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  • Blog

    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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  • Insider

    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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  • Blog

    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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  • Blog

    Realistically, What’s Left To Power Asset Prices Higher?

    The case to short the markets continues to build
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 27, 2019, 2:29 PM

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    Here we are again. The markets are within a few percentage points of their all-time highs, but just can’t seem to muster the momentum to break out above them.

    We saw similar conditions back in March/April and then again in July. Both times, the S&P dropped sharply after failing to remain above 3,000.

    Both situations presented profitable opportunities to short stocks.

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  • Blog

    It’s The Pace Of Change That Kills You

    And it has now sped up beyond our means to control it
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 6, 2019, 3:39 PM

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    The Powers That Be, like central bankers and politicians, are only human. They err. They have to operate with imperfect information.

    But they are also mostly untrained in systems thinking, resource limits, and other such necessary fields — which they could correct for if they cared or dared.

    But they aren’t. And because of this, the pace and the scope of the changes happening are beyond their powers of comprehension, let alone their powers to fix.

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  • Podcast

    Steve Keen: Could A Debt Jubilee Really Work?

    One way or another, we're going to have to address the $trillions of outstanding bad debts
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 10:58 AM

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    Over the past decade, the world’s central banks have distorted the price of money by bringing interest rates to record lows.

    With credit so cheap, asset prices have risen dramatically as companies and governments have borrowed to the hilt.

    And now with the “Everything Bubble” threatening to burst (perhaps in mid-bursting already?), we’re suddenly realizing that the phantom asset price gains were ephemeral, while the debts are permanent.

    How will the economy cope with dangerously overleveraged nations, industries and households? Not well.

    To discuss this massive problem and propose some potential solutions is Steve Keen, professor of economics at Kingston University in London and author of Debunking Economics.

    Click the play button below to listen to Chris’ interview with Steve Keen (59m:55s).

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  • Blog

    Overdosing On Crazy Pills

    If you think everything's OK, you're nuts
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, July 26, 2019, 3:49 PM

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    If you prefer to listen to this article, read by its author Chris Martenson, click the player here below: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Sometimes an otherwise-forgettable movie will be lifted up out of obscurity by the internet and made into a useful meme. In the movie Zoolander Will Ferrell’s character, ‘Jacobim Mugatu,’ screams the line “I feel like…

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  • Blog

    ‘Somebody’ Finally Cares About Gold

    And now that $1,400/oz has been breached, there's plenty of room to run
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:34 PM

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    On Tuesday, Mario Draghi apparently went rogue on his fellow policymakers and launched into a swan song version of his all-time hit “Whatever it takes”. The next day, Jerome Powell at the Fed confirmed his willingness to ease and let the market know he stands ready to cut rates multiple times over the next year.

    That — plus a downed US drone patrolling the Iran border — poured gasoline on gold, which spiked as high as $1,410/oz, finally breaking free of the $1,350 ceiling that had blocked its advance for years.

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    It's 2016 All Over Again. Or Is It?

    The fate of the global economy rides on the answer
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, April 20, 2019, 7:59 AM

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    Conditions today mirror 2016, when growing weakness in the global economy and wobbling financial markets caused the world’s central banks to absolutely freak out.

    They responded by dumping more thin-air money into the system than ever before in history. And it worked (for them at least). Economic growth stabilized; and the prices of stocks, real estate, and other assets enjoyed another three-year joyride.

    Similary, as things started getting shaky in late 2018, the same playbook was deployed. And again, we've seen stocks rocket upwards ever since. 

    But will the strategy actually work this time?  It's unclear. And a lot is riding on the answer.

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    The Bull(y) Rally

    Something unnatural is going on
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, April 14, 2019, 3:00 PM

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    “A bully is always a coward.”

    ~ Thomas Chandler Haliburton

    The current market rally is like a playground bully; shoving to the ground anyone in its path.

    But like all bullies, the braggadocio belies an underlying cowardice.

    Those in charge of the status quo must be absolutely terrified to resort to the unnatural lengths they are going to right now to keep the current rally intact.

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