ep. 22


Ben Melkman: Expecting A U.S Dollar Decline

On today’s episode of “The Macro Trading Floor,” Andreas and Alfonso welcome Ben Melkman Founder & CIO of Light Sky Macro.

Expecting a secular shift in inflation, Ben shares his thoughts on the current state of markets as the Fed continues their fight to slay the inflation dragon. Could the Fed be out of ammo? Are markets mispriced for a secular shift in inflation? Ben walks through the biggest opportunities he sees today in markets before sharing his actionable trade idea, but to hear that, you'll have to tune in!


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Referenced In The Show: 

Stenos Signals #13 - No, Germany is probably not running out of gas: https://andreassteno.substack.com/p/stenos-signals-13-no-germany-is-probably 

UK's Liz Truss will probe extent of Bank of England independence, supporter says: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uks-liz-truss-will-probe-extent-bank-england-independence-supporter-says-2022-08-04/



(00:00) Introduction

(01:01) Natural Gas In Europe

(03:40) Inflation In Europe

(06:26) Pricing A Systemic Risk In Europe

(10:55) Feature Interview: Ben Melkman

(11:31) A Secular Shift For Inflation

(21:00) Jerome Powell's Comments At Jackson Hole

(28:49) Will The Fed Accept Above 2% Inflation?

(31:09) The U.S Dollar

(37:41) Ben's Actionable Trade Idea

(47:55) Post Interview: Final Thoughts


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.

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