Insider http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/newest?title=&uid=&created= en That Roaring Sound You Hear… http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93812/roaring-sound-hear%E2%80%A6 ]]><p>Ok folks, the deflation we&rsquo;ve been tracking is gathering steam. We&#39;re now seeing new signs on a daily basis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93812/roaring-sound-hear%E2%80%A6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93812/roaring-sound-hear%E2%80%A6#comments Insider China Chris Martenson copper deflation Insider oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/93812 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 01:05:59 +0000 cmartenson 93812 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off The Cuff: The Fault-Ridden Fed http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93763/cuff-fault-ridden-fed ]]><p>In this week&#39;s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mike &quot;Mish&quot;&nbsp;Shedlock&nbsp;discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Fed&#39;s Faulty Fears <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The people running it are concerned about the wrong things</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Are We At A Market Top? <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Hard to call it, but it sure feel so</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Europe&#39;s Woes Are Worsening <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Capital is fleeing, while debts grow</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Our &quot;&quot;Markets&quot; <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Nobody but central banks and bots buying these days</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93763/cuff-fault-ridden-fed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93763/cuff-fault-ridden-fed#comments Insider Europe Fed Greece Markets Mish Shedlock Off The Cuff savers http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/93763 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:25:05 +0000 Adam Taggart 93763 at http://www.peakprosperity.com The China Syndrome – In Reverse http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93716/china-syndrome-%E2%80%93-reverse ]]><div> <p>The China Syndrome is alive and well. In todays&#39; world, it just has more to do with nuclear levels of margin debt, not runaway radioactive decay.</p> <p>If China really gets into worse shape, we&rsquo;ll see them panic and do everything from weakening their currency to support trade (which will export deflation via prices of manufactured goods), to imposing capital controls, to selling US Treasury bonds to pay for the rescue efforts.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93716/china-syndrome-%E2%80%93-reverse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93716/china-syndrome-%E2%80%93-reverse#comments Insider China http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/93716 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:52:45 +0000 cmartenson 93716 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Assume The Crash Position http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93667/assume-crash-position ]]><h1>Executive Summary</h1> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The entire commodity complex is breaking down</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">What to expect next</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">What will happen with gold</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">What all this means for the future</li> </ul> <blockquote><p><em>If you have not yet read <a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/93665/deflation-winning-%E2%80%93-beware" target="_blank">Part 1: Deflation Is Winning &ndash; Beware!</a> available free to all readers, please <a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/93665/deflation-winning-%E2%80%93-beware" target="_blank"><strong>click here</strong></a> to read it first.</em></p> </blockquote> <h2>Commodity Bust</h2> <h3>Copper</h3> <p>&#39;Dr. Copper&#39; is so named for the metal&#39;s uncanny ability to both diagnose current economic activity and deliver a prognosis on future activity. Right now, it&#39;s saying the patient is very sick and not likely to recover any time soon:</p> <p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" src="http://media.PeakProsperity.com/images/Copper-2015-07-23.jpg" /></p> <p>Copper has just broken through key support (in dotted circles) and looks like it could fall further. Notice the behavior of copper in 2008/09 and you&rsquo;ll see that paying attention to copper is a good idea.</p> <h3 style="line-height: 20.7000007629395px;">Oil</h3> <p>Oil has obviously fallen by a lot, with WTIC crude well under $50 again today, signaling ...&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93667/assume-crash-position" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93667/assume-crash-position#comments Insider copper deflation gold oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/93667 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:03:41 +0000 cmartenson 93667 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off The Cuff: Why Commodities Are Getting Crushed http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93664/cuff-why-commodities-getting-crushed ]]><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 Commodity Beat-Down <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Why are gold, oil, etc so weak?</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Fluffed-Up Fakery <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Official economic reports are just pure fiction these days</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The End Of The Long Cycle <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The devastation when this bubble pops will be epic</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Stock market roll-over? <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">It&#39;s increasingly looking like we&#39;ll finally see a material correction</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 19.5px;line-height: 19.5px;"><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/cm-us-standard/audio/off-the-cuff-187-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/93664/cuff-why-commodities-getting-crushed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93664/cuff-why-commodities-getting-crushed#comments Insider commodities debt gold John Rubino money Off The Cuff oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/93664 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:17:27 +0000 Adam Taggart 93664 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Gold Assaulted (Again) http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93612/gold-assaulted-again ]]><p>Over and over again, and with increasing frequency, we&rsquo;ve seen &ldquo;&rdquo;markets&rdquo;&rdquo; behave in ways that defy common sense but align perfectly with the goals of the central planners.