Featured Articles http://www.peakprosperity.com/featured/newest?title=&uid=&created= en The Dollar May Remain Strong For Longer Than We Think http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86923/dollar-may-remain-strong-longer-we-think ]]><p>I have long been a dollar bull, not for any over-arching reasons based on inflation, deflation, rising geopolitical multi-polarity or any of the other issues that touch on the dollar&rsquo;s valuation vis-&agrave;-vis other currencies. My analysis focuses on a few basics:&nbsp; the dollar&rsquo;s status as the global reserve currency, Triffin&rsquo;s Paradox (a.k.a. Triffin&rsquo;s Dilemma) and global capital flows into the dollar and dollar-denominated assets such as U.S. Treasury bonds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86923/dollar-may-remain-strong-longer-we-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86923/dollar-may-remain-strong-longer-we-think#comments Blog bonds capital Charles Hugh Smith currency debt dollar exchange rates foreign exchange FX money purchasing power reserve currency reserves trade deficit trade surplus trading currency treasury Triffin's Paradox http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86923 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:50:58 +0000 charleshughsmith 86923 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Russian Energy Sanctions Will Bite Europe http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87366/russian-energy-sanctions-will-bite-europe ]]><p>For several months now, we&#39;ve been running with the hypothesis that Russia would wait until fall arrived and then begin to crimp off EU gas, possibly even just cutting it off.</p> <p>Well, even though fall is still officially a few days away, Russia has begun to retaliate, subtly, by diminishing the flows of gas to several European countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87366/russian-energy-sanctions-will-bite-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87366/russian-energy-sanctions-will-bite-europe#comments Insider Chris Martenson Natural Gas Russia Sanctions http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87366 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:44:24 +0000 cmartenson 87366 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Hydroponic Gardening http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87362/hydroponic-gardening ]]><p>Can you grow a garden in the winter without soil?</p> <p>Yes, it is entirely possible to grow a garden in the winter without soil. In fact, you&nbsp;<em>can</em>&nbsp;grow a garden in the winter without these things, using an increasingly popular technique called &ldquo;hydroponics.&rdquo; Hydroponics is an indoor soil-free gardening technique that has been used for thousands of years and allows the gardener to have complete and total control of their garden&rsquo;s environment. With the hydroponics gardening alternative, you can grow just about any type of bountiful garden during those cold winter months right within your own home &ndash; even in your home&rsquo;s kitchen.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;ve ever put a plant clipping into a glass of water, in hopes it will develop roots, you have practiced a form of hydroponics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87362/hydroponic-gardening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87362/hydroponic-gardening#comments What Should I Do? Garden hydroponic soilless http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87362 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:22:32 +0000 claytonk 87362 at http://www.peakprosperity.com New Harbor: Hedging 101 http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87334/new-harbor-hedging-101 ]]><p>This week&#39;s podcast build on our <a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87196/how-hedge-against-market-correction" target="_blank">recent report on hedging</a>, driller deeper into how the technique can be used to offer protection against falling asset prices.</p> <p>There are numerous ways to hedge, which vary in cost and complexity -- with several being quite simple and low-cost (such as building cash or employing stops). But many investors don&#39;t practice them, mostly out of unfamiliarity. Which is a shame, as often a small degree of defensive planning can provide substantial avoidance of large losses. (In fact, <a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/poll/87252/which-technique-if-any-currently-using-most-hedge-your-portfolio" target="_blank">our recent poll</a> has discovered that one of the most common and cheapest methods of hedging -- setting stops -- &nbsp;is hardly used by&nbsp;PeakProsperity&#39;s&nbsp;readership.)</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87334/new-harbor-hedging-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87334/new-harbor-hedging-101#comments Podcast hedging investing New Harbor Financial stops http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87334 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:02:57 +0000 Adam Taggart 87334 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Debt - Crash Course Chapter 13 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87309/debt-crash-course-chapter-13 ]]><p>The fundamental failing of today&#39;s global economy can be summarized simply:&nbsp;<em>Too Much Debt</em></p> <p>We have taken too much of it on, too fast, in too many markets around the world, to have any hope of making good on it. Not only does the math not work out, but also on a moral level</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87309/debt-crash-course-chapter-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87309/debt-crash-course-chapter-13#comments