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Q 4 2022 Newsletter
Patience – Real Slowdowns take a while to clear
Bear Markets about 20 months
Slowdowns average about 14 months
Narratives by Ben Hunt
With the news being the worst near the tail end of a slowdown, after crossing paths with Ben over five times, we thought it a great time to review some of his thoughts and research…
The Missionary Statement or Strong Direct Narrative
Ben and his partner theorized that Missionary statements once saved for Oval Office wartime speeches or the like are now used in part due to the way we consume our information by almost everyone, leading to an overload possibly of missionary or breaking news like headlines and narratives.
The possible effect of strong missionary statements or narratives, again Ben theorizes is that when there is the need for a very strong subject matter or narrative, if we are not careful we have become desensitized to things because of the possible dramatization of other headlines and narratives that it’s not taken serious. Said simply, the boy who cried wolf
“Why am I reading this, and why am I reading it now?”
Dr. Hunt mentions that they have actually had a number of news organizations and authors directly communicate with he and his partner in order to make sure or check that they are not accidentally using a narrative, which is a fantastic possible change moving forward
Peter Zeihan – Russian Ukraine Thoughts – Demographics made It Now or Never
With regards to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Peter theorizes that this is a recapture of multiple ports of invasion that Russia has given up over the past many decades. He also mentions that because of poor demographics the Russian invasion was an absolute necessity sooner rather than later due too an aging population
Interest Rate Thoughts
“The Federal Reserve led by Jerome Powell, has long wanted to get rates up to a more normalized level” For the record this has been a known goal in the halls of Wall Street and the Federal Reserve for that matter.
Peter goes on, “Seems to be a feeling from the Fed Officials, that if a recession is going to happen anyway, let’s get our toolkit back of a higher interest rates!”
Talk to you after the turn of the calendar !l!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP