Blog en How Much Higher Can The U.S. Dollar Go? ]]><p>Our first observation is that trends in the USD tend to last for some time, so if this rally follows the pattern of previous rallies, it&rsquo;s unlikely to have run its course in one year.</p> <p>Secondly, previous rallies paused for a multi-month consolidation period before launching upward for the second leg of the long-term rally.</p> <p>Thirdly, the USD rose sharply to previous peaks and then round-tripped back to the 80 level.</p> <p>This raises the question: How high could the dollar rise in this rally?</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog carry trade Charles Hugh Smith currency currency crisis dollar USD Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:11:54 +0000 charleshughsmith 95410 at What Money Means ]]><p>There&#39;s no doubt that money is important. There&#39;s good reason why most of us devote a huge percentage of our lives to pursuing it.</p> <p>But there&#39;s much about money that is misunderstood.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Book financial capital money Prosper Prosper! Tue, 17 Nov 2015 20:43:28 +0000 Adam Taggart 95374 at Making The World A More Dangerous Place ]]><p>Without any doubt, the Middle East has been a very long-simmering region of violent religious and tribal enmity.</p> <p>In that regard, perhaps today is no different than 1,000 years ago. But given the importance of the remaining oil in the Middle East to the next 20 years of global economic health, the violence and chaos seen there recently is hugely important to the entire world.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog 9/11 Assad Iran Iraq Kiev libya Middle East NATO neo-con Russia State Department syria terrorism Ukraine war Wesley Clark Yemen Sat, 07 Nov 2015 01:06:13 +0000 cmartenson 95218 at Announcing Our New Book: Prosper! ]]><p>Our new book&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Prosper!: How To Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting</a>&nbsp;offers a blueprint for taking control of&nbsp;and improving your destiny.</p> <p>It outlines practical, actionable investments&nbsp;of your time &amp; resources that will ensure you enjoy greater prosperity in your life, whatever the future may bring.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Amazon audio book Book Crash Course e-book Prosper Prosper! Fri, 30 Oct 2015 23:37:12 +0000 Adam Taggart 95104 at The Fatal Blindness of Unrealistic Expectations ]]><p>We, as a society, have very much indeed lived beyond our means. By building up such a tremendous amount of debt through our profligacy that a small rise in interest rates would be catastrophic. That our children and children&#39;s children will be &quot;paying backwards&quot; for our largess, unless some debt-clearing event transpires (which I think will).</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog David Filo Davos Google Jerry Yang Larry Page Marissa Mayer Sergey Brin Silicon Valley Stanford World Economic Forum Yahoo! Thu, 29 Oct 2015 02:10:10 +0000 Adam Taggart 95008 at Has The Market Trend Shifted From Bull To Bear? ]]><p>Emotions are running high for the investment community in the wake of recent market volatility. Up until August, we had been in the third longest period in market history without a 10% correction. Since then, stock indices sold off hard, only to bounce once again over the past two weeks of trading.</p> <p>And certainly the truth is&hellip;.<em>No one knows</em>. Especially in today&rsquo;s world where global central banks can concoct further QE/monetary schemes at the drop of a hat.&nbsp; Let&rsquo;s face it, at this point the global central banks are all in. In fact, beyond all in. Without question, the US Fed knows that if equities fall, they lose the high end consumer. (Wal-Mart shoppers have already long been lost)&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog bear market Brian Pretti bull market central banks correction economy Fed Federal Reserve interest rates Markets QE quantitative easing stock market stocks ZIRP Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20:12:57 +0000 Brian Pretti 94957 at EXCLUSIVE: The Smoking Gun Proving Silver & Gold Manipulation ]]><p><em>Gold price suppression!</em></p> <p>The amount of ink spilled on this topic could fill a supertanker.&nbsp;&nbsp;Goldbugs&nbsp;the world over believe in the suppression story as an article of faith, and indeed, the evidence that &ldquo;something is happening&rdquo; appears incontrovertible.</p> <p>Given how important the subject is to Peak Prosperity and the bullion-owning community, and the volume of energy we expend talking (and talking, and talking, and talking) about it, how much information do we really have about what is actually going on?&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog bullion futures gold Manipulation precious metals silver Fri, 16 Oct 2015 23:46:14 +0000 davefairtex 94852 at The Death Of Hopium ]]><p>I got my MBA at Stanford in 1999 when the dot-com bubble was at its zenith, worked for a VC-funded start-up as well as one of the biggest Internet juggernauts&nbsp;(Yahoo!). I lived in Palo Alto, the central core of the tech scene.</p> <p>As a result, I have a pretty good read on how Silicon Valley works. Many of the folks I worked and went to school with are now in leadership positions at the big operating companies, VC firms and hedge funds in that ecosystem now -- so I have personal knowledge of who&#39;s making the decisions.</p> <p>And it&#39;s no secret that I think it&#39;s degenerated into a steaming pile of hucksterism.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog bubble Dan Primack Dick Costello Elon Musk Eric Schmidt Facebook Jack Dorsey Jeff Bezos LinkedIn Nick Bilton Palo Alto Re/code Silicon Valley Steve Jobs tech bubble Travis Kalanick twitter unicorn venture capital Yahoo! Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:48:10 +0000 Adam Taggart 94818 at How Much Longer Can Our Unaffordable Housing Prices Last? ]]><p>Markets discover price via supply and demand: Big demand + limited supply = rising prices. Abundant supply + sagging demand = declining prices.</p> <p>Eventually, prices rise to a level that is unaffordable to the majority of potential buyers, with demand coming only from the wealthy. That&rsquo;s the story of housing in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and other desirable locales that are currently magnets for global capital.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Charles Hugh Smith housing housing bubble housing market interest rates mortgage Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:12:11 +0000 charleshughsmith 94673 at Deflation Warning: The Next Wave ]]><p>The signs of deflation are now flashing all over the globe. In our estimation, the possibility of an associated financial crisis is now dangerously high over the next few months.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog bubble central banks China debt deflation Eric Janszen GDP Ka-POOM! money printing Thu, 01 Oct 2015 04:36:38 +0000 cmartenson 94627 at