Tag Archives: depression

  • Blog

    Jim Rogers: Great Depression 2.0?

    A legendary investor foresees hard times ahead
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 30, 2020, 9:03 AM


    Jim Rogers is not only one of the most successful investors of our era, he’s also an avid scholar of history.

    He looks into the future and sees a terrible reckoning ahead; one he predicts will be “the worst economic crisis of my lifetime” — and Jim is 78 years old.

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    Daily Digest 7/12 – How the BBC Lost the Plot on Brexit, China Closes Door To Recycling

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, July 12, 2018, 1:52 PM

    • Residents of Stockton are set to get $500 a month with no strings attached in bid to boost economy
    • Inflation Is A Policy Decision
    • Merk Research: U.S. Business Chart Book
    • What Happens if I Really Do Run Out of Money in Retirement?
    • How the BBC Lost the Plot on Brexit
    • The Epic Battle Between Breast Milk and Infant-Formula Companies
    • The Big Cycle – Part 2
    • Study Confirms Most Psychopaths Live in Washington D.C.
    • The Downside Risk For Oil
    • Forget the trade war, China won’t take our plastic anymore
    • Trash piles up in US as China closes door to recycling
    • What Footage From 1980s Bike Races Can Teach Us About Climate Change

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Deploy The Flying Pigs!

    All rationality has left the markets
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, October 26, 2015, 9:06 PM


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

    • Looks Like We'll Need A Bigger Bazooka
      • Draghi hints at more QE
    • The Schizophrenic Fed
      • Exploring both raising & lowering rates
    • No Rationality Left
      • Depression-level results RAISES stocks?
    • Banning Physical Cash
      • Still the plan of the central bank cartel

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    Rise a Pauper

    Wealth confiscation is the next stage of the game
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 12:46 AM


    Because of exceptionally poor decision making on the part of Cyprus leadership both before and during the recent crisis, Cyprus is now consigned to a very dark future of economic depression and failure.

    Whatever the jabbering from the Troika, a precedent has now been set.

    The one genie that cannot be placed back into its bottle is the notion that bank depositor accounts are now fair game.  The larger lesson here is that a wealth tax is now one of the solutions on the table for various government authorities across the EU, US, and other developed nations.

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    Predicting the ‘When?’ & ‘How Far?’ of the Next Market Decline

    Meet the Coppock Curve
    by charleshughsmith

    Thursday, June 21, 2012, 10:35 PM


    Executive Summary

    • Technical analysis offers methods for identifying long-term trend changes
    • Introducing the Coppock Curve
    • Why the Coppock Curve indicates a coming decline in the equities markets
    • If correct, it may take 8-15 months to hit the bottom of the decline before a recovery begins
    • Global markets are likely to all go down together, making finding "safe havens" more challenging

    If you have not yet read Part I: When Will Reality Intrude and the Stock Market Hit Bottom?, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    In Part I, we explored the correlation between the stock market and the real economy (tenuous in times of massive intervention) and the probability that the economy’s next trough lies between 10 and 30 weeks in the future.  We then looked to Japan’s Nikkei stock market index as a guide to equities’ performance in eras dominated by debt and deleveraging, and found that the Nikkei’s history suggests a bottom in U.S. stocks could be as far as a year away, in mid-2013.  This aligns with the possibility that the real economy hits a recessionary bottom in late 2012 and the stock market finally reflects that weakness six months later in mid-2013.

    As we look at other evidence supporting a significant decline in stocks, we must keep Part I’s caveats firmly in mind:

    1. It’s possible that equities could rise to previous highs or even reach new highs in the near term, despite the recessionary stagnation of real incomes and growth, as stocks tend to be “lagging indicators” of recession.
    2. Massive monetary easing and fiscal stimulus could push “risk-on” assets (such as stocks) higher, even as the real economy weakens.
    3. Global Corporate America could continue generating profits that would support stock market valuations even as the bottom 80% of U.S. households sees further deterioration in their real incomes and balance sheets.

    These three factors could support a decoupling of the stock market from the “main street” economy as measured by real (inflation adjusted) incomes and household balance sheets.

