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    Is This Downturn A Repeat of 2008?

    Crashes differ, so be cautious about your assumptions
    by charleshughsmith

    Monday, January 7, 2019, 9:50 AM

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    Are we in a repeat of the global financial meltdown and recession of 2008-09? The sharp drop in equities is certainly reminiscent of 2008. Indeed, the December decline is the worst in a decade. Or are we entering a different kind of recession, the equivalent of uncharted waters?

    And if we are entering a recession, what can central banks and governments do to ease the financial pain and damage? We can’t be sure of much, but we can be relatively confident central banks and states will respond to the cries to “do something.”  This poses two questions: what actions can central banks/states take, and will those policies work or will they backfire and make the recession worse?

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    Daily Digest 1/2 – The Science Of Loneliness, Stop Reading What Facebook Tells You To Read

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 5:56 PM

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    • The Science Of Loneliness
    • The dark side of your $5 Footlong: Business owners say it could bite them
    • These Will Be the Big Stories of 2018
    • Stop reading what Facebook tells you to read
    • Too much screening has misled us about real cancer risk factors, experts say
    • Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work
    • It's Time For Innovators To Take Responsibility For Their Creations
    • Americans Will Eat a Record Amount of Meat in 2018

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    Betrayal!

    The pervasive & defining crime of our age
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12:35 AM

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    Let me apologize in advance for what may be an upsetting piece of writing for some of you. If you're in a state of shock or exhaustion from recent events, perhaps you should skip this one.

    I don't offer this analysis in order to further distress anyone — but until you understand what is happening and how that influences your psychological state, you'll remain the emotional equivalent of a rag doll shaken to-and-fro by events.

    Such understanding may not bring you to a place of calm acceptance. But it will set you free.

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    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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    The Time Thief

    How the Fed steals from tomorrow (and today, too)
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, July 13, 2017, 2:14 AM

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    Recently, the Federal Reserve has been on a mission to boost stock prices and make sure that no financial crises ever happen again.

    They’ve been doing this by explicitly propping up financial markets (and, I believe, suppressing others) in ways that enrich the speculator class generally, and the big banks specifically.

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    Off The Cuff: No More Financial Crises “In Our Lifetime”

    Did Janet Yellen really just say that???
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 30, 2017, 6:04 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris discusses:

    • Market Jitters
      • What will happen if the central banks turn off the money?
    • No More Financial Crises "In Our Lifetime"
      • Did Janet Yellen really just say that???
    • Our States Are Falling Into Bankruptcy…
      • Illinois, Connecticut, Maine & more
    • While The Banks Get Even Fatter
      • Income from excess reserves to rise to $50 Trillion by 2019

    This week, Chris takes a moment to share his thoughts in depth on where we are in the global debt saga. The overhang is getting worse, growth is not riding to the rescue as hoped, and the central banks are running out of both smoke and mirrors to keep the game continuing. Should the $200 billion monthly bonanza of central bank liquidity start decreasing — as is now being increasingly discussed — expect markets to go south quickly.

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    The Federal Reserve Is Destroying America

    And wait until you hear what they're getting away with now
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, May 27, 2017, 3:50 AM

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    The Federal Reserve is destroying America. 

    It might have good intentions, but it's working with bad models. Ones that lead to truly horrible outcomes.

    One of the chief failings of central banks is that they are slaves to an impossible idea; the notion that humans are free to pursue perpetual exponential economic growth on a finite planet. 

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    The End Of Money

    Our first live event on our new webinar platform
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:27 PM

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    Today's lofty asset prices are dependent on one thing far beyond all else: continued massive amounts of liquidity injected each and every month by the world's central banks.

    Over $12 trillion in "thin air" money has been printed up by the world's central banks since the start of the Great Recession. And so far in 2017, a fresh $200 billion is added to the pile each month(!)

    This makes the future price trajectory for stocks, bonds, real estate and nearly every other asset class more dependent on central bank policy than at any time in history. Investors need to ask: What are the central banks most likely to do next, and what will the repercussions be?

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