</p> <p>Stocks up. Bonds stable. Commodities down. And&nbsp;<em>especially</em>: Gold down -- practically every month since the commencement of&nbsp;QE3, the largest money printing operation in world history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93612/gold-assaulted-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93612/gold-assaulted-again#comments Insider Chris Martenson gold Insider http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/93612 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 01:48:14 +0000 cmartenson 93612 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off The Cuff: We Pledge Allegiance, To The Banks... http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93579/cuff-we-pledge-allegiance-banks ]]><p>In this week&#39;s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">We Live To Serve The Banks <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Greece is now a nation of slaves for the banking system</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Instability Risk Is Sky-High These Days <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">When central planners lose control, it&#39;s going to be bedlam</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">As Ever, Access To Resources Will Determine Everything <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">We&#39;re seeing the resource-poor countries now faltering first</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Debt-based Money <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">As long as we have it, we&#39;ll never be free</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93579/cuff-we-pledge-allegiance-banks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93579/cuff-we-pledge-allegiance-banks#comments Insider banks Charles Hugh Smith China Greece money Off The Cuff http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/93579 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:45:53 +0000 Adam Taggart 93579 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Greece Humiliated http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93530/greece-humiliated ]]><p>Well, that went badly. For the Greeks in general and for&nbsp;Tsipras&nbsp;specifically. After many years and rumors and brinksmanship, and a powerful &quot;No&quot; referendum from the people of Greece,&nbsp;Tsipras&nbsp;managed to &lsquo;secure&rsquo; for Greece a deal worse than any other offered to date.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93530/greece-humiliated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93530/greece-humiliated#comments Insider credit debt EU Euro Greece Troika Tsirpas http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/93530 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 23:50:28 +0000 cmartenson 93530 at http://www.peakprosperity.com More Sovereign Defaults Are Coming http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93399/more-sovereign-defaults-coming ]]><h1>Executive Summary</h1> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Energy plays a key role in sovereign economic (un)sustainability</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The export boom is imploding</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The neofeudal model is collapsing as &#39;serf&#39; nations enter default</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Take preparation now, while it still matters</li> </ul> <blockquote><p><em>If you have not yet read <a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/93398/why-greece-precursor-next-global-debt-crisis" target="_blank">Part 1: Why Greece Is The Precursor To The Next Global Debt Crisis</a> available free to all readers, please <a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/93398/why-greece-precursor-next-global-debt-crisis" target="_blank"><strong>click here</strong></a> to read it first.</em></p> </blockquote> <p>In <a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/93398/why-greece-precursor-next-global-debt-crisis" target="_blank">Part 1</a>, we examined the core dynamics that expanded Greek debt to its current unmanageable size&mdash;currency/trade deficits and bailouts&mdash;and the enormous transfer of private bank debt to the public ledger via the Troika bailouts, only 10% of which trickled down to the Greek people.</p> <p>There are two other dynamics beneath the surface theater, dynamics which are not unique to Greece but are characteristic of the most heavily indebted nations.</p> <h2>Food and Fuel Imports Drive Structural Imbalances and Debt/Currency Crises</h2> <p>In our recent podcast, Chris mentioned <a href="http://ourfiniteworld.com/2012/03/05/why-high-oil-prices-are-now-affecting-europe-more-than-the-us/" target="_blank">this chart</a> of imported energy by nation.&nbsp;Note that the nations with crushing structural debt loads (the so-called PIIGS&mdash;Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) also happen to be major importers of energy.</p> <p>What does this have to do with Greece&rsquo;s debt crisis? Let&rsquo;s go back to the key driver of Greek debt&mdash;imports that far exceeded exports, not occasionally but structurally, year in and year out. &nbsp;Money was borrowed to pay for those imports, interest accrued on the loans and then austerity was pressed on the debtor nations by the lenders as a means of extracting interest on the rising debts.</p> <p>If a nation does not generate a significant percentage of its own energy and food needs, or export enough goods and services to offset its imports of energy and food...</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93399/more-sovereign-defaults-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93399/more-sovereign-defaults-coming#comments Insider debt default Greece http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/93399 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:47:51 +0000 charleshughsmith 93399 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off The Cuff: The Ghosts Of 2008 Have Returned To Haunt Us http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93484/cuff-ghosts-2008-returned-haunt-us ]]><p>In this week&#39;s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and&nbsp;Nomi&nbsp;Prins&nbsp;discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Ghosts Of 2008 <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Are suddenly returning en masse to haunt us</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Growing Central Bank Insecurity <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Beginning to realize that they&#39;ve cornered themselves</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The War On Cash <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Central planners continue to tighten restrictions</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">No Solutions For The Status Quo <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">A massive reset is the best we can hope for</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 19.5px;line-height: 19.5px;"><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/cm-us-standard/audio/off-the-cuff-185-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/93484/cuff-ghosts-2008-returned-haunt-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/93484/cuff-ghosts-2008-returned-haunt-us#comments Insider banks central banks China Fed fraud Greece interest rates Markets Nomi Prins Off The Cuff war on cash http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/93484 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:18:10 +0000 Adam Taggart 93484 at http://www.peakprosperity.com