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    Off The Cuff: Multiplying Market Oddities

    Rising rates are creating cross-currents everywhere
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 18, 2016, 12:15 AM

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

    • Impact Of A Trump Presidency On The Markets
      • What will the most likely trends be?
    • Plummeting Bond Prices
      • Good or bad?
    • The Unbearable Lightness Of Stocks
      • Rising prices in the face of rising interest rates
    • Gold's Prospects
      • Inflation? Higher rates? What will it mean for gold?

    Axel and Chris address the increasing sell-off in the bond market, which can also be described as the sudden rising of interest rates. In an over-indebted financial system as ours, rising rates will make it more expensive to service the outstanding debt, placing increasing headwinds on economic growth. Right now, the stock market is ignoring that — instead, it's pricing for perfection. Axel warns that this "oddity" will need to correct soon, one way or the other.

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    Off The Cuff: Rate Hike!

    What does it portend?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, December 18, 2015, 5:00 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • Rate Hike!
      • The Fed raises interest rates for the 1st time in a decade
    • Shock Wave
      • Even a small rate increase can disrupt today's highly-leveraged economy
    • The Beginning Of The End
      • The 'Debt Is Good' Era May Finally Be Ending
    • Modern Game Of Thrones
      • How The Power Structure Clings To Its Control

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    Pop! It’s Time.

    The end of the (most recent) bubble era is here
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, December 14, 2015, 5:51 AM

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    The Federal Reserve is a serial bubble blower; and it has done it again. As we’ve been saying for a long time (too long, it seems), when this bubble comes apart, massive disruption and economic pain will follow.

    Based on recent events, it seems that the time has finally arrived to say: This is it.

    It’s done. Put a fork in it. It’s over.

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    The Screaming Fundamentals For Owning Gold

    We're at a moment of historic opportunity
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 4:53 PM

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    Every year or two we update this report, which lays out the investment thesis for gold. Here is this year’s version.

    Silver is touched upon only as necessary; as a separate report of equal scope is required for that precious metal.

    Gold is one of the few investments that every investor should have in their portfolio. We are now at the dangerous end-game period of a very bold but very reckless & disappointing experiment with the world’s fiat (unbacked) currencies. If this experiment fails — and we observe it’s in the process of failing — gold will provide one of the best forms of wealth insurance. But like all insurance products, it only works if you buy it before you need to rely on it.

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    When Nothing Means A Lot

    Why the Fed’s failure to act is a bad sign
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 18, 2015, 4:12 AM

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    Today, Thursday September 17, 2015, the most anticipated decision in all of financial history was made.

    Or not made, as it turned out.

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    4 Factors Signaling Volatility Will Return With A Vengeance

    Buckle up. It's going to get bumpy.
    by Nomi Prins

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 1:43 PM

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    No one could have predicted the sheer scope of global monetary policy bolstering the private banking and trading system. Yet, here we were – ensconced in the seventh year of capital markets being buoyed by coordinated government and central bank strategies. It’s Keynesianism for Wall Street.

    The unprecedented nature of this international effort has provided an illusion of stability, albeit reliant on artificial stimulus to the private sector in the form of cheap money, tempered currency rates (except the dollar – so far) and multi-trillion dollar bond buying programs. It is the most expensive, blatant aid for major financial players ever conceived and executed. But the facade is fading. Even those sustaining this madness, like the IMF, are issuing warnings about increasing volatility.

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    How The Federal Reserve Is Purposely Attacking Savers

    But bungling badly as it does
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, October 20, 2014, 4:36 PM

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    There's something we 'regular' citizens wrestle with that the elites never seem to: a sense of moral duty.

    In a perfect world, we would honor our debts and obligations, every one of us. But the world is an imperfect place ,and moral obligation is something that almost never enters into the decision matrix of our society's richest. Or the banking industry.

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    Quantitative Easing – Crash Course Chapter 10

    What exactly is this process that the world is betting on?
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 23, 2014, 1:34 AM

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    At the exponential pace at which the Fed is increasing the money supply, and knowing the huge challenges the Fed – and most other world central banks  – face in trying to stop or even slow down their money printing, the potential for a disruptive global inflationary period is very real.

    So what exactly is quantitative easing

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    Money Creation: The Fed – Crash Course Chapter 8

    Creating money out of thin air since 1913...
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 9, 2014, 12:49 AM

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    Chapter 8 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below.

    As a follow-on to the two previous chapters — one explaining the nature of fiat money, the other showing how money is loaned into existence through our fractional reserve banking system — this week’s video details the Fed’s near-magical ability to create money out of thin air (literally!).

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