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Every Bubble Is In Search Of A Pin

The 'Everything Bubble' has popped
Friday, December 7, 2018, 6:06 PM

Those of us who have spent the past years watching in concern as the Everything Bubble grew, this is the moment we've been anticipating. Time to put your crash plans into action. » Read more

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Dealing With Disagreement

Save & strengthen the relationships you value
Friday, November 30, 2018, 10:45 PM

If you're reading this, chances are very good you're concerend about where the world is headed.

The over-leverged economy. Asset price bubbles across the stock, bond and real estate markets just waiting to pop. Declining world net energy per capita. Escalating geopolitical tensions. Unprecedented die-offs among foundational species in our ecosystems. These are probably just a few of the concerning trends that have your attention.

But if you're like many of our readers, you're perplexed that the people around you aren't as fixated on these issues. In fact, most people prefer to avoid thinking about them. They just want to live their lives, without adding to their worries. 

This vast difference in outlook can be incredibly frustrating. Both for you as well as for the other person just trying to get through the day. And it often results in dysfunction that can be toxic to the relationships you care about.

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Thoughts From The Precipice

Things are worsening. But we're not over the edge quite yet.
Friday, November 23, 2018, 5:51 PM

As it is practiced, economic growth as pursued around the world today is now destructive. If we continue on our current trajectory, it will become fatal. » Read more

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The Primacy Of Income

The Era Of Gains is over
Friday, November 16, 2018, 9:57 PM

After three destructive bubbles in just two decades, the Fed and its bretheren will not be able to blow a fourth. The system won't be able to withstand it. 

Our slowing global economy will require decades of recovery to heal itself from the massive over-leveraging and malivestment binge we've been on.

So the existential question facing investors is: What will drive wealth accumulation in the coming era?

Investors are going to soon realize that without dependable gains, income becomes paramount. Specifically, income that will retain its purchasing power as inflation and interest rates rise. » Read more

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A Financial Professional's Perspective

What's the current market volatility signalling?
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:11 PM

Given the recent volatile gyrations of the markets, we thought it an opportune time ask a full-time financial advisory firm whom we respect for their take on the current environment.

Here's what they have to say. » Read more

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How Prepared Are You? Let’s Find Out.

Planning without practice is essentially worthless
Friday, November 9, 2018, 6:39 PM

We're pleased to announce the first-ever Peak Prosperity Resilience Challenge.

Over an upcoming weekend in January 2019 (specifc dates to be announced soon) participating individuals will turn off their electricity from Friday at 7:00pm to 7:00pm Sunday and subsist entirely off of their existing preparations.

Are you in? » Read more

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Will Your Retirement Efforts Achieve Escape Velocity?

Sadly, most of us will outlive our savings
Friday, November 2, 2018, 6:41 PM

The concept of 'retirement', of enjoying decades of work-free leisure in your golden years, is a relatively new construct. It's only been around for a few generations.

In fact, the current version of the relaxed, golfing/RV-touring/country club retirement lifestyle only came into being in the post-WW2 boom era -- as Social Security, corporate & government pensions, cheap and plentiful energy, and extended lifespans made it possible for the masses.

But increasingly, it looks like the dream of retiring is fast falling out of reach for many of today's Baby Boomers. Most will outlive their savings (if they have any at all).

Will you? » Read more

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Is The Long-Anticipated Crash Now Upon Us?

Is this the market's breaking point?
Friday, October 26, 2018, 5:45 PM

I predict a major crash/collapse across stocks, bonds and real estate is on the way. But I don't think we're seeing it unfold just yet.

The recent market weakness seen over the past two weeks is nothing compared to what's in store.  As we’ve been carefully chronicling, bubbles burst from ‘the outside in’, starting at the weaker places at the periphery before progressing to the center.

Emerging market equities are now down -26% from their January highs and -18% year-to-date.  China's stocks market is down -32%, even with substantial intervention by the government to prop things up.

The periphery has been weakening all year, and the contagion has now spead worldwide. » Read more

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The Coming Inflation Threat: The Worst Of Both Worlds

Expect falling asset inflation, but rising cost inflation
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12:48 PM

Inflation is a funny thing: we feel it virtually every day, but we’re told it doesn’t exist—the official inflation rate is around 2.5% over the past few years, a little higher when energy prices are going up and a little lower when energy prices are going down.

Historically, 2.5% is about as low as inflation gets in a mass-consumption economy t like the U.S. that depends on the constant expansion of credit. » Read more

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The Weighted Average Cost Of Capital

When it goes up, prices go down. It's going up...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 9:01 PM

We're now living in an era of rising interest rates. It's an unfamiliar territory for all of us... » Read more