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    How Will The Coronavirus Impact The Markets?

    It's a true Black Swan event that stocks haven't yet priced in
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 11:10 AM

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    In addition to presenting a major public health risk, the coronavirus is already doing serious economic damage. China, the world’s second-largest economy, is essentially “closed for business” right now.

    The disruption to global trade the coronavirus is likely to cause is going to be material, perhaps severe. And that will have serious negative consequences for the financial markets, which have been (and is still!) trading at the highest valuations in history.

    The coronavirus has all the hallmarks of a true Black Swan event.

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    Off The Cuff: Pre-emptive Strike

    The central planners are desperately fighting the next recession, even though it isn't here yet
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 10:44 AM

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

    • Australia Is Burning
    • The impending shale oil bust
    • Central banking desperation
    • The PP May 2020 seminar

    The evidence is now impossible to refute: the Economic, Energy & Environmental predicaments this site has been warning of for years are now hitting in force. Central banks are panicking, Australia is burning and the shale oil patch is becoming a graveyard for investor capital.

    How desperate is it becoming?

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    WTF: What The Fed?!?

    A video event with Mike Maloney, Grant Williams, Charles Hugh Smith and Chris & Adam
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, January 6, 2020, 8:34 AM

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    Recently, Mike Maloney, Grant Williams, Charles Hugh Smith, Chris Martenson and Adam Taggart all convened to tackle the implications of the price distortions that central bank intervention has had on the financial markets.

    Back in 2018, each one of us was ringing a bell warning of a massive asset price bubble. 2019, however, only saw prices further shoot the moon (S&P up 28%, Nasdaq up 35%). And ever since ‘Not-QE’ was announced by the US Fed on Oct 8th, the rate of increase has only become more manic.

    Exactly WTF is going on?!?

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    Understanding The Keys To Power

    Will be a survival requirement for the coming decade
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 5:20 PM

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    The harsh simple truth is that those who run the system manipulate it to their benefit.

    This is true in both government and industry. Those in power do ‘whatever it takes’ to remain in power and enjoy the fruits of their advantage. Any sort of social ‘duty’ is secondary (at best), and will be sacrificed if necessary.

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    Hello Twenty Twenties!

    Bubbles, bubbles, toil & trouble
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, December 27, 2019, 1:36 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Why today’s ‘magnificent folly’ will unwind in the 2020s
    • The return of Peak Oil
    • Why the pace of change will accelerate faster from here
    • Why time is of the essence for those with the courage to act

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Good Riddance To The ‘Twenty-Teens’, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

     

    This next decade will be a banquet of consequences.

    Our misdeeds and mistakes will all be coming home to roost.

    I certainly hope you are  taking steps to prepare yourself for them. I certainly am.

    The subversion of our free and fair markets has resulted in the most radical, interventionist, large-scale social experiment ever run in the modern developed world.

    The early returns, unless you’re a member of the 0.1%, are dismal across the board.

    The 2020’s will see the unwinding of this magnificent folly. It’s collapse will be extremely painful for the vast majority of humanity.

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    Good Riddance To The ‘Twenty-Teens’

    A decade best shunned & forgotten
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, December 27, 2019, 1:36 PM

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    This is my last report from the good old “twenty-teens”.

    In some respects, they didn’t turn out at all like I thought they would. But in many others, exactly as predicted.

    But, given today’s systemic distortions and deformations, predicting the events of the next ten years will be much easier than it was for the twenty-teens. Largely because there’s little room left down the road to kick the can further.

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    The Federal Reserve Is Directly Monetizing US Debt

    In a very real way, MMT is already here
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 15, 2019, 3:30 PM

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    The Federal Reserve is now directly monetizing US federal debt.

    Sure, it’s not admitting to this. And it’s using several technical jinks and jives to offer a pretense that things are otherwise.

    But it’s not terribly difficult to predict what’s going to happen next: the Federal Reserve will drop the secrecy and start buying US debt openly.

    At a time, mind you, when US fiscal deficits are exploding and foreign buyers are heading for the exits.

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    The End Of Money

    Prepare for the coming wealth transfer
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 1, 2019, 11:03 PM

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    Today we live in a bifurcated economy: it is boom times for some and bust times for others.

    Your personal situation depends largely on how close you fall on the socioeconomic spectrum to the protected elite class, towards which the central banks are directing their money-printing firehoses.

    Why should we care about this bifurcation? History.

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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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    The Importance Of A Resilient Life

    In the end, it will mean all the difference
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 4:00 AM

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    My business partner Adam and I recently met with a successful business owner whose career began on Wall Street. The kind of guy who should be rooting for the system, because it has treated him well.

    Instead, he was quite nervous about the sustainability of the status quo. “Starting in August,” he said, “Maybe it was the Amazon catching fire, maybe it was the negative interest rates – I don’t know for certain what the trigger was – but something has snapped.”

    I agree. Because I feel it, too.

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