Posts by Adam Taggart

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    The Great Retirement Threat

    Pension expert warns of massive failures ahead
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 20, 2020, 10:18 AM

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    Too many of America’s public pensions are dangerously underfunded due to over-promised payouts vs contributions and poor fund performance. And corporate pension funds are in the hole a collective -$50 billion.

    Given how overvalued markets are are, even just a period of 0% returns (which respectable analysts like John Hussman are waring will be the return over the next 12 years), let alone a sizable market correction, will unleash a catastrophic cascade of collapses across the pension system.

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    FEEDBACK WANTED: Dedicated ‘Ask The Expert’ Q&A Sessions

    Interested in live 'no holds barred' access to your favorite experts?
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11:12 AM

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    We took note of the huge interest the audience showed in asking live questions of the expert guests who participated in our recent annual seminar.

    The short Q&A sessions we were limited to seemed cruelly brief given the flood of questions that were submitted.

    So we thought: Why not create a way to provide our premium subscribers with more meaningful interactive access to these experts?

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    The Power Of One

    Don't underestimate your ability to make a difference
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 8:09 AM

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    Never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.

    ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

    Few people embody being “that one person” better than Nicholas Winton.

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    Avoiding 5 Of The Most Powerful Psychological Manipulations

    Learn how to recognize them & de-fuse their power over you
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 13, 2020, 6:39 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Understanding and defending against manipulations exploiting:
      1. The Contrast Principle
      2. Reciprocation
      3. Authority
      4. Consistency & Commitment
      5. Social Proof

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Weapons Of Mass Deception, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    In the natural world, organisms called mimics will exploit the trigger features of other animals in attempt to activate their click, whirr response.

    For example, certain moth species have evolved color patterns in the shape of giant “eyes” on their wings to fool other animals into viewing the moth as a much larger and dangerous predator instead of bite-sized tasty prey.

    Similarly, Cialdini says:

    There are some people who know very well where the weapons of mass influence live and who employ them regularly and expertly to get what they want. Their frequency of success is dazzling. The secret of their effectiveness lies in the way that they structure their requests, the way that they arm themselves with one or another of the weapons of influence that exist in the social environment. To do this may take no more than one correctly chosen word that engages a strong psychological principle and sets rolling one of our automatic behavior types. Trust the human profiteers to learn quickly exactly how to benefit from our tendency to respond mechanically according to these principles.

    So, how do we avoid becoming their unwitting victims?

    We do by first understanding that…

     

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    Weapons Of Mass Deception

    How politicians & marketers are hacking our psychological vulnerabilities
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 13, 2020, 6:39 PM

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    Marketers and politicians have been intentionally exploiting our evolutionary wiring for decades, in order to influence us to do their bidding.

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    Grant Williams: The Rules Of Investing Have Just Changed

    Few have any experience with the secular inflation lying ahead
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 13, 2020, 10:01 AM

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    Secular deflation in the financing and operation of businesses has been one of the largest defining economic trends of the past half century.

    But it has come to an end, predicts Grant Williams, publisher of the Things That Make You Go Hmmm… newsletter and co-founder of Real Vision.

    The events of 2020 have dramatically accelerated a reversal from the past decades of deflation into a new future of secular inflation. And that means the rules of investing have just changed, as the playbooks for those two environments are extremely different.

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    Wearable Wealth: A New Way To Hold Gold

    'Gold Without Borders' bullion jewelry
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 9:42 AM

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    Every once in a while, we encounter a novel way to hold gold that we think is worthy of consideration.

    And this year, our good friends at GoldSilver.com have approached us about their expanding line of “wearable” gold.

    It’s investment-grade gold jewelry that looks like any other necklace or bracelet to a border officer or fellow traveler—but to you, it’s a portable store of wealth.

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    The Bull Case For Stocks

    Hedge funder presents the argument for higher prices
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 6, 2020, 1:45 PM

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    In the wake of our recent amazing interviews with greats like Jim Rogers, James Grant, Ben Hunt and David Stockman — all of whom express great concern that today’s elevated market prices may undergo a sudden and violent correction — many of you have asked us to bring on a expert to challenge that point of view.

    Which we are more than happy to do. To avoid the echo chamber risk, it’s essential to understand the positions of those who draw different interpretations as we do from the same data.

    So, what’s the bull case for the markets from here?

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    Off The Cuff: The Great Reset Is Already Underway

    It's NOT a theory. It's already here.
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:49 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris goes solo and discusses the Great Reset in even greater detail than his two recent posts introducing the concept.

    The more he learns about this globally-coordinated — and very public — initiative, the more cogs drop into place for why our system operates the way it does, perceived shortcomings and all.

    And this does appear to be the official “plan” moving forward. So better we understand it, its players, and its objectives now, in order to make sure we increase our ability to sidestep its agenda for us should we desire to do so.

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