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    If You Don’t Own Any Bitcoin, Read This

    This week it hit $19,000. What's next?
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12:50 AM

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    Bitcoin's price has gone 'beyond exponential' this week.

    Just yesterday, while I was working on this article, it shot up 22% — from $14,000 to $17,000 (hitting an intraday high of $19,000). And that's after a mind-blowing upwards rocket ride over the past several months. I think it's safe to say that the vicious melt-up in price over such a short timeframe has surpassed the expectations of even the starriest-eyed Bitcoin fanboys.

    The whole world, especially the 99.99% of us that own zero cryptocurrency, is asking: What happens next? And, What should I do?

    Is this insane trajectory going to continue for a lot longer? Do I need to get in now to avoid missing this once-in-lifetime fortune-making opportunity?

    Or is this a classic bubble blow-off top? Is this the deadliest time to enter, right before the price implodes?

     

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    When The Bubbles Burst…

    How bad will it get? And how should you prepare?
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, December 2, 2017, 4:58 AM

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    Executive Summary

    • It's Time To Name The Guilty
    • The Gross Global Mis-Pricing Of Risk
    • The New Fed Looks Even Worse Than The Old
    • What You Should Do To Prepare

    If you have not yet read Part 1: You're Just Not Prepared For What’s Coming, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    So I just want to raise my hand here and say that I am in favor of handing out serious punishments to the central bankers who negligently placed all but a very tiny few directly into harm’s way, knowingly and maliciously.  They knew they were harming pensions, savers, retirees, the young, the poor and the middle-classes.   They knew what they were doing was harming an entire generation of young people, fostering a deeply unfair and ultimately dangers wealth and income gap, and backstopping bank losses even (especially?) when those banks did stupid things that deserved losses. 

    Yet they insisted and they persisted.  And here we are, with the third set of bubbles in 20 years and the largest wealth and income gaps in all of history.  I say the people responsible should be held accountable.

    This Time Is Going To Be Different?

    When these bubbles burst, and trust me they will, the aftermath is going to be especially ugly.  Like all bubbles, we’ll discover that a vast amount of lending took place towards ideas and projects and in support of spending habits that really should not have been undertaken.

    Credit bubbles always end up making a pile of loans to really derelict ideas.  This time is no different, except the scale is so much larger.  There are so many bright red warning lights that it’s difficult to figure out which ones to convey.

    Like the charts above, each one of these next charts could easily be an entire meditation that, if deeply understood, would reveal the whole story.  So settle in, take a deep breath and please consider the following.

    First up, we have this deeply shocking chart for which the data has only gotten more shocking in recent months…

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    You’re Just Not Prepared For What’s Coming

    Not even close
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, December 2, 2017, 4:57 AM

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    All bubbles burst — painfully of course. That’s their very nature. Mathematically, it's impossible for half or more of a bubble's participants to close out their positions for a gain. But in reality, it's even worse. Being generous, maybe 10% manage to get out in time.

    That means the remaining 90% don’t. For these bagholders, the losses will range from 'painful' to 'financially fatal'.

    Which brings us to the conclusion that a similar proportion of people will be emotionally unprepared for the bursting of these bubbles.  Again, playing the odds, I'm talking about you

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    The Importance Of Knowing

    Without insight, action is useless
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 4:20 AM

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    At Peak Prosperity, we strive to help people advance in three key areas: KnowingDoing and Being.

    Doing and Being are the resilience-building steps we recommend. Helping folks develop their own personal action plans in these areas is the main focus of the seminars we run.

    But Knowing? That's the essential first part to master. Without sufficient understanding and insight to guide you, any action you take is merely groping in the dark.

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    Off The Cuff: Increasing Signs The Long Bubble Cycle Is Ending

    Long-standing trends are beginning to reverse
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:01 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

    • End-Of-Cycle Signals
      • Long-standing trends are changing
    • Big Trouble In Saudi Arabia
      • Now a powderkeg with a short, lit fuse
    • Central Bank Culpability
      • It's scary how such powerful entities are so clueless
    • Bitcoin Today, Gold Tomorrow
      • Hot capital will seek trusted shelter when crisis arrives

    In this podcast, John enumerates the growing number of market indicators he sees that suggest major trend changes are afoot in the economy. He believes the long-standing bull cycle, now at bubble-level extreme asset valuations, is set to reverse.

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    What Could Pop The Everything Bubble?

    A crisis that can't be solved by just printing more dollars
    by Peak Prosperity Admin

    Saturday, October 28, 2017, 12:37 PM

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    What Could Pop The Everything Bubble?

    A crisis that can't be solved by just printing more dollars
    by charleshughsmith

    Saturday, October 28, 2017, 5:37 AM

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    The policy of creating trillions in new currency and buying trillions in assets has inflated an 'Everything' Bubble — a bubble in all the asset classes being supported or purchased by central banks and their proxies.

    Many observers wonder: What, if anything, can pop this?

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    The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

    Tom Petty's anthem for today's investors
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, October 5, 2017, 9:21 PM

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    The stock market is now 70% higher than it was as the previous bubble peak immediately preceding the 2008 Great Financial Crisis.

    Reflect for a moment how painful the crash from Sept 2008-March 2009 was. How much more painful will a crash from today's much dizzier heights be?

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    Who’s Going To Eat The Losses?

    The only question that matters regarding today's markets
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, September 9, 2017, 3:25 AM

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    Younger generations that are being asked (goaded?) to step into an increasingly flawed future begin to resist. Which is completely understandable. They have nothing to gain if the status quo continues.

    At the same time, the older generations mostly just settle into a stubborn insistence that everything will be fine if everyone will just do more of precisely what got us into the mess in the first place. Younger people should step up to make sure Medicare/Social Security/pensions remain fully funded, and buy the financial assets and homes of downsizing seniors at top dollar. The boomers have everything to lose if the status quo changes.

    What happens when a culture’s dominant narratives are not just unsatisfactory, but entirely unworkable? 

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    Signs Of Distress

    The need to change is becoming more obvious than ever
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, August 12, 2017, 2:06 AM

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    The world is edging closer to the final moments after which everything will be forever changed.

    Grand delusions, perpetuated over decades, will finally hit the limits of reality and collapse in on themselves.

    We’re over-budget and have eaten deeply into the principal balances of all of our main trust accounts. We are ecologically overdrawn, financially insolvent, monetarily out past the Twilight Zone, consuming fossil fuels (as in literally eating them), and adding 80,000,000 net souls to the planet’s surface — each year! — without regard to the consequences.

    Someday there will be hell to pay financially, economically, and ecologically as there simply isn’t any way to maintain these overdrafts forever. Reality does not renegotiate. Its deal terms aren't compromisable.

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