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  • Blog
    central banks

    The Phantom Mania

    There's nothing of substance underlying the current market melt-up
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 22, 2019, 5:00 PM

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    Well, stocks are back at all-time highs. Ignited by the Fed’s “Not-QE” program and endless Trump administration teases of an “imminent” China deal, the S&P 500 has been propelled above its upward Bollinger band — a hyperextension only seen one other time since 2007.

    Every week since Not-QE was announced has seen the S&P close green (this week finally ending the streak, barely). We’re officially in a melt-up, where both good news and bad news are accepted as valid reasons to push stocks even higher.

    But what’s notable about this melt-up is that it’s missing a compelling narrative. Every past asset price mania required a feel-good mantra that convinced the masses “This time is different!”.

    But today? What’s the radically better future being promised? Where’s the party train headed to?

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  • Blog

    The Federal Reserve Is Directly Monetizing US Debt

    In a very real way, MMT is already here
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 15, 2019, 3:30 PM

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    The Federal Reserve is now directly monetizing US federal debt.

    Sure, it’s not admitting to this. And it’s using several technical jinks and jives to offer a pretense that things are otherwise.

    But it’s not terribly difficult to predict what’s going to happen next: the Federal Reserve will drop the secrecy and start buying US debt openly.

    At a time, mind you, when US fiscal deficits are exploding and foreign buyers are heading for the exits.

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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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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Not-QE & Negative Interest Rates

    (Attempting) to make sense of the bizarro new normal
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:30 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

    • Deconstructing the Fed’s new Not-QE program
    • What would life under negative US interest rates look like?
    • How the rich are using hard assets to protect their wealth
    • Life strategies for a low-energy future

    So much ground to cover… John Rubino returns this week to discuss the recent Not-QE program announced by the Fed. What exactly will it be? And why is the Fed implementing it now?

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  • Blog
    China trade agreement

    Did Everything Just Change?

    How material are this week's QE & China deal announcements?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:53 PM

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    With this week’s twin announcements of new QE and a partial China trade agreement, the bulls are suddenly having the time of their lives.

    So, does this mean happy days have returned? Have we been rescued from the mountain data warning of an economic slowdown and lower asset prices? Does the Fed — and now China, too — have our back again?

    Is it time for investors to become optimistic once more?

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Why The Government Allows Corporate Rackets

    There's just too much money in play
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:20 AM

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

    • The Impact Of Natural Disasters
      • There are always surprise ramifications
    • Unequal Oversight
      • Corporations skate free while individuals get nailed
    • Why The Government Allows Corporate Rackets
      • There's just too much money in play
    • Where Is The Tipping Point?
      • When does the abused populace say "No more!"

    The government is not famous for its efficiency, or for its fairness. In many cases, that's intentional — particularly when you look at the incentives in play. Charles explains why our crony capitalist system is allowed, and even protected from enforcement: it's simply too cheap for corporations to influence government policy, regulation and oversight.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 7/6 – Good News Friday: How To Rewild Yourself, Now Is The Time To Buy Gold

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, July 6, 2018, 3:25 PM

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    • My advice after a year without tech: rewild yourself
    • “Find your passion” is bad advice, say Yale and Stanford psychologists
    • Combining Antibiotis May Stave Off Future Superbugs
    • Precious Metals Price Outlook: Buy Now
    • As The Currency Reset Begins – Get Gold As It Is “Where The Whole World Is Heading”
    • The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber
    • Why Millennials Should Invest In Agriculture
    • The Nature Conservancy: 2018 Photo Contest Winners

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 5/14 – Education, Ideology Exaggerates Fact Rejection, Interfering With Science Education

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, May 14, 2018, 3:10 PM

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    • Teenage Wasteland
    • Toronto van attack: Inside the dark world of 'incels' 
    • Education plus ideology exaggerates rejection of reality
    • Guide to Veterinary Drugs for Human Consumption, Post-SHTF
    • More states introduce bills to interfere with science education
    • Ecuador to Expel Assange from its London Embassy?
    • Get ready for $100 a barrel oil and the conflict it represents
    • Top 10 Best Gold Coins for Investing
    • Many Vietnam Vets May Have Cancer-Causing Parasites: What Are Liver Flukes?
    • Why You Need Bifocal Safety Eyewear
    • 5 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking over an Open Fire
    • Wearing Your Raingear Like a Pro
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  • Daily Digest
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    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

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    • 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

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  • Blog
    Shutterstock

    What Could Pop The Everything Bubble?

    A crisis that can't be solved by just printing more dollars
    by Peak Prosperity Admin

    Saturday, October 28, 2017, 12:37 PM

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