Featured Articles http://www.peakprosperity.com/featured/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Dave Pare: Gold Is Looking Strong http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99935/dave-pare-gold-looking-strong ]]><p>This week, PeakProsperity.com&#39;s own precious metals analyst, Dave Pare, sits down to the microphone.</p> <p>Better known on the site as&nbsp;davefairtex, he joins Chris to discuss his current outlook for gold and silver, his approach to building market models, and how he balances fundamentals versus technical analysis in assembling his macro views.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99935/dave-pare-gold-looking-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99935/dave-pare-gold-looking-strong#comments Podcast Dave Pare davefairtex gold peak oil podcast precious metals silver http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99935 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:51:14 +0000 Adam Taggart 99935 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Making The Wrong Choices For The Wrong Reasons http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/99965/making-wrong-choices-wrong-reasons ]]><p>Life is full of examples where folks make bad choices for noble reasons. Not every decision is a winner: sometimes you make the right call, sometimes you don&#39;t.</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">In 1962,&nbsp;Decca&nbsp;Records passed on signing a young new band because it thought that guitar-based groups were falling out of favor. That band was The Beatles.</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Napolean Bonaparte calculated he could conquer Russia by assembling one of the largest invading forces the world has ever seen. He marched towards Moscow in the summer of 1812 with over 650,000 troops. Less than six months later, he retreated in failure, his forces decimated down to a mere 27,000 effective soldiers.</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">1985 217 separate investors turned down an entrepreneur trying to raise the relatively modest sum of $1.6 million for his vision of transforming a daily routine shared by millions around the world. That company? Starbucks. &nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>In these cases, those making the decision made what they felt was the best choice given the information available to them at the time. That&#39;s completely understandable and defensible. Fate is fickle, and no one is 100% right 100% of the time.</p> <p>But what&#39;s much harder to condone -- and this is the focus of this article -- is when people embrace the wrong decision even when they have ample evidence and comprehension that doing so runs counter to their welfare.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/99965/making-wrong-choices-wrong-reasons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/99965/making-wrong-choices-wrong-reasons#comments Blog basketball behavioral economics central banks Dan Ariely Golden State Warriors Ludwig von Mises Napolean Bonaparte Rick Barry the Beatles Wilt Chamberlain http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99965 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:54:42 +0000 Adam Taggart 99965 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Grant Williams: The Rising Danger Of A Bidless Market http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99604/grant-williams-rising-danger-bidless-market ]]><p>Grant Williams, veteran portfolio and strategy advisor, as well as proprietor of the economic blog&nbsp;<a href="http://ttmygh.com/" target="_blank">Things That Make You Go Hmmm</a>&nbsp;returns to the podcast this week to discuss his great concern about the liquidity risk underlying financial markets long-addicted to central bank rescue stimulus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99604/grant-williams-rising-danger-bidless-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99604/grant-williams-rising-danger-bidless-market#comments Podcast central banks debt economy flash crash Grant Williams liquidity Markets stocks http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99604 Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:18:30 +0000 Adam Taggart 99604 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Introduction to Elderberries http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/99759/introduction-elderberries ]]><p>I planted a couple of dozen elderberry trees two years ago. They&rsquo;ve grown rapidly and produced tons of berries this summer. When I planted them, I read that they were a very good medicinal plant to have around and they were essentially maintenance and pest free. As a bonus they produce beautiful flowers and are beneficial to birds and pollinators.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/99759/introduction-elderberries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/99759/introduction-elderberries#comments What Should I Do? elderberries Fruit medice Medicinal Plants Trees http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99759 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 23:52:37 +0000 Phil Williams 99759 at http://www.peakprosperity.com On Our Way To Freedom Fest http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/99676/our-way-freedom-fest ]]><p>For years now, a number of Peak Prosperity readers have been encouraging Chris and me to attend&nbsp;Freedom Fest, a conference&nbsp;billed as &quot;The world&#39;s largest gathering of free minds&quot;.&nbsp;</p> <p>Every Spring, the calls and emails begin:&nbsp;<em>Are you guys going to&nbsp;Freedom Fest&nbsp;this year?</em></p> <p>They tell us this is consistently the most stimulating week of their entire year. And that, like at our annual seminars, the people you meet and relationships you make there are well worth the price of admission alone.</p> <p>Well, this year we decided to take up the invitation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/99676/our-way-freedom-fest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/99676/our-way-freedom-fest#comments Blog economy energy environment Freedom Fest freedomfest mark skousen Rand Paul Ron Paul Steve Forbes http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99676 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:18:45 +0000 Adam Taggart 99676 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Strange Happenings in Japan http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/99640/strange-happenings-japan ]]><p>The whole world now waits to see which central bank is up next to do the heavy lifting for the next round of stock and bond propping.