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    Off The Cuff: Is The Crack-Up Boom Here?

    An awful lot hinges on the anwer
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, August 10, 2020, 5:57 PM

    41

    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

    • It looks a lot like the start of a crack-up boom
    • Will the markets ever fall again?
    • History shows our current path ends badly, and in a destroyed currency
    • How can investors protect their wealth in such a dangerous, complex time?

    2020 just gets more and more challenging. After a brief sell-off in March, stocks and pretty much every other type of financial asset are in full melt-up mode.

    Fueled by the Federal Reserve and Congress’ stimulus programs, and cheered by the Administration, higher prices seem the top national priority. Is this sustainable? It it wise? Do we even have markets anymore, or do we just have a charade of one — where eternal rising prices are now pre-determined?

    John and Chris tackle these questions, along with their repercussions for the country and for concerned individual investors trying not to lose their hard-earned savings to runaway inflation OR a deflationary popping of the current asset price bubble:

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    Is High Inflation Now A Bigger Danger Than A Deflationary Crash?

    Which is more likely to happen next? And what should you do about it?
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, August 7, 2020, 9:00 PM

    69

    Executive Summary

    • Revisiting the Ka-POOM! Theory. Do recent development alter its predicted outcome?
    • Decision-making in an era of increasingly untrustworthy reported data
    • The Everything Bubble is now in full melt-up. Poised for a crash, or the start of a new era?
    • Positioning for the Endgame

    If you have not yet read Part 1: It’s Time To Position For The End Game, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    What’s the more likely event at this point: a deflationary crash or runaway inflation?

    For a long time, Peak Prosperity co-founder Adam Taggart and I have hewed to the “Ka-POOM!” theory, which states that a major deflation will scare the central banks so badly that they overreact and pour too much liquidity into the system, thereby destroying it.

    To visualize how this will play out, think of what happened in Beirut this week. Customs officials there stored thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer at their seaport, for years.  The pile just sat there doing absolutely nothing.

    After years of inaction, the port authorities became lulled into the erroneous conclusion that nothing would ever happen.

    But then one day a spark came to life, starting a fire, and then all at once — POOM! — the entire thing blew up with devastating effect.

    This analogy works pretty well here as we approach the Keynesian endgame facing the global economy.  The pile of $trillions in bad debts issued over the past decades has been the fertilizer.  Covid-19 was the spark. And now we’re simply waiting for the entire economic and financial system to explode.

    Which is why it’s so critical now to prepare by focusing on…

     

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    Off The Cuff: Capitalism Is Gone

    And what's replaced it sure as heck isn't working well for the bottom 99% of us
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 4:03 PM

    8

    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss:

    • We no longer have capitalism — it’s gone
    • The national housing market is weakening
    • The jobs market is worse than the BLS is reporting
    • This is the most challenging time ever for investors

    In an important, somber conversation, Chris and Wolf discuss the challenging times facing society today. Capitalism as we knew it for much of the 20th century is no longer; today corporate losses are socialized while gains are privatized for the ruling elites.

    For those looking to simply opt out of the system and protect themselves, it’s more challenging than ever warns Wolf. Especially in regards with how to safeguard your financial wealth:

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    Welcome To The Movement

    Prepare yourself while leveraging the support of the tribe
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, July 24, 2020, 8:46 PM

    55

    Executive Summary

    • Confidence in the US is eroding, and as goes sentiment, as goes stability
    • Expect covid-19 to deliver more nasty surprises
    • Prepare for higher inflation and supply chain breakdowns
    • Joining the PP movement is much better than facing what’s coming alone

    If you have not yet read Part 1: We Are On Our Own In The Post-Covid World, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    The US is deteriorating fast.  It can’t even manage the simplest of tasks: getting sufficient PPE to its front-line health care workers and explaining to its own citizens why wearing masks is in their own individual and collective best interests.

    Will other countries continue to accept the US dollar and trust it as a ‘store of value’?  Increasingly, the answer seems to be “no”:

    This erosion could well turn into a waterfall at some point, especially as the coronavirus continues to throw sand into the gears of the global economy.

    Which is why I’m preparing for…   (Enroll now to access the full Part 2 report)

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    Brace For Impact!

    Key preparations to make with the remaining time available to you
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, July 10, 2020, 7:50 PM

    48

    Executive Summary

    • Hard logic for hard assets
    • The role of “control” and why it will be field the collapse of the system will be fought on
    • Recent learnings from my own journey worth knowing
    • Why I am certain things will get darker before they improve

    If you have not yet read Part 1: A Serious Message From Chris Martenson, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    I never thought that we’d be here.  It could have all unfolded so differently if society had made better choices.  It didn’t have to be this way.

    But here we are.

    My personal planning now revolves around these trends continuing:

    1. Money printing will continue and accelerate if they think it necessary
    2. SARS-CoV-2 will be poorly managed at the state level and even worse at the federal level

    I’ve seen these trends coming.  And I am not at all surprised by them.

    But deep down I am very concerned that our national “managers” (not leaders) are very close to doubling down so forcefully on their current failed policies that the entire system breaks — badly. For those similarly concerned, I share the key preparations I think are most important for you to take right now.

    Why is this restricted to Peak Prosperity’s premium subscribers? Two main reasons:

    One — we reserve our best analysis and most directive guidance for the paying members whose financial support makes operating this site possible. Also, given that some of this material is our “best guess” thinking or can be overly revealing of the details of my personal actions, I’m only willing to share that with this private audience. I wouldn’t feel comfortable having that level of speculative/private information out in the public realm.

