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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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  • Insider
    Federal Reserve

    Off The Cuff: Decoding This Week’s Fed Minutes

    Could the US really eventually see negative interest rates?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 21, 2019, 2:24 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Axel Merk discuss:

    • Decoding The Fed’s Latest Commentary
      • Cuts are coming = expect more bad news on the economy
    • The Uncertainty Principle
      • By reacting, the Fed may be creating the conditions it wants to avoid
    • Gold Looking Good
      • Lower real rates will push the gold price higher
    • How Low Will Interest Rates Go?
      • Could the US really go negative?

    This week  both the ECB and the Federal Reserve gave the market the soothing words it wanted to hear: any weakness will be met with rate cuts. And perhaps revived asset purchase programs.

    Is this really wise with interest rates already so low and a global recession unfolding? And how low, really, is the Fed prepared to go with US interest rates? Axel, who maintains a dialog with Fed insiders, does his best in this week’s podcast to decode what Mario Draghi and Jerome Powell are planning.

    Click to listen to a sample of this Off the Cuff Podcast or Enroll today to access the full audio as well as all of PeakProsperity.com’s other premium content.

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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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  • Podcast

    Sven Henrich: It's Make Or Break Time For The Markets

    Stocks are poised to break big, one way or the other
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, April 1, 2019, 4:46 PM

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    It's make or break time in the markets cautions Sven Henrick, technical analyst and lead market strategist for Northman Trader.

    His weekly flurry of trendline charts warn that the major indexes have been compressing in rising wedges that increasingly point to a binary outcome: either a massive new leg up that will result in the market making new all time highs, or a bad breadown that could waterfall into a 2008-style correction.

    His reams of data increasingly suggest that today's global elevated asset prices are in no way justified by the fundamentals of the underlying world economies. And that someday — perhaps quite soon — a reckoning long overdue will occur.

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  • Daily Prep
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    How To Choose The Right Size Fiskars Axe

    Selecting the right tool for you
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 4:01 AM

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    A quick and informative video on how to choose the right Fiskars splitting axe for your size and strength. Bigger is not always better.  Happy chopping.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 10/31 – IL Public Pensions Costing Taxpayers, Australian Debt Levels Rated Riskiest In The World

    by DailyDigest

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 2:17 PM

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    • More California cops and firefighters are paying for their pensions. Is it too late?
    • Reports: Growing number of $100,000-plus public pensions in Illinois cost taxpayers
    • India considers IL&FS sale among options to end debt crunch
    • Italy's debt costs rise further at auction
    • Australians face $700b wealth wipe-out as debt levels rated riskiest in the world: Morgan Stanley
    • Treasury Sees 2018 Borrowing Needs Surging to $1.34 Trillion
    • UK budget doesn't alter view of high public debt: Moody's
    • Whopping 62 percent of jobs don't support middle-class life after accounting for cost of living
    • Debt Alarm Ringing
    • Treasury Sees 2018 Borrowing Needs Surging to $1.34 Trillion

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  • Podcast

    Ted Butler: New Hope For Higher Silver Prices

    How silver's oppressor may end up being its savior
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:37 PM

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    Precious metals analyst Ted Butler returns to the podcast this week to discuss the long-suffering silver price.

    Will the beatings continue? Or is there finally reason to believe that, after seven painful years of languishing, silver may finally see a brighter future?

    Butler predicts a turning point is nigh. And ironically, he thinks silver's savior will be the same cultprit responsible for keeping the price suppressed for all these years:

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 7/6 – Good News Friday: How To Rewild Yourself, Now Is The Time To Buy Gold

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, July 6, 2018, 3:25 PM

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    • My advice after a year without tech: rewild yourself
    • “Find your passion” is bad advice, say Yale and Stanford psychologists
    • Combining Antibiotis May Stave Off Future Superbugs
    • Precious Metals Price Outlook: Buy Now
    • As The Currency Reset Begins – Get Gold As It Is “Where The Whole World Is Heading”
    • The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber
    • Why Millennials Should Invest In Agriculture
    • The Nature Conservancy: 2018 Photo Contest Winners

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  • Podcast

    Doug Noland: There Will Be No Way Out When This Market Bubble Bursts

    Financial assets will become toxic to hold
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, December 11, 2017, 7:07 PM

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    This week Doug Noland joins the podcast to discuss what he refers to as the "granddaddy of all bubbles".

    He certainly shares our views that prices in nearly every financial asset class have become remarkably distorted due to central bank intervention, first with Greenspan's actions to backstop the markets in the late-1980's, and more recently (and more egregiously) with the combined central banking cartel's massive and sustained liquidity injections in the years following the Great Financial Crisis.

    All of which has blown the biggest inter-connected set of asset price bubbles the world has ever seen. Noland foresees tremendous losses as inevitable, as the central banks lose control of the monstrosity they have created:

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  • Podcast

    Richard Sylla: This Is An Inherently Dangerous Moment In History

    Low interest rates are causing distortions & mis-allocations
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, August 7, 2017, 6:42 PM

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    "The rates we’ve had in recent years, including right now, are the lowest in history. The book that I co-authored on the history of interest rates traces back to the code of Hammurabi, Babylonian civilization, Greek and Roman civilization, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and early modern history right up to the present. And I can assure our listeners that the rates that they’re experiencing right now are the lowest in human history."

    So says Richard Sylla, Professor Emeritus of Economics and the Former Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets at New York University's Stern School of Business. He is also co-author of the book A History Of Interest Rates

    We invited Professor Sylla onto the podcast after hearing his work favorably referenced by the panel convened at the recent hearing held by the US Congress titled: “The Federal Reserve’s Impact on Main Street, Retirees and Savings.”

    Based on his deep study across the scope of millennia of human history, Sylla warns we are at a dangerous moment in time.

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