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Everything Is Being Sold

Market crash warning
Thursday, June 20, 2013, 3:55 PM

Global financial markets are now in a very perilous state, and there is a much higher than normal chance of a crash. Bernanke's recent statement revealed just how large a role speculation had played in the prices of nearly everything, and now there is a mad dash for cash taking place all over the world. » Read more

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PeakProsperity.com

A First-Hand Account of The Peak Prosperity Seminar

Sharing, learning, and putting plans into action
Friday, June 14, 2013, 11:27 PM

Have you ever wondered what happens at one of our Peak Prosperity weekend seminars? Every year, Chris and the Peak Prosperity team host two weekend-long retreats to explore topics related to the Crash Course, up close and personal. So what are these retreats like? » Read more

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Is Gold at a Turning Point?

Precious metals investors' heartbreak may soon be over
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 9:18 PM

There's no way to sugarcoat the dismal performance of the precious metals in recent months. But a revisitation of the reasons for owning them reveals no cracks in the underlying thesis for doing so.

In fact, there are a number of new compelling developments arguing that the long heartbreak for gold and silver holders will soon be over. » Read more

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Ward Hooper

Finding Your Way to Your Authentic Career

Transition to the fulfilling work you were meant to do
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 10:22 PM

Unfulfilled by your job? Wish the work you do on a daily basis were more aligned with the person you are (your interests and values)?

You're not alone.

In fact, the majority of workers would chose a different career path if given the chance. » Read more

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Housing Prices Are Being Dangerously Distorted by Big Institutional Money

Do we really want to live through Housing Bubble 2.0?
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 10:20 AM

The airwaves are full of stories of economic recovery. One trumpeted recently has been the rapid recovery in housing, at least as measured in prices.

The problem is, a good portion of the rebound in house prices in many markets has less to do with renewed optimism, new jobs, and rising wages, and more to do with big money investors fueled by the ultra-cheap money policies of the Fed. » Read more

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America the Vulnerable

History warns we're sleepwalking towards collapse
Monday, May 27, 2013, 8:13 PM

For most people, the collapse of civilizations is a subject much more appetizingly viewed in the rearview mirror than straight ahead down whatever path or roadway we are on.

Jared Diamond wrote about the collapse of earlier civilizations to great acclaim and brisk sales, in a nimbus of unimpeachable respectability. The stories he told about bygone cultures gone to seed were, above all, dramatic. No reviewers or other intellectual auditors dissed him for suggesting that empires inevitably run aground on the shoals of resource depletion, population overshoot, changes in the weather, and the diminishing returns of complexity.

Yet these are exactly the same problems that industrial-technocratic societies face today, and those of us who venture to discuss them are consigned to a tin-foil-hat brigade, along with the UFO abductees and Bigfoot trackers. This is unfortunate, but completely predictable, since the sunk costs in all the stuff of daily life (freeways, malls, tract houses) are so grotesquely huge that letting go of them is strictly unthinkable. We’re stuck with a very elaborate setup that has no future, but we refuse to consider the consequences... » Read more

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Reality-Check Time

How prepared are you for the future (really)?
Friday, May 24, 2013, 11:28 AM

Let's take a quick break from detailed analysis for a moment and zoom up to the birds-eye view.

What motivates us to spend time here at PeakProsperity.com? » Read more

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Four Signs That We're Back in Dangerous Bubble Territory

Stocks, bonds – everything – at risk
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:09 PM

As the global equity and bond markets grind ever higher, abundant signs exist that we are once again living through an asset bubble or rather a whole series of bubbles in a variety of markets. This makes this period quite interesting, but also quite dangerous.

With equity and bond markets at or near all-time record highs, with all financial assets consistently shrugging off bad or worse news as the riskiest of assets continue to find consistent upward bids, we find ourselves in familiar and bubbly territory. » Read more

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Are the Predominant Macro Trends About to Reverse?

Sensing a disturbance in the Force
Monday, May 20, 2013, 4:29 PM

I felt a great disturbance in the Force

-- Obi-Wan Kenobi

If you've been watching the precious metals closely what a day! Both gold and silver plummeted in overnight trading. And by "plummet," I mean the gut-wrenching vertically-straight-down kind of free-fall (silver was down nearly 10% over a matter of minutes). Then, after a few hours of partial recovery and stabilizing, the precious metals went parabolic in the up direction. » Read more

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The S&P 500 Is Now a Gambler's Paradise With 76.9% Up Days in May So Far

But how long will these fantastical odds last?
Friday, May 17, 2013, 12:12 PM

Everyone knows the odds of winning in a casino are worse than 50% (often much worse depending on the game played). So who wouldn't rush to a casino, where instead, the odds were overwhelmingly in the gambler's favor?

That's the promise of today's stock market, which has been experiencing an aberrantly high percentage of up days all year. Toss your money into the market, and on any given day, you're much likelier to make money than not. » Read more