Featured Articles http://www.peakprosperity.com/featured/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Why Gold Is Undervalued http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88268/why-gold-undervalued ]]><p>Gold has been in a bear market for three years. Technical analysts are asking themselves whether they should call an end to this slump on the basis of the &quot;triple-bottom&quot; recently made at $1180/oz, or if they should be wary of a coming downside break beneath that level. The purpose of this article is to look at the drivers of the gold price and explain why today&#39;s market value is badly reflective of gold&#39;s true worth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88268/why-gold-undervalued" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88268/why-gold-undervalued#comments Blog Alasdair Macleod China deflation dollar gold inflation money reserve currency Russia http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88268 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:32 +0000 Alasdair Macleod 88268 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Install a Raspberry and Blackberry Trellis http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/88231/how-install-raspberry-and-blackberry-trellis ]]><p>My old raspberry and blackberry trellis was made of green &lsquo;T&rsquo; posts and light gauge green wire. Not particularly attractive, so I decided to install a more professional looking trellis. I just moved my raspberry and blackberry canes up against my fence, so I already had one side of the trellis taken care of. The other side, I decided to install a standard two wire system held up with 4x4 wooden posts. This system works well, looks nice, actually it is hard to even see, and is easy to install.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/88231/how-install-raspberry-and-blackberry-trellis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/88231/how-install-raspberry-and-blackberry-trellis#comments What Should I Do? berries blackberry raspberry Trellis http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88231 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:47:36 +0000 Phil Williams 88231 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How The Federal Reserve Is Purposely Attacking Savers http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88227/how-federal-reserve-purposely-attacking-savers ]]><p>There&#39;s something we &#39;regular&#39; citizens wrestle with that the elites never seem to:&nbsp;<em>a sense of moral duty</em>.</p> <div>In a perfect world, we&nbsp;<em>would</em>&nbsp;honor our debts and obligations, every one of us. But the world is an imperfect place ,and moral obligation is something that almost never enters into the decision matrix of our society&#39;s richest. Or the banking industry.</div> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88227/how-federal-reserve-purposely-attacking-savers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88227/how-federal-reserve-purposely-attacking-savers#comments Blog banking central banks credit debt Fed Federal Reserve financial repression housing Janet Yellen money mortgage short sale http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88227 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:36:29 +0000 cmartenson 88227 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Dan Amerman: Will Our Private Savings Be Sacrificed To Pay Down The Public Debt? http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88132/dan-amerman-will-our-private-savings-sacrificed-pay-down-public-debt ]]><p>Recently, an article by Daniel&nbsp;Amerman&nbsp;caught our attention. Titled&nbsp;<a href="http://danielamerman.com/va/Repression.html" target="_blank">Is There A &ldquo;Back Door&rdquo; Method For The Government To Pay Down The Federal Debt Using Private Savings?</a>, it details the process known as financial repression, where sovereign debts are slowly paid off by&nbsp;syphoning&nbsp;private savings from an unaware populace.</p> <p>In this week&#39;s podcast, Chris discusses the mechanics of the process, as well as its probability, with Dan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88132/dan-amerman-will-our-private-savings-sacrificed-pay-down-public-debt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88132/dan-amerman-will-our-private-savings-sacrificed-pay-down-public-debt#comments Podcast Dan Amerman debt economics Fed financial repression http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88132 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:06:39 +0000 Adam Taggart 88132 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Fuzzy Numbers - Crash Course Chapter 18 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88158/fuzzy-numbers-crash-course-chapter-18 ]]><p>What if it turned out that our individual, corporate and government decision-making&nbsp;was&nbsp;based on misleading, if not provably false, data?</p> <p>As we detail in this latest chapter of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/crashcourse" target="_blank">Crash Course series</a>, that&#39;s exactly the case today with the key indicators (inflation, GDP, employment, deficits, etc) our central planners are using to guide the future of the global economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88158/fuzzy-numbers-crash-course-chapter-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88158/fuzzy-numbers-crash-course-chapter-18#comments Blog fuzzy numbers inflation http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88158 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:58:48 +0000 Adam Taggart 88158 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off the Cuff: Market Mayhem http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/88129/cuff-market-mayhem ]]><p>In this week&#39;s&nbsp;<em>Off the Cuff&nbsp;</em>podcast, Chris and&nbsp;Alasdair&nbsp;MacLeod&nbsp;discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Market Meltdown <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">What the heck just happened?