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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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    The Marginal Buyer Holds The Pin That Pops Every Asset Bubble

    So it's important to watch him very closely
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 19, 2016, 6:01 AM

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    Those of you who took an Economics class in college may remember the saying that prices are set "at the margin". That's a fancy way to say that prices are set by the person (or people) willing to pay the most.

    This person willing to pay top dollar is called the "marginal buyer". Most of us don't really think about him, but he (or she) is very, very important.

    Why? Because the marginal buyer not only determines price levels, but also their stability and degree of volatility. The behavior of the marginal buyer, as well as the degree of competition for his/her "top dog" spot, sets the prices of nearly every asset class held by today's investors.

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    How Much Longer Can Our Unaffordable Housing Prices Last?

    Spoiler alert: not much
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, October 9, 2015, 9:12 PM

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    Markets discover price via supply and demand: Big demand + limited supply = rising prices. Abundant supply + sagging demand = declining prices.

    Eventually, prices rise to a level that is unaffordable to the majority of potential buyers, with demand coming only from the wealthy. That’s the story of housing in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and other desirable locales that are currently magnets for global capital.

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    Understanding Asset Bubbles – Crash Course Chapter 17

    Why they form & how they pop
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 10, 2014, 11:21 PM

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    Through the long sweep of history, the bursting of asset bubbles has nearly always been traumatic.  Social, political and economic upheavals have a bad habit of following asset bubbles, while wealth destruction is a guaranteed feature.

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    Is This Decline The Real Deal?

    Or just another head-fake bear trap?
    by charleshughsmith

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 2:36 PM

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    Is this stock market decline the "real deal"? (that is, the start of a serious correction of 10% or more) Or is it just another garden-variety dip in the long-running Bull market? Let’s start by looking for extremes that tend to mark the tops in Bull markets.

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    Off the Cuff: The Turning of the Tide?

    Are we witnessing the beginning of a secular reversal?
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, May 23, 2013, 4:17 PM

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    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles discuss:

    • Bubbles Everywhere
      • How worried should we be?
    • Shaky Sovereigns
      • Will Japan or Europe stumble first? (looks like Japan)
    • Gold's Gilded Future
      • Down for all the wrong reasons
    • Cui bono?
      • Who is reaping the gains of the current market monkeying?

    This is a must-listen Off the Cuff episode given the events of the past 24 hours.

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    Investors Beware: Market Risks Today Are Higher than Ever

    It's time to start worrying about the bond market
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, March 21, 2013, 8:42 PM

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    After the shot across the bow in 2008, you might have expected regulators and market participants would use the experience to change for the better, to become more prudent, and to reduce the sorts of risky behaviors that almost crashed the entire system.

    Unfortunately, you'd be wrong.

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    Why Our Current Way of Living Has No Future

    Rampant malinvestment is creating scarcity of capital, energ
    by JHK

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 6:25 PM

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    All of the sordid and spellbinding rackets working their hoodoo on the financial scene have obscured a whole other dimension of the fiasco that America finds itself in, namely the way we have arranged the logistics of everyday life on our landscape – the tragedy of Suburbia.

    I call it a tragedy because it represents a sequence of extremely unfortunate choices made by our society over several generations. History will not forgive the excuses we make for ourselves, nor will it shed a tear for the tribulations we will induce for ourselves by living this way. History may, however, draw attention to our remarkable lack of a sense of consequence in transforming this lovely, beckoning New World continent into a wilderness of free parking. In any case, we’re stuck with what we’ve done, and the question naturally arises: What will we do now?

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  • Podcast

    Patrick Killelea: What Every Homebuyer (and Homeowner) Should Know Now

    Beware today's investor-led 'recovery'
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, November 3, 2012, 2:14 AM

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    For many, the collapse of the housing bubble was the trigger that began the era of economic slowdown Americans find themselves mired in.

    But recently there have been growing reports in the media of a housing "recovery." So we've invited Patrick Killelea, founder of the popular housing site Patrick.net and author of The Housing Trap: How Buyers Are Captured and Abused and How to Defend Yourself, to clarify the situation.

    The short answer is this: While there are some markets where home prices are back in line with both fundamental and historic norms, buyers still need to exert caution when making a purchase.

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    Straight Talk with Mike Shedlock (aka “Mish”)

    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 4:16 AM

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    Today marks the launch of our new and (hopefully) regularly recurring “Straight Talk” series, featuring thinking from notable minds the ChrisMartenson.com audience has indicated it wants to learn more about. Readers submit the questions they want addressed and our guests take their best crack at answering. Our hopes are high you’ll enjoy the expert insights and alternative perspectives this new series brings. 

    Our inaugural Straight Talk contributor is Mike Shedlock, author of Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis, one of the most visited and respected economic blogs on the Web. Mish is an outspoken deflationist and outlines his rationale for being so in his answers to our questions. He is also a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. 


    1. You’ve gone from mainframe computer programming analyst (in 2005) to being one of the most widely-read econobloggers in the world today. To what extent do you attribute your competitive advantage to holding a non-traditional background vs. the more ‘classically’ trained analysts and commentators?

    Mish: It certainly helps not having a background in economics as taught by academia today. Nearly everyone in academia is a Keynesian or Monetarist.

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