Category Archives: Articles

  • Blog

    Edible Landscaping

    Food production and beautiful landscaping don't have to be at odds
    by Samantha Biggers

    Friday, April 16, 2021, 6:01 PM


    Food production and beautiful landscaping don’t have to be at odds.

    In fact, there are tons of options for complementing/replacing traditional ornamental lawns and landscaping with plants that will please both your eye, palate and stomach.

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  • Blog

    Bond Market Troubles Will Take Away The Fed’s Printing Press

    And it will happen this year, predicts money manager Bill Fleckenstein
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, April 16, 2021, 9:44 AM


    Those cheering today’s sky-high asset prices say they don’t worry because “the Fed has the market’s back”

    And they haven’t been wrong to-date. There’s no doubt that the Fed’s $trillions in monetary stimulus has pushed the prices of stocks, bonds, real estate and nearly every other asset class to all-time highs.

    But the Fed’s ability to print money with impunity may not last forever. In fact, veteran money manager Bill Fleckenstein warns it could end this year.

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  • Blog

    We’re In Uncharted Territory

    Financial crisis expert Bethany McLean warns of today's precarious level of risk
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, April 9, 2021, 9:57 AM


    Investigative journalist Bethany McLean is an expert on crisis.

    She has written New York Times best-selling books on the collapse of Enron (The Smartest Guys In The Room) as well as the mortgage industry and Wall Street abuses that led to the 2008 Great Financial Crisis (All The Devils Are Here and Shaky Ground).

    So when she says she’s deeply worried about today’s macro environment, we’d better take notice.

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  • Blog

    Peak Prosperity Is Hiring!

    Three Roles - Incredible Opportunities for the Right People
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, April 5, 2021, 9:36 AM


    Note:  This Post has been added to to provide more context and announce two new roles. Peak Prosperity is Hiring! I have big plans.  In the years to come Peak Prosperity will continue to be a place where free-thinking people can gather and explore ideas.  A bit of foreshadowing, we will also be charting a…

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  • Blog

    Major Announcement To The Community

    Chris & Adam heading in new, exciting and different directions
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, April 3, 2021, 8:22 AM


    In order to decide if your will continue to place your trust in this site going forward, you deserve the truth and sufficient context, so here it is.

    Adam and I were approached in 2019 by potential partners (a.k.a. ‘the investors’) at a time when we were both working the same long hours but watching our business slowly dwindle.  In the prior few years we watched many of our peers and on-line colleagues burn out and drop away as the endless financial repression (i.e. interest rates down, gold down, stocks up, reality nowhere to be found) continued to grind on and on and on.

    The good news was at least we were still afloat!  But we felt in need of a path that would allow us to navigate and survive a world that was increasingly more interested in telling itself fairy tales than confronting its many predicaments. 

    So we listened and wrestled with the deal before us.  The intentions were good.  They had powerful back-office and marketing functions and a large database of potential new minds to engage, and we had content. 

    I wanted to reach more people and Adam needed help managing the day-to-day aspects of our business.  It seemed that a strategic partnership could offer both of us what we wanted. 

    All parties signed a term sheet on December 26th, 2019.   There was much rejoicing. 

    /Cue ominous music/

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  • Blog

    “This Looks Like The Market Peak”

    So declares macro analyst Wolf Richter
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, April 2, 2021, 12:07 PM


    Stocks, houses, commodities, Bitcoin – the price of nearly everything is up double digits vs last years pre-coronavirus highs.

    Have the trillions in stimulus ushered in a new bull market in, well, everything? Or have they helped blow the biggest asset price bubble in history?

    Macro analyst Wolf Richter suspects the latter. And he doesn’t think we have much time left before it bursts.

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  • Podcast

    Surviving Burnout

    Effective strategies from the psychologist who published 'The Burnout Fix'
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 4:52 PM


    Burnout often results when the demands of our work and/or our lives become mismatched to our capacities as human beings.

    As many of us are working harder for longer in an uncertain economy while simultaneously juggling the responsibilities we have in our personal lives, it’s not hard to see that it’s increasingly easy for that mismatch to occur.

    In this podcast, we learn effective strategies for coping with burnout — including ways to avoid it altogether — from Dr. Jacinta Jiménez, a Stanford trained, award winning, licensed psychologist and author of the newly-published book, The Burnout Fix.

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  • Blog

    Creating An Emergency Food Pantry For Your Family

    Empty shelves, vulnerable supply chains & inflation -- there are many reasons to be prepared
    by Samantha Biggers

    Monday, March 29, 2021, 8:25 AM


    I’ve been asked countless times how much food I recommend a family “put back” — i.e., have on hand for emergencies.

    I hesitate to give my honest answer of “a year” because it sounds so overwhelming and discouraging to people who are just getting started and may have a limited budget. So instead, I encourage them to begin by amassing a few weeks’ worth of staples and to add to them as consistently as possible over time.

    The most important thing is to just get started.

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  • Blog

    Want To Invest In Farmland? Here’s How

    There are now more options than ever (without having farm the land yourself!)
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, March 26, 2021, 10:36 AM


    Farmland is a “holy grail” asset class for many investors.

    It’s tangible, produces income, and has inherent underlying value — making it a great inflation hedge.

    And even better, it offers the chance to do well by doing good. There are increasing opportunities to convert poorly-managed conventional farmland to organic status through sustainable practices AND command much higher profits in the process. Smart farmers are now able to create superior business while healing the soil at the same time.

    So, how can you get access to this attractive asset class?

    Farmland investor Craig Wichner explains how in this week’s Market Update.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Has Society Lost Its Backbone?

    Have we lost the mettle to address adversity when necessary?
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 8:07 PM


    In this week’s Off The Cuff I sit down with David Collum to discuss:

    • The looming fiscal & social crises caused by underfunded pensions
    • Is everything in America is now “Too Big To Fail”?
    • Investing for a future of secular inflation
    • The dangers of cancel culture & the “woke” movement

    Never short on strong opinions, Cornell chemist and pontificator extraordinaire Dave Collum joins us this week to opine on a wide spectrum of topics.

    Dave is very concerned about the trajectory America and much of the world is headed, careening down a slope that history shows ends in economic malaise, social discord and currency collapse. As a society, we seem to have lost our backbone; every politician is willing to sacrifice tomorrow’s prosperity for today’s quick fix, and the populace only rewards that can-kicking behavior.

    When everyone is so unwilling to face consequences they are making a devil’s bargain: receiving a carefree today in exchange for a tomorrow filled with much larger problems that refuse to be postpones any longer. Are we ready for that reckoning?

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