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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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  • Blog

    Could Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Actually Save Us?

    Spoiler alert: no. But that doesn't mean we won't try it.
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:19 PM

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    The problem is we’re misallocating capital, resources and labor on a vast scale. That’s the problem.

    Adding more currency and capacity/”growth” via programs like MMT doesn’t fix this problem; it actually makes it worse.

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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 Fed Is Lying To Us

    "When it becomes serious, you have to lie"
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, October 18, 2019, 4:23 PM

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    The recent statements from the Federal Reserve and the other major world central banks (the ECB, BoJ, BoE and PBoC) are alarming because their actions are completely out of alignment with what they’re telling us.

    Their words seek to soothe us that “everything’s fine” and the global economy is doing quite well. But their behavior reflects a desperate anxiety.

    Put more frankly; we’re being lied to.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Not-QE & Negative Interest Rates

    (Attempting) to make sense of the bizarro new normal
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:30 PM

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

    • Deconstructing the Fed’s new Not-QE program
    • What would life under negative US interest rates look like?
    • How the rich are using hard assets to protect their wealth
    • Life strategies for a low-energy future

    So much ground to cover… John Rubino returns this week to discuss the recent Not-QE program announced by the Fed. What exactly will it be? And why is the Fed implementing it now?

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  • Blog
    China trade agreement

    Did Everything Just Change?

    How material are this week's QE & China deal announcements?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:53 PM

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    With this week’s twin announcements of new QE and a partial China trade agreement, the bulls are suddenly having the time of their lives.

    So, does this mean happy days have returned? Have we been rescued from the mountain data warning of an economic slowdown and lower asset prices? Does the Fed — and now China, too — have our back again?

    Is it time for investors to become optimistic once more?

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Understanding The Trouble With Repo Rates

    Is a liquidity crisis brewing?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:10 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss:

    • What is the repo rate?
    • Why did the rate suddenly skyrocket?
    • Why a liquidity crisis is so dangerous
    • Will the Fed really start up QE again?

    Something completely unexpected happened this week. Banks started running out of cash reserves. As a result, the cost for them to borrow money overnight — the repo rate — suddenly skyrocketed, taking the banking system and the Federal Reserve by surprise.

    While the situation appears under control for now, it is not a good sign nor a healthy one for the financial system.

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  • Insider

    (Another Bonus!) Off The Cuff: Why Negative Rates Won’t Work

    The logic supporting them is just plain wrong
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 10:46 AM

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

    • Why Negative Rates Won’t Work
    • Why We Won’t Bounce Out Of The Next Recession
    • The Rich & Poor Alike Will Suffer In The Next Downturn
    • The Only Official ‘Plan’ B Is Panic At This Point

    Recorded two weeks ago, we’ve only just now had the space to run this podcast. In it, John Rubino does a masterful job breaking down why negative rates are unnatural for a reason — they simply don’t do anything positive for the economy.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: The Structural Supply Shortage Of Silver

    It's still too low to be profitable for many producers
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 4:27 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Jeff Clark discuss:

    • Why The Recent Gold Breakout Is For Real
    • Why Lower Interest Rates Will Boost Gold Demand
    • Why Silver’s Price Will Need To Go Much Higher
    • Why Investors May Find PMs Hard To Obtain During The Next Crash

    We delayed this podcast a week in order to rush the one with Axel Merk out right after the latest Fed announcement. But it’s no less important.

    Precious metals analyst Jeff Clark explains why the new bull market in precious metals is ‘for real’, and why higher prices and scarcer supply in store — especially in the case of silver.

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  • Blog

    Why Common Knowledge Changes The World

    The private understanding that we're in trouble is suddenly becoming realized by the public
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 16, 2019, 4:03 PM

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    For those paying attention, there have been plenty of signs indicating that financial asset prices are dangerously overvalued and that the decade-long economic expansion is reversing towards recession.

    But the mainstream — until just recently — has refused to see this.

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