</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Next Round of Bailouts <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">If you hate the problem, wait till you see the solutions</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Gold <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Ready for a return to the limelight?</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Ebola <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Is the media selling us too much fear?</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/88129/cuff-market-mayhem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/88129/cuff-market-mayhem#comments Insider Alasdair Macleod bond market bonds correction crash EU Euro Europe gold Off The Cuff oil oil price S&P 500 saudi arabia stock market stocks http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88129 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:12:45 +0000 Adam Taggart 88129 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Ebola! http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88060/ebola ]]><p>What Ebola reminds us of is that when a true pandemic arrives it will travel much faster than those in the past (thanks to air travel being an order of magnitude faster than dawning recognition) and that our complex, highly leveraged, just-in-time global economy is utterly unprepared for even a minor glitch in the flow of goods let alone the virtual lockdown that a true pandemic would require.</p> <p>A small amount of preparing can make you much less vulnerable should (when?) that comes to pass.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88060/ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88060/ebola#comments Blog CDC disease ebola health pandemic plague Virus http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88060 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:35:43 +0000 cmartenson 88060 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Winterize your Asparagus Patch http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/88059/how-winterize-your-asparagus-patch ]]><p>There are a couple of things that should be done to winterize your asparagus patch. In the late fall or early winter you should cut back your asparagus ferns. This will help to break the pest cycle of the asparagus beetle that loves to overwinter in the ferns. Wait until the leaves are yellow and brown. Then cut them down with good sharp pruners. Make sure to leave about 2 inches of the asparagus plant above the surface. If you cut them too low, that can cause damage to the crown, or growing point. After you have cut them back add about 4 inches of mulch to protect the roots from any winter damage. Finally, make sure you put the cut ferns far away from your asparagus patch. A compost pile is a good spot. I put them in a far corner of the garden and let the chickens peck at them. They like to pick at the berries and seeds, and they love to walk and sit on the soft ferns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/88059/how-winterize-your-asparagus-patch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/88059/how-winterize-your-asparagus-patch#comments What Should I Do? asparagus http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88059 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:41:10 +0000 Phil Williams 88059 at http://www.peakprosperity.com The Market Crumbles http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/88025/market-crumbles ]]><blockquote> <p>~ Is a market crash possible here?</p> </blockquote> <p>For so many years the stock markets has done just one thing:&nbsp;<em>Go up.</em>&nbsp; And then up some more; until everyone &quot;knew&quot; that the stock market could never go down again, and that the Fed would ride to the rescue if it ever started to go down.</p> <p>Well, for better or worse, the Fed is now committed to ending&nbsp;QEternity&nbsp;here in October 2014. A decision they cannot easily undo.</p> <p>And various markets around the globe are in trouble.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/88025/market-crumbles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/88025/market-crumbles#comments Insider Chris Martenson Fed Federal Reserve Insider Markets QE stocks http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88025 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:33:38 +0000 cmartenson 88025 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Gravity Returns - The Market Drops Nearly 5% in 3 Days http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88022/gravity-returns-market-drops-nearly-5-3-days ]]><p>A month ago, in an analysis titled <a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87192/defying-gravity" target="_blank">Defying Gravity</a>, I wrote about the unsustainable state of the stock market&#39;s high prices.</p> <p>In it, I noted how the stock market had risen for an aberrantly-long time time without a correction, and that it hadn&#39;t even tested its 200-daily moving average price once since the beginning of 2012:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88022/gravity-returns-market-drops-nearly-5-3-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88022/gravity-returns-market-drops-nearly-5-3-days#comments Blog bear market bond market bonds bull market correction crash DMA futures hedging options S&P 500 shorting stock market stocks stops http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88022 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:14:04 +0000 Adam Taggart 88022 at http://www.peakprosperity.com