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Risk Management Is the Most Important Thing

The major U.S. equity indexes edged into positive territory after opening in the red, even as a measure of U.S. manufacturing activity fell to 53 in June from 56.1 in May, a two-year low, and the latest update to the Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow gauge came in at negative 2.1% on an annualized basis. Not only is a U.S. recession more likely than a soft landing; we may already be in one. “I’m keeping an open mind, and if we do have a recession it will produce an even more powerful rally, as bull markets are born out of recessions," says Mark Ritchie II. Ritchie II, managing partner and chief investment officer of RTM Capital Advisors, joins Real Vision's Ash Bennington to talk about financial markets, the global economy, and capital preservation. We also hear from Mark Minervini about diversified portfolios in a bear market versus a bull market. And we drop in on an exclusive interview between Ash and CEO Mark Lamb about CoinFLEX’s struggle for survival amid the crypto downturn. Want to submit questions? Drop them right here on the Exchange: Watch the full conversation featuring Mark Minervini, Jared Dillian, and Mark Ritchie II here: Watch Ash’s interview with Mark Lamb here:

Investing Strategy

INK preview June 27 2022 Bear Market Buying

Is the Powell dip just a blip? We look to see what insiders are doing with their money as stocks tumble into a bear market.

Policy Disruption

The Fed Has Chosen Its Horn

Jerome Powell reiterated the Federal Reserve’s steadfast commitment to raising interest rates and shrinking its balance sheet. But investors are increasingly skeptical the central bank can stay the course in the face of a slowing economy. Hari Krishnan, the head of volatility strategies at SCT Capital Management, joins Real Vision’s Ash Bennington to talk about the Scylla of inflation, the Charybdis of recession, and the possibility the Fed has no way out of this dilemma. Krishnan notes that there are critical time-lag differentials between Fed actions to control inflation and Fed actions to stimulate growth. And that makes a sharper economic downturn more likely, even with a pause in the Fed’s tightening program, as fed funds futures markets are currently signaling. Recorded on June 27, 2022.


INK Preview June 6th 2022 Defensive areas are tough places to hide

This week, we will keep an eye out on the Healthcare sector to see if any names pop up on our INK Edge screens. Meanwhile, we kick the week off with a big Technology stock where we have seen some insider buying.

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Real Vision series: Welcome to the Exponential Age?

Real Vision kicked off its series, "Welcome to the Exponential Age," with a free Daily Briefing on Friday, May 7th. Ed Harrison and Raoul Pal explained that they plan to explore the notion that we are about to enter, or have entered, a 10 to 20 year period of unprecedented, concentrated technological change across a variety of fields including the Internet of Things, blockchain & digital assets, artificial intelligence, genetic vaccines, distributed computing, and electric vehicles.