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  • Podcast

    Tan Liu: Why Many Of Today’s Most-Owned Stocks Are Ponzi Schemes

    Too much phantom wealth vs cash flow
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, February 14, 2019, 4:45 PM

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    Stocks provide a return to today’s investors via two mechanisms: dividends and capital gains.

    Dividends provide and income stream which can be quantiatively values. Capital gains result from speculation — an expectation that future dividends will be higher than the market currently expects.

    But what’s the value of a company that continuously pays no dividends and does not appear as if it ever will in the foreseeable future?

    Former financier and current statistician Tan Liu, author of the recent book The Ponzi Factor: The Simple Truth About Investment Profits explains how many of today’s perpetually dividend-less companies traded on the public market are operating as ponzi schemes by definition.

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    A Primer On Investing For Inflation-Adjusting Income

    How to build sustainable passive investment income
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, February 1, 2019, 12:11 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Understanding the benefits and risks of the notable options for passive income:
      • Cash & Cash Equivalents
      • Bonds/Loans
      • Dividend-Yielding Stocks
      • Real Estate
      • Business Ownership Through Private Equity/Private Placements/Local Investing
      • Royalites
      • Annuities

    If you have not yet read Part 1: The Primacy Of Income, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    “Financial independence” is defined by most as having enough passive income to cover all of your living expenses. While a worthy goal for all of us, even partially achieving that state will make your life tremendously less stressful than the hundreds of millions (in the US alone) who fall far short of it — and will only fall farther behind during the next deflationary wave when asset prices fall, job losses spike, and government subsidies become more scarce.

    In Part 1, we laid out the rationale for why investing for income is becoming more important than ever as the Era Of Gains draws to an end.

    Those who put in place a diversified portfolio of relatively low-risk passive income streams, inflation-adjusting and tax-advantaged wherever possible, should be much more financially resilient than the general masses after today's Everything Bubble ruptures.

    The good news is that there's a variety of options worth considering when constructing such a portfolio of income streams. Here in this primer, we identify many of the most noteworthy along with their general benefits and risks.

    The challenge, of course, comes in the application of this information. Which options are best for you, given your specific situation, needs, goals, and risk appetite?

    As always, let me make a few things absolutely clear. The information presented below is NOT personal financial advice and is provided for educational purposes only

    And as always, we recommend working with a professional financial adviser to build an investment plan customized to your own needs and objectives. (If you do not have a financial adviser or do not feel comfortable with your current adviser's expertise in the market risks we discuss here at PeakProsperity.com, consider scheduling a free consultation with our endorsed adviser)

    Suffice it to say, any investment ideas sparked by this report should be reviewed with your financial adviser before taking any action. Am I being excessively repetitive here in order to drive this point home? Good…

    With the above said, the primer below should give you plenty of food for thought for how you may wish to design your own income-generating portfolio.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 12/3 – NAFTA Formally Canceled, Our Deficits May Finally Be Coming Home To Roost

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, December 3, 2018, 1:28 PM

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    • Trump will formally cancel NAFTA to press Congress to approve new trade deal
    • Trump, Xi Agree to Temporary Truce in Bid to Contain Trade War
    • Economic Winter And The Coming End Of Globalization
    • Our deficits may finally be coming home to roost
    • “I Hereby Confess Judgment”
    • No Charges Will Be Filed Against The Migrants Arrested In The US Border Clash That Ended With Tear Gas
    • News Networks Fall Short on Climate Story as Dolphins Die on the Beach
    • Dozens injured as 22 tornadoes reported in central Illinois
    • We broke down what climate change will do, region by region
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    Off The Cuff: The Great Retirement Con

    Why long-term investment returns will be elusive from here
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, March 25, 2016, 1:48 PM

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

    • Over-Complacency
      • The market has basically ignored the Brussels attacks
    • The Great Retirement Con
      • Why long-term investment returns will be elusive from here
    • Good-bye Future Gains
      • Future profits have already been pulled into today's stock prices
    • Disappearing Dividends
      • The largest source of wealth creation is nowhere to be found

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    The Structural Endgame of the Fiscal Cliff

    It's not just a temporary political event
    by charleshughsmith

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 6:51 PM

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    To understand this endgame, we need to start with the financial and political basics of wealth and power in the U.S.

    1.  Wealth and thus political power are highly concentrated.  The dynamics of rising wealth disparity and the increasing concentration of wealth are debatable; the disparity is not.  Roughly 70% of all financial wealth is held by the top 5%; within this top layer of ownership, the top ½ of 1% hold an outsized share.

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  • Blog

    Guest Post: Investing In One Lesson

    by machinehead

    Friday, September 17, 2010, 1:20 AM

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    by machinehead

    Many of you will recognize today’s author from his insightful comments that appear frequently across ChrisMartenson.com.

    It sucks to try earning income from investments these days. Until about ten years ago, most folks assumed they could make an easy 5 percent from safe, risk-free vehicles such as T-bills or CDs. With $500,000 saved, you could generate $25,000 in annual income. Them days are gone! Today, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s Japanese-style ZIRP (Zero Interest Rate Policy) regime, one-year T-bills yield only 0.25%, while one-year CDs average 1.25% — a mere $6,250 annually on a $500,000 account.

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  • Blog

    No Raise, Fewer Jobs, Less Dividends, Less Credit = No Economic Growth.

    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, April 9, 2009, 4:34 PM

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    Note: This blog post is a bit longer than usual…in it I add up the cumulative impacts of changes in income and credit on the overall economy.

    Much is being trumpeted by the government and the press about “the bottom being in” and that a recovery is right around the corner. The recent stock market gains are being used as a primary source of evidence for this idea.

    But is the stock market a good indicator of anything? We might note, somewhat critically, that the stock market did a terrible job of predicting the downturn (see below) and wonder why it should be any better at predicting the recovery.

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