Tag Archives: money

  • Insider

    Into The Light: 8 Steps For Surviving What’s Coming

    You'll be a lot better off later for taking these actions now
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, June 26, 2020, 5:45 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • The implications of the Federal Reserve’s massive mistakes
    • The (many) indicators I am watching most closely right now
    • The 8 steps I recommend *everyone* take right now
    • Additional steps I’ve been taking to prepare in my own life over the past 3 months

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Into Darkness: Where The Fed Is Leading Us, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    I’ve been tracking full-time the macro developments driving the world for nearly 20 years now, and at no point have I been this concerned where things are headed. And that’s saying a *lot*.

    So I’ve produced the following hour long video walking you through in great detail the key indicators that worry me and suggest a breakdown of the status quo is a lot closer at hand than most folks imagine.

    I don’t like to simply sound the alarm; I much prefer to offer positive actions we can take to protect ourselves from the coming challenges — and perhaps prosper through them, given the prudent steps we take now. So I give recommendations for 8 steps everyone should be taking now, and share additional preparations I’ve been making in my own life over the recent three months.

    Why is this restricted to Peak Prosperity’s premium subscribers? Two main reasons:

    One — we reserve our best analysis and most directive guidance for the paying members whose financial support makes operating this site possible. Also, I’m willing to share my “best guess” thinking with this private audience on the really tricky questions facing us; I wouldn’t feel comfortable having that level of speculation out in the public realm.

    And Two — one of the many benefits of premium membership is closer access to the experts on this site.

    If you’re not yet a premium member but would like to become one and watch this presentation,  as well as *all* of our premium content, click the button below to subscribe:

     

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  • Blog

    The End Of Money

    Prepare for the coming wealth transfer
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 1, 2019, 11:03 PM

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    Today we live in a bifurcated economy: it is boom times for some and bust times for others.

    Your personal situation depends largely on how close you fall on the socioeconomic spectrum to the protected elite class, towards which the central banks are directing their money-printing firehoses.

    Why should we care about this bifurcation? History.

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  • Blog

    Could Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Actually Save Us?

    Spoiler alert: no. But that doesn't mean we won't try it.
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:19 PM

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    The problem is we’re misallocating capital, resources and labor on a vast scale. That’s the problem.

    Adding more currency and capacity/”growth” via programs like MMT doesn’t fix this problem; it actually makes it worse.

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  • Blog

    The Fed Is Lying To Us

    "When it becomes serious, you have to lie"
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, October 18, 2019, 4:23 PM

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    The recent statements from the Federal Reserve and the other major world central banks (the ECB, BoJ, BoE and PBoC) are alarming because their actions are completely out of alignment with what they’re telling us.

    Their words seek to soothe us that “everything’s fine” and the global economy is doing quite well. But their behavior reflects a desperate anxiety.

    Put more frankly; we’re being lied to.

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  • Blog

    Protecting & Growing Your Money

    How to prudently position for the coming crisis
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 17, 2019, 8:43 PM

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    There’s no doubt that money is important. There’s good reason why most of us devote a huge percentage of our lives to pursuing it.

    But there’s much about money that is misunderstood.

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  • Blog

    Bizarro World: The Herd Has Truly Gone Mad

    You're not crazy. The world we now live in is.
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, July 5, 2019, 4:02 PM

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    Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one. ~ Charles Mackay (1841) Like me, you may often feel gobsmacked when looking at the world around you. How did things get so screwed up?…

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  • Insider

    Live Frugally, Retire Comfortably

    The fast-track to financial independence & greater happiness
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, June 28, 2019, 3:41 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Best practices in cost-accounting from the FIRE movement
    • The appeal of the 4% annual expense strategy
    • Life hacks in extreme frugality
    • The Peak Prosperity community shares its collective wisdom

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Extreme Frugality, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    What if it were possible to uncouple from the ‘rat race’ and thereby regain a big portion of your time to use as you please?

    I assume everyone would find that desirable.  Time would open up for one to volunteer, travel, get in shape, meditate, sleep or do whatever you desire.

    There’s a well-established movement underway the goes by the acronym FIRE, which stands for Financial Independence Retire Early.  It’s not for everybody, and has a ton of pros and cons, and I’m not advocating that anybody blindly adopt FIRE as their framework, although some of you may already pursue it and that’s fine.

    I am saying that the movement has put a lot of thoughtful time into managing the income and expense parts of life and it has a lot of very practical advice to follow if one wishes.

    My role is to set the stage. I’ve spent a huge amount of time reading blogs, finding resources, and condensing the learnings to save you time.

    And what I’ve learned is…

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  • Blog

    Extreme Frugality

    A needed mindset for the age we live in
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, June 28, 2019, 3:41 PM

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    If you prefer to listen to the author read this article, Click Here. We didn’t have a lot growing up, as my mom had to single-parent three kids. Most anything I wanted required disciplined frugality. I bought my first fly rod from Orvis at the age of 13, which took the better part of a…

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  • Podcast

    Turd Ferguson: The Highs In Gold Are Ahead Of Us

    The reasons to own it never changed & are now more important than ever
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6:52 PM

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    With the world re-entering a period of greater economic instability, with the central banks painted into a corner, with global stocks looking weaker by the day, the price of gold is starting to shine again.

    The yellow metal has recently hit all-time highs priced in a number of world currencies (the dollar not among them…yet).

    Is this a short-term result of ‘risk-off’ fever as the markets have stumbled, to be undone during the next rally in stocks? Or are we seeing the beginnings of a more fundamental re-pricing of gold (and silver), as investors wake up to the currency risks created by more than quintupling the world money supply within less than a decade while simultaneously buring the economy under trillions of newly-minted debt?

    Craig Hemke, better known by his nom-de-plume, Turd Ferguson, explains why gold looks like it finally has a brighter future ahead.

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  • Blog

    The Company Store

    Leaves almost nothing to live on
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, May 3, 2019, 1:33 PM

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    The scam enabled by today’s financial ““markets”” coupled with lots of easy cheap credit flowing to big monied interests is every bit as egregious as the company store of old; only today’s victims are mostly blind to the way that the system is rigged against them.

    Run this scam long enough and one day we’ll discover that the banks and their proxy agents — private equity funds, hedge funds, endowments, and family offices, etc — own all of the productive farmland, all of the mines, all of the oil wells, all of the timberland, and every other means of primary wealth production.

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