Investing in precious metals 101

Tag Archives: Janet Yellen

  • Blog
    Peak Prosperity

    VIDEO: The Fed Stooges

    Laughing (and crying) at the recent '60 Minutes' interview
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:39 PM

    2

    On Sunday night, 60 Minutes treated the American public to a sit-down interview with the current Federal Reserve chairman and his two immediate predecessors.

    Hilarity ensued.

    Not really…unless you enjoy gallows humor.

    In the below video, Chris explains why this relatively gentle puff-piece assisting the Fed's hawking of its “All is well!” message is an intentional soporific, designed to keep the populace slumbering in ignorance of the extreme danger reckless central bank monetary policy has placed society in.

    Read More »

  • Daily Digest
    Image by pasa47, Flickr Creative Commons

    Daily Digest 2/27 – Supreme Court Clashes Over Union Fees, How Much Money Do People Need To Be Happy?

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 3:47 PM

    0
    • You Can Never Change Your Life Through Willpower. Here’s What Actually Works.
    • Supreme Court won't hear Trump bid to end DACA program
    • U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clash Over Mandatory Union Fees
    • The gun debate in Congress: From concealed-carry to the assault weapons ban
    • We May Soon Be Living In Alexa's World
    • An influential group of doctors says all teens should get screened for depression — here are some of the questions they ask
    • How much money do people need to be happy?
    • Venezuelan Oil Production Could Further Collapse On New U.S. Sanctions

    Read More »

  • Daily Digest
    Image by tolomea, Flickr Creative Commons

    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

    11
    • 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

    Read More »

  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: The Schizophrenic Fed

    Rates are going higher. No they aren't. Yes they are. No...
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, July 14, 2017, 4:59 PM

    1

    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Axel Merk discuss:

    • No Rate Hike After All?
      • Yellen sings a dovish tune this week
    • Wait, Wasn't The Fed Just Warning It Would Tighten?
      • Yep. It was talking tough up until now
    • Why Can't The Fed Make Up It's Mind?
      • Because it's in a box. Jawboning is all it can do at this point
    • The Next Fed Head
      • A complete transformation may be in store soon

    Chris and Axel unpack the latest guidance from the Fed issued this week. For those listening, the Fed's inconsistency is understandably infuriating. One week it's warning about tightening ahead, the next it's telling folks rates are just fine where they are.

    Axel, who has more inside access to current & past Fed officials than anyone we know, feels that the Fed is simply trying to walk a tightrope it knows will one day snap. At this point, it's trapped. It needs to normalize rates, but doing so will crash the markets. So it's using the only tool it has — confusion — to keep the system fooled that everything is under control. Of course, one day the ruse will be discovered. But until then, the Fed will obfuscate, vacillate, prevaricate — whatever it can do to keep the status quo in place for one more day…

    Click to listen to a sample of this Off the Cuff Podcast or Enroll today to access the full audio and other premium content today.
    Enroll Now
    Or Sign In with your enrolled account.

    Read More »

  • Insider
    AtthameeNi/Shutterstock

    The Time Thief

    How the Fed steals from tomorrow (and today, too)
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, July 13, 2017, 2:14 AM

    2

    Recently, the Federal Reserve has been on a mission to boost stock prices and make sure that no financial crises ever happen again.

    They’ve been doing this by explicitly propping up financial markets (and, I believe, suppressing others) in ways that enrich the speculator class generally, and the big banks specifically.

    Enroll Now
    Or Sign In with your enrolled account.

    Read More »

  • Insider
    Ionut Catalin Parvu/Shutterstock

    Off The Cuff: No More Financial Crises “In Our Lifetime”

    Did Janet Yellen really just say that???
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 30, 2017, 6:04 PM

    12

    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris discusses:

    • Market Jitters
      • What will happen if the central banks turn off the money?
    • No More Financial Crises "In Our Lifetime"
      • Did Janet Yellen really just say that???
    • Our States Are Falling Into Bankruptcy…
      • Illinois, Connecticut, Maine & more
    • While The Banks Get Even Fatter
      • Income from excess reserves to rise to $50 Trillion by 2019

    This week, Chris takes a moment to share his thoughts in depth on where we are in the global debt saga. The overhang is getting worse, growth is not riding to the rescue as hoped, and the central banks are running out of both smoke and mirrors to keep the game continuing. Should the $200 billion monthly bonanza of central bank liquidity start decreasing — as is now being increasingly discussed — expect markets to go south quickly.

    Click to listen to a sample of this Off the Cuff Podcast or Enroll today to access the full audio and other premium content today.

     

    Enroll Now
    Or Sign In with your enrolled account.

    Read More »

  • Blog
    r.classen/Shutterstock

    Why The Markets Are Overdue For A Gigantic Bust

    It's just not possible to print our way to prosperity
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, June 9, 2017, 11:38 PM

    13

    As much as I try, I simply cannot jump on the bandwagon that says that printing up money out of thin air has any long-term utility for an economy.

    It's just too clear to me that doing so presents plenty of dangers, due what we might call 'economic gravity': What goes up, must also come down.

    Read More »

  • Blog
    bofotolux/Shutterstock

    Why This Market Needs To Crash

    And likely will
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2:12 AM

    43

    Like an old vinyl record with a well-worn groove, the needle skipping merrily back to the same track over and over again, we repeat: Today's markets are dangerously overpriced.

    Strange as it may sound, it's our opinion that the sooner a major market correction happens, the better. Crash now while there’s still chance of picking up the pieces afterwards and making something useful from them. The longer we push off the inevitable fall, the more destructive it will be and the more difficult it will be to recover from.

    Read More »

  • Blog
    Barandash Karandashich/Shutterstock

    Banks Are Evil

    It's time to get painfully honest about this
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12:05 AM

    69

    I don't talk to my classmates from business school anymore, many of whom went to work in the financial industry.

    Why?

    Because, through the lens we use here at PeakProsperity.com to look at the world, I've increasingly come to see the financial industry — with the big banks at its core — as the root cause of injustice in today's society. I can no longer separate any personal affections I might have for my fellow alumni from the evil that their companies perpetrate.

    And I'm choosing that word deliberately: Evil.

    Read More »

  • Insider

    Fight Cage

    It's time we stop being the victims in this experiment
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 4:51 PM

    30

    To my eye, society is fraying apart. People are confused, angry, isolated, and increasingly willing to fight each other. Formerly peaceful resistance is turning into violence. Our baser emotions like fear, anger — rage, even– are now bubbling at the surface.

    It's entirely reasonable for people to be experiencing such emotions right now. But in most cases, their anger is misdirected.

    Enroll Now
    Or Sign In with your enrolled account.

    Read More »