Chris Martenson

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Why I’m Now Short The US Equity Markets

After 7 long years of waiting...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 12:55 AM

In the interests of full disclosure and of keeping you abreast of my personal investment actions, I entered a short position on Friday for the first time since 2009. Yes, it’s been seven years.

The equity markets have been all but bulletproof for 6 years, but I think that phase has ended and we’re in for a rough ride from here on out.  At least until stocks fall far enough for the central banks to have another go at attempting to print up prosperity.

First, I think that the stock rally of late is overdone and there’s more downside to come.  I have a whole host of supporting reasons based on credit markets and global trade, but we’ll get... » Read more

Daily Prep

Weekly Video News Update

A recap of trending news and events
Monday, October 19, 2015, 12:13 PM

Chris' weekly video news update.  Check it out and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for weekly updates.

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What The Heck Just Happened?!?

Prepare for more bruising days ahead in the markets
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 12:37 AM

Okay... time to take a deep breath.

Today was an historic market day.  First for the computer driven plunge that was seemingly unstoppable, and then for the heroic rescue that at one point brought the whole mess back to green (Nasdaq) or close to it (S&P and Dow). » Read more

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That Roaring Sound You Hear…

Markets are shouting deflation
Monday, August 3, 2015, 9:05 PM

Ok folks, the deflation we’ve been tracking is gathering steam. We're now seeing new signs on a daily basis. » Read more

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Gold Assaulted (Again)

But don't expect the authorities to care
Monday, July 20, 2015, 9:48 PM

Over and over again, and with increasing frequency, we’ve seen “”markets”” behave in ways that defy common sense but align perfectly with the goals of the central planners.

Stocks up. Bonds stable. Commodities down. And especially: Gold down -- practically every month since the commencement of QE3, the largest money printing operation in world history. » Read more

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All Hail Our Banking Overlords!

We work for them, plain & simple
Friday, July 17, 2015, 4:39 PM

You really have to be paying attention to see what’s truly going on these days. The keepers of the system, that is the banking elites, now openly control everything -- though you'd never know that by listening to the media. » Read more

Podcast

Charles Eisenstein: Crafting A New Narrative

And your chance to be part of it
Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:54 AM

Much has been written here at PeakProsperity.com of late about the need for society to adopt a new narrative to live by. One deeply-ingrained with sustainability and stewardship -- else our current fixation with consumption and exploitation of nature's finite resources will meet a very predictable and unpleasant end.

So, for those that agree a new operating story is needed: Where do we start?

This week, author Charles Eisenstein joins Chris and Becca to discuss their upcoming participation in The New Story festival, a gathering specifically focused on sparking momentum behind this important movement. More details on the event, which takes place in Bethany CT on June 12-13th, can be found here.

Click the play button below to listen to Chris' interview with Charles Eisenstein and Becca Martenson (45m:51s)

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In Denial: We Pursue Endless Growth At Our Peril

A requiem for planet Earth
Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:09 AM

As we've been discussing of late here at PeakProsperity.com, humans desperately need a new story to live by. The old one is increasingly dysfunctional and rather obviously headed for either a quite dismal or possibly disastrous future. One of the chief impediments to recognizing the dysfunction of the old story and adopting a new one is the most powerful of all human emotional states: Denial. » Read more

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A New Story

Meld minds with Chris, Becca & Charles Eisenstein
Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:50 PM

In the recent post on the need for a new set of founding documents and the burning need for a new narrative, it was suggested that I talk with Charles Eisenstein again because he’s one of the great thought leaders in this area.

Well, I can do one better than that. I was recently offered the chance, along with Becca, to join in a whole day of new story development with Charles. » Read more

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Rising Police Aggression A Telling Indicator Of Our Societal Decline

A historially common marker of failing civilizations
Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:22 PM

It’s time to face some uncomfortable ideas about the state of civilization in the United States.  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.

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. » Read more