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    How Long Can The Great Global Reflation Continue?

    And what will happen when it ends?
    by charleshughsmith

    Saturday, May 20, 2017, 12:01 AM

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    Given the extraordinary failure of both Keynesian stimulus and private-sector credit growth to create a self-sustaining cycle of expansion whose benefits flow to the entire workforce rather than to the top few percent, what can we expect going forward? Can we just keep doubling and tripling the economy’s debt load every few years? What if household incomes continue declining? Are these trends sustainable?

    In the near-term, is this Great Reflation running out of steam, or is it poised for yet another leg higher? Which is more likely?

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    Mad As Hell

    Why the public is so pissed off
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, January 14, 2017, 3:50 AM

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    A critical movement is arising at this time in history.

    Each of us can assume a role to play in its formation and development, and therefore its eventual success or failure. It's my personal belief that we are past the time where we can avoid major disruption, so each of us must be personally prepared as best we can for upheaval, while also working towards building a new and better narrative to live by.

    Do you have the courage to participate?

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  • Podcast

    Shaun Chamberlin: Surviving The Aftermath Of The Market Economy

    What we'll need to persevere through collapse
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, January 8, 2017, 5:23 PM

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    Historian and economist David Fleming undertook the writing of Lean Logic a grand vision that projected out the likely path of collapse for our currently unsustainable way of life, as well as the key success factors society will need to cultivate to come out the other side.

    Following his death, his writing partner Shaun Chamberlin distilled the book's prime conclusions into the more accessible Surviving The Future: Culture, carnival, and capital in the aftermath of the market economy. Shaun, who has also been deeply involved with Rob Hopkins in the Transition Movement since its inception, stresses that localized communities that pursue developing as much independence from the central economy as possible will be the foundations for entering a sustainable, enjoyable future.

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    Hell To Pay

    The final condition for a market crash is falling into place
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 23, 2016, 9:23 PM

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    Those familiar with my writing know I put the word “markets” in quotes because we no longer have a financial system where legitimate price discovery is a regular — or even recognizable — feature.

    It's destined to fail. What more can be said about such a flawed system?

    Well, a lot as it turns out. 

    And failure to pay attention at this stage of economic and ecological history will prove to be exceptionally painful.

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    How To Position Yourself Now

    Components of a good investing plan
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 13, 2014, 5:13 AM

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    Executive Summary

    • Planning determinants for:
      1. Precious Metals
        • Bullion: physical
        • Bullion: stored & tradable
        • Miners
      2. Stocks & bonds
        • Remaining long
        • Strategies for shorting
      3. Real Estate
      4. Debt Management
      5. Income Security
      6. Local Investing
      7. Personal Preparations
      8. Community Preparations

    If you have not yet read The Good News In All The Bad Data, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Though we strongly advise in Part 1 to move to cash, it's essential to remember that this is largely a transitional maneuver. The goal is to keep your powder dry during the coming deflationary storm, and then deploy it in as intelligently and timely a manner as possible when your dollars can buy quality assets at excellent discounts. In this Part 2, we walk you through the principal components for building your investing action plan for both in advance of, and when, that time arrives.

    Also, we understand that for reasons of options and attitude, simply moving your portfolio 100% into cash is unpalatable or unrealistic for a number of people. Some of you will want to, perhaps even need to, have a percentage of your capital remain in the financial markets for the foreseeable future. So we discuss both long and short strategies for you to evaluate and pick whichever best suits your personal situation.

    It's important to understand that the solution set contained below is a superset for your consideration and not a one-size-fits-all recipe (i.e. do NOT take it as personal investment advice!). As strongly urged in Part 1, its best use is as a structured guide for you and your financial adviser to use together in discussing and developing an investment plan customized to your goals, needs and risk tolerance.

    Suffice it to say, everything discussed in this report (even the % cash component mentioned in Part 1) 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…

    Precious Metals

    One of the biggest mysteries that continues to perplex Chris and me is: Why is central bank liquidity creating price bubbles in every asset class EXCEPT the one you would expect it to most?

    Here we have everything from Facebook stock to Las Vegas houses to junk bonds to Beats headphones catching bids at insane prices. As Chris discussed last week with economist Steen Jakobsen, the data for stocks over the past year shows that the worse the balance sheet, the better a company's stock performance has been.

    Why is everything down to pure crap being lifted by the giant pool of money sloshing around the planet, but prices for gold and silver — arguably the highest-grade assets to own — are so badly languishing?

    I won't rehash all of our speculations for why, as there are dozens of recent articles on this site speculating on the topic. But as this year's mega-report on gold drives home, the actual fundamentals for owning precious metals not only remain intact, but they are expanding materially each year. 

    Well, the good news here is that the precious metals market is the one place you don't have to wait for the "buy at pennies on the dollar" experience. It's here now.

    Prices are not only far below what the fundamentals justify, but…

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    Rising Resource Costs Escalate Odds of Global Unrest

    The critical 40% income-to-food threshold
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 2:34 AM

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    As we observe the growing unrest in Ukraine, there is the usual rush to ascribe a cause. Was it meddling by the West? Russia? Was it corruption by prior leaders? Simmering resentments that stretch back centuries that finally erupted?

    The answers apply to Ukraine as well as to many other countries. Which is why having an accurate framework, a clear 'lens' for seeing what is actually transpiring, will prove far more useful to you than 99% of what you will hear on the ni

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    The Stock Market’s Shaky Foundation

    Crumbling fundamentals in both the short term & long
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12:21 AM

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    According to the stock markets in the US and in Europe, the world’s economy is not just in good shape, but is in the best shape it’s ever been

    The S&P 500 hit an intraday new record high of 1858.71 on Feb 24, 2014, and is now 18.6% above the peak it hit in 2007, a moment everybody now recognizes was heavily overvalued.

    A nearly 19% gain above the prior all time high is an enormous and unusual event.  Surely there must be an equally compelling story and loads of fundamental data to support such a bull market?

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    Get Ready for Rising Commodity Prices

    Driven by hot money seeking a low-risk haven
    by charleshughsmith

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 1:27 AM

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    The human mind seeks a narrative explanation of events, a story that makes sense of the swirl of life’s interactions.

    The simpler the story, the easier it is to understand. Thus the simple stories are the most attractive to us.

    But conspiracies and power groups do not always provide comprehensive explanations for what we observe.

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    Finding Your Way to Your Authentic Career

    Transition to the fulfilling work you were meant to do
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 7, 2013, 2:22 AM

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    Unfulfilled by your job? Wish the work you do on a daily basis were more aligned with the person you are (your interests and values)?

    You're not alone.

    In fact, the majority of workers would chose a different career path if given the chance.

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