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    Epic Fail

    Ignore the stock melt-up. The data is screaming we're in trouble.
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, November 25, 2019, 1:46 PM

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    The US Federal Reserve currently believes they are doing “good” by preventing downturns and sending asset prices higher.

    But in reality, they’re setting the stage for a very disappointing future. Perhaps even a violent one.

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    Off The Cuff: The System Is Purposely Insidious

    The wealth of the 99% is being intentionally syphoned into the pockets of the elites
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, November 18, 2019, 7:07 PM

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

    • Only An Elite Few Benefit From The ‘Wealth Effect’
    • The System Is Purposely Insidious
    • Only Revolution Will Change Things At This Point
    • What The Heck Is The Fed Up To Next?

    Get ready for ‘no punches pulled’ barnburner of a discussion. Both Chris and Wolf are hopping mad at the increasing squeeze our system is placing on the masses — the ‘wealth effect’ created by current Fed policy is only enjoyed by the already stinking rich, and everyone else is being left fewer and fewer crumbs.

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    Why The Risk Of A Correction Is So High Right Now

    Prices have already vastly front-run the new wave of liquidity
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 15, 2019, 3:31 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • How our driven pursuit of “growth” is putting the entire system at risk
    • Why those running the system do NOT have our interests in mind
    • Why a correction risk is so high right now
    • Why our odds keep getting worse

    If you have not yet read Part 1: The Federal Reserve Is Directly Monetizing US Debt , available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    My main message here in Part 2 is to show you why, from my vantage point of following the economy and financial markets daily, things are serious right now.

    I trust actions over words; and the Fed’s actions are consistent with a big problem happening somewhere deep in the shadow banking system.

    Further, all of the global macro data I track closely is screaming that a slowdown is here.

    On top of that, investor confidence in the Fed’s ability to push market prices ever higher is dangerously overextended.

    Stock gains have zoomed way ahead of the Fed’s recent excess liquidity, as this chart shows… (Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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    Off The Cuff: Descent Into Madness

    Fear, uncertainty & doubt reign as faith in our system dies
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 8, 2019, 1:01 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and James Howard Kunstler discuss:

    • America’s death-match style of politics
    • Corruption is everywhere these days
    • Society is dangerously close to violence as faith is lost
    • The shrinking Overton window

    Strap in for an hour of angst. Acerbic commentator James Howard Kunstler addresses a litany of deficiencies in today’s system, most notably the many forces removing prosperity and freedom for the bottom 99%.

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    A Tower of Debt Begins to Lean

    How to protect your wealth & integrity through the coming chaos
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 1, 2019, 11:04 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • The debt bomb waiting to explode is truly staggering in size
    • Key warning signals we’re approaching a late cycle market crash
    • The Fed’s aggressive actions belie its fear that the system is extremely sick
    • How to use the time left to be on the right side of the coming wealth transfer

    If you have not yet read Part 1: The End of Money , available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    The Fed is now flat-out lying to us.

    Jerome Powell insists that the Fed is not printing more money, is not engaging in QE, and is not directly intervening to make stocks go higher in price. But none of this is true.

    In addition, the Fed has reversed course and is steadily cutting rates.  This even as the employment and wage data (if you believe them) have been strong of late.

    So what gives? What could be causing this?

    Hundreds of billions of dollars, printed and injected at a faster pace than in the depths of the Great Financial Crisis is not exactly a comforting sign.

    I am quite certain that something very big is very broken in the background.

    Deutsche Bank might be failing.  That’s a distinct possibility here.  Or it could be massive funding flow reversals from… (Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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    Life Under MMT: A Self-Reinforcing, Inflationary Feedback Loop

    Once it gets started, MMT will quickly destroy the remaining value of fiat currency
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:20 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • The siren song of “free money” programs like MMT and UBI
    • Why these are financial “roach traps”
    • The inevitable inflationary end of our current trajectory
    • What to invest in to protect your wealth

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Could Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Actually Save Us?, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    MMT is a financial Roach Trap — it’s impossible to back out of MMT once it’s launched. The demands for more spending will skyrocket, and there will be no politically viable way to say “no” to additional spending.

    The initial surge of spending will likely be highly successful: as trillions of dollars gush into the economy, spending and tax revenues will leap and the illusion of sustainability will be anchored in the public’s mind and in the media: look, MMT is working just like we said it would! Inflation is still tame.

    Yes, inflation will be tame for a brief honeymoon, as inventories can be drained without raising prices. But once the higher demand races through the supply chain, prices will rise in correlation to scarcity, competing demands, etc.

    One can easily imagine the land rush of special interests and constituencies to demand a new piece of the “free money” pie in this honeymoon phase: “free” medications (at full Big Pharma prices, of course); “free” university (at full tuition, of course); “free” childcare; “free” Social Security increases, and so on in a tsunami of demands.

    Once inflation starts rising, the current rigged methodology of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) will mask it for a time, just as it does now. But eventually, reality will break through the artifice and… (Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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    Off The Cuff: Central Banks Are Net Buyers Of Gold

    How times have changed. Now 'everyone cares' about gold.
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:00 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Jeff Clark discuss:

    • Central banks are now net buyers of gold
    • China and India are buying like crazy
    • Why the gold’s prospects haven’t been this good since 2003
    • Why silver remains the even better bargain at today’s prices

    Several years ago, Grant Williams famously explained bullion’s lackluster price action was because “nobody cares” about gold.

    How times have changed.

    Gold is back at $1,500/oz and appears to be consolidating in preparation of another move higher. As Jeff Clark tells us in this week’s podcast, suddenly EVERYONE seems to care about gold:

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    Why The Fed Will Fail

    Here's the reality it can't print its way out of
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, October 18, 2019, 4:24 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Why we know that something really BIG has the Fed freaking out
    • Why the risk of systemic breakdown is uncomfortably high
    • The key charts that tell the tale: recession ahead!
    • Why, this time, the Fed will fail

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

    Touring through the global and domestic US macro economic data, it’s easy to determine that mounting recessionary forces are in play.

    Everything from sentiment, import/export data, (the lack of) credit growth, shipping rates — all are in alignment; the economy is weakening.

    The responses of the Federal Reserve and Donald Trump are in alignment on one facet of the story; both desperately want the US stock markets to go higher. Trump applies strategic Tweets each day to that effect, and the Fed is printing $2 billion a day in their effort to cause stocks to go higher.

    I think they fail this time. Adding up all the data and risks and I clearly see that…(Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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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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