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  • Daily Prep

    Dealing with Anxiety & Depression

    Tips for increasing your emotional resiliency
    by admin-2

    Friday, February 11, 2011, 7:09 AM


    Great tips for being more emotionally resilient:


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  • Blog

    Straight Talk with James Howard Kunstler: “The World is Going to Get Rounder and Bigger Again”

    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 2:29 PM


    “Straight Talk” features thinking from notable minds who the ChrisMartenson.com audience has indicated that it wants to learn more about. Readers submit the questions they want addressed and our guests take their best crack at answering. The comments and opinions expressed by our guests are their own.

    This week’s Straight Talk contributor is James Howard Kunstler, author and social critic. His better-known works include The Long Emergency, in which he argues that declining oil production will result in the decline of modern industrialized society and compel Americans to return to smaller-scale, localized, semi-agrarian communities; World Made By Hand, and its sequel, The Witch of Hebron, all published by The Atlantic Monthly Press. He writes a weekly blog is also a leading proponent of the movement known as “New Urbanism.” 

    1. When will the average US citizen wake up to the perils of Peak Oil?

    JHK:  When a crisis comparable to the 1973 OPEC embargo — with lines at the filling stations and hefty price-hikes —  whaps them upside the head.

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  • Blog

    Straight Talk with Steve Keen: It’s All About the Debt

    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, November 8, 2010, 3:10 PM


    “Straight Talk” features thinking from notable minds the ChrisMartenson.com audience has indicated it wants to learn more about. Readers submit the questions they want addressed and our guests take their best crack at answering.

    This week’s Straight Talk contributor is Steve Keen, Associate Professor of Economics & Finance at the University of Western Sydney and author of the popular book Debunking Economics and the website Steve Keen’s Debtwatch.  Steve’s research focuses on the dynamics of debt and leads him to believe that debt-deflation is the key issue that will continue to dictate what happens in the global economy.

     1. Much of your research is complex. Can you summarize some of the more important conclusions of your work in ‘layman’s’ terms for us?

    Steve: Sure. My work is complex in part because I reject conventional economic analysis, which has infected how ordinary people think about the world—just as the Ptolemaic view of astronomy infected people’s minds prior to the Copernican revolution. So to explain my work I have to start with where I differ from conventional “neoclassical” economists, who now are rather like Ptolemaic astronomers—who tried to understand what they see in the sky by inventing more and more “spheres” on which heavenly bodies were supposed to rotate, rather than accepting Copernicus’ far simpler model of a solar system centered on the Sun.

    The key ways are that I see the economy as being credit-driven, and out of equilibrium all the time. The economy needs an expanding supply of money to grow, and in our credit-driven economy, most of that expansion is driven by rising debt.

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  • Blog

    What Should I Do? The Basics of Resilience (Part 7 – Protecting Wealth)

    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 10:13 PM


    Note:  This article is part of a series on personal preparation to help you answer the question, “What should I do?”  Our goal is to provide a safe, rational, relatively comfortable experience for those who are just coming to the realization that it would be prudent to take precautionary steps against an uncertain future.  Those who have already taken these basic steps (and more) are invited to help us improve what is offered here by contributing comments, as this content is meant to be dynamic and improve over time.

    Graduates of the Crash Course series emerge aware that, economically speaking, the next twenty years are going to be completely unlike the last twenty years.  This invariably leads to the question, “How do I prepare financially?”

    We have entered some truly treacherous investing waters, where we must question everything and accept nothing, even (and especially) the base assumption that any given currency, be that the US dollar or euro or Yen, will retain its value.  Is a ‘double-dip’ recession coming?  Nobody knows for certain, but all the warning signs are there.  Our view is that it’s best to start thinking about preserving and protecting your wealth now, while you still have that opportunity.  The bottom line here is that you should not be taking your cues from what your neighbors seem to be doing, but instead being sure that your own house is in order.

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – September 12

    by Davos

    Saturday, September 12, 2009, 2:48 PM

    • 4 Out of 4 Stars (Ted Video, H/T GregRoberts)
    • August 2009 FIRE Economy Depression update – Part I: Snowball in Summer (H/T Jeff Borsuk & CM)
    • Chart of the Day
    • Two Beers With Steve – Episode 20 – Investing For Uncertainty
    • American Casino
    • “Feds” “Balance” Sheet (Chart)
    • Insiders sell like there’s no tomorrow
    • 8.5 Billion Stimulus Well Spent Congress! (Video)

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