Featured Voices http://www.peakprosperity.com/featuredvoices/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Grant Williams: Why The Smart Money Is So Nervous Now http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91959/grant-williams-why-smart-money-so-nervous-now ]]><p>More and more, those who have made long, successful careers in money management are realizing that the system has morphed into a strange beast they no longer recognize, nor trust.</p> <p>Fear of epic, perhaps historic, dislocations in price when the current market reverses is causing more and more of the &quot;smart money&quot; to sell out now and seek safe harbor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91959/grant-williams-why-smart-money-so-nervous-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91959/grant-williams-why-smart-money-so-nervous-now#comments Podcast bubble capital central banks Fed Federal Reserve Grant Williams Markets http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91959 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:50:32 +0000 Adam Taggart 91959 at http://www.peakprosperity.com A New Way to Hold Gold (2015 Update) http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91771/new-way-hold-gold-2015-update ]]><p>What if you could carry and exchange gold in the exact same manner as you do with the dollar bills in your wallet?</p> <p>Last year, we introduced the precious metals community to a company called&nbsp;Valaurum, which has developed a technology that&#39;s making this possible.</p> <p>This week, we check in to see what&#39;s new (spoiler alert: Lots), as well as announce the availability of the new 2015 Peak Prosperity aurum note.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91771/new-way-hold-gold-2015-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91771/new-way-hold-gold-2015-update#comments Podcast Adam Trexler aurum currency currency wars dollar gold gold standard money Valaurum http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91771 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 03:09:27 +0000 Adam Taggart 91771 at http://www.peakprosperity.com David Stockman: The Global Economy Has Entered The Crack-Up Phase http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91810/david-stockman-global-economy-has-entered-crack-phase ]]><p>Few people understand the global economy and its (mis)management better than David Stockman -- former director of the OMB under President Reagan, former US Representative, best-selling author of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1586489127/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=390957&amp;amp;creativeASIN=1586489127&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=chrismartenso-20" target="_blank">The Great Deformation</a>, and veteran financier.</p> <p>David is now loudly warning that events have entered the crack-up phase, which he predicts will be defined by the following 4 developments:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91810/david-stockman-global-economy-has-entered-crack-phase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91810/david-stockman-global-economy-has-entered-crack-phase#comments Podcast BOJ central banks China commodities crack-up credit David Stockman debt deflation ECB economy Federal Reserve financial repression GDP Germany Japan negative interest rates oil stocks volatility http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91810 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:42:10 +0000 Adam Taggart 91810 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Arthur Berman: Why Today's Shale Era Is The Retirement Party For Oil Production http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91722/arthur-berman-why-todays-shale-era-retirement-party-oil-production ]]><p>Much of what&#39;s been &#39;sold&#39; to us about the US shale oil revolution is massively over-hyped. The amount of commercially-recoverable shale oil is much less than touted, returns much less net energy than the petroleum our economy was built around, and is extremely unprofitable to extract for most drillers at today&#39;s lower oil price.</p> <p>To separate the hype from reality, our podcast guest is Arthur Berman, a geological consultant with 34 years of experience in petroleum&nbsp;exploration and production, who sees the recent US oil production boost from shale drilling as and short-lived and somewhat desperate; a kind of last hurrah before the lights get turned out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91722/arthur-berman-why-todays-shale-era-retirement-party-oil-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91722/arthur-berman-why-todays-shale-era-retirement-party-oil-production#comments Podcast Arthur Berman EIA energy oil Peak petroleum shale http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91722 Sat, 07 Feb 2015 22:00:25 +0000 Adam Taggart 91722 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Nomi Prins: The Sinister Evolution Of Our Modern Banking System http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91631/nomi-prins-sinister-evolution-our-modern-banking-system ]]><p>Today, the &#39;revolving door&#39; connecting our political and financial systems is evident to anyone with eyes. But this entwined relationship&nbsp;between Washington DC and Wall Street is nothing new, predating even the formation of the Federal Reserve.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this well-detailed interview,&nbsp;Nomi&nbsp;Prins goes into depth of the rationale and process behind the creation of the Federal Reserve, and more important, how its mandate -- and the behavior of the banking system overall -- metastasized&nbsp;into the every-banker-for-himself regime of sanctioned theft we now live with.