Featured Voices http://www.peakprosperity.com/featuredvoices/newest?title=&uid=&created= en 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 The Shocking Data Proving Shale Oil Is Massively Over-hyped http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89793/shocking-data-proving-shale-oil-massively-over-hyped ]]><p>Hooray, oil is suddenly much cheaper than it used to be. That&#39;s great news, right?</p> <p>Not so fast. For certain it&#39;s not good news for those counting on a continued rise in US oil production from the &quot;shale miracle&quot;. Many drillers were challenged to operate profitably when oil was above $70 per barrel. Very few will remain solvent with oil in the $50s&nbsp;(as it is as of this writing).</p> <p>So, expect US oil production to suffer from these lower prices if they persist. But even if oil prices rise and rise soon, there&#39;s new data that indicates the total amount of extractable oil from America&#39;s shale plays is less --&nbsp;<em>much</em>&nbsp;less -- than what we&#39;re being told (or better put, &quot;sold&quot;).</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89793/shocking-data-proving-shale-oil-massively-over-hyped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89793/shocking-data-proving-shale-oil-massively-over-hyped#comments Podcast Bakken David Hughes Eagle Ford Fracking oil Permina Basin rig shale shale oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/89793 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:03:54 +0000 Adam Taggart 89793 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Mike Maloney: The Coming Wealth Transfer http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89518/mike-maloney-coming-wealth-transfer ]]><p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;">History may not repeat but it sure does rhyme. Mike Maloney has studied monetary and financial breakdowns&nbsp; throughout history and concludes that there&#39;s nothing new or different happening this time, except its global and far more massive than any other time in history.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;">Worse, there are echoes of 1911 where a series of diplomatic blunders and national pride and intransigence combined to create the still largely inexplicable start to WW I. &nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;"><strong>Chris&nbsp;Martenson:&nbsp;</strong>Well it&rsquo;s global this time, right? This is -- there&rsquo;s nowhere to hide. (...) &nbsp;What has happened when we&rsquo;ve tried to print our way to prosperity before? What has happen? Why has it happened and what have been the consequences always been?</p> <p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;"><strong>Mike Maloney:</strong>&nbsp;Whenever you try to print your way to prosperity it transfers well from the masses to the few. The few being the people running the game and then also the hucksters that are very nimble, the con artists and so on. You see these people get rich during the Weimar Hyperinflation. There were quite a few of these fancy salespeople that got rich; they didn&rsquo;t stay rich once things stabilized again.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;">But it creates such a&nbsp;topsy&nbsp;turvy&nbsp;world that the normal person that does not know how to operate under these weird economic conditions cannot possibly keep up with things and wealth is transferred away from those people to the people that are very good at observing what&rsquo;s going on that second and adjusting to it. But the one thing that I see as a constant throughout history is that gold and silver eventually do an accounting of all this -- the financial -- you know financial finessing that the governments are doing.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;">And when it does that it -- there is a transfer of wealth to the people that own gold and silver. And so -- it&rsquo;s very rare moments in history. This does not happen often. But it&rsquo;s a great opportunity and I&rsquo;ve just -- you know if you look at gold right now the public&rsquo;s opinion of gold is quite low because it&rsquo;s been going down for three years.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;">But if you look at it in a longer timeframe and I started investing in gold in 2002 and by early 2003 I started investing in silver and if you look at it from the year 2000 it&rsquo;s still the best performing of the assets. It&rsquo;s still out performed the Dow and S&amp;P and real estate.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;">And I will continue, myself, to accumulate on the way down I see this as an opportunity. And if it goes lower than it is right now, you know nobody has a perfect crystal ball. So it may have already put in its lows. But I just accumulate every single month and I will continue doing that because I see that as the only sure thing in this crazy world of currency creation.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89518/mike-maloney-coming-wealth-transfer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89518/mike-maloney-coming-wealth-transfer#comments Podcast assets currency collapse gold Mike Maloney silver wealth transfer http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/89518 Sat, 06 Dec 2014 20:34:48 +0000 Adam Taggart 89518 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Dmitry Orlov: Russia's Patience Is Wearing Thin http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89249/dmitry-orlov-russias-patience-wearing-thin ]]><p>Having lived in the former USSR before immigrating to the US, Dmitry Orlov has an invaluable perspective on both the US and Russian perspectives, as well as Ukraine.</p> <p>With the western propaganda flying thick and heavy, it&#39;s more important than ever to cut through the chaff and learn what we can about the most important geopolitical realignment (and renewed tensions) in recent memory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89249/dmitry-orlov-russias-patience-wearing-thin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89249/dmitry-orlov-russias-patience-wearing-thin#comments Podcast Dmitry Orlov http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/89249 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:01:27 +0000 cmartenson 89249 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Treebeard: Becoming The Change We Wish To See http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89079/treebeard-becoming-change-we-wish-see ]]><p>Here at Peak Prosperity, we follow a lot of the problems and challenges of the world around us and explore what can be done in response to them. And in seeking solutions, we have to remind ourselves that if we want the world to be different in some way, the only way to begin changing it with 100% certainty is by changing ourselves. In the end, we are responsible for how we perceive and relate to what&#39;s happening around us, and true change begins with taking ownership of what our reality is, and what we want it to be.</p> <p>For such a heady topic, we&#39;ve responded to previous requests from the PP.com community and invited our own philosopher-in-residence Andrew Graves -- better known as&nbsp;Treebeard&nbsp;on the site -- to expound on the topic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89079/treebeard-becoming-change-we-wish-see" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89079/treebeard-becoming-change-we-wish-see#comments Podcast Andrew Graves change Featured Voices love reality treebeard http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/89079 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:50:51 +0000 Adam Taggart 89079 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Eric Sprott: Global Gold Demand Is Overwhelming Supply http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88731/eric-sprott-global-gold-demand-overwhelming-supply ]]><p>Precious metals have had an especially tough go of it over the past month. Both gold and silver are back in price territory last seen in 2010.</p> <p>Eric&nbsp;Sprott&nbsp;returns to the program to discuss the facts as we know them in this market, and what&#39;s likely to happen from here. Specifically, he explains the tremendous imbalance currently seen between global supply and demand for precious metals. In his view, prices will have to correct upwards -- prodigiously -- to bring the two back in alignment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88731/eric-sprott-global-gold-demand-overwhelming-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88731/eric-sprott-global-gold-demand-overwhelming-supply#comments Podcast China COMEX Eric Sprott gold Manipulation precious metals Shanghai silver http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88731 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:11:43 +0000 Adam Taggart 88731 at http://www.peakprosperity.com