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  • Podcast

    Grant Williams: A Reset Of The System Is Inevitable

    We need to clear the malinvestment that never got addressed during the GFC
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 8:57 PM

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    While at the New Orleans Investment Conference this past weekend, Chris and I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Grant Williams, publisher of the economic blog Things That Make You Go Hmmm and principal of Real Vision TV.

    There will be no smooth transition back to sustained economic growth, he warns

    Instead, the distortion of today’s excessive asset prices will require a systemic reset to fix. Either by a deflationary event that destroys the malinvestment, or by an inflationary event that destroys the currency.

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    The Cardinal Sin Of Investing: Permanent Impairment Of Capital

    How to avoid making it
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12:47 AM

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    Permanent impairment of capital is the cardinal sin of investing.

    Well, today's markets present a clear and present danger of coming capital impairment for those who don't take prudent action in advance of a market downturn. Don't be guilty of inaction.

     

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    Why The U.S. Dollar And Bitcoin Keep Rising

    Understanding utility-driven demand
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, January 6, 2017, 3:12 PM

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    Capital migrates to where it flows with the least resistance, i.e. to forms of capital that are liquid and offer low transaction costs—what I call ease of flow. Capital also migrates to relatively safe havens that are liquid and offer low transaction/holding costs, and to forms of capital with global utility. And it also flows to the highest yield/return with the lowest perceived risk.

    Given these fundamentals, it isn’t difficult to understand why capital is flowing into USD-denominated assets and bitcoin.

    So what do the fundamentals suggest about the valuation uptrends in the USD and bitcoin? Have they topped out and due for a crash, or have they just started their appreciation cycle?

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    Why Gold Is Undervalued

    And poised to re-price upwards from here
    by Alasdair Macleod

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:31 PM

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    Gold has been in a bear market for three years. Technical analysts are asking themselves whether they should call an end to this slump on the basis of the "triple-bottom" recently made at $1180/oz, or if they should be wary of a coming downside break beneath that level. The purpose of this article is to look at the drivers of the gold price and explain why today's market value is badly reflective of gold's true worth.

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    The Dollar May Remain Strong For Longer Than We Think

    Why demand for it is higher than other fiat currencies
    by charleshughsmith

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 2:50 AM

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    I have long been a dollar bull, not for any over-arching reasons based on inflation, deflation, rising geopolitical multi-polarity or any of the other issues that touch on the dollar’s valuation vis-à-vis other currencies. My analysis focuses on a few basics:  the dollar’s status as the global reserve currency, Triffin’s Paradox (a.k.a. Triffin’s Dilemma) and global capital flows into the dollar and dollar-denominated assets such as U.S. Treasury bonds.

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    A Brief History of US Money – Crash Course Chapter 9

    The rules get changed (a lot)
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:29 PM

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    Looking at the past 100 years of the US dollar's history, one theme becomes abundantly clear: in times of crisis, the US government has no issue with changing its own rules or breaking its own laws. And those "temporary" emergency measures have a nasty habit of quickly becoming permanent.

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    On the Path To War

    Putin plays chess, the "markets" play Tic-Tac-Toe
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, August 11, 2014, 11:25 PM

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    The US is clearly now pushing Russia towards war. But if you read the signs correctly, Russia has been preparing for exactly this outcome for many years.

    Out of several reasons that US power brokers specifically — but western power brokers more generally — are deeply unhappy with Russia right now is that Russia is committing a cardinal sin: it is openly, brazenly calling for an end to dollar dominance and has moved aggressively with China to achieve that aim.

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    The End of Dollar Dominance?

    Loss of reserve currency no longer an idle threat
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, August 11, 2014, 11:24 PM

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    Dollar Daze

    One thing that is absolutely crystal clear at this point is that Putin and Russia consider the US and its dollar hegemony to be a parasitic anachronism that no longer serves anybody besides the US.  Putin has made many direct comments to that effect and then followed them up with concrete deals struck in ways that bypass the dollar entirely.

    Here's what he said back in 2011, well before any of the recent action started:

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    Have We Reached Peak Wall Street?

    An argument its dominance is in decline
    by charleshughsmith

    Monday, March 31, 2014, 11:14 PM

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    Though the mainstream financial media and the blogosphere differ radically on their forecasts—the MFM sees near-zero systemic risk while the alternative media sees a critical confluence of it—they agree on one thing: the Federal Reserve and the “too big to fail” (TBTF) Wall Street banks have their hands on the political and financial tiller of the nation, and nothing will dislodge their dominance.

    But what id Wall Street’s power has peaked and is about to be challenged by forces that it has never faced before? Put another way,what if the power of Wall Street has reached a systemic extreme where a decline or reversal is inevitable?

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  • Podcast

    Jim Rickards: We’re Witnessing One of the Greatest Failed Experiments in Economic History

    It all ends in the collapse of the dollar
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, September 21, 2013, 7:50 PM

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    Jim Rickards, author of the best-seller Currency Wars, sees the world's central banks embroiled in a "race to debase" their currencies in order to restore – at any cost – growth to their weakened economies.

    In the midst of the fight, the U.S. Federal Reserve wields oversized power due to the dollar's unique position as the global reserve currency. As a result, actions by the Fed create huge percussive ripples across the battlefield, often influencing events in ways little understood by the players – and especially by the Fed itself.

    In Rickards' words, the policymakers at the Fed "think they are dialing a thermostat up and down, but they're actually playing with a nuclear reactor – and they could melt the whole thing down":

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