In this episode, we discuss:
- How different types of bonds are valuated
- The pattern in how many times the FED tends to move rates, once they begin
- Why Rate cycles are getting shorter (in time)
- Why Alex believes that the FED should not raise rates before reducing their balance sheet
- Alex playbook for the Ukrainian crisis: Oil could collapse to $40 and Rates could go back to zero
- How your performance can end up defining who you are (if you are not careful)
- The synchronization of the central banks and how the future might look for the global financial market
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00:00 - Intro
02:42 - Introduction to Alex and his background
07:20 - How Alex think about bonds
16:37 - Have bonds become more important since 2008?
18:15 - Making decisions as a trader, and handling victories and defeats
28:01 - Why did Alex go into dividend futures?
33:41 - What Alex would have done if the FED had not stepped in during the Covid crisis
35:40 - How managers can feel that their performance defines who they are
41:27 - The synchronization of central banks and how it affects rates
48:59 - What’s going to happen with the FED going forward?
54:05 - Rounding off and overview of Alex’s books
59:38 - Thank you for listening