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  • Blog

    What To Do With Your Cash?

    Is it folly to hold cash right now? Or brilliant?
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, July 22, 2017, 4:19 AM

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    Have you moved a material percentage of your financial portfolio to cash? Have you become so concerned about the meteoric ramp upwards in asset prices that you find it wiser instead to move to the sidelines, build "dry powder", and wait to re-enter the markets at saner valuations?

    If so, you have my sympathies.

    The past 5+ years have been brutal for savers pursuing this strategy. I know this well, as I'm one of those folks, too.

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  • Podcast

    G. Edward Griffin: Exposing The Creature From Jekyll Island

    Hard truths from the man who wrote the book on the Fed
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, April 23, 2017, 7:25 PM

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    G. Edward Griffin, the author of the seminal book on the formation of the Federal Reserve, The Creature of Jekyll Island, joins the podcast this week to add his perspective to our ongoing critical examination of the Fed and the impact its actions are having on society.

    Ed's decades of research and critique of the Federal Reserve, sadly, have left him with conclusions that corroborate our own. Despite its carefully-crafted image as an essential public servant, Griffin concludes it is anything but. It is a private cartel that has connived its way to tremendous advantage and power, secretly (and not-so-secretly) plundering the American people of their treasure and freedoms.

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    Banks Are Evil

    It's time to get painfully honest about this
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12:05 AM

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    I don't talk to my classmates from business school anymore, many of whom went to work in the financial industry.

    Why?

    Because, through the lens we use here at PeakProsperity.com to look at the world, I've increasingly come to see the financial industry — with the big banks at its core — as the root cause of injustice in today's society. I can no longer separate any personal affections I might have for my fellow alumni from the evil that their companies perpetrate.

    And I'm choosing that word deliberately: Evil.

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    Off The Cuff: The World’s Banking System Is On The Precipice

    It's as vulnerable (or more) as during 2008
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, August 11, 2016, 11:02 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

    • The World's Baking System Is On The Precipice
      • It's as vulnerable (or more) as during 2008
    • Stocks & Bonds Hit All-Time Highs
      • We're in a chimera market right now
    • Central Control Is Tightening
      • Dissent is being squashed wherever possible
    • Real Wages Are Declining
      • Good luck squashing that dissent when folks can't feed their families…

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  • Blog

    The Return Of Crisis

    Suddenly banks everywhere are in deep, deep trouble
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 4:28 AM

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    Financial markets the world over are increasingly chaotic and either retreating or plunging.  Our view is that there’s a gigantic market crash in our future and it’s possible that this has started now.

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    What The Heck Just Happened?!?

    Prepare for more bruising days ahead in the markets
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 4:37 AM

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    Okay… time to take a deep breath.

    Today was an historic market day.  First for the computer driven plunge that was seemingly unstoppable, and then for the heroic rescue that at one point brought the whole mess back to green (Nasdaq) or close to it (S&P and Dow).

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  • Podcast

    Nomi Prins: The Sinister Evolution Of Our Modern Banking System

    Because we're all about those banks, 'bout those banks...
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, February 1, 2015, 3:06 AM

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    Today, the 'revolving door' connecting our political and financial systems is evident to anyone with eyes. But this entwined relationship between Washington DC and Wall Street is nothing new, predating even the formation of the Federal Reserve. 

    In this well-detailed interview, Nomi Prins goes into depth of the rationale and process behind the creation of the Federal Reserve, and more important, how its mandate — and the behavior of the banking system overall — metastasized into the every-banker-for-himself regime of sanctioned theft we now live with.

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    Money Creation: Banks – Crash Course Chapter 7

    Get ready for your mind to be repelled
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:14 AM

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    Chapter 7 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below.

    As a follow-on to the previous chapter explaining the nature of fiat money, this week's video details one of the two methods by which it is created: fractional reserve banking. As John Kenneth Galbraith famously stated "The process by which money is created is so simple the mind is repelled."

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    2013 Year in Review

    Austerity is not a policy
    by David Collum

    Friday, December 20, 2013, 5:36 PM

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    Every year, friend-of-the-site David Collum writes a detailed "Year in Review" synopsis full of keen perspective and plenty of wit. This year's is no exception. Moreover, he has graciously selected PeakProsperity.com as the site where it will be published in full. It's quite longer than our usual posts, but worth the time to read in full.

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