Blog en For Heaven's Sake: Hedge! ]]><p>Last fall, I wrote an article titled&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Defying Gravity</a>&nbsp;that warned of the absurd price levels that stocks and bonds had risen to. Less than a month later,&nbsp;the stock market abruptly dropped by 7%.&nbsp;Those who didn&#39;t seek safety in advance were left licking their wounds, panicked not knowing if the painful down-draft was over.</p> <p>So here we are roughly six months later, and the same warning bells are ringing -- just louder this time.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Bank of Japan central banks correction crash ECB Federal Reserve financial markets flash crash GDP hedging HFT investing LinkedIn stock market crash stocks twitter Wall Street Yelp Fri, 01 May 2015 02:58:07 +0000 Adam Taggart 92477 at Rising Police Aggression A Telling Indicator Of Our Societal Decline ]]><p>It&rsquo;s time to face some uncomfortable ideas about the state of civilization in the United States.&nbsp; It is no longer the beacon of freedom illuminating a better way for the world, because it is becoming more and more uncivilized by the day.</p> <p>The recent spate of police brutality videos and the complete lack of a useful or even any reasonable response by the police unions has shaped this piece of writing, but it goes well beyond those incidents and extends into all corners of the lives of US citizens now.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog abuse brutality Chris Martenson cops Eric Courtney Harris ferguson Francis Jared Pusok Michael Brown police Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:22:23 +0000 cmartenson 92427 at Has The Fed Already Lost? ]]><p>Increasingly we live in a world of&nbsp;<em>Now</em>. Instantaneous access to digital real time data and news has simply become a given in our lives of the moment.</p> <p>You may be surprised to know that the Federal Reserve has taken notice.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Atlanta Fed BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis central banks economy Fed Federal Reserve GDP GDPNow growth interest rate recession ZIRP Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:36:29 +0000 Brian Pretti 92345 at The Fatal Flaw Of Centrally-Issued Money ]]><p><em>Centrally issued money centralizes wealth and generates systemic inequality</em>. This is equally true of all centrally issued currencies.&nbsp; But the inequity that is intrinsic to this system is politically and financially destabilizing, and so this system is unsustainable.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog barter Charles Hugh Smith credit currency fiat inflation money purchasing power Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:03:33 +0000 charleshughsmith 92313 at The New Me (Round 2) ]]><p>Our longtime readers likely remember Chris&#39; recount of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">his health transformation</a>&nbsp;back in 2011, in which he trimmed off over 30 pounds through a process of prudent changes to his lifestyle.</p> <p>I&#39;ve gone through a similar transformation as Chris and have been meaning to share that story for a while now.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Adam Taggart Crossfit dental Exercise fitness Food Mark Sisson nutrition paleo diet Primal Blueprint Robb Wolf sleep stress reduction vision weight loss Zone diet Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:52:02 +0000 Adam Taggart 92302 at Three Weeks to Go ]]><p>There are just three weeks left to go until&nbsp;<em>the only Peak Prosperity seminar being offered within the US in 2015.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>And something must be in the air this year, because we&#39;re seeing record advance registrations compared to years past.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Rowe seminar Sat, 04 Apr 2015 01:20:01 +0000 Adam Taggart 92277 at If We're Going To Borrow Against The Future, Let's Borrow To Invest ]]><p>We are at an important juncture as a global society: either we immediately prioritize a new trajectory focused on creating a positive, functional future or -- by continuing the consumptive, extractive, exploitative&nbsp;<em>status quo --</em>&nbsp;we will default into a nasty nightmare.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Chris Martenson economy energy Farming future growth infrastructure money trillion Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:21:27 +0000 cmartenson 92252 at Things Are Unraveling At An Accelerating Rate ]]><p>Does anyone else have the feeling that things are not just unraveling, but that the unraveling is gathering speed?</p> <p>We can discern&nbsp;<em>diminishing returns</em>&nbsp;in Federal Reserve/central bank interventions, as the initial rounds of quantitative easing pushed stock and bond markets higher for years at a time, while the following interventions generated lower returns.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Charles Hugh Smith Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:36:55 +0000 charleshughsmith 92107 at Special Report: Is It Time To Prepare For War? ]]><p>This report was initially released to;s paid subscribers earlier this week. Given the significance of the subject matter and the number of request from our enrolled members to share it more widely, we&#39;re making it available to all readers here.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Media NATO propaganda Putin Russia Ukraine war Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:36:16 +0000 cmartenson 92065 at Time To Toss The Playbook ]]><p>Just when you thought the world could not spin much faster, global monetary events in 2015 have picked up speed.&nbsp;</p> <p>Buckle up.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Brian Pretti capital central banks China credit currency ECB economy Europe European Central Bank Greece interest rates money playbook stocks Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:07:53 +0000 Brian Pretti 91925 at