Blog en Here's Why The Markets Have Suddenly Become So Turbulent ]]><p>When stock markets are free-falling 10+% in a matter of days, it&rsquo;s natural to seek some answers to the question &ldquo;why now?&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog capital Charles Hugh Smith China HFT stock market stocks volatility Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:28:56 +0000 charleshughsmith 94160 at Trouble South Of The Border ]]><p>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&rsquo;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 &lsquo;monetary policy&rsquo; has spawned artificial asset and debt bubbles - everywhere.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog central banks debt mexico Nomi Prins Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:02:57 +0000 Nomi Prins 94048 at Making Sense Of The Sudden Market Plunge ]]><p>The global deflationary wave we have been tracking since last fall is picking up steam.&nbsp; This is the natural and unavoidable aftereffect of a global liquidity bubble brought to you courtesy of the world&rsquo;s main central banks.&nbsp; What goes up must come down -- and that&#39;s especially true for the world&#39;s many poorly-constructed financial bubbles, built out of nothing more than gauzy narratives and inflated with&nbsp;hopium.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog crash stock market stocks Sat, 22 Aug 2015 02:13:29 +0000 cmartenson 94051 at Join Chris, Adam & Robb Wolf Speaking in Sebastopol, CA on Sep 2 ]]><p>Come join Chris, Adam and nutrition &amp; fitness expert&nbsp;<strong>Robb Wolf</strong>&nbsp;for the night of&nbsp;<strong>September 2</strong>, at the&nbsp;<strong>Grange Hall</strong>&nbsp;in&nbsp;<strong>Sebastopol, California&nbsp;</strong>(6000&nbsp;Sebastopol&nbsp;Ave,&nbsp;Sebastopol,&nbsp;CA&nbsp;95472)</p> <p>We&#39;ll be talking about how to build true wealth, with a special focus on one of its most valuable forms: a healthy &amp; capable body.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Grange Robb Wolf Sebastopol speaking event Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:51:09 +0000 Adam Taggart 94031 at Is China’s “Black Box” Economy About to Come Apart? ]]><p>After 30 years of torrid expansion, perhaps the single most consequential factor in China&rsquo;s economy is how much of it is a &ldquo;black box&rdquo;: a system with visible inputs and outputs whose internal workings are opaque.</p> <p>That black box is looking increasingly like a Pandora&#39;s box. What will happen if it breaks apart?</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog black box Charles Hugh Smith China economy Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:37:06 +0000 charleshughsmith 93861 at Deflation Is Winning – Beware! ]]><p>Deflation is back on the front burner and it&#39;s going to destroy all of the careful central planning and related market manipulation of the past 6 years.</p> <p>Clear signs from the periphery indicate that a destructive deflationary pulse has been unleashed. Tanking commodity prices are confirming that idea.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Bank of China Bank of Japan Brazil central banks China copper deflation dollar Euro Federal Reserve gold Greece hyperinflation Ka-POOM! money oil puerto rico Swiss National Bank Venezuela Yen yuan Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:03:57 +0000 cmartenson 93665 at All Hail Our Banking Overlords! ]]><p>You really have to be paying attention to see what&rsquo;s truly going on these days. The keepers of the system, that is the banking elites, now openly control everything -- though you&#39;d never know that by listening to the media.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog banks Chris Martenson Greece Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:39:41 +0000 cmartenson 93588 at Why Greece Is The Precursor To The Next Global Debt Crisis ]]><p>There is no way for Greece to fix its debt problem if it keeps the euro as its currency.&nbsp; Every purported solution that doesn&rsquo;t address the core cause of the debt is mere theater.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Austerity Charles Hugh Smith debt drachma economy EU Euro eurozone GDP Greece subprime Troika Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:48:08 +0000 charleshughsmith 93398 at In A World Of Artificial Liquidity – Cash Is King ]]><p>It&#39;s more crucial now than ever for people to consider extracting a portion of cash from their bank accounts.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Bank of International Settlements BIS bonds capital cash central banks Christine Lagarde debt derivatives Federal Reserve Greece IMF interest rates Janet Yellen liquidity money pensions QE stocks Troika Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:19:33 +0000 Nomi Prins 93378 at The Global Credit Market Is Now A Lit Powderkeg ]]><p>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?</p> <p>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?</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog bonds credit interest rates S&P 500 stocks Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:53:19 +0000 Brian Pretti 93237 at