Tag Archives: retirement

  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: The Great Retirement Con

    Why long-term investment returns will be elusive from here
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, March 25, 2016, 1:48 PM


    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Dan Amerman discuss:

    • Over-Complacency
      • The market has basically ignored the Brussels attacks
    • The Great Retirement Con
      • Why long-term investment returns will be elusive from here
    • Good-bye Future Gains
      • Future profits have already been pulled into today's stock prices
    • Disappearing Dividends
      • The largest source of wealth creation is nowhere to be found

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    Future Shock – Crash Course Chapter 25

    The unsustainable often ends abruptly
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, December 27, 2014, 3:24 AM


    Chapter 25 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below.

    Here at the penultimate chapter of The Crash Course, everything we've learned comes together into a single narrow range of time we'll call the twenty-teens. 

    What this chapter offers is a comprehensive view of how all of our problems are actually interrelated and need to be viewed as such, or solutions will continue to elude us.

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    2014 Year in Review

    The year we piled up risks like a global game of Tetris
    by David Collum

    Friday, December 19, 2014, 4:27 PM


    I have not seen a year in which so many risks—some truly existential—piled up so quickly. Each risk has its own, often unknown, probability of morphing into a destructive force. Groping for a metaphor—I love metaphors and similes—I feel like we’re in the final throes of a geopolitical Game of Tetris as financial and political authorities race to place the pieces correctly. But the acceleration is palpable. The proximate trigger for pain and ultimately a collapse can be small, as anyone who’s ever stepped barefoot on a Lego knows.

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    Doing It for Science

    Dan Ariely needs our help
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 5:07 PM


    Renown behavioral economist Dan Ariely has approached Peak Prosperity regarding new research he's conducting.

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    2013 Year in Review

    Austerity is not a policy
    by David Collum

    Friday, December 20, 2013, 5:36 PM


    Every year, friend-of-the-site David Collum writes a detailed "Year in Review" synopsis full of keen perspective and plenty of wit. This year's is no exception. Moreover, he has graciously selected PeakProsperity.com as the site where it will be published in full. It's quite longer than our usual posts, but worth the time to read in full.

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    Daily Digest 7/10 – IMF Cuts Growth Forecast For World Economies, Canadians Struggle With Saving

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 2:21 PM

    • Illinois lawmakers seek more information in hunt for fix to $97 billion pension crisis
    • IMF cuts growth forecast for U.S., world economies
    • Nurses' strike hits Portugal hospitals
    • Seniors find it harder to get home-delivered meals (Florida)
    • Chicago gun violence: 74 people shot, 12 killed over July 4 weekend
    • Job cuts: Mining companies to trim operations by 3,500 (Ghana)
    • Financial Crisis Just a Symptom of Detroit’s Woes
    • Furloughs Have Begun for Nearly 50,000 Full-Time Guardsmen Nationwide, Including Guam
    • Mining services industry forced to adapt to end of coal boom in Queensland's Bowen Basin
    • USDA: One In Six Americans Use Food Stamps
    • Puerto Rico sees surge in homeless population
    • Tuition at 14 Pennsylvania universities to rise 3 percent
    • Eurozone jobless rate worse than OECD average
    • Canadians struggle with retirement saving
    • Italy's rating lowered one notch to BBB: S&P
    • Gold borrowing cost hits post-Lehman high
    • Study: State's pension debt spiked since February (California)

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    Daily Digest 6/12 – CO Food Stamp Use Doubles, Mini Flash Crashes Strike Again

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 11:46 AM

    • California tops list of states with water infrastructure needs
    • Pennsylvania struggles to chip away at bridge problem
    • Sacramento County sheriff warns of big patrol cuts at budget hearing
    • States look to tax hybrids to recoup road funding
    • May Gold Sales Fall At Perth, U.S. Mint
    • Food Stamp Use Doubles In Colorado
    • Retirement savings: Why $1M may not be enough
    • Dramatic honeybee shortage threatens Calif. almond crop, nation's food supply
    • Mini flash crashes strike again
    • Cost of insuring emerging market debt soars on fears Fed will taper

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    Daily Digest 4/25 – A Golden Twilight Zone, The Retirement Gamble

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2:54 PM

    • Falling into a Golden Twilight Zone
    • Billions flow into the hottest new U.S. housing asset — rentals
    • Sugar industry's secret documents echo tobacco tactics
    • Goldman Sachs Just Covered Its Gold Short
    • Lawmakers warn cost of federal free phone program spinning out of control
    • Smartphones easily used to skim credit card data
    • Jim Rogers Exclusive: It's a "Race to Insanity"
    • Revealed: George Osborne’s secret veto on fraud inquiries
    • In Florida, a food-stamp recruiter deals with wrenching choices
    • The Retirement Gamble
    • As Forewarned, The Irish Savers Have Just Been "Cyprus'd", And There's MUCH MORE "Cyprusing" To Come
    • HUSSMAN: The Cover Of The Latest Barron's Is A Screaming Sign Of A Stock Market Top
    • Cal Wenzel Calgary Election Video: Developer Outlines Million-Dollar Plan To Influence