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91631/nomi-prins-sinister-evolution-our-modern-banking-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91631/nomi-prins-sinister-evolution-our-modern-banking-system#comments Podcast abuse banking system banks central banks Federal Reserve financial system fraud Goldman Sachs Jamie Dimon Jeckyll Island JP Morgan Nomi Prins http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91631 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 03:06:44 +0000 Adam Taggart 91631 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Axel Merk: Why Asset Prices Must Return To Lower Levels http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91582/axel-merk-why-asset-prices-must-return-lower-levels ]]><p>Saying it&#39;s been a busy week and half on the central bank front is perhaps a sizeable understatement.&nbsp;</p> <p>First, the Swiss National Bank stunned the world (and its brethren central banks) by removing its peg to the Euro. This was quickly followed by Mario&nbsp;Draghi&nbsp;finally making good on his longtime threat of firing QE bazooka, announcing that the&nbsp;ECB&nbsp;will pursue a 60 billion Euro per month easing program for the next 16 months. And amidst all the smoke, the Canadian central bank snuck in a surprise rate cut to its interest rate.</p> <p>To make sense of both the &quot;Why?&quot; behind these extreme moves, as well as the &quot;What?&quot; in terms of their implications, Axel&nbsp;Merk, founder and Chief Investment Officer of&nbsp;Merk&nbsp;Funds joins us this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91582/axel-merk-why-asset-prices-must-return-lower-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91582/axel-merk-why-asset-prices-must-return-lower-levels#comments Podcast Axel Merk central banks currencies ECB Federal Reserve Mario Draghi risk SNB Swiss National Bank volatility http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91582 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:59:03 +0000 Adam Taggart 91582 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Gail Tverberg: This Is The Beginning Of The End For Oil Production http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91503/gail-tverberg-beginning-end-oil-production ]]><p>With the recent collapse in the price of oil, Gail&nbsp;Tverberg, returns to discuss the likely impact on the US shale oil industry, as well as the global market for oil.&nbsp;</p> <p>While as an actuary, Gail is one to avoid hyperbole and the let the numbers speak, her analysis of the outlook for future oil production is nothing short of dire.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91503/gail-tverberg-beginning-end-oil-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91503/gail-tverberg-beginning-end-oil-production#comments Podcast derivatives energy Featured Voices Gail Tverberg oil peak oil shale http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91503 Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:28:12 +0000 Adam Taggart 91503 at http://www.peakprosperity.com John Arden: The Science Behind Emotional Resilience http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91117/john-arden-science-behind-emotional-resilience ]]><p>No matter how large your bank account or how well-stocked your homestead, no one can be completely prepared for every potential eventuality. And nothing ever goes 100% according to plan. In the times where it doesn&#39;t, it&#39;s our emotional fortitude that determines how well we fare.</p> <p>As we often observe: it&#39;s not the specific insult that determines our fate. It&#39;s our reaction to it.</p> <p>So how does one go about cultivating a higher degree of emotional resilience?&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91117/john-arden-science-behind-emotional-resilience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91117/john-arden-science-behind-emotional-resilience#comments Podcast brain Diet emotional resilience John Arden sleep stress therapy http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91117 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 01:25:02 +0000 Adam Taggart 91117 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Doug Parker: The Status Of The Drought In The U.S. West http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/90272/doug-parker-status-drought-us-west ]]><p>2014 saw the extension of a historic drought across the US West. Croplands withered or were fully abandoned. Water rationing was enforced. Well tables dropped. The price of many vegetables and meats have skyrocketed.</p> <p>So is an end to the drought in sight?</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/90272/doug-parker-status-drought-us-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/90272/doug-parker-status-drought-us-west#comments Podcast Agriculture aquifer California Conservation Doug Parker Drought soil water http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/90272 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 22:25:44 +0000 Adam Taggart 90272 at http://www.peakprosperity.com David Collum: We're Now Stuck In A Global Game Of Tetris http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/90039/david-collum-were-now-stuck-global-game-tetris ]]><p>Whether or not you&#39;ve had time yet to plow your way through David&nbsp;Collum&#39;s&nbsp;excellent 2014&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89840/2014-year-review" target="_blank">Year in Review</a>, our annual podcast with Dave always brings additional color to light -- and this year&#39;s is no exception.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/90039/david-collum-were-now-stuck-global-game-tetris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/90039/david-collum-were-now-stuck-global-game-tetris#comments Podcast 2014 David Collum Tetris Year in Review http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/90039 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:21:11 +0000 Adam Taggart 90039 at http://www.peakprosperity.com