Episodes

  • After his appearance on The End Game last year, I’ve had countless requests to bring back my latest guest for another conversation to discuss the state of the monetary world with a special focus on precious metals and though his encyclopedic historical lens.

    Dan Oliver is a great friend and has the kind of brain I never tire of picking so I’m delighted he’s been able to find some time to grace the podcast once again.

    In another wonderful conversation, Dan once again dusts off the history books to provide colour and context around the present day predicament faced by central banks and to explain just how crucial liquidity is to properly functioning economies and societies.

    Inflations, depressions, manias and panics all come under Dan’s penetrating gaze and the result is podcast perfection.

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  • Episode 35 of The End Game sees Bill and Grant welcome Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research Global Head of Commodities Research, Jeff Currie for a discussion around the current dynamics in the commodities sector and their potential place in The End Game.

    Jeff’s thoughts on the importance of the only two asset classes in the green this year — ‘hydrocarbons and carbohydrates’ — are extremely eye-opening and the masterful job he does in explaining the need for positive, pro-energy policy change in an era of overwhelming focus on climate change is both balanced and thought-provoking.

    The importance of putting a price on carbon is laid out beautifully, as are the problems with current tax policies and the straitjacket into which policymakers have strapped themselves.

    Lastly, Jeff offers his thoughts on gold and precious metals as the road towards The End Game rises up to meet us...

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  • Episode 34 of The End Game sees the welcome return of Bridgewater Associates co-CIO, Greg Jensen who joins us again to reflect on his enormously prescient first appearance just under a year ago.

    (That episode is now available in full at https://www.grant-williams.com/podcast/the-end-game-ep-24-greg-jensen )

    During that original conversation, Greg called the current inflationary headwinds roiling the worlds of central bankers and consumers alike and explained how what he saw coming would affect policy decisions and consumer behaviour.

    In another superb hour of insightful thinking, and with just about everything he predicted now upon us, Greg offers his thoughts on where we stand and what might come next.

    Central bank policy and credibility come under the microscope as does the current environment for liquidity and we dig into Bridgewater’s very vocal bet against Europe. This is another tour de force by one of the brightest minds in the global investment community.

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  • On the seventh episode of This Week In Doom, Grant and The Green Chicken take a dive into some of the recent pieces published by the Doomberg team, zeroing in on ludicrous energy policies, the real definition of the scientific method, the move to censor open debate, the strength of the Russian Ruble and tactics the Biden administration should implement in order defeat Vladimir Putin

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  • The Lord Of The Dark Matter, James Aitken returns to The End Game to handicap the predicament in which central bankers find themselves now that the RBA has been forced away from yield curve control and Japan's currency and JGBs (the fabled Widowmaker Trade) are once again in the crosshairs of the bond market

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  • In the latest episode of The End Game, Bill Fleckenstein and I have the great privilege of welcoming Judy Shelton to the podcast for a discussion that helps place one of the key missing pieces into the puzzle we’ve been attempting to assemble – the honest and frank perspective of a central banking insider.

    After her nomination to the board of the Federal Reserve by President Donald Trump in 2018, Judy’s appalling treatment at her Senate confirmation hearings demonstrated the very worst of partisan politics at an incredibly toxic time in America.

    A letter signed by 100 economists, including seven Nobel laureates, opposing her appointment suggests, to me, at least, that she would have been the perfect person to bring necessary change to an institution whose many failings are becoming more apparent by the day.

    Judy’s openness, insight and willingness to discuss the practicalities and limitations of modern-day central banking in this conversation are a breath of fresh air and worthy of our deepest respect and gratitude.

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  • Episode Two of Shifts Happen shines a spotlight on the shift between the ‘paper’ markets and the ‘real’ markets as the importance of energy supplies becomes ever more apparent in a world where battle lines are being drawn, supply lines are being stretched and, in the case of the EU, economic suicide is being committed.

    What happens to the dollar? Will the US balance of payments finally start to matter and what are the chances of a hyperinflationary outcome? All of these questions and more are pondered in the wake of the surprising strength of the rouble and the increasing inflationary pressure being heaped upon Western governments who can’t seem to get out of their own way.

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  • My guest in this edition of The Grant Williams Podcast is Tarric Brooker, an Aussie analyst who has become a must-follow for me and I think anyone interested in better understanding Australian politics, markets and, of course, the country’s fabled housing bubble.

