Blog en When Every Country Wants to Sell, Who Buys? ]]><p>Understandably for the US, which sustained a consumption&nbsp;supercycle&nbsp;for several decades, the post-financial crisis period has kicked off a new trend: Americans want to consume less, and make more.</p> <p>Americans want to own less stuff, use less energy, and produce their own goods. In short, Americans want to&nbsp;<em>sell</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog commodities deflation ECB economy eurozone exports financial crisis GDP Gregor Macdonald inflation Japan Larry Summers OECD trade deficit trade surplus Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:14:25 +0000 Gregor Macdonald 85193 at US Gas Will Never Replace Russian Gas For Europe ]]><p>Recent entreaties by various US politicians to help wean Europe off of Russian gas are simply preposterous.&nbsp; The numbers don&#39;t add up, and they never will.</p> <p>Let&#39;s begin with the facts:</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Europe LNG Natural Gas Russia shale gas storage Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:10:39 +0000 cmartenson 85239 at Doing It for Science ]]><p>Renown behavioral economist Dan Ariely has approached Peak Prosperity regarding new research he&#39;s conducting.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Dan Ariely retirement survey Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:07:19 +0000 Adam Taggart 85227 at Two Weeks to Go ]]><p>There are just two weeks left to go until the Peak Prosperity seminar in Rowe, MA.&nbsp;</p> <p>Not that these seminar weekends aren&#39;t always valuable, but this is one is going to be especially important. After 2+ long years of fabricated tranquility (the best market levitation $4 trillion can buy!), we are finally seeing the indicators that the central managers are starting to lose control of the system.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Rowe seminar Sat, 12 Apr 2014 01:50:11 +0000 Adam Taggart 85205 at The Screaming Fundamentals For Owning Gold ]]><blockquote> <p><em>This report lays out the investment thesis for gold. Silver is mentioned only where necessary, as a separate report of equal scope will be forthcoming on that topic. Various factors lead me to conclude that gold is one investment that you can park for the next ten or twenty years, confident that it will perform well. Timing and logic for both entering and finally exiting gold as an investment are laid out in the full report.</em></p> <p><em>The punch line is this: Gold (and silver) is not in bubble territory, and its largest gains remain yet to be realized; especially if current monetary, fiscal, and fundamental supply-and-demand trends remain in play.</em></p> </blockquote> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Alan Greenspan Ben Bernanke bubble bullion central banks China Chris Martenson credit currency crisis debt economy Fed Federal Reserve fiat currency fiscal crisis GDP gold hard assets India money precious metals silver Treasury Bond Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:44:40 +0000 cmartenson 85064 at Have We Reached Peak Wall Street? ]]><p>Though the mainstream financial media and the blogosphere differ radically on their forecasts&mdash;the&nbsp;MFM&nbsp;sees near-zero systemic risk while the alternative media sees a critical confluence of it&mdash;they agree on one thing: the Federal Reserve and the &ldquo;too big to fail&rdquo; (TBTF) Wall Street banks have their hands on the political and financial tiller of the nation, and nothing will dislodge their dominance.</p> <p>But what id Wall Street&rsquo;s power has peaked and is about to be challenged by forces that it has never faced before? Put another way,what if the power of Wall Street has reached a systemic extreme where a decline or reversal is inevitable?</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog banks Charles Hugh Smith Deep State Fed Federal Reserve GDP interest rates money mortgages Policy profits reserve currency TBTF Too Big Too Fail Treasury bonds Wall Street Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:14:55 +0000 charleshughsmith 85004 at Weather Is 1,557% More Harmful Than Helpful To Corporate Profits ]]><p>It&#39;s just another day in the spin factory so let&#39;s have some fun with it.</p> <p>Lately &#39;bad weather&#39; was cited as the reason that Walmart and FedEx earnings were disappointing.&nbsp; If it isn&#39;t &#39;one-time&#39; charges that happen every quarter being removed from reported results, it&#39;s the weather being blamed for somehow hurting operations.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog FedEx Google Media oil profit spin WalMart Weather Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:55:29 +0000 cmartenson 85029 at Join Us for This Year's Peak Prosperity Seminar: April 25th in Rowe, MA ]]><p>Whether you are brand new to this site or a longtime veteran, take a moment to ask yourself this question:&nbsp;<em>Am I as physically, emotionally, and financially prepared as I feel I should be for a future shaped by the Three&nbsp;Es?</em></p> <p>If the answer is &quot;no,&quot; don&#39;t panic.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Rowe seminar Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:51:26 +0000 Adam Taggart 84968 at Why 2014 Is Beginning to Look A Lot Like 2008 ]]><p>Does anything about 2014 remind you of 2008?&nbsp;</p> <p>The long lists of visible stress in the global financial system and the almost laughably hollow assurances that there are no bubbles, everything is under control, etc. etc. etc.&nbsp; certainly remind me of the late-2007-early 2008 period when the subprime mortgage meltdown was already visible and officialdom from Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan on down were mounting the bully pulpit at every opportunity to declare that there was no bubble in housing and the system was easily able to handle little things like default</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Alan Greenspan banks bubble Coppock curve crash crisis debt Federal Reserve housing liquidity mortgages S&P500 Too Big To Fail Wall Street Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:06:57 +0000 charleshughsmith 84866 at Are You Crazy To Continue Believing In Collapse? ]]><p>It&rsquo;s nerve-wracking to live in the historical moment of an epic turning point, especially when the great groaning garbage barge of late industrial civilization doesn&rsquo;t turn quickly where you know it must, and you are left feeling naked and ashamed with your dark worldview, your careful preparations for a difficult future, and your scornful or tittering relatives reminding you each day what a ninny you are to worry about the&nbsp;tendings&nbsp;of events.</p> <p>Persevere. There are worse things in this life than not being right exactly on schedule</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog banking bonds energy Herb Stein James Howard Kunstler money money launderng oil Pepsico re-hypothecation real estate stocks Wal-Mart WalMart Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:16:52 +0000 JHK 84902 at