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    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?

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    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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    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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    The Importance Of A Resilient Life

    In the end, it will mean all the difference
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 4:00 AM

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    My business partner Adam and I recently met with a successful business owner whose career began on Wall Street. The kind of guy who should be rooting for the system, because it has treated him well.

    Instead, he was quite nervous about the sustainability of the status quo. “Starting in August,” he said, “Maybe it was the Amazon catching fire, maybe it was the negative interest rates – I don’t know for certain what the trigger was – but something has snapped.”

    I agree. Because I feel it, too.

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    (BONUS) Off The Cuff: A Crisis Of National Identity

    With trust and upward mobility disappearing, who are we?
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 9:59 AM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • Epstein as a case study
    • Having departed so far from our values, what is our national identity now?
    • Our political, judicial, media, education and financial systems are captive to special interests
    • Where do we go from here?

    Sometimes, when the news is breaking fast & furious, content we create gets back-burnered for more time-sensitive material. And when we’re able, we bring it out to give it the sunlight it deserves.

    This conversation between Chris and Charles Hugh Smith, recorded a month ago, is one of them. It’s a no-holes-barred exploration of today’s culture, which appears to be drifting far from the values that used to serve as the foundation for society. As Charles asks below, in a society where trust has been eroded and prosperity is out of reach for all but the top 1%, who are we?

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    Getting Real About Green Energy

    An honest analysis of what it CAN'T promise
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, October 4, 2019, 2:58 PM

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    I’m often asked where I stand on wind, solar and other alternative energy sources.

    My answer is: I love them. But they’re incapable of enabling our society to smoothly slip over to powering itself by other means.

    They’re not going to “save us”.

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    Marjory Wildcraft: Growing Your Own Groceries

    How to turn your backyard into a food production system
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 4:14 PM

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    Marjory Wildcraft, founder of The Grow Network and author of Grow Your Own Groceries, explains how we can contribute to the local food production movement by using our own windowsills, planters and backyards as a food production system.

    Even those with no prior experience can swiftly learn how to grow and raise a meaningful portion of their dietary calories.

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    Off The Cuff: Economic Crosscurrents

    Slowing down? Or heating up? The economy is sending mixed signals.
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, September 30, 2019, 8:59 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Axel Merk discuss:

    • The latest developments in the repo market
    • Why the Fed should do less, not more
    • The concern of an overheating economy
    • The Saudi strike showed the world is much less safe than we all thought

    Axel explains how the Fed is intervening to quell the recent troubles in the overnight repo market. And while that issue highlights weakness in one corner of the economy, he also sees a risk of it overheating should a trade deal with China be reached by the end of the year.

    This is why today’s environment is so maddening for those trying to make sense of it. There are so many crosscurrents working at odds right now, it’s very challenging to know which direction will win out, and for how long:

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  • Blog

    Realistically, What’s Left To Power Asset Prices Higher?

    The case to short the markets continues to build
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 27, 2019, 2:29 PM

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    Here we are again. The markets are within a few percentage points of their all-time highs, but just can’t seem to muster the momentum to break out above them.

    We saw similar conditions back in March/April and then again in July. Both times, the S&P dropped sharply after failing to remain above 3,000.

    Both situations presented profitable opportunities to short stocks.

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    Peter Boghossian: How To Have Impossible Conversations

    'Hacks' for constructive, respectful discussion on any controversial topic
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 2:32 PM

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    How can we successfully engage in discussion on difficult issues with those we care about, as well as society at large?

    Peter Boghossian, co-author of How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide, shares straightforward conversational ‘hacks’ for having constructive, respectful discussion on any controversial topic — including climate change, religious faith, gender identity, race, poverty, immigration, or gun control.

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