Tag Archives: News

  • Podcast

    Peter Sandman: How Your Ability To Process Risk Can Save Your Life

    Understanding and optimizing your "adjustment reaction"
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:07 PM

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    How much do things around you need to change before you start changing your behavior?

    Some people watch the world intently, looking for early indicators of change and reacting swiftly to them. Others prefer not to get distracted by the “small stuff” and only pay attention once change is forced on them.

    Neither approach is inherently right or wrong, but the difference often sets us up for conflict and confrontation when big risks are involved. Those who argue for swift, extreme action are resisted by the side not convinced change is necessary — as the covid-19 pandemic has clearly revealed. Families have been divided and long-term friendships ended as the “Masks for everyone!” and “It’s just the flu, bro!” camps have gone to war.

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  • Blog

    What If A Covid-19 Wave 2 Happens During A Natural Disaster?

    And what lessons learned from Wave 1 should you apply to Wave 2?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, July 3, 2020, 7:53 PM

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    What would happen if a covid-19 Wave 2 requiring a serious lockdown gets disrupted by a major natural disaster? Where hundreds of thousands to millions of people suddenly have to evacuate to parts unknown when a health quarantine is supposed to be in place?

    The short answer is: Nothing good.

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  • Blog

    Market Update: Gold Hits $1800 – What’s Next?

    Gold just had one of its best-performing quarters ever
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, July 3, 2020, 9:58 AM

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    It’s hard to find an asset class that has performed better in 2020 than gold and gold mining stocks.

    As we committed to last week, this week’s video focuses on the precious metals and the exceptional performance gold is exhibiting right now after many years of disappointing returns.

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  • Blog

    Covid-19: Is Herd Immunity Possible At This Point?

    Former covid patients appear to be losing their antibodies quickly
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, July 3, 2020, 8:00 AM

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    With total covid-19 cases worldwide having punched above 10 million and the US now experiencing 50,000(!) new infections per day, the end to the pandemic looks nowhere in sight.

    For those hoping a vaccine will ride to our rescue, we’re stuck in a cycle of good news/bad news as nearly every promising initial result is soon followed by a list of setbacks. Complicating the matter is that former covid patients appear to be losing their antibodies quickly — suggesting that lasting immunity may not be a realistic expectation.

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  • Blog

    Market Update: Triple Threat!

    Three major risks the markets are not pricing in yet
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 26, 2020, 1:19 PM

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    With the market suddenly struggling here, what’s more likely: a roll-over or a resumption of the rally?

     

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  • Blog

    Covid-19: Is The Worst Behind Us?

    Reason to hope? Yes. Can we let our guard down now? Absolutely not.
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 26, 2020, 8:29 AM

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    Many US states are still in their first waves, especially those in the South and West seeing re-surging infections. The battle there remains focused on preventing things from getting out of control and overwhelming the medical system.

    But it’s possible that previously hard hit areas like New York, Italy and Spain may now have sufficient immunity to avoid a second wave. It’s too soon to know for certain, but if true, this will be very welcome news.

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  • Blog

    D614G: A New, More Serious Covid-19 Mutation To Worry About

    We're not done with the honey badger virus by a long shot
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 8:37 AM

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    Yes, people are tired of being cooped indoors and wearing masks. Summer is here and they want to get outside, spend time with loved ones, and get back some normalcy of life.

    But the Honey Badger virus ‘don’t care’. Covid-19 sees our loosening restrictions as a welcome invitation and is burrowing in with enthusiasm.

    Making matters worse for us human hosts, a new strain of the virus — the D614G mutation — has been identified. It appears to be more contagious and serious than most previous strains.

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  • Blog

    A Perfectly Sustainable World Is Within Our Grasp

    No technological breakthroughs needed
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 19, 2020, 8:15 PM

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    Before you read this article, if you haven’t yet, please take our new survey. With national lockdowns easing and creating concerns for a surge in new covid-19 cases, and tens of millions (in the US alone) finding themselves out of work, we’re being asked by the world for an update on how households and businesses…

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  • Blog

    Market Update: Dollar Collapse Or Pitchforks?

    Which is the greater risk of the Fed's actions?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 19, 2020, 2:00 PM

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    John Rubino joins us this week to discuss the implications of the massive price bubble the Fed continues to blow in stocks and bonds.

    His command of history shows that what’s happening today has plenty of historical precedent, and always ends in painful currency crisis and social revolt against the ruling elite.

    Will this time be any different?

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