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Global Thinking

Go beyond the obvious and listen to the story behind the story.  Global Thinking shares our forward-looking perspectives on emerging global macro trends. We review long-term economic, geopolitical and social trends, including second and third order effects, to help financial professionals provide safer more predictable returns utilizing ETFs.

Mar 14, 2023

Silicon Valley’s scrappy attitude of “move fast and break things” not only became standard start-up advice over the last decade, but quickly evolved into a global movement for the technology sector. 

Yet, a rich irony has emerged. It turns out that customers can also move fast and break things. Last Thursday, depositors at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) pulled $42 billion and, in a matter of hours on Friday, became the second largest bank failure in US history.

Tune into Forstrong’s latest podcast, where Rob Duncan sits down with Tyler Mordy to discuss the investment implications of these developments, including the following views:

  • Forstrong’s continuing negative outlook on the technology sector (Super Trend 3: Silicon Valley’s Hangover).
  • Reasons why a wider financial contagion, similar to 2008, is unlikely. 
  • Why international assets will benefit from broken structural trendlines.