    Tarric and I spoke on the eve of the Australian general election – an event in which the incumbent Liberal PM, Scott Morrison was unceremoniously ousted in favour of Labor’s Anthony Albanese (or ‘Albo’ to Aussie voters!!).

    The one thing that both parties have in common is an unhealthy desire to make sure the property market doesn’t crash - however, this time around, with inflation tying the RBA’s hands, the incoming Premier may not have things all his own way...

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  • On the sixth episode of This Week In Doom, Doomberg and I turn our attention to the world of cryptocurrencies — or rather, stablecoins — in the wake of the recent collapse of Terra/Luna and the astonishing spectacle of a $60 billion meltdown.

    Joining us are two high profile critics of the crypto space, Bennett Tomlin and George Noble. Bennett and his co-host Cas Piancey have been at the forefront of thoughtful criticism of the cryptoverse with their excellent podcast, Crypto Critics Corner, while George has taken the bit between his teeth on behalf of Wall Street and become an Establishment lightning rod determined to force regulators into action.

    As always, the subject leads to raised voices and inflamed passions but... would you want it any other way?

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  • My guest on this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is Tian Yang of London-based independent research providers, Variant Perception.

    Variant Perception’s pedigree is best-in-class. Their research uses a framework of proprietary leading economic and liquidity indicators to identify investment opportunities across asset classes. Those indicators are a great blend which cover tactical, cyclical and structural time horizons.

    In this conversation, Tian and I discuss what those indicators are telling him, how inflation changes the landscape, the signals being sent by term premiums and the sea change that may finally allow those brave enough to take on ‘The Widowmaker’ trade to come out on top.

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  • Joining me on this installment of The Grant Williams Podcast is my friend, David Hay of Evergreen GaveKal in Bellevue, WA.

    David and I discuss the dilemma facing central banks, the ways in which the return of inflation change the investment landscape, the ongoing tech wreck, the importance (and reliability) of David’s preferred measure of breakouts and breakdowns, the painful lessons he learned before discovering that particular measure and energy - a space in which David has been investing for many years

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  • Joining us in the latest installment of our search for The End Game is Michael Kao, formerly of Goldman Sachs, Canyon Partners and Akanthos and now a family office investor and prolific presence on Twitter, where his many epic threads have sparked debate and educated thousands.

    In this conversation, we discuss multiple threads of The End Game including the changing dynamics in Japan, where Kuroda-san is belatedly realising what Mick & Keith figured out almost 70 years ago: ‘you can’t always get what you want.’

    Elsewhere we cover the changing face of both the oil market and the dollar as Michael highlights brilliantly why it’s time to reverse our thinking about which drives price moves in the other, the Russia/Ukraine situation, China’s options and so much more...

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  • My guest in the latest episode of the Grant Williams Podcast is the founder of Cornerstone Analytics, Mike Rothman.

    Mike’s experience in the energy sector is unparalleled - something he demonstrates conclusively in this excellent conversation. In his no-nonsense style, Mike picks apart today’s energy markets - with a particular focus on oil - and explains where consensus is likely right as well as the places that might cause a few surprises.

    Swiftly putting to rest the widely-held belief of a seamless transition to green energy any time in our immediate future, Mike explains why that misconception is problematic and the likely ramifications once realization dawns more broadly.

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  • My guest in the latest episode of the Grant Williams Podcast is the founder of Momentum Structural Analysis, Michael Oliver.

    Over the years, Michael’s proprietary work on the fluctuations in momentum has been extraordinarily good at calling major market inflection points.

    Where most focus on price, Michael has demonstrated time and again that momentum not only shows a wholly different market-within-a-market, but that the importance of both waning and building momentum is underestimated by the majority of market participants.

    With many of Michael’s important momentum signals flashing red, this seemed like the perfect time to have him join me for a discussion on what he does, how he does it and the current signals his superb work is sending...As a reminder, Silver Tier subscribers to https://grant-williams.com get access to both Things That Make You Go Hmmm… and all editions of The Grant Williams Podcast, including The End Game, The Super Terrific Happy Hour, The Narrative Game and the new series This Week In Doom, with my co-host, and everybody's favourite Green Chicken, Doomberg.

  • My guest in the latest episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is my good friend, Luke Gromen, publisher of Forest For The Trees.

    With events in Ukraine happening at breakneck speed, the moves by Western nations to isolate Russia through a series of escalating sanctions have revealed weaknesses in the global financial system that bring into sharp focus a set of dominos Luke has been lining up for a number of years.

