Tag Archives: hard assets
(Attempting) to make sense of the bizarro new normal
by Adam Taggart
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:30 PM
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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Why hard assets are so important given the current state of global markets
by Chris Martenson
Friday, August 9, 2019, 5:33 PM
If you prefer to listen to this article, read by its author Chris Martenson, click the player here below: | Download | ___________________________________________________________________________________ In this post, you’ll learn why hard assets will be more important than ever as the global economy undergoes drastic shifts. Enrolled members also have access to Part 2, Defending Against The Global…
Sustainable practices + smart technology = thriving soils
by Adam Taggart
Friday, August 2, 2019, 11:16 AM
While it’s *soooo* tempting to write about the stomach-churning drop/spike/dive thrill ride the financial markets have embarked on after this week’s Federal Reserve rate cut, I will resist and instead direct your attention to a topic much more important to our future. Here at PeakProsperity.com, we’ve long warned about the dangers of inflation and of…
You've asked. I answer.
by Adam Taggart
Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:46 PM
If you have not yet read Part 1: Fortunes Will Be Made & Lost When Capital Flees To Safety available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.
So, given the conclusions in Part 1 — as well as the larger risks to the economy and financial markets that we analyze daily here at Peak Prosperity — how am I positioning my own personal investments?
I get asked this question often. Often enough that I'm deciding to open the kimono here and let it drop to the ground. Everyone interested to look will get the full frontal.
Before I do though, let me make a few things absolutely clear. This is NOT personal financial advice. The investment choices I've made are based on my own unique situation, financial goals and risk tolerance. And I may change these choices at any moment given new market developments. What's appropriate for me may not be for you, so DO NOT blindly duplicate what I'm doing.
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…
OK, with that out of the way, let's get started. I'll walk through the asset classes I own and my rationale for holding each.
The strategy behind my portfolio allocation is of my own devise, though it has been influenced in no small part by the good folks at New Harbor Financial, Peak Prosperity's aforementioned endorsed financial adviser.
At a high level, it has been constructed to address my strongly-held conclusions that:
- Prices of most asset classes are dangerously overvalued
- The risk of another economic contraction on par with (or greater than) the Great Recession within the next 2-4 years is uncomfortably high
- The most likely path is we will experience a short period of coming deflation, followed soon after by one of high inflation as central banks starting printing currency without restraint (the Ka-POOM theory)
- Capital will increasingly want to flow from paper assets (tertiary wealth) into tangible ones (primary and secondary wealth)
- This is a time to prioritize protecting capital (defense) over speculating on how to grow it (offense)
- Diversification is wise: just be emotionally prepared that some of your bets, by definition, will not pay off
- In today's world of financial repression, no asset class is truly "safe". As such, asset performance is all relative.
This is not a swing-for-the-fences portfolio. It's much more of a prepare-for-the-storm approach…
Updated 2014 edition
by Chris Martenson
Friday, April 4, 2014, 1:44 PM
This report lays out the investment thesis for gold. Silver is mentioned only where necessary, as a separate report of equal scope will be forthcoming on that topic. Various factors lead me to conclude that gold is one investment that you can park for the next ten or twenty years, confident that it will perform well. Timing and logic for both entering and finally exiting gold as an investment are laid out in the full report.
The punch line is this: Gold (and silver) is not in bubble territory, and its largest gains remain yet to be realized; especially if current monetary, fiscal, and fundamental supply-and-demand trends remain in play.