</p> <p>And so Japan is now front and center on that stage again. Especially since Bernanke just traveled there to conclude a &quot;secret&quot; meeting with Prime Minister Abe and Bank of Japan head&nbsp;Kuroda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/99640/strange-happenings-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/99640/strange-happenings-japan#comments Insider Bank of Japan Insider Japan Kuroda Nippon Kaigi shinzo abe http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99640 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:22:24 +0000 cmartenson 99640 at http://www.peakprosperity.com The Great Market Tide Has Now Shifted To Risk-Off Assets http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/99516/great-market-tide-has-now-shifted-risk-assets ]]><p>In the conventional investment perspective,&nbsp;<em>risk-on assets</em>&nbsp;(i.e. investments with higher risks and higher potential returns) such as stocks are on a see-saw with&nbsp;<em>risk-off assets</em>&nbsp;(investments with lower returns and lower risk, such as Treasury bonds). When risk appetites are high, institutional managers and speculators move money into stocks and high-yield junk bonds, and move money out of safe-haven assets such as gold and U.S. Treasuries.</p> <p>But recently, markets are no longer following this convention. Safe haven assets such as precious metals and Treasuries are soaring at the same time that stock markets bounced strongly off the&nbsp;post-Brexit&nbsp;lows.</p> <p>Risk-on assets (stocks) rising at the same time as safe-haven assets is akin to dogs marrying cats and living happily ever after.&nbsp;</p> <p>What the heck is going on?</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/99516/great-market-tide-has-now-shifted-risk-assets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/99516/great-market-tide-has-now-shifted-risk-assets#comments Blog Abenomics assets banks bonds Brexit capital central banks Charles Hugh Smith China debt dollar economy Europe Fed Federal Reserve gold growth inflation interest rates Japan Kyle Bass Markets money precious metals QE risk safe haven silver stock market stocks Treasurys http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99516 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:03:43 +0000 charleshughsmith 99516 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off The Cuff: Something Crazy Is Getting Ready To Happen http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/99536/cuff-something-crazy-getting-ready-happen ]]><p>In this week&#39;s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John&nbsp;Rubino&nbsp;discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The FBI Findings Regarding Clinton&#39;s Emails <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">It really does seem there&#39;s a different set of rules for the privileged</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Something Crazy Is Getting Ready To Happen <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Why the next major crisis is set to blow</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Watch The Bank Stocks <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">When they&#39;ve dropped this far, you know there&#39;s trouble</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The New Bull Market For Gold &amp; Silver <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Many mining stock are up 300-500%</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>Wow, so much ground to cover this week. And Chris and John do a great job of covering as much as they can. What does the FBI&#39;s hands-off approach to Clinton say about the fairness of rule of law in today&#39;s society? What systemic fault lines has&nbsp;Brexit&nbsp;opened for the EU, as well as the rest of the world? Why is the banking system suddenly looking so sick? What does the recent surge in precious metals portend?</p> <p style="line-height: 19.5px;line-height: 19.5px;"><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/cm-us-standard/audio/off-the-cuff-234-sample.mp3" target="_blank">Click to listen to a sample of this Off the Cuff Podcast</a> or <a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/enroll" target="_blank">Enroll</a> today to access the full audio and other premium content today.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/99536/cuff-something-crazy-getting-ready-happen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/99536/cuff-something-crazy-getting-ready-happen#comments Insider Brexit Clinton crazy cuff FBI gold John Rubino Justice Markets Rule of Law http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99536 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:45:36 +0000 Adam Taggart 99536 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Our Future Is (Literally) Crumbling Before Our Eyes http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/99486/our-future-literally-crumbling-our-eyes ]]><p>The sorts of predicaments the world faces -- ranging from over $200 trillion in debt, to our unsustainable addiction to fossil fuels, to our over-stressed ecosystems -- all require that we get deadly serious about confronting them ASAP, and make difficult decisions and trade-offs.</p> <p>However, our global leaders always seem to opt to kick the can down the road if at all possible. Short-term thinking and near-term priorities dependably get precedence over doing the right thing for the future. Tomorrow&rsquo;s generations are thrown under the bus by selfishly motivated actors today.</p> <p>As I&rsquo;ve put forth over and over again: we&rsquo;re simply not going to make it unless we get much more serious about our efforts than we have been to date.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/99486/our-future-literally-crumbling-our-eyes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/99486/our-future-literally-crumbling-our-eyes#comments Blog concrete http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99486 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:10:34 +0000 cmartenson 99486 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Art Berman: The Coming Moonshot In Oil Prices http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99333/art-berman-coming-moonshot-oil-prices ]]><p>In spite of the recent low prices for oil and natural gas, an energy supply crunch is looming warns geological consultant Arthur Berman.</p> <p>Berman&#39;s perspective should not be lightly dismissed: he has 37 years of experience in petroleum exploration and production with 20 of those years at Amoco (now known as BP). He has published more than 100 articles and reports on geology, technology and the petroleum industry during the past five years --more than 20 of those focused on the shale industry including the Barnett, Fayetteville,&nbsp;Haynesville,&nbsp;Bakken&nbsp;and&nbsp;Eagleford&nbsp;plays.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99333/art-berman-coming-moonshot-oil-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99333/art-berman-coming-moonshot-oil-prices#comments Podcast Art Berman Bakken Barnett Eagleford energy Fayetteville Haynesville oil OPEC peak oil shale gas shale oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99333 Sun, 03 Jul 2016 13:47:22 +0000 Adam Taggart 99333 at http://www.peakprosperity.com