    The dollar's place at the heart of the financial system is now under serious threat after the sanctions placed on Russia's central bank have fired a warning shot across the bow of every other central bank in the world.

    What does this mean for gold? Oil? Bond markets? Currencies? Luke lays it all out in brilliant fashion as he explains why the moves of the last two weeks have changed the financial world as we know it forever.

    Every episode of the Grant Williams podcast, including The End Game, Super Terrific Happy Hour, The Narrative Game and the brand new series This Week In Doom, featuring my co-host, Doomberg, is available to Copper and Silver Tier subscribers at my website www.grant-williams.com. Copper Tier subscribers get access to all podcasts, while members of the Silver Tier get both the podcasts and my monthly newsletter, Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

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    And with that, please enjoy the show!!

  • Episode Two of This Week In Doom sees The Chicken and me welcome our first guest, Rory Johnston whose work at his Substack, Commodity Context, is absolutely indispensable and, given the current dynamics in energy markets, looks set to become more so with each passing week.

    In this fascinating discussion, Rory walks us through the oil industry from some basic concepts to some of the more nuanced factors affecting supply and demand and offers a set of insights rooted in years of experience analyzing the sector for one of Canada’s biggest banks.

    From pipelines to politics, Rory breaks down the oil & gas sector with the precision of a surgeon, proving exactly why he was the perfect opening guest on This Week In Doom as we try to bring under- followed analysts and content creators to a broader (and deserved) audience...

    Every episode of the Grant Williams podcast, including This Week In Doom, The End Game, The Super Terrific Happy Hour, and The Narrative Game, is available to Copper, Silver and Gold Tier subscribers at my website www.Grant-Williams.com. Copper Tier subscribers get access to all podcasts, while members of the Silver Tier get both the podcasts and my monthly newsletter, Things That Make You Go Hmmm… Gold Tier subscribers have access to my new series of in-depth video conversations, About Time.

  • Ben and Grant take a trip into the Metaverse™ to examine how language has been weaponized in an age of Gain of Function research to enable political actors to control the narrative – aided and abetted by Big Tech.

    Our innate human understanding of the three-act story arc is being used to cajole and persuade the citizens of the world’s largest democracies to act in very distinct fashion in order to maintain control, but how many of us see through the smokescreen laid by mainstream media and understand the forces aligned against us?

    Ben explains the very deliberate way in which we are being desensitized towards money and the slippery slope that lays out before us in a deeply thought-provoking conversation that will have you pondering the possibilities long after the podcast ends...

  • My guest in the latest episode of the Grant Williams Podcast is one of the true titans of the resource industry, my friend, Rick Rule.

    Rick has navigated multiple investment cycles in the resource sector and learned every lesson there is to learn about how to (and how not to) invest in natural resources – something which has made his voice an invaluable one in both bull and bear markets alike.

    In this conversation, we discuss the uranium market and the effect that the Sprott Physical Uranium Trust (SPUT) has had on supply and demand (as well as Rick’s plans for the Uranium Bootcamp on March 19th), plus we look at precious metals as Rick lays out his case for what he believes are the early stages of what may turn out to be another epic bull market in gold and silver.

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  • This is the full audio of the first in a brand new series of podcasts featuring my co-host, Doomberg (the little green chicken who could) and a series of occasional guests who we believe will enhance and broaden your understanding of the increasingly complex world surrounding us.

    Many of these guests will be content creators with smaller audiences than their work deserves to whom we'll hopefully be able to offer a platform in order to help raise awareness of their work, as well as introducing our audience to great new talent.

    In this first episode, we talk about recent pieces we’ve both written - fleshing out the ideas contained within them and discussing the feedback we’ve received. From crypto to energy markets and the use of both propaganda and censorship, there’s plenty into which we can sink our teeth (and beaks)...

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    So if you enjoy what you hear on this show and want more high-quality content like it, make your way over to www.Grant-Williams.com and join our exciting community today!

  • My guest on this episode of The Grant Williams Podcast is my mate, Adam Rodman of Segra Capital in Dallas Texas.

    Adam is one of the most fascinating hedge fund managers I’ve met in the last decade with an ability to sniff out and structure the kinds of trades that are just a little too complicated for the average manager.

    In the past he and I have had some incredibly interesting conversations about everything from Irish real estate to Pakistani power production and, in this episode, we look at another place Adam and Segra have been putting capital to work for several years: uranium.

    With uranium becoming the focus for many investors in recent months, Adam offers some timely perspective based on his fund’s significant headstart in the space.

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