Blog Crash Course credit debt default inflation loan http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87309 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:04:24 +0000 Adam Taggart 87309 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off the Cuff: The Many Reasons To Fear A Market Correction http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87280/cuff-many-reasons-fear-market-correction ]]><p>In this week&#39;s&nbsp;<em>Off the Cuff&nbsp;</em>podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Irrational Altitude of Asset Prices <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Too high, for all the wrong reasons</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Dollar Strength <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The dollar&#39;s rise is impacting all assets, some not rationally</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Cost of Our Failing Policies <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">We&#39;re diminishing the prosperity of future generations</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Signs A Market Correction Is Beginning <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Which asset classes to watch closely</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87280/cuff-many-reasons-fear-market-correction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87280/cuff-many-reasons-fear-market-correction#comments Insider Off The Cuff http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87280 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:02:50 +0000 Adam Taggart 87280 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Grow Garlic http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87278/how-grow-garlic ]]><p>Garlic is an extremely versatile cooking and medicinal herb. It is a great herb to grow in the backyard, because it is relatively easy to propagate at home, and it is expensive to buy at the store.</p> <p class="rtecenter"><a href="http://www.foodproduction101.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/DSC02113.jpg"><img alt="" class="size-full wp-image-2274" height="480" src="http://www.foodproduction101.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/DSC02113.jpg" title="Garlic" width="640" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87278/how-grow-garlic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87278/how-grow-garlic#comments What Should I Do? Garden garlic grow planting http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87278 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:24:49 +0000 Phil Williams 87278 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Defying Gravity http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87192/defying-gravity ]]><p>Today&#39;s markets exist in an Oz-like, fantasy world. For 5 years now, stock and bond prices have risen like Dorothy&#39;s balloon, without so much as a puff of&nbsp;downdraft&nbsp;to spoil the fun.</p> <p>Everybody likes higher prices, so let&#39;s have them&nbsp;<em>always</em>&nbsp;go up! Forever!</p> <p>Whether that can happen is a topic of current hot debate, though few think corrections have been permanently banished from the financial markets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87192/defying-gravity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87192/defying-gravity#comments Blog bond market bonds bull market correction DMA financial markets futures hedging options S&P 500 shorting stock market stocks stops Wizard of Oz http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87192 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:05:39 +0000 Adam Taggart 87192 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Why The Dollar Is Gaining Strength http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87194/why-dollar-gaining-strength ]]><p>Recently, the US dollar has gained at lot of territory compared to the yen, pound, euro, ruble, and pretty much every other currency you can think of. The dollar is now at a 14-month high and has been on a real tear.</p> <p>The reasons why are not that hard to understand, and it&#39;s important that we do.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87194/why-dollar-gaining-strength" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87194/why-dollar-gaining-strength#comments Insider dollar Euro Insider pound Yen http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87194 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:30:00 +0000 cmartenson 87194 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Francis Koster: Finding Local Investments That Pay Off for You & Your Community http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87163/francis-koster-finding-local-investments-pay-your-community ]]><blockquote> <p>This week we surface a gem from the archives. This podcast originally aired in March 2011.&nbsp;</p> </blockquote> <p>&quot;Locally there are lots of nice, tidy, quarter-of-a-million-dollar investments sitting there that the large companies will not do because their overhead is too high. So one of my themes is look in your own backyard -- focus on fiscally-conservative, sound investments and focus on local employment. You will be surprised at the opportunity that just leaps out at you.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87163/francis-koster-finding-local-investments-pay-your-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87163/francis-koster-finding-local-investments-pay-your-community#comments Podcast francis koster Local Investment ROI http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87163 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:06:28 +0000 Adam Taggart 87163 at http://www.peakprosperity.com