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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 10/17 – Weak U.S. Retail Sales Cast Shadow Over Slowing Economy, A World Without Retirement

    by Daily Digest

    Thursday, October 17, 2019, 8:19 AM

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    • Dow’s 4th-Largest Stock Surges on Earnings
    • U.S. pension funds took positions in blacklisted Chinese surveillance company
    • Mitch Albom: Price for the NBA in China? Its soul
    • A terrible pandemic is killing pigs around the world, and U.S. pork producers fear they could be hit next
    • Weak U.S. retail sales cast shadow over slowing economy
    • China’s pork prices surged 69.3% in September from a year ago
    • The worst news for Joe Biden Tuesday had nothing to do with the debate
    • Dutch family ‘waiting for end of time’ found in secret room – BBC News
    • A World Without Retirement
    • Neighbor blocks San Francisco alleyway with plywood wall to keep out homeless people, drug dealers
    • Bank of England boss says global finance is funding 4C temperature rise
    • The Millennial Urban Lifestyle Is About to Get More Expensive
    • The Lights Go Out in Cali… and Maybe Not Just There
    • Michigan crop yield predictions: Setting all the wrong records in 2019

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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 10/16 – IMF Warns Of ‘Limited Ammunition’ To Fight Recession, Fed Awaits Answers On Liquidity Strains

    by Daily Digest

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 8:00 AM

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    • U.S. Inflation Expectations Slip to Record Low in Fed Survey
    • Fed’s Bullard Warns of Too-Low Inflation and Risk of Slowdown
    • Fed awaits answers on liquidity strains
    • IMF warns there is ‘limited ammunition’ to fight recession
    • Larry Summers: US economy is just one bad recession away from zero rates or worse
    • CPI Report + This 1929 Chart Will Scare You
    • Central Bank Issues Stunning Warning: “If The Entire System Collapses, Gold Will Be Needed To Start Over”
    • The Lightning Beneath Our Feet
    • We’re in a permanent coup
    • IRS Data Shows Large Farm Losses
    • ‘Insect Armageddon’: Europe reacts to alarming findings about decline in insects
    • Plan for blackouts in California to prevent wildfires ‘did not go well’

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Not-QE & Negative Interest Rates

    (Attempting) to make sense of the bizarro new normal
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:30 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

    • Deconstructing the Fed’s new Not-QE program
    • What would life under negative US interest rates look like?
    • How the rich are using hard assets to protect their wealth
    • Life strategies for a low-energy future

    So much ground to cover… John Rubino returns this week to discuss the recent Not-QE program announced by the Fed. What exactly will it be? And why is the Fed implementing it now?

    Click to listen to a sample of this Off the Cuff Podcast or Enroll today to access the full audio as well as all of PeakProsperity.com’s other premium content.

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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 10/15 – Kurdish Forces Strike Deal With Assad, Is Amazon Unstoppable?

    by Daily Digest

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:31 AM

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    • Kurdish forces backed by US strike deal with Syria’s Assad, in major shift in 8-year war
    • Is Amazon Unstoppable?
    • 5 prominent U.S. companies are most at fault for the earnings recession
    • BREAKING: Hunter Biden Stepping Down From Chinese Firm Following Trump Criticism
    • Trump’s Trillion-Dollar Hit to Homeowners
    • A British family on vacation accidentally drove into the U.S. They’ve spent days detained with their 3-month-old baby.
    • California Becomes First U.S. State To Mandate Later School Start Times
    • Fur Is Officially Banned in California
    • Humans Will Never Live on Another Planet, Nobel Laureate Says. Here’s Why.
    • Harley-Davidson pulls plug temporarily on electric motorcycle production
    • Californians Learning That Solar Panels Don’t Work in Blackouts
    • Here’s why PG&E doesn’t put more power lines underground
    • ‘This Is Truly Terrifying’: Scientists Studying Underwater Permafrost Thaw Find Area of the Arctic Ocean ‘Boiling With Methane Bubbles’
    • Police ban Extinction Rebellion protests from whole of London

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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 10/14 – Finding Meaning in Quantitative Easing, Melting Ice Redraws the World Map

