Chris Martenson

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The Easy Way To Secure A Better Future For Yourself

Change is coming. So change now, on your own terms.
Friday, September 14, 2018, 6:51 PM

Executive Summary

  • The noose is tightening around the neck of the 99%
  • Cutting through the "bullshit" data we're being deluged with
  • The Easy Way to secure a better future for yourself
  • Moving ahead with integrity

If you have not yet read Bad Money, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

The longer all this goes on, the harder it is to stay on point, remaining focused and keeping preparation efforts moving forwards.

Some of you have done all the preparing you plan to do, and find that “keeping abreast” of all the discouraging news comes at a price, and have wisely decided to limit your intake of new news to preserve your happiness and in the interest of preserving your energy for other important matters. I get it.

For everybody else, this is all dragging on for much too long. Can’t we just get on with things already? How much more information do we really need that it’s time to stop our (self) harmful behavior, and begin doing a host of other entirely new, constructive and necessary things?

For example, stop attempting to grow at any cost. And begin investing in regenerative and life-supporting activities.

However, for many, the collapse has already arrived. It just hasn’t been called that yet in the newspapers and on TV, so people just lack the proper frame of reference. It’s really a matter of perspective.

For the people who are already struggling under mountains of student debt, or homeless, or unable to afford medical care, the collapse has already begun. For many, opportunities to advance have already evaporated; and they're stuck in a slow, steady, out-of-control decent into a future of "less".

What do we predict a long emergency style collapse will look like? It arrives with a slow erosion of dreams, a steady decline in the ability of the marginal bottom-of -the-monetary-pyramid players to survive.

In other words, it will look like this... » Read more

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LAST CALL: Our 'Volatility Attacks!' Webinar Is Tonight @ 8pm EST

Is a bigger drop ahead? If so, how big?
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 10:35 AM

As a reminder: Our 'Volatility Attacks!' webinar takes place TONIGHT at 8pm EST. » Read more

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Off The Cuff: The Most Overpriced Market In Our Lifetime

Too many charts all are giving the same warning
Friday, January 26, 2018, 5:34 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris goes solo and discusses:

  • The Most Overpriced Market In Our Lifetime
    • Too many charts are all giving the same warning
  • The Dumping Of The Dollar
    • Why has it fallen so far, so fast?
  • Interest Rates On The Move
    • Higher rates will serve as kryptonite to today's super-charged markets
  • Dying Ecosystems
    • The data, sadly, keeps getting worse and worse

Freshly-returned from our 3-city strings of Summits on the West Coast, Chris surfaces some of the most hair-raising data discussed at those intensive gatherings. We're at a point with today's markets where investors have to believe that "this time is truly different" and macro & micro underlying fundamentals no longer matter, or that a wicked price correction is extremely overdue.

Chris is seeing more and more of the exact same signs of coming breakdown as he did in 2007.

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Announcing Peak Prosperity's Annual Seminar: May 4-6, 2018

On the West Coast this year! (in NorCal wine country)
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 10:22 AM
For the past 10 years, we've held our annual seminar on the east coast, in the wilds of rural Massachusetts.
 
This year, however, due to popular demand to offer the experience on the west coast, we're happy to announce our 2018 seminar will take place in Sebastopol, California, in the heart of wine county.
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Off The Cuff: Regime Change!

The unfolding power play in Saudi Arabia is a very big deal
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:42 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris discusses:

  • Regime Change
    • What going on in Saudi Arabia is a huge deal
  • We May Not Like What Comes Next
    • The Saudis are getting a lot more chummy with China & Russia
  • Rules For Rulers
    • Much of the Saudi shuffling make sense when viewed through that lens
  • Observations From Munich
    • Chris reflects on some cultural strengths that caught his eye

Chris has spent much of the past 48 hours analyzing the fast-changing situation on the ground in Saudi Arabia. Why? Because the axis of America's global might revolves in large part around its continued easy access to plentiful cheap oil from that kingdom. But recent developments suggest a shift may be underway -- one not in the US' favor. What will the implications be if this proves to be the case?  

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Off The Cuff: It's A Mad, Mad, Neo-Con World

Current policy is making the US more isolated
Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:36 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris discusses:

  • It's A Mad, Mad, Neo-Con World
    • US foreign policy is becoming increasingly reckless
  • The Beginning Of The End For The Petrodollar?
    • China is challenging the dominance of the dollar
  • Gold: The Oppressed
    • Perhaps the most suppressed asset in modern history?
  • Upcoming PP events
    • Come join us in New Orleans and/or Munich

Chris flies solo again this week to make sense of the many geo-political risks popping up as the long-time axis of global stability becomes more and more wobbily and destabilized. There is much in US policy that appears increasingly reckless, pitting America increasingly against the world's other major powers.

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Last Chance To Register For The Dangerous Markets Webinar

The webinar takes place this Wed @ noon EST
Monday, September 11, 2017, 5:26 PM

If you have not yet registered for the Dangerous Markets webinar, which will take place at noon EST this Wednesday Sep 13th, time is quickly running out.

Chris and I are extremely excited for this one, as the featured presenters -- Grant Williams and Lance Roberts -- are two of our favorite market analysts. Both have done truly excellent work recently in identifying the key indicators to track as the current Mother Of All Financial Bubbles tops out and prepares to burst. This will be a very data-rich discussion (in other words, you chart geeks are going to be in heaven).

The price to participate in this webinar is $25, unless you are an enrolled member of PeakProsperity.com (i.e. paying subscriber with access to our 'Insider' content). In that case, it's FREE» Read more

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Off The Cuff: The Path Forward

Deep down, we know what to do. Chris goes solo again.
Friday, August 11, 2017, 2:14 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris talks about:

  • Our Ecological Budget Is In The Red
    • Our short-sightedness is dooming us
  • Our Economic Budget Is In Similar Danger
    • Again, we are living way above our means
  • Politically, We're Stumbling Badly, Too
    • North Korea, Russia, Syria, domestically...the list is long
  • We Can Do Better
    • There are plenty of better models out there, if we look for them

Recording from vacation on a small island in Maine with no power, this is different than our standard Off The Cuff. Chris takes time to reflect on the repercussions of our poor policy choices and how those are manifesting in the world. What makes our mistakes so regrettable in his eyes is that there are clear ways to do things better -- we don't need new magical solutions to appear; there are models that work right on the table, ready for use; if only we're bold enough to embrace change.

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Off The Cuff: No More Financial Crises "In Our Lifetime"

Did Janet Yellen really just say that???
Friday, June 30, 2017, 2:04 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris discusses:

  • Market Jitters
    • What will happen if the central banks turn off the money?
  • No More Financial Crises "In Our Lifetime"
    • Did Janet Yellen really just say that???
  • Our States Are Falling Into Bankruptcy...
    • Illinois, Connecticut, Maine & more
  • While The Banks Get Even Fatter
    • Income from excess reserves to rise to $50 Trillion by 2019

This week, Chris takes a moment to share his thoughts in depth on where we are in the global debt saga. The overhang is getting worse, growth is not riding to the rescue as hoped, and the central banks are running out of both smoke and mirrors to keep the game continuing. Should the $200 billion monthly bonanza of central bank liquidity start decreasing -- as is now being increasingly discussed -- expect markets to go south quickly.

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VIDEO: Weekly Update 6.3.17

VIDEO: Weekly Update 6.3.17

Two events happened this week that heighten the risks to the global currency system