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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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    (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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    Reality Shock

    THIS is the data you need to see. Not the fake hopium peddled to us.
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, October 4, 2019, 2:59 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Urgency is needed, as society’s alarm bells aren’t working
    • The most important charts of all
    • Recent learnings on resilience relocation
    • When a culture becomes desperate, it reacts desperately. No one wins.

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Getting Real About Green Energy, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    What seems to be true is that humanity is in the early innings of a great transition.  Losing access to abundant energy will change more things that you or I can appreciate at this time.

    The future is barreling towards us at a furious pace.  And the pace of that change is accelerating.

    It’s time to freak out a bit.  To get serious about protecting ourselves.  To make different decisions and reorganize our priorities.

    If you understand energy and its relationship to the economy the way I do, you’d share my urgency to create community and develop a resilient homestead.  My goal here is to nudge you towards action.

    Here’s what has me so concerned right now. These charts clearly show the… (Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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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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    Resuming The Crash Position

    Actions to take before the market breaks
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 27, 2019, 2:30 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • My recent portfolio changes & the rationale behind each
    • 6 strategies for positioning your portfolio for the next market downturn
    • Deciding which strategies are most appropriate for you

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Realistically, What’s Left To Power Asset Prices Higher?, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    This is an update to the premium report Assume The Crash Position issued in March of this year. It details the changes I’m now making in my portfolio, which  build off of the logic used in the two earlier short positions I notified Peak Prosperity insiders about.

    The first was back in fall of 2018, which yielded a 50%+ return when the market fell between October and September.

    The second yielded similar 50%+ gains when stocks fell in May of this year.

    But before continuing further, let me make a few things absolutely clear. This is NOT personal financial advice. This material is for educational purposes only, and as an aid for you to discuss these options more intelligently with your professional financial adviser(s) before taking any action.

    (If you do not have a financial advisor or do not feel comfortable with your current adviser’s expertise with the investment vehicles discussed in this Part 2, then consider scheduling a free portfolio review/consultation with our endorsed advisor)

    Suffice it to say, everything discussed in this report should be reviewed with your financial adviser before taking any action. Am I being excessively repetitive here in order to drive this point home? Good…

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    Off The Cuff: Understanding The Trouble With Repo Rates

    Is a liquidity crisis brewing?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:10 PM

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

    • What is the repo rate?
    • Why did the rate suddenly skyrocket?
    • Why a liquidity crisis is so dangerous
    • Will the Fed really start up QE again?

    Something completely unexpected happened this week. Banks started running out of cash reserves. As a result, the cost for them to borrow money overnight — the repo rate — suddenly skyrocketed, taking the banking system and the Federal Reserve by surprise.

    While the situation appears under control for now, it is not a good sign nor a healthy one for the financial system.

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    Resilient Relocation

    Here's our "build it from the ground up" plan
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 20, 2019, 6:02 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • When relocation makes sense (and when it doesn’t)
    • Developing the vision & plan for your relocation destination
    • Creating community
    • Which incentives will drive success

    If you have not yet read Part 1: The Importance Of A Resilient Life, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Two weeks ago, I publicly revealed my plans to create a resilient living community. One that will offer me and other like-minded folks a beautiful place to live and positive cash flows.

    In good times, it can be used as a home, as a vacation destination, or simply a passive real estate investment. And if times get bad, it’s a fully-resilient retreat, ready to shelter you and your loved ones.

    The response to my announcement overwhelmed me. It clearly touched a nerve with thousands of people looking for a solution like this, hundreds of which have contacted me. In a week, dozens who want to participate will be meeting at my home in northern Massachusetts.

    Below, I’m sharing the process I’ve designed for this movement. The detailed vision. The requirements for the property we’re hunting for. The skills, attitudes and expertise I’m looking for when (very carefully) choosing who to accept into this community. The incentives for fostering the right group dynamics and discouraging the wrong ones. The financial realities.

    Read on if you’d like to learn more about this specific resilient relocation project, or if you’d like to integrate its insights into one of your own.

    Because if you wait to long to act, you’ll find that… (Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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    Off The Cuff: Declining Energy Consumption Shows Recession Is At The Doorstep

    Transport fuel volumes & prices are falling fast
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 8:39 AM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Art Berman discuss:

    • Understanding The Importance Of Crack Spreads
    • Diesel Consumption Is Down 500,000 Barrels/Day Since January
    • The Shale Oil Reckoning Is Approaching
    • Key Slides From Art

    Petroleum expert Art Berman explains how crack spreads (the difference between what refiners pay for crude oil and the price they receive for their refined product) and oil demand volumes are indicating the global economy is slowing markedly. Economies need energy to function. Less energy consumed = lower growth and output.

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    ALERT: Time To Relocate

    Why today's pace of change is driving me to seek better safety
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 6, 2019, 3:40 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Why it’s far better to be a year early than a date late when preparing for crisis
    • Why I’m issuing a rare Alert
    • What’s causing me to release this Alert now
    • My relocation criteria

    If you have not yet read Part 1: It’s The Pace Of Change That Kills You, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    As we say often here at Peak Prosperity: When it comes to preparing for crisis, it’s far better to be a year early than a day late.

    I’m perfectly willing to be early on timing, as long as I get the direction right.

    For example, I invested heavily in gold and silver beginning in 2001.  My first purchases of gold were at $300/oz.  Silver at $4.53/oz.

    I was early. Prices didn’t really start taking off until 2006.

    The bulk of these purchases happened after the sale of my house in 2003 when I had ~$250,000 of gains I had to do something with.  I rolled all of it into bullion.

    I was early on selling my house, too. The housing market didn’t roll over until 2007.

    Was I early on calling a housing bubble?  Yep.  Was I correct?  Again, yes.  Looking back does it matter that I was early to both the housing correction and precious metals rallies? Not at all.

    Here again I can state with equal conviction that we each need to be prepared for massive changes coming.  If that sounds vague it’s because they are going to impact virtually everything and every system we hold dear.

    Political.  Ecological.  Financial.  Cultural.  Social.  Our lives.  People we know.  Our communities.  All of them.  Every. Single. One.

    Massive debts, insufficient resources, rising pollution, collapsing food webs, and a near incomplete ability to have a proper national or global dialog about any of these things.  That’s what is setting the trajectory.

    Now, I very rarely send out Alerts.  An Alert is triggered if and only if I come across information that causes me to personally take action.

    Which I why I’m now issuing an Alert that after nearly 20 years of living in the same geography, I’m relocating. Recent events have accelerated to the point that I’m no longer comfortable in my current location.

    My top priorities: more land, a more robust local community that shares my passion for resilience, and state government that has greater respect for the individual and personal liberty.

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    The Layoff Survival Handbook

    What to do before, during and after a layoff
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 30, 2019, 3:36 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • How to reduce your odds of being laid off
    • How to prepare for a layoff
    • Essential steps to take during the layoff process
    • Post-layoff success strategies

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Mass Layoffs Are Back. Are You At Risk?, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Whether or not you perceive your job to be in imminent jeopardy, there’s a series of sensible steps to take now to defend yourself against becoming the victim of a layoff.

    These steps will not only reduce your risk of being let go, but they’ll boost your performance, the value you offer an employer, and increase your satisfaction with your career. What’s not to like?

    And should you be unable to avoid a layoff, you’ll be far better offer for having put these preparations in place beforehand. Especially if we re-enter a period of mass layoffs like 2007-2009, when millions of other sacked workers will be suddenly competing for the few existing job openings out there.

    The best way to begin protecting the security of your job is to…  (Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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