    by Daily Digest

    Monday, October 14, 2019, 9:14 AM

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    • Beware of Funny Financials
    • The Beginning of the End
    • In planning for next U.S. recession, economists say, don’t fret about debt
    • Housing market flashing recession signal
    • Report: G7 Says ‘Global Stablecoins’ Pose Threat to Financial Stability
    • Stocks dip as report China wants more trade talks tempers optimism
    • China’s crackdown on sugar smuggling leaves global storage headache
    • California Power Shutoffs Highlight Widening Income Gap
    • Here’s How The New U.S.-China Trade Talks May End
    • Finding Meaning in Quantitative Easing
    • More Californians can seek gun removals after Newsom signs new firearm laws
    • Armed and Misogynist: How Toxic Masculinity Fuels Mass Shootings
    • If It Bleeds It Leads: How the American Media Perpetuates and Profits from Mass Shootings
    • NY Times: Violent parody video shown at Trump resort
    • Central Bank Issues Stunning Warning: “If The Entire System Collapses, Gold Will Be Needed To Start Over”
    • Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters plead for U.S. help
    • Abandoned by U.S. in Syria, Kurds Find New Ally in American Foe
    • Mack Truck workers begin strike at plants in 3 states
    • Why are these L.A. people sleeping in pods stacked on top of each other? It’s not just the cost of housing
    • Underestimating Them & Overestimating Us
    • Oh that it should come to this Pt. 13
    • Migrants describe being tortured and raped on perilous journey to Libya
    • Ken Fisher’s fund reportedly loses $600 million client after offensive comments
    • Cubans’ resilience sorely tested as US oil sanctions bite
    • ‘Broken system’ starves U.S. oil boom of immigrant workers
    • Is fake meat better for you, or the environment?
    • Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action
    • Melting Ice Redraws the World Map and Starts a Power Struggle

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  • Podcast

    Charles Hugh Smith: Will You Be Richer or Poorer?

    Much of what we truly value is at risk
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9:34 PM

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    Prolific and exceptionally perceptive author Charles Hugh Smith returns to discuss the insights in his just-launched book Will You Be Richer Or Poorer? Profit, Power & AI in a Traumatized World (the first chapter of which can be read for free here) The current narrative that our standard of living is not only the best…

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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 10/12 – The Unstoppable Allure of Private Assets, How Low Will U.S. Births Go?

    by Daily Digest

    Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:28 AM

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    • Timing of Trump’s Syria decision raises questions
    • Israelis see Trump’s Syria pullout as a betrayal that could help unravel the region
    • Marie Yovanovitch says Trump ousted her over ‘unfounded and false claims’
    • The Unstoppable Allure of Private Assets
    • Our Time/Labor Is Finite, But Money Is Infinite
    • Ecuador’s protesters march; clashes break out in Quito
    • Econimica: How Low Will US Births Go?
    • Obesity is weighing on education, productivity and the economy
    • Voyager Mission Reveals Unexpected Pressure at The Edge of The Solar System
    • San Francisco, Hostage to the Homeless
    • Ellen DeGeneres and the American Psychopath
    • Wild pigs tearing up Northern California cities, parks
    • More Green to be “Green”
    • October snowstorm delays hundreds of flights, shuts down highways in central US
    • This Is What Adapting to Climate Change Looks Like
    • Terrifying footage shows more than 1,000 firefighters battling to contain wildfires in Southern California as 100,000 are forced to flee their homes

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  • Blog
    China trade agreement

    Did Everything Just Change?

    How material are this week's QE & China deal announcements?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:53 PM

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    With this week’s twin announcements of new QE and a partial China trade agreement, the bulls are suddenly having the time of their lives.

    So, does this mean happy days have returned? Have we been rescued from the mountain data warning of an economic slowdown and lower asset prices? Does the Fed — and now China, too — have our back again?

    Is it time for investors to become optimistic once more?

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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 10/11 – Good News Friday: Turning Waste Into Energy, Unilever To Reduce Plastic Packaging Use By 2025

    by Daily Digest

    Friday, October 11, 2019, 6:31 AM

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    • McConnell, Decried As ‘Moscow Mitch,’ Approves Election Security Money
    • Scientists hope to digitally unravel scrolls charred by Vesuvius with light 10 billion times brighter than the sun
    • Nine Latin American Countries Have Set Goal for 70% Renewable Energy—More Than Twice the European Union
    • New Power Plant Turns Waste into Energy—and Doubles as a Ski Slope and Climbing Wall
    • Unilever Vows To Reduce Plastic Packaging Use By 2025
    • The 24 Highest Calorie Vegetables for Your Survival Garden
    • Paris Has Opened Its First Green Cemetery
    • U.S. Contributes to $100 Million Public-Private Partnership to Preserve Wetlands and Waterfowl

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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 10/10 – Turkey launches airstrikes on northern Syria, Californians Fume Over Power Outages

    by Daily Digest

    Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:34 AM

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    • Turkey launches airstrikes on northern Syria after Trump pulls back U.S. troops
    • Reports the US is considering a currency agreement with China as part of partial trade deal
    • The Time Georgia & North Carolina Went to War With Each Other
    • Top Secret Russian Unit Seeks to Destabilize Europe, Security Officials Say
    • Biden campaign blasts New York Times coverage in letter to executive editor
    • The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You
    • IRS Issues New Guidance On The Tax Treatment Of Cryptocurrency
    • Defense Intelligence Agency analyst charged with leaking classified info to journalists
    • This Is Culture
    • Bankrupt U.S. Coal Producer Closes Four Mines After Prices Slump
    • Power Lines Are Burning the West
    • Californians fume over PG&E power outage: ‘A humongous inconvenience’
    • The 315-Year-Old Science Experiment
    • Photos Reveal Emotional Look Inside the Abandoned Fukushima Exclusion Zone
    • Five Radical Climate Policies That Most Americans Actually Like
    • Zimbabwe’s capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2M people

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