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Trouble South Of The Border

Mexico's vulnerabilities pose a huge risk to the U.S.
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 12:02 AM

Too big to fail is a seven-year phenomenon created by the most powerful central banks to bolster the largest, most politically connected US or European banks. More than that, it’s a global concern predicated on that handful of private banks controlling too much market share and elite central banks infusing them with boatloads of cheap capital and other aid. Synthetic bank and market subsidization disguised as ‘monetary policy’ has spawned artificial asset and debt bubbles - everywhere. » Read more

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Making Sense Of The Sudden Market Plunge

Are you prepared for further turmoil?
Friday, August 21, 2015, 10:13 PM

The global deflationary wave we have been tracking since last fall is picking up steam.  This is the natural and unavoidable aftereffect of a global liquidity bubble brought to you courtesy of the world’s main central banks.  What goes up must come down -- and that's especially true for the world's many poorly-constructed financial bubbles, built out of nothing more than gauzy narratives and inflated with hopium.

What this means is that the traditional summer lull in financial markets has turned August into an unusually active and interesting month. August, it appears, is the new October. » Read more

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Peak Prosperity

Join Chris, Adam & Robb Wolf Speaking in Sebastopol, CA on Sep 2

Focus: better wealth, better health
Thursday, August 20, 2015, 10:51 AM

Come join Chris, Adam and nutrition & fitness expert Robb Wolf for the night of September 2, at the Grange Hall in Sebastopol, California (6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472)

We'll be talking about how to build true wealth, with a special focus on one of its most valuable forms: a healthy & capable body. » Read more

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Is China’s “Black Box” Economy About to Come Apart?

A China crisis will de-stabilize the world
Friday, August 7, 2015, 12:37 PM

After 30 years of torrid expansion, perhaps the single most consequential factor in China’s economy is how much of it is a “black box”: a system with visible inputs and outputs whose internal workings are opaque.

That black box is looking increasingly like a Pandora's box. What will happen if it breaks apart? » Read more

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Deflation Is Winning – Beware!

Expect the ride to get even rougher
Friday, July 24, 2015, 11:03 AM

Deflation is back on the front burner and it's going to destroy all of the careful central planning and related market manipulation of the past 6 years.

Clear signs from the periphery indicate that a destructive deflationary pulse has been unleashed. Tanking commodity prices are confirming that idea.  » Read more

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All Hail Our Banking Overlords!

We work for them, plain & simple
Friday, July 17, 2015, 4:39 PM

You really have to be paying attention to see what’s truly going on these days. The keepers of the system, that is the banking elites, now openly control everything -- though you'd never know that by listening to the media. » Read more

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Why Greece Is The Precursor To The Next Global Debt Crisis

The Eurozone fantasy will be one of the early casualties
Friday, July 10, 2015, 11:48 AM

There is no way for Greece to fix its debt problem if it keeps the euro as its currency.  Every purported solution that doesn’t address the core cause of the debt is mere theater. » Read more

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In A World Of Artificial Liquidity – Cash Is King

And you'd better have some stashed out of the system
Friday, July 3, 2015, 12:19 PM

It's more crucial now than ever for people to consider extracting a portion of cash from their bank accounts. » Read more

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The Global Credit Market Is Now A Lit Powderkeg

And markets are totally unprepared
Friday, June 26, 2015, 12:53 PM

Although the Street seems to agonize over equity valuations and recent price volatility, as I see it the real issue is the global bond market. Why?

Globally, the value of outstanding credit instruments is three times the total value of publicly traded equities. Just which do you imagine is more important to institutional investors? » Read more

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Credit Market Warning

Long-awaited signs of danger are materializing
Friday, June 19, 2015, 12:50 PM

There are large signs of stress now present in the credit markets. You might not know it from today's multi-generationally low interest rates, but other key measures such as liquidity and volatility are flashing worrying signs. » Read more