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  • Daily Digest
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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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  • Podcast
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    Ask the Adviser: Bob Fitzwilson

    Your investing questions answered
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 18, 2012, 4:15 AM

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    This week, we're trying something new in our regular podcast series. Chris talks with Bob Fitzwilson, founder of one of the financial advisory firms that we endorse.

    Last week we invited Peak Prosperity readers to submit their top questions about money and investing. You didn't disappoint.

    In the podcast below, Chris puts your questions to Bob. We think you'll be pleased with the results.

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  • Blog

    The Screaming Fundamentals For Owning Gold And Silver

    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 1:22 PM

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    This report lays out an investment thesis for gold and one for silver.  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. My timing and logic for both entering and finally exiting gold (and silver) as investments are laid out in the full report.

    The punch line is this: Gold and silver are not (yet) in bubble territory, and large gains remain, especially if monetary, fiscal, and fundamental supply-and-demand trends remain in play.

    Introduction

    In 2001, as the painful end of the long stock bull market finally seeped into my consciousness, I began to grow quite concerned about my traditional stock and bond holdings. Other than a house with 27 years left on a 30 year mortgage, these holdings represented 100% of my investing portfolio. So I dug into the economic data to see what I could discover. What I found shocked me. It’s all in the Crash Course in both video and book form, so I won’t go into that data here.

    By 2002, I had investigated enough about our monetary, economic, and political systems that I decided that holding gold and silver would be a very good idea, poured 50% of my liquid net worth into precious metals, and sat back and watched.

    Since then, my appreciation for and understanding of the role of gold as a monetary asset and silver as an indispensable industrial metal have deepened considerably.

    Investing in gold and silver is still a good idea. Here’s why.

    Why own gold and silver?

    The reasons to hold gold and silver, and I mean physical gold and silver, are pretty straightforward. So let’s begin with the primary reasons to own gold.

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  • Blog

    Guest Post: Investing In One Lesson

    by machinehead

    Friday, September 17, 2010, 1:20 AM

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    by machinehead

    Many of you will recognize today’s author from his insightful comments that appear frequently across ChrisMartenson.com.

    It sucks to try earning income from investments these days. Until about ten years ago, most folks assumed they could make an easy 5 percent from safe, risk-free vehicles such as T-bills or CDs. With $500,000 saved, you could generate $25,000 in annual income. Them days are gone! Today, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s Japanese-style ZIRP (Zero Interest Rate Policy) regime, one-year T-bills yield only 0.25%, while one-year CDs average 1.25% — a mere $6,250 annually on a $500,000 account.

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