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Sympathy For The Devil?

Trouble in paradise for the bankers
Friday, May 5, 2017, 3:32 PM

We're at the point where those at the apex of power are becoming increasingly desperate to maintain their unfair advantage.

And as the economic pie refuses to grow due to the twin overload of too much debt and declining net energy, these apex predators will turn on each other -- first to maintain their spoils, and then simply to survive. » Read more

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Ask the Adviser: Bob Fitzwilson

Your investing questions answered
Saturday, August 18, 2012, 12:15 AM

This week, we're trying something new in our regular podcast series. Chris talks with Bob Fitzwilson, founder of one of the financial advisory firms that we endorse.

Last week we invited Peak Prosperity readers to submit their top questions about money and investing. You didn't disappoint.

In the podcast below, Chris puts your questions to Bob. We think you'll be pleased with the results. » Read more

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What to Do When Every Market Is Manipulated

Hint: cut the strings
Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 10:34 AM

If you don't know who the sucker at the card table, is it's you.

~ old gambler's saying

What do the following have in common?

LIBOR, Bernie Madoff, MF Global, Peregrine Financial, zero-percent interest rates, the Social Security and Medicare entitlement funds, many state and municipal pension funds, mark-to-model asset values, quote stuffing and high frequency trading (HFT), and debt-based money?

The answer is that every single thing in that list is an example of market rigging, fraud, or both. » Read more