Tag Archives: Federal Reserve

  • Insider

    Into The Light: 8 Steps For Surviving What’s Coming

    You'll be a lot better off later for taking these actions now
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, June 26, 2020, 5:45 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • The implications of the Federal Reserve’s massive mistakes
    • The (many) indicators I am watching most closely right now
    • The 8 steps I recommend *everyone* take right now
    • Additional steps I’ve been taking to prepare in my own life over the past 3 months

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Into Darkness: Where The Fed Is Leading Us, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    I’ve been tracking full-time the macro developments driving the world for nearly 20 years now, and at no point have I been this concerned where things are headed. And that’s saying a *lot*.

    So I’ve produced the following hour long video walking you through in great detail the key indicators that worry me and suggest a breakdown of the status quo is a lot closer at hand than most folks imagine.

    I don’t like to simply sound the alarm; I much prefer to offer positive actions we can take to protect ourselves from the coming challenges — and perhaps prosper through them, given the prudent steps we take now. So I give recommendations for 8 steps everyone should be taking now, and share additional preparations I’ve been making in my own life over the recent three months.

    Why is this restricted to Peak Prosperity’s premium subscribers? Two main reasons:

    One — we reserve our best analysis and most directive guidance for the paying members whose financial support makes operating this site possible. Also, I’m willing to share my “best guess” thinking with this private audience on the really tricky questions facing us; I wouldn’t feel comfortable having that level of speculation out in the public realm.

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  • Blog

    The Fed May Be Worse Than Covid-19

    Its 'rescue' may do more damage to society in the long run
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 19, 2020, 12:35 PM

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    It’s way past time for society to realize the truth and stop believing the Fed’s pitch that it’s the hero riding to the rescue in this story. It’s not.

    It’s the villain who created the injustices we’re sick of. And it’s “rescue” efforts are simply a trojan horse for using a crisis of its own making to enrich its stakeholders further.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Our Runaway Debt Is Hurtling Towards The End Of The Line

    Why the central banks will crash the the economy, one way or another
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, June 15, 2020, 8:00 AM

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

    • Why runaway debt has taken us beyond the point of no return
    • Why this very predictably will end in a fiat currency crisis/collapse
    • Why to expect more civil unrest
    • In the short term, expect MMT, market volatility and accelerating inequity

    The events we’ve been predicting for over a decade are now happening at an accelerating pace. That tremendous pile of global debt we’ve been warning of? It’s exploding higher. The US alone just added a full $1 trillion(!) in government debt in the month of May.

    The world is so over-leveraged right now that interest rates can never be (willingly) allowed to rise again, else the entire economic system will crash. Once we accept that conclusion, the actions of the central banks and their implications become simple to predict. The sad reality is, as John explains below, is that they are trapped on a trajectory that will inevitably crash the system anyways…

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  • Blog

    Making Sense Of An Increasingly Insensible World

    Creating purpose and fulfillment within a failing system
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, June 13, 2020, 3:12 AM

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    What the heck is going on?

    I hear this a lot these days. Developments are happening too quickly to process for many folks, creating a persisting cloud of confusion.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Waking Up To A Changed World

    Covid has unleashed decades-worth of transformation all at once
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, June 1, 2020, 5:03 PM

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

    • How covid has accelerated decades-worth of change
    • Why industries & social behavior are permanently affected
    • It will take years for the new landscape to stabilize
    • Why the economic pain and inequality will lead to greater social unrest

    Covid-19 has forced an immediate and permanent transformation of the global status quo, and we are in the early stages of understanding exactly how. But it is becoming clear that the pains involved will not be over quickly and that things will take years to stabilize.

    Wolf explains how everything from jobs, to home prices, to social behavior, to financial assets will continue to be buffeted well into 2021, and how the actions of the Federal Reserve are exacerbating the complaints of injustice that underlie the multiplying protests around the nation.

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  • Blog

    WTF: What The Fed?!? (Round 2)

    Williams, Maloney, Martenson, Smith: "Trillions more reasons to be concerned"
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 15, 2020, 9:18 PM

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    Back in mid-January, Grant Williams, Mike Maloney, Charles Hugh Smith, Chris Martenson and I sat down for an in-depth discussion on the dangerous distortions to financial markets and the global economy that central bank intervention is causing.

    So, if this group of experts was highly concerned about systemic risk pre-coronavirus, what are they thinking now?

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  • Blog

    How Will The Coronavirus Impact The Markets?

    It's a true Black Swan event that stocks haven't yet priced in
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 11:10 AM

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    In addition to presenting a major public health risk, the coronavirus is already doing serious economic damage. China, the world’s second-largest economy, is essentially “closed for business” right now.

    The disruption to global trade the coronavirus is likely to cause is going to be material, perhaps severe. And that will have serious negative consequences for the financial markets, which have been (and is still!) trading at the highest valuations in history.

    The coronavirus has all the hallmarks of a true Black Swan event.

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  • Blog

    VIDEO: The Fed’s Evil Juggernaut

    Don't let it crush your future
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, January 17, 2020, 6:20 PM

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    The US Federal Reserve is once again force-feeding liquidity into the system. At its fastest rate ever.

    The result? Record high stock prices whose valuations defy all logic.

    What’s wrong with that? Shouldn’t we just enjoy the party and be grateful for our rising 401ks?

    What’s wrong is that the Fed’s actions are dooming us. Their poisonous cocktail of endless cheap money and rock-bottom interest rates is hastening a terminal breakdown of the economy, while deliberately enriching a tiny cadre of elites to the ruin of everyone else.

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  • Blog

    Surf’s Up!

    The wave of change is finally here. Are you prepared to ride it?
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, January 10, 2020, 6:07 PM

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    Nothing seems right anymore.

    In whichever direction we choose to look, things are unraveling at a quickening pace.

    Welcome to the Fourth Turning; and with it, a profound loss of trust in institutions and government.

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