The Fed has hiked again, now putting rates at a stunning 22 year high.
And people still think we’re going to be in for a soft landing - a hilarious delusion that I once again wrote about this past week.
As I said last week, it is starting to feel now more than ever like we are at the apex of this massive bounce higher markets have taken, despite rates rising as quickly as they ever have and an inverted yield curve that is screaming “recession” at the top of its lungs.
Unlike many others with financial newsletters out there, I’ll be the first to admit that I have eaten large quantities of shit on some of the stocks I’ve been watching for 2023 - namely shorts in names that have gone “full meme” - but there’s also been some names that have outperformed the broader market.
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I’m also continuing to keep my eye on the BRICS nations, readying a new gold-backed global reserve currency. The official announcement of the new currency is expected in August during the BRICS summit in South Africa. This announcement from BRICS is a key waypoint in a larger map of dethroning the U.S. dollar as the world’s global reserve currency. Not only does it solidify what we already know — that gold is real money — but it is also the most pronounced public challenge to the U.S. dollar on the global stage in recent memory.
It’s also a serious waypoint in a much larger map of U.S. de-dollarization that I laid out in full just 2 months ago in a length, multiple hour longform interview.
For more on what I’m keeping an eye on, here are some of my most recent posts from the last several weeks (my favorites emphasized in bold):
And Fringe Finance archive access:
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