Tag Archives: investing

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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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  • Podcast

    Michael Shuman: The Benefits of Deploying Investment Capital Locally Vs Wall Street

    Better returns, stronger communities
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, March 23, 2014, 10:01 AM

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    The Federal Reserve and other central planners have worked overtime to lead the world back to "recovery" from the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. Using one of their main signaling indicators, they've succeeded: stock market indices are hovering near all-time highs.

    But, as has been often discussed here, are we really better off for it?

    Recent survey data from Bloomberg show that 4 out of 5 Americans don't feel any more financially secure as a result of the stock market rescue. 62% believe the country is headed in the wrong direction:

     

     

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  • Podcast

    Robert Kiyosaki: Entrepreneurship Is Your Shield Against the Coming Wealth Transfer

    Advice from Rich Dad
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, March 16, 2014, 4:11 PM

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    I believe there's an entrepreneur in everybody. 

    ~ Robert Kiyosaki

    Last weekend, Chris and I traveled to Phoenix, AZ, where we spent several days with Robert Kiyosaki, author of the popular personal finance book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, which has sold over 26 million copies to-date.

    Robert had read The Crash Course, and it resonated so strongly with him that he purchased copies for his staff and made it the theme of his company's leadership conference this spring. Together with his wife, Kim, and his council of Rich Dad advisors, we spent many hours discussing the future implications of the Three E's with business leaders from across Robert's global organization.

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    Daily Digest 9/14 – Without Knowledge of the Past There is No Future, Rationale For Owning Gold

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, September 14, 2013, 2:47 PM

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    • Without Knowledge of the Past There is No Future
    • Rationale For Owning Gold In The Coming Deflationary Bust
    • Saudis join Twitter campaign for higher pay
    • Stephen Hawking's on the team – but why no Bruce Willis? World’s biggest brains get together to work out how to save us all from the end of the world
    • U.S. and Russia Reach Deal to Secure Syria’s Chemical Arms
    • An Adage Adjustment for Investors at Retirement
    • Judge Blocks Shipment of Oil Equipment Through Idaho Forest
    • E.P.A. Is Expected to Set Limits on Greenhouse Gas Emissions by New Power Plants

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  • Podcast

    New Harbor: Now is the Time for Discipline in Protecting Wealth

    Lower stock & bond prices ahead
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 24, 2013, 7:09 PM

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    The stock market has been on an upward streak for the past two years, with the Dow and S&P near their all-time highs. Recently, though, they've shown signs of toppiness. And certainly, the macroeconomic risks loom larger than ever. Where are equity prices most likely to go from here?

    Interest rates on bonds have nearly doubled off of their historic lows from a year ago. That puts downward pressure on bond market prices, as well as a tremendous number of other important asset classes, like housing. Where are interest rates most likely to move next?

    For these (and other) reasons, the current environment is extremely challenging for investors.

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  • Podcast

    Jim Rogers: We’re Wiping out the Savings Class Globally, to Terrible Consequence

    History shows this does not end well
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, March 9, 2013, 4:19 PM

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    Jim Rogers decries the growing uncertainty and recklessness of global central planners as the world enters unchartered financial markets:

    For the first time in recorded history, we have nearly every central bank printing money and trying to debase their currency. This has never happened before. How it’s going to work out, I don't know. It just depends on which one goes down the most and first, and they take turns. When one says a currency is going down, the question is against what? because they are all trying to debase themselves. It’s a peculiar time in world history.

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  • Podcast

    Ask the Adviser: Risk-Managed Investing

    Over the long term, the best offense is a good defense
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 12, 2013, 11:48 PM

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    If you have money in the financial system (stocks, bonds, retirement funds, etc.) and you share the same skepticism most of our readers have about the markets' future stability, how should you invest those funds?

    Most of the folks who inquire about our endorsed financial advisers are far more interested in preserving the purchasing power of their wealth vs. aggressively trying to beat the market average each year. But how exactly does one do that?

    In this week's podcast, Chris sits down again with Mike Preston and John Llodra to discuss risk-managed investing.

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  • Podcast

    Craig Wichner: A New Model for Investing in Farmland

    Profitability through sustainability
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, December 15, 2012, 5:11 PM

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    At Peak Prosperity, we talk a lot about the need for new models of doing business that will comport well within the growing economic, energetic, and environmental constraints of our global system.

    Today, Chris talks with an entrepreneur attempting to do just that: Craig Wichner, the Managing Partner of Farmland LP. Craig and his team have developed a model that is designed to increase the economic yield of farmland through sustainable farming practices.

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  • Podcast

    Ask the Adviser: Creating a Sustainable Portfolio

    Invest before you speculate
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:55 AM

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    In this latest installment of Ask the Advisor, Chris and Bob Fitzwilson focus on how to approach creating an investment portfolio with the tenets of the Crash Course in mind.

    Bob explains how he believes a prudent process starts with securing the essentials for resiliency; in other words, investing in the resources that will sustain yourself and your family regardless of how the financial markets perform. These are things like your local food supply, your homestead, your health, etc. Only after you've created a plan for procuring those should you then focus on what do with any funds left over.

    Then the focus should be on your desired lifestyle. Ask yourself: How much do I need to meet my base-case needs and wishes for my family?

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  • Podcast

    Barry Ritholtz: Sailing with Sea Monsters

    Learn to accept market realities & invest accordingly
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 21, 2012, 10:03 PM

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    Barry Ritholz has had a long career, both participating in the Wall Street machine operates and opining on how it operates. By any account, few understand the ‘street rules’ of modern investing better than he. And he thinks many investors today, both individual and professional, are letting themselves get dangerously distracted. In a May article…

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