Tag Archives: Federal Reserve

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    Off The Cuff: A Boom For The Rich & A Depression For The Rest Of Us

    Thanks, Fed & Congress!
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, August 24, 2020, 4:22 PM

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

    • An escapee from Illinois tells all
    • Covid-19 is permanently changing household behavior
    • A boom for the rich; a depression for the rest of us
    • Is it now crunch-time?

    As the dust continues to settle from the mad scramble by our “leaders” to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s becoming clearer and clear that the unprecedented monetary and fiscal “rescue” stimulus served to make the already-wealthy a whole lot richer while the remaining 99% of America took it squarely on the chin.

    And now that the scant money for Main Street has flowed to a trickle, Mish thinks that the bucket of consequences can’t be kicked down the road for much longer. Households are starting to run out of money, and once that happens on a large enough scale, the simmering resentment across the country is due to boil over.

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    One Step Removed

    Avoid the trap the system is setting to imprison you
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, August 21, 2020, 7:57 PM

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    Millions of people are about to enter a financial purgatory not of their doing, becoming little more than modern slaves.

    They’ll be called “evicted” or “foreclosed” by the media.  But if we define a slave as someone forced by existing legal circumstances and approved cultural norms to work for another person, then that’s exactly what these people should actually be called; modern-day slaves.

    Too harsh?  Not really. Allow me to make my case.

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    Off The Cuff: Billionaires Beware!

    Inequity is fast approaching a boiling over point with the masses
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 7:38 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • Billionaires beware! The masses are reaching their point of intolerance.
    • Politicized medicine: Covid has made it clear Big Pharma puts profit over lives
    • Why Charles expects catastrophic, not catabolic, collapse
    • The coming great real estate crash of 2021

    The Federal Reserve’s “Leave No Billionaire Behind” program is wearing thin with the general public, which is increasingly waking up to how badly it is being ransacked by the top 0.1%. As the punches keep coming in 2020, the ire of the masses could boil over.

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    Market Update: Melt-Up In…Everything!

    How much longer can this continue?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 7, 2020, 11:54 AM

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    Well, folks: we’re officially in a price melt-up in nearly all asset classes.

    Those cheering this white-hot rally argue that it truly is “different this time” and that the commitment of the world’s central banks and national legislatures provide a guarantee that prices will not be allowed to retrace.

    But Doug Noland, this week’s Market Update video expert guest, strongly disagrees.

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    Brace For Impact!

    Key preparations to make with the remaining time available to you
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, July 10, 2020, 7:50 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Hard logic for hard assets
    • The role of “control” and why it will be field the collapse of the system will be fought on
    • Recent learnings from my own journey worth knowing
    • Why I am certain things will get darker before they improve

    If you have not yet read Part 1: A Serious Message From Chris Martenson, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    I never thought that we’d be here.  It could have all unfolded so differently if society had made better choices.  It didn’t have to be this way.

    But here we are.

    My personal planning now revolves around these trends continuing:

    1. Money printing will continue and accelerate if they think it necessary
    2. SARS-CoV-2 will be poorly managed at the state level and even worse at the federal level

    I’ve seen these trends coming.  And I am not at all surprised by them.

    But deep down I am very concerned that our national “managers” (not leaders) are very close to doubling down so forcefully on their current failed policies that the entire system breaks — badly. For those similarly concerned, I share the key preparations I think are most important for you to take right now.

    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, given that some of this material is our “best guess” thinking or can be overly revealing of the details of my personal actions, I’m only willing to share that with this private audience. I wouldn’t feel comfortable having that level of speculative/private information out in the public realm.

    And Two — one of the many benefits of premium membership is closer access to the experts on this site.

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    A Serious Message From Chris Martenson

    Time is running short to brace for impact
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, July 10, 2020, 7:49 PM

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    Like a windstorm toppling a hollowed-out tree, SARS-CoV-2 didn’t cause the current recession so much as it exposed how rotten things already were.

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    Off The Cuff: Fed Printers Go Brrrrrrrrr

    Fed-watcher Axel Merk predicts (much) more money printing to come
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 8:21 PM

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

    • The Fed is telling us its game plan (i.e., expect “moar”)
    • It’s involved in all sorts of “solutions” it has no business being in
    • Why Axel expects (a lot) more Fed intervention from here
    • It’s hard not to see the coming era as gold’s time to shine

    With markets full of more delusional euphoria than arguably at any prior moment in history, many have put their full faith in the Federal Reserve’s ability to paper over the economic carnage wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic. Which is why we’ve asked Axel Merk to join us this week and relay his latest thoughts based from his inside contacts at the Fed:

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    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.

    And Two — one of the many benefits of premium membership is closer access to the experts on this site.

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    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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