprung from this experience.
Apr 21 2017
Rank #14: Adventures in Finance 66 - Collective Wisdom: The best pieces of advice ever received by Real Vision contributors
What’s the single best piece of advice you’ve ever received, and how have you applied it over the course of your investment career? In this episode of the “Adventures in Finance” series, eight of our favorite prior guests join us once again to answer that question. You’ll hear from Marc Cohodes, Pippa Malmgren, Chris Cole, Ben Hunt, Jawad Mian, Simon Mikhailovich, Dee Smith and Jeff Snider – and if you don’t walk away from this series of short interviews with something new to think about it, go back and listen again! Plus, in the long/short segment, Grant and Alex trade selfies, people who hate their jobs, and you.
May 11 2018
Rank #15: The Knock-On Effect Summer Series #1 - Mark Dow on Liquidity
Are market participants misunderstanding the current state of liquidity - and if so, what are the potential knock-on effects? Mark Dow, founder of Dow Global Advisors and author of the Behavioral Macro Blog, discusses with Roger, Justine and Alex.
Aug 10 2018
Rank #16: Adventures in Finance 22 - Murderer, Gambler, Aristocrat & Pauper. John Law, The Godfather of Central Banking (Financial History - Part 2)
Meet an 18th-century murderer, banker, convict, laughing stock, and the godfather of central banking, John Law. Accompanied by Dr. Ben Hunt, the Chief Investment Strategist at Salient Partners and author of the Epsilon Theory website, we explore how Law wrote the modern central banking playbook which resulted in a bubble which has reverberated through the actions of future central bankers since. In ‘Things I Got Wrong’, Michael Schneider, former CIO and co-founder of Brookline Partners and independent PM, discusses what he got wrong assessing the bond market in 2009.
Jun 30 2017
Rank #17: Adventures in Finance 38 - Black Monday: First Hand Accounts of the 87 Crash
On the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, we recreate the events of that tumultuous time through the eyes of people who found themselves trying to navigate the biggest drop in Dow Jones history. The legendary Art Cashin takes us behind the scenes at the NYSE, while Bill Fleckenstein, David Hay, Michael Lewitt and Greg Weldon share their personal stories alongside Michael Oliver and Trader Vic – Victor Sperandeo who famously predicted the crash a few weeks before the event.
Lastly, we hear the incredible story of hedge fund manager Richard Pomboy whose foresight saved his investors millions
Oct 20 2017
Rank #18: Adventures in Finance 21 - Ponzi Hunters: Harry Markopolos and His Dogs of Fraud
Harry Markopolos was the lone whistleblower on Bernie Maddoff's $18 billion Ponzi scheme and, in this interview, takes the whole regulatory and accounting apparatus to task in a way that will have you thinking differently about institutions that guard the public trust. In 'Things I Got Wrong', Marin Katusa, professional resource investor and founder of Katusa Research, shares what he got wrong going all-in on a mining company early in his career.
Jun 23 2017
Rank #19: Adventures in Finance 62 - Powering Down: Beginning of the End for Tesla?
Can Tesla still take over the world – or is the end nigh for the ambitious electric car company? Charley Grant of the Wall Street Journal and Mark Spiegel of Stanphyl Capital join to discuss. Plus, in the long/short segment, Grant Williams and Alex Rosenberg trade the political circus, Twitter debates and scheming seniors.
Apr 13 2018
Rank #20: Adventures in Finance 18 - Bitcoin: Journey Beyond the Hype to a Universe of Applications
Bitcoin is all everyone can talk about and the public is downright hysterical about the price, but the price is not what you need to be focusing on. This week, we explore how Bitcoin and the underlying blockchain technology have opened up a universe of applications that have the potential to revolutionize entire industries and economies. In 'Things I Got Wrong', we speak with Jesse Felder, publisher of the Felder Report, about what he got wrong while holding a stock in a sector the government wanted dead.
Jun 02 2017