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Living With Integrity

It's time to choose a new direction
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 8:53 PM

Every so often, our work in the premium side of PeakProsperity.com is deemed so important that our paying subscribers request we share it with the general public. Last week's 'Off The Cuff' podcast received so many of these requests that we are releasing it to all here.

In last week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris delivered a very personal message about how we each decide to live our lives.

A growing number of people are watching the "prosperity" around them -- record high asset prices, record-low unemployment, new technologies, etc -- and yet feeling that we're making the wrong trade-offs as a society. All that wealth is flowing into fewer and fewer pockets, ecosystems are faltering and an alarming number of species are dying off, depression rates (especially among the youth) are skyrocketing. » Read more

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It's 2016 All Over Again. Or Is It?

The fate of the global economy rides on the answer
Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:00 PM

Conditions today mirror 2016, when growing weakness in the global economy and wobbling financial markets caused the world’s central banks to absolutely freak out.

They responded by dumping more thin-air money into the system than ever before in history. And it worked (for them at least). Economic growth stabilized; and the prices of stocks, real estate, and other assets enjoyed another three-year joyride.

Similary, as things started getting shaky in late 2018, the same playbook was deployed. And again, we've seen stocks rocket upwards ever since. 

But will the strategy actually work this time?  It's unclear. And a lot is riding on the answer. » Read more

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The Bull(y) Rally

Something unnatural is going on
Friday, April 12, 2019, 1:46 PM

"A bully is always a coward."

~ Thomas Chandler Haliburton

The current market rally is like a playground bully; shoving to the ground anyone in its path.

But like all bullies, the braggadocio belies an underlying cowardice.

Those in charge of the status quo must be absolutely terrified to resort to the unnatural lengths they are going to right now to keep the current rally intact. » Read more

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Ted Siedle: The Greatest Retirement Crisis In The History Of The World

The pension crisis is even worse than we imagine
Monday, April 8, 2019, 11:18 AM

"We are on the precipice of the greatest retirement crisis in the history of the world. And that makes perfect sense because, first of all, we have the largest elderly population in the history of the world.

Just focusing on the United States: our elderly are woefully unprepared to retire. And in the decades to come we will witness millions of elderly American's, Baby Boomers and others, slipping into poverty. 'Too frail to work, too poor to retire' will become the new normal for many elderly Americans."

So warns pension fraud whistleblower Ted Siedle. » Read more

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The Lab Rat That Survives Is The One Who Escapes

To prosper, break free of society's efforts to control you
Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:37 PM

If you're feeling like a lab rat in some macabre science experiment, manipulated by shadowy forces for unknown purposes, that’s because you're waking up to the reality of the situation.

We are a nation of lab rats. » Read more

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Sven Henrich: It's Make Or Break Time For The Markets

Stocks are poised to break big, one way or the other
Monday, April 1, 2019, 7:19 PM

It's make or break time in the markets cautions Sven Henrick, technical analyst and lead market strategist for Northman Trader.

His weekly flurry of trendline charts warn that the major indexes have been compressing in rising wedges that increasingly point to a binary outcome: either a massive new leg up that will result in the market making new all time highs, or a bad breadown that could waterfall into a 2008-style correction.

His reams of data increasingly suggest that today's global elevated asset prices are in no way justified by the fundamentals of the underlying world economies. And that someday -- perhaps quite soon -- a reckoning long overdue will occur. » Read more

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A Primer On How To Buy And Store Gold & Silver

Most people aren't aware of the full range of options
Friday, March 29, 2019, 9:35 PM

I'm always surprised by how few people understand the options for buying precious metals. Even the very affluent.

I find myself guilty of assuming that everyone is as familar as I with the full specturm of gold-silver purchase options available. So to correct that, I've taken the time this week to detail those options out for the novice buyer.

So, if you've been thinking about converting some of your paper fiat money into precious metals but are unsure how to start, wonder no more.

Below is a primer of the main options available to you, and in which situations each makes sense to consider. » Read more

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Adam Parks: Flood!

Rebuilding from the recent Sonoma County floods
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 1:57 AM

In late February, Sonoma County California experienced intense flooding causing several hundred millions of dollars in damage. Fortunately loss of life was very low relative to the fires that ravaged the same region the year before.

In this week's podcast, we talk with Adam Parks, whom we've interviewed previously about sourcing and preparing sustainably-raised meat (he operates a meat CSA in Sonoma County). Adam's business in Sebastopol, CA was hit hard by the flooding, and he graciously paused his recovery efforts to give us a play-by-play account of what happened during the disaster and how Sonoma County is recovering from the floods.

This is a little different from our usual fare, but is an instructive reminder that disasters strike without warning, and that when they do, most people and businesses are caught completely unawares. » Read more

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The One True Thing

Until you understand it, it will rule your life
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 1:39 AM

Until you see clearly how the rules of society work, you will be trapped within a system of control.

What you mistake for reality is instead a fabricated simulation, designed to keep you trapped right where the system wants you. » Read more

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Hair-Trigger Markets

Bull market liftoff? Or bear rally rollover?
Friday, March 15, 2019, 6:25 PM

The market looks very much paused at the brink of a breakout here. The question is: up or down?

The bulls are expecting a sharp rebound in GDP from Q1, which they claim was artificially low due the government shutdown. They point to 2018's solid 3% economic growth, claiming the US is humming along fine and about to get a shot of adrenaline once America and China announce an end to their trade war. In their eyes, the S&P is poised to rocket higher once it punches vigorously above 2820.

The bears see a topping out of a classic bear market rally, one that has been propelled by no convincing fundamentals -- only central bank jawboning/easing and continued massive buyback programs (plus this week's rare Quad Witch options expiration). They see an extremely overbought market, with stocks ready to break down to new lows for the year.

Which way will thing break? » Read more