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    Off The Cuff: Fed Printers Go Brrrrrrrrr

    Fed-watcher Axel Merk predicts (much) more money printing to come
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 8:21 PM

    3

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

    • The Fed is telling us its game plan (i.e., expect “moar”)
    • It’s involved in all sorts of “solutions” it has no business being in
    • Why Axel expects (a lot) more Fed intervention from here
    • It’s hard not to see the coming era as gold’s time to shine

    With markets full of more delusional euphoria than arguably at any prior moment in history, many have put their full faith in the Federal Reserve’s ability to paper over the economic carnage wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic. Which is why we’ve asked Axel Merk to join us this week and relay his latest thoughts based from his inside contacts at the Fed:

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    The Covid-19 Wave 2 Preparation Guide

    Key insights learned in Wave 1 to apply in anticipation of Wave 2
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, July 3, 2020, 7:54 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • The lessons from 1918/1919 as well as H1 2020
    • Why preparing a few weeks/months too early is vastly preferable to a day too late
    • Our top key takeaways from Wave 1 that apply to preparing for Wave 2
    • Additional resources to improve the success of your preparation efforts

    If you have not yet read Part 1: What If A Covid-19 Wave 2 Happens During A Natural Disaster?, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    A growing chorus of readers have been asking Chris and me for a covid-19 Wave 2 prep guide that builds upon the recommendations made in our urgent publications from February and March. Now that we’ve been through Wave 1, what new preparations would we emphasize?

    Given the high degree of reader interest as well as our strong belief that the time to prepare for adversity is well before it arrives, we’ve compiled the below critical insights. Sitting in our Monday Morning quarterback seats, this report reveals what Chris and I assess are some of the most important Wave 1 lessons to bring with us in anticipation of Wave 2.

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    One — we reserve our best analysis and most directive guidance for the paying members whose financial support makes operating this site possible. Also, given that some of this material is our “best guess” thinking, especially in regards to the current research on medical options for effectively treating covid-19, we’re only willing to share that with this private audience. We wouldn’t feel comfortable having that level of speculation out in the public realm.

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    Into The Light: 8 Steps For Surviving What’s Coming

    You'll be a lot better off later for taking these actions now
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, June 26, 2020, 5:45 PM

    87

    Executive Summary

    • The implications of the Federal Reserve’s massive mistakes
    • The (many) indicators I am watching most closely right now
    • The 8 steps I recommend *everyone* take right now
    • Additional steps I’ve been taking to prepare in my own life over the past 3 months

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Into Darkness: Where The Fed Is Leading Us, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    I’ve been tracking full-time the macro developments driving the world for nearly 20 years now, and at no point have I been this concerned where things are headed. And that’s saying a *lot*.

    So I’ve produced the following hour long video walking you through in great detail the key indicators that worry me and suggest a breakdown of the status quo is a lot closer at hand than most folks imagine.

    I don’t like to simply sound the alarm; I much prefer to offer positive actions we can take to protect ourselves from the coming challenges — and perhaps prosper through them, given the prudent steps we take now. So I give recommendations for 8 steps everyone should be taking now, and share additional preparations I’ve been making in my own life over the recent three months.

    Why is this restricted to Peak Prosperity’s premium subscribers? Two main reasons:

    One — we reserve our best analysis and most directive guidance for the paying members whose financial support makes operating this site possible. Also, I’m willing to share my “best guess” thinking with this private audience on the really tricky questions facing us; I wouldn’t feel comfortable having that level of speculation out in the public realm.

    And Two — one of the many benefits of premium membership is closer access to the experts on this site.

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    Off The Cuff: Get Your Exit Strategy Ready

    It's time to lessen your dependence on our failing institutions
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 2:35 PM

    7

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

    • Society’s fatal flaws and it’s inability to acknowledge them
    • Reducing your dependence on central institutions is one of the best investments to make today
    • Reclaiming your food production produces valuable health, self-reliance and spiritual returns

    The unrest rippling through society today is awakening more and more of us to the flaws of our current system. The benefits concentrate among too few, and those controlling the system seem happy to commit regular fraud to maintain their power and advantage. More and more of the masses are realizing that the inequity they are experiencing is an intentional feature of the system, not a glitch.

    It is fair? No. Will it continue? Most likely yes, until things collapse from over-exploitation or civil overthrow. The important thing to do now, as Charles lays out, is to focus your frustration on constructive investments that reduce your dependence on our failing institutions…

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    Off The Cuff: Our Runaway Debt Is Hurtling Towards The End Of The Line

    Why the central banks will crash the the economy, one way or another
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, June 15, 2020, 8:00 AM

    10

    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

    • Why runaway debt has taken us beyond the point of no return
    • Why this very predictably will end in a fiat currency crisis/collapse
    • Why to expect more civil unrest
    • In the short term, expect MMT, market volatility and accelerating inequity

    The events we’ve been predicting for over a decade are now happening at an accelerating pace. That tremendous pile of global debt we’ve been warning of? It’s exploding higher. The US alone just added a full $1 trillion(!) in government debt in the month of May.

    The world is so over-leveraged right now that interest rates can never be (willingly) allowed to rise again, else the entire economic system will crash. Once we accept that conclusion, the actions of the central banks and their implications become simple to predict. The sad reality is, as John explains below, is that they are trapped on a trajectory that will inevitably crash the system anyways…

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