Mispriced Inflation

Crescat Capital Research Letter & Performance Update

In our view, inflation is the most mispriced macro variable in markets today. CPI growth is 5.1% higher over the last two years, but five-year forward inflation expectations are essentially unchanged. Based on our analysis, structural forces are likely to keep the annual growth rate in consumer prices elevated for much longer and substantially higher than currently priced into markets. …

Mining Industry Renaissance

Crescat Capital Research Letter & Performance Update

We believe we are at a key inflection point for the precious metals industry today. The overwhelming social pressure to adopt the green revolution, renewable energy technologies, and electrification has forced the gold mining industry to shift its capital and attention to so-called “critical” metals. Consequently, there has been a declining interest from major mining companies in deploying capital to …

Recession Looms

Crescat Capital Crescat Updates, Research Letter & Performance Update

Recession Highly Probable The percentage of inversions in the US Treasury yield curve just breached the critical 70% level last week. As Tavi Costa’s research at Crescat shows, every breach of this threshold in the history of the data back to 1970 has led to a near-term recession.     Buy Gold/Sell Short Stocks Furthermore, Mr. Costa’s work has identified …

The Golden Era of Macro Investing

Crescat Capital Research Letter & Performance Update

The wheels are coming off the global economy. The painful increase in cost of debt in combination with the relentless appreciation of the US dollar and tightening of monetary conditions have exposed long-standing macro imbalances. These forces are interconnected, self-reinforcing, and in our opinion completely unsustainable over the long run. Ultimately, policy makers must restore a financially repressive environment. Allowing …

Seeking Value, Avoiding Bull Traps

Crescat Capital Research Letter & Performance Update

In Crescat’s analysis, it is still way too risky to buy the dip in mega-cap tech stocks. Valuations are still higher than the PEAK of the dotcom bubble as we show in the two charts below. There is substantial downside ahead based on the comparison to the early 2000’s tech bust at its washout point. Our first chart shows the …

Sell Big Tech, Buy Explorers, Hedge with Yuan Puts

Crescat Capital Research Letter & Performance Update

The Crescat Global Macro Fund was up 2.9% net in August and 38.8% net year to date. Mega Cap Growth shorts were the best performing theme overall generating a 2.3% absolute return to the fund while the S&P 500 was down 4.1%. The Long/Short and Precious Metals Funds were also up in August. All Crescat strategies have outperformed their benchmarks …

September Performance Estimates

Crescat Capital Crescat Updates, Performance Update

The Psychology of Inflation Today’s macro environment is indeed very different than any other period we have experienced in the last four decades. Inflation is infiltrating the mindset of US households in a way not seen since the wage-price spirals of the 1970s. Prices for the goods and services that individuals require to meet basic needs have been increasing at …