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    Next Stop: Recession!

    We've arrived at the end of the line
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, February 8, 2019, 3:35 PM

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    We've enjoyed years of “recovery” since the Great Financial Crisis by literally papering over our problems with newly-printed money, instead of addressing their root causes.

    But we've now arrived at the awkward part of the story; when all of our prior mistakes finally catch up with us, and the plot heads in a much darker direction.

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  • Blog

    A Survival Guide For 2019

    How to safely navigate the 'Year Of Instability'
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, February 1, 2019, 3:24 PM

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    With the bursting of the Everything Bubble, we declared last year as the 'Year Everything Changed'. This will be the 'Year of Instability', possibly preceding an upcoming 'Year Of Woe' in 2020.

    But look, we're not saying the world is the process of ending imminently. It's just that we've entered the part of the timeline when things are going to start to get really rocky.

    And we think it's much more useful to think of 2019 as the 'Year Resilience Matters'. It shifts the focus away from fear and instead towards the many things you can do to protect yourself and those you care about – and even to position yourself to prosper through the coming challenges.

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    A Primer On Investing For Inflation-Adjusting Income

    How to build sustainable passive investment income
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, February 1, 2019, 12:11 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Understanding the benefits and risks of the notable options for passive income:
      • Cash & Cash Equivalents
      • Bonds/Loans
      • Dividend-Yielding Stocks
      • Real Estate
      • Business Ownership Through Private Equity/Private Placements/Local Investing
      • Royalites
      • Annuities

    If you have not yet read Part 1: The Primacy Of Income, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    “Financial independence” is defined by most as having enough passive income to cover all of your living expenses. While a worthy goal for all of us, even partially achieving that state will make your life tremendously less stressful than the hundreds of millions (in the US alone) who fall far short of it — and will only fall farther behind during the next deflationary wave when asset prices fall, job losses spike, and government subsidies become more scarce.

    In Part 1, we laid out the rationale for why investing for income is becoming more important than ever as the Era Of Gains draws to an end.

    Those who put in place a diversified portfolio of relatively low-risk passive income streams, inflation-adjusting and tax-advantaged wherever possible, should be much more financially resilient than the general masses after today’s Everything Bubble ruptures.

    The good news is that there’s a variety of options worth considering when constructing such a portfolio of income streams. Here in this primer, we identify many of the most noteworthy along with their general benefits and risks.

    The challenge, of course, comes in the application of this information. Which options are best for you, given your specific situation, needs, goals, and risk appetite?

    As always, let me make a few things absolutely clear. The information presented below is NOT personal financial advice and is provided for educational purposes only.

    And 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…

    With the above said, the primer below should give you plenty of food for thought for how you may wish to design your own income-generating portfolio.

    Let’s begin with…

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 12/3 – NAFTA Formally Canceled, Our Deficits May Finally Be Coming Home To Roost

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, December 3, 2018, 1:28 PM

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    • Trump will formally cancel NAFTA to press Congress to approve new trade deal
    • Trump, Xi Agree to Temporary Truce in Bid to Contain Trade War
    • Economic Winter And The Coming End Of Globalization
    • Our deficits may finally be coming home to roost
    • “I Hereby Confess Judgment”
    • No Charges Will Be Filed Against The Migrants Arrested In The US Border Clash That Ended With Tear Gas
    • News Networks Fall Short on Climate Story as Dolphins Die on the Beach
    • Dozens injured as 22 tornadoes reported in central Illinois
    • We broke down what climate change will do, region by region
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    Daily Digest 11/21 – Bitcoin-Rigging Criminal Probe Launched, Who’s Going to Pay for LA’s Pension Plans?

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    Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 3:04 PM

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    • Parks chief warns of 'massive cuts, huge layoffs' as soon as 2020 (Chicago)
    • No more excuses. Fix Pa. pension funds | Editorial
    • Who’s Going to Pay for LA’s Unsustainable Pension Plans?
    • ECB Official Warns QE Exit Could Spell Trouble for Italy's Debt
    • U.S. recession chances edge up, risk Fed delivers fewer hikes: Reuters poll
    • BOJ's Kuroda rules out early end of negative rate policy (Japan)
    • Unthinkable?
    • Bitcoin-Rigging Criminal Probe Focused on Tie to Tether
    • NY BitLicense Approval, Blockchain for Energy Commodities, CFTC Enforcement, Advertising Use Cases and More

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    Daily Digest 10/27 – China’s Dangerous Dollar Addiction, Billionaires Made More Money in 2017 Than Ever

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:05 PM

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    • China’s Dangerous Dollar Addiction
    • America's Social Depression Is Accelerating
    • For the Cost of the Tax Bill, the U.S. Could Eliminate Child Poverty. Twice.
    • Over Half Of America Gets More In Welfare Than It Pays In Taxes
    • Black Voters in Georgia Say Something Funny Is Going on With Their Voting Machines
    • Andrew Gillum and the Extent of the Progressive Revolution
    • Suspicious packages spotlight vast postal surveillance system
    • The Establishment Must Undermine Alternative Economists As Crisis Unfolds
    • The World's Fastest-Growing Economy Is Facing a Cash Crunch
    • The biggest of big pictures
    • 'While the Rest of the World Burned,' Billionaires Made More Money in 2017 Than Any Other Year in History
    • A powerful bullish force could soon bolster the stock market
    • These Americans fled the country to escape their giant student debt
    • US shoppers may pay a high price for America's reliance on China's products
    • GM breaks with Trump administration and calls for nationwide electric-car sales program
    • Doubled raw materials use is climate risk
    • Genetic Testing Confirms Nine Tiger Subspecies – One-Third Are Already Extinct
    • Scientists warn of insect pest outbreaks and reduced wheat yields

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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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    Daily Digest 1/26 – Good News Friday: Evolution Unleashed, The Proven Health Benefits Of Honey

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, January 26, 2018, 3:33 PM

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    • Evolution Unleashed
    • Mexico and Hungary tried junk food taxes — and they seem to be working
    • Florida voters will be able to restore voting rights to over a million former felons in November
    • Montana Governor Signs Order to Force Net Neutrality
    • Davos: the inventions cutting plastic consumption
    • First Solar Is Using Robots to Better Tap the Sun
    • The Proven Health Benefits Of Honey
    • How Decluttering Saves Me Money, Time, And Stress
    • Wales Is Second Best in the World at Recycling Household Waste
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    Daily Digest 1/2 – The Science Of Loneliness, Stop Reading What Facebook Tells You To Read

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 5:56 PM

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    • The Science Of Loneliness
    • The dark side of your $5 Footlong: Business owners say it could bite them
    • These Will Be the Big Stories of 2018
    • Stop reading what Facebook tells you to read
    • Too much screening has misled us about real cancer risk factors, experts say
    • Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work
    • It's Time For Innovators To Take Responsibility For Their Creations
    • Americans Will Eat a Record Amount of Meat in 2018

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  • Podcast

    Doug Noland: There Will Be No Way Out When This Market Bubble Bursts

    Financial assets will become toxic to hold
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, December 11, 2017, 7:07 PM

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    This week Doug Noland joins the podcast to discuss what he refers to as the "granddaddy of all bubbles".

    He certainly shares our views that prices in nearly every financial asset class have become remarkably distorted due to central bank intervention, first with Greenspan's actions to backstop the markets in the late-1980's, and more recently (and more egregiously) with the combined central banking cartel's massive and sustained liquidity injections in the years following the Great Financial Crisis.

    All of which has blown the biggest inter-connected set of asset price bubbles the world has ever seen. Noland foresees tremendous losses as inevitable, as the central banks lose control of the monstrosity they have created:

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