Special Report: Is It Time To Prepare For War?

Now available to all readers
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 2:36 PM

This report was initially released to's paid subscribers earlier this week. Given the significance of the subject matter and the number of request from our enrolled members to share it more widely, we're making it available to all readers here. » Read more



Is It Time To Prepare For War?

A serious question, given the escalating geopolitical risk
Monday, March 9, 2015, 11:48 PM

I am seriously entertaining preparing for war, and as I’ve written before, the nature of this next war could involve everything from trade battles, to cyber attacks, to financial system assaults,  a downing of the US electrical grid, to an actual shooting war  -- perhaps one that escalates to a nuclear exchange.

When things are this obviously crazy, anything is possible. » Read more


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What To Believe Anymore?

Mainstream media requires a huge dose of salt these days
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 9:40 AM

Well, here we are in the late hours of the latest and biggest bubbles that central banks can blow. The whole world is involved and no country will be immune from the aftershocks when these nested bubbles in virtually all asset classes burst.

In fact, the whole scheme requires that political and monetary solidarity be maintained. If anyone breaks ranks, then the whole thing could come crashing down. » Read more


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Off the Cuff: Volatility With A Vengeance

Suddenly erupting all around us
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 12:23 PM

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

  • What Is Market Volatility Telling Us?
    • Sign of a top, or preparing for another leg up?
  • Have Capital Flows Changed the Story?
    • Is too much money entering the US for the markets to correct?
  • Where Is Gold Heading From Here?
    • Long-awaited bullish signals are appearing
  • Society's Happiness Drought
    • Why do we have so much, yet feel so unsatisfied?


Unpacking the Propaganda

Debunking the increasingly fact-free financial media
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:06 PM

Almost daily there's some article or another in the US financial press that is little more than marketing collateral for Wall Street.

Broken down, the message is always some version of: Now is a great time to buy stocks!

It's gotten to the absurd stage where everything justifies higher stock prices. » Read more



Reality-Optional Economics

Cockamamie Stories Infecting the Body Politic
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 12:10 PM

The total tonnage of economic malarkey being shoveled over the American public these days would make the late Dr. Joseph Goebbels (Nazi Minister of “Public Enlightenment and Propaganda”) turn green in his grave with envy. It’s a staggering phenomenon because little about it is conspiratorial; rather, it’s the consensual expression of a public that wants desperately to believe things that are untrue, and an economic leadership equally credulous, unmanned, and avid to furnish the necessary narratives that might preserve their jobs and perqs. » Read more


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The Trouble with Numbers

Our 'good' data worsens the closer we look
Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 11:06 AM

According to the ever-strident popular press, the world is in recovery. The stock market says so, the bond market says so, and the politicians and monetary bureaucrats all say so.

The only trouble is the central banks continue to flood the world with liquidity, something they shouldn't need to be doing if a true recovery were really upon us. » Read more



Weather Is 1,557% More Harmful Than Helpful To Corporate Profits

Or so we're being told
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 7:55 PM

It's just another day in the spin factory so let's have some fun with it.

Lately 'bad weather' was cited as the reason that Walmart and FedEx earnings were disappointing.  If it isn't 'one-time' charges that happen every quarter being removed from reported results, it's the weather being blamed for somehow hurting operations. » Read more


Expanding Our Reach

Assessing the challenges that come along with opportunity
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 2:33 AM

Autumn officially arrived last weekend, not that we had much time to notice.

It's a busy period here at Peak Prosperity. For a number of good reasons. » Read more

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Peak Prosperity in the Media

A new cover story shows the Peak Prosperity message is reaching wider audiences