Peak Prosperity News Feed en In A World Of Artificial Liquidity – Cash Is King ]]><p>It&#39;s more crucial now than ever for people to consider extracting a portion of cash from their bank accounts.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Bank of International Settlements BIS bonds capital cash central banks Christine Lagarde debt derivatives Federal Reserve Greece IMF interest rates Janet Yellen liquidity money pensions QE stocks Troika Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:19:33 +0000 Nomi Prins 93378 at Joel Salatin: The Pursuit Of Food Freedom ]]><p>Sustainable farming activist Joel&nbsp;Salatin&nbsp;and author of&nbsp;<a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0963810952&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=peakprosp-20&amp;linkId=VF2JWRBC5NEN7HCX" target="_blank">Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal</a>&nbsp;returns this week to talk about the importance of a basic human right: to eat what we believe is best for us.</p> <p>In&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">past podcasts</a>, he&#39;s described the challenges facing farmers who want to grow organically. This week, he sheds light on the additional challenges consumers face in getting access to quality produce and meats.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast Agriculture Farming Food GMO Joel Salatin Organic sustainable farming Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:54:55 +0000 Adam Taggart 93299 at The Global Credit Market Is Now A Lit Powderkeg ]]><p>Although the Street seems to agonize over equity valuations and recent price volatility, as I see it the real issue is the global bond market. Why?</p> <p>Globally, the value of outstanding credit instruments is three times the total value of publicly traded equities. Just which do you imagine is more important to institutional investors?</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog bonds credit interest rates S&P 500 stocks Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:53:19 +0000 Brian Pretti 93237 at Jim Rogers: Turmoil Is Coming ]]><p>Two years since his last interview with us, investor Jim Rogers returns and notes that the risks he warned of last time have only gotten worse. In this week&#39;s podcast, Jim shares his rational for predicting:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">increased wealth confiscation by the central planners</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">a pending major financial market collapse</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">gold&#39;s return as the preferred safe haven investment</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">more oil price weakness, followed by a trend reversal</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Russia&#39;s rebound</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">a China bubble reckoning</li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">agriculture&#39;s long-term value</li> </ul> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast China commodities crash economy financial markets gold Greece investing Japan Jim Rogers Markets oil Russia stock market US Dollar Sat, 20 Jun 2015 17:11:57 +0000 Adam Taggart 93027 at Credit Market Warning ]]><p>There are large signs of stress now present in the credit markets. You might not know it from today&#39;s&nbsp;multi-generationally&nbsp;low interest rates, but other key measures such as liquidity and volatility are flashing worrying signs.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog bond yield bonds central banks credit market Federal Reserve interest rates yield Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:50:58 +0000 cmartenson 93140 at The War On Cash: Officially Sanctioned Theft ]]><p>You&rsquo;ve probably read that there is a &ldquo;war on cash&rdquo; being waged on various fronts around the world. What exactly does a &ldquo;war on cash&rdquo; mean?</p> <p>It means governments are limiting the use of cash and a variety of official-mouthpiece economists are calling for the outright abolition of cash. Authorities are both restricting the amount of cash that can be withdrawn from banks, and limiting what can be purchased with cash.</p> <p>These limits are broadly called&nbsp;<em>capital controls</em>.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Bail-In bank holiday banks capital capital controls cash central banks currency financial repression inflation money negative interest rates recession taxes theft war on cash Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:07:01 +0000 charleshughsmith 93050 at Former CIA Director: We're Not Doing Nearly Enough To Protect Against The EMP Threat ]]><p>On Monday we&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">covered the release</a>&nbsp;of an open letter written to President Obama, issued by a committee of notable political, security and defense experts &nbsp;-- which includes past and present members of Congress, ambassadors, CIA directors, and others -- on the country&#39;s concerning level of vulnerability to a natural or man-made Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP).</p> <p>This week, we&#39;ve been fortunate enough to get several of the authors of that open letter to join us and explain in depth what they conclude needs to be done to protect against the&nbsp;EMP&nbsp;risk: former CIA Director and current Ambassador James&nbsp;Woolsey, Executive Director of the&nbsp;EMP&nbsp;Task Force Dr Peter Pry, and security industry entrepreneur Jen&nbsp;Bawden.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast CIA electrical grid Electro-Magnetic Pulse EMP FERC Homeland security James Woolsey Jen Bawden NERC Peter Pry Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:33:51 +0000 Adam Taggart 92943 at As Goes The Credit Market, So Goes The World ]]><p>During the prior economic cycle of 2003-2007, one question I asked again and again was:&nbsp;<em>Is the US running on a business cycle or a credit cycle?</em></p> <p>That question was prompted by a series of data I have tracked for decades; data that tells a very important story about the character of the US economy. Specifically, that data series is the relationship of total US Credit Market Debt relative to US GDP.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog bonds Brian Pretti central banks credit economy GDP interest rates Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:46:16 +0000 Brian Pretti 92757 at Sounding The Alarm On The Country's Vulnerability To An EMP ]]><p>In the past here at Peak Prosperity, we&rsquo;ve written extensively on the threat posed by a sustained loss of electrical grid power. More specifically, we&#39;ve warned that the most damaging threat to our grid would come from either a manmade or natural electromagnetic pulse (EMP).</p> <p>Recently, we&#39;ve been contacted by a well-connected group of powerful people who have formed a commission to study the matter, and have recently made a public and urgent appeal in an open letter to President Obama to take this threat seriously.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Insider CME coronal mass ejections electrical power electromagnetic pulse EMP Insider nuclear power President Obama Tue, 02 Jun 2015 03:29:36 +0000 cmartenson 92855 at Charles Eisenstein: Crafting A New Narrative ]]><p>Much has been written here at of late about the need for society to adopt a new narrative to live by. One deeply-ingrained with sustainability and stewardship -- else our current fixation with consumption and exploitation of nature&#39;s finite resources will meet a very predictable and unpleasant end.</p> <p>So, for those that agree a new operating story is needed: <em>Where do we start?</em></p> <p>This week, author Charles Eisenstein joins Chris and Becca to discuss their upcoming participation in The New Story festival, a gathering specifically focused on sparking momentum behind this important movement. More details on the event, which takes place in Bethany CT on June 12-13th, can <a href="" target="_blank">be found here</a>.</p> <p>Click the play button below to listen to Chris&#39; interview with Charles Eisenstein and Becca Martenson (45m:51s)</p> Podcast Becca Martenson Charles Eisenstein Chris Martenson Graduate Institute narratives story telling Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:54:21 +0000 Adam Taggart 92834 at