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  • Podcast

    Ted Siedle: The Greatest Retirement Crisis In The History Of The World

    The pension crisis is even worse than we imagine
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, April 12, 2019, 9:14 AM

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    “We are on the precipice of the greatest retirement crisis in the history of the world. And that makes perfect sense because, first of all, we have the largest elderly population in the history of the world.

    Just focusing on the United States: our elderly are woefully unprepared to retire. And in the decades to come we will witness millions of elderly American's, Baby Boomers and others, slipping into poverty. 'Too frail to work, too poor to retire' will become the new normal for many elderly Americans.”

    So warns pension fraud whistleblower Ted Siedle.

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  • Podcast

    Sven Henrich: It's Make Or Break Time For The Markets

    Stocks are poised to break big, one way or the other
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, April 1, 2019, 4:46 PM

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    It's make or break time in the markets cautions Sven Henrick, technical analyst and lead market strategist for Northman Trader.

    His weekly flurry of trendline charts warn that the major indexes have been compressing in rising wedges that increasingly point to a binary outcome: either a massive new leg up that will result in the market making new all time highs, or a bad breadown that could waterfall into a 2008-style correction.

    His reams of data increasingly suggest that today's global elevated asset prices are in no way justified by the fundamentals of the underlying world economies. And that someday — perhaps quite soon — a reckoning long overdue will occur.

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  • Podcast

    Tan Liu: Why Many Of Today’s Most-Owned Stocks Are Ponzi Schemes

    Too much phantom wealth vs cash flow
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, February 14, 2019, 4:45 PM

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    Stocks provide a return to today’s investors via two mechanisms: dividends and capital gains.

    Dividends provide and income stream which can be quantiatively values. Capital gains result from speculation — an expectation that future dividends will be higher than the market currently expects.

    But what’s the value of a company that continuously pays no dividends and does not appear as if it ever will in the foreseeable future?

    Former financier and current statistician Tan Liu, author of the recent book The Ponzi Factor: The Simple Truth About Investment Profits explains how many of today’s perpetually dividend-less companies traded on the public market are operating as ponzi schemes by definition.

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  • Podcast

    Lance Roberts: The Case For A 50% Market Correction

    Running out of gimmicks to goose 'earnings' growth
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 8:38 AM

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    So, did the nauseating last few months of 2018 signal the end of the secular bull market? Or is the rebound that kicked-off 2019 a sign that the uptrend is still intact? Or it is just a dead-cat bounce?

    Lance Roberts, chief investment strategist and chief editor of Real Investment Advice, returns to the podcast with fresh data that suggests the bear market that emerged late last year is still in play.

    Of greater concern to him, though, is where things are headed from here.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 10/31 – IL Public Pensions Costing Taxpayers, Australian Debt Levels Rated Riskiest In The World

    by DailyDigest

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 2:17 PM

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    • More California cops and firefighters are paying for their pensions. Is it too late?
    • Reports: Growing number of $100,000-plus public pensions in Illinois cost taxpayers
    • India considers IL&FS sale among options to end debt crunch
    • Italy's debt costs rise further at auction
    • Australians face $700b wealth wipe-out as debt levels rated riskiest in the world: Morgan Stanley
    • Treasury Sees 2018 Borrowing Needs Surging to $1.34 Trillion
    • UK budget doesn't alter view of high public debt: Moody's
    • Whopping 62 percent of jobs don't support middle-class life after accounting for cost of living
    • Debt Alarm Ringing
    • Treasury Sees 2018 Borrowing Needs Surging to $1.34 Trillion

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 10/11 – GW Report Falls Short Of Honest Truth, Alexa, Should We Trust You?

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, October 11, 2018, 1:43 PM

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    • The World Is Quietly Decoupling From The U.S. – And No One Is Paying Attention
    • Chretien calls U.S. president 'unspeakable'
    • Alexa, Should We Trust You?
    • The Distortions of Doom Part 2: The Fatal Flaws of Reserve Currencies
    • UK Issues First Ever 'Unexplained Wealth Order'
    • Sears is in trouble: What shoppers should do if the company files for bankruptcy
    • Wells Fargo customers are fed up. They could yank billions of dollars in deposits 
    • This $69B Deal May Reshape Health Care as We Know It
    • Elderly Chinese Army Veterans Stage Massive Protest Against Police Beatings
    • South Africa’s Zulu Nation Joins White Farmers To Protest Government Land Seizures
    • The Pentagon’s Push to Program Soldiers’ Brains
    • Trump Insiders Ramp Up Rhetoric Against Russian Energy
    • Dyer: Global warming report falls short of honest truth
    • Climate change is making monster hurricanes like Michael harder to forecast
    • Yellowstone geyser erupts, vomiting decades worth of trash across park
    • How Feedback Loops Are Driving Runaway Climate Change
    • Trump Administration Waives Environmental Laws for Texas Border Wall
    • The Amazon used to be a hedge against climate change. Those days may be over.

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  • Podcast

    Brien Lundin: If They Don’t Want You To Own It, You Probably Should

    The wisdom (and challenges) of owning safe haven assets
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 12:39 AM

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    One of the most perplexing mysteries to us is that right as the Federal Reserve embarked on QE3 — which was a huge, enormous, $85 billion a month experiment — commodities began a multiyear decline within two weeks of that announcement. Concurrently, the world’s central banks plunged the world into steeply negative real interest rates, a condition that has almost always resulted in booming commodity prices — but not this time. Today, the ratio between commodity prices and equities is at one of, if not the most, extreme points in history.

    To explain that gap, we talk this week with Brien Lundin, publisher of Gold Newsletter and producer of the New Orleans Investment Conference (where Chris and Adam are speaking on Oct 25-28):

     

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  • Blog
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    Our Brave New ”’Markets”’

    How HFT algorithms risk a massive sudden sell-off
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, July 29, 2017, 1:18 AM

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    One thing is clear: These aren’t your daddy’s markets anymore.

    Why?  Because about 10 years ago the Rise of the Machines (aka high frequency trading algorithms) completely altered the terrain of what we call the ‘capital markets.’ 

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  • Podcast

    Steve St. Angelo: Prepare For Asset Price Declines Of 50-75%

    When the debt bubble pops, it's taking everything with it
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, July 3, 2017, 8:00 PM

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    Any sense of prosperity in today's economy is based on a falsehood, claims Steve St. Angelo, proprietor of the SRSrocco Report website.

    Like we here at PeakProsperity.com, Steve is a student of energy. He shares our worldview that net energy per capita has been in steady decline, and a result, future growth will be limited. Also like us, he notes that the "growth" seen over the past several decades hasn't been due to surplus net energy (which makes being able to do more possible). Instead, it has been fueled by debt  — which essentially steals prosperity from the future and consumes it today.

    Any third-grader with a crayon can quickly tell you that kind of scam can't last forever. And it can't. Once the can can't be kicked any further and the next economic and/or financial crisis is upon us, Steve sees today's over-inflated asset prices quickly dropping by a gut-wrenching 50-75%.

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  • Podcast

    Sheelah Kolhatkar: Hedge Funds Are The Robber Barons Of Our Time

    And have enjoyed unfair advantage for far too long
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2:14 PM

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    Sheelah Kolhatkar, former hedge fund analyst and staff writer at the New Yorker, thinks hedge funds have enjoyed enormous unfair advantages for far too long.

    In her recent book Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street, she details out how many hedge funds use financial engineering and accounting tricks — legal and illegal — to fill their coffers at investor expense. And then they use those ill-gotten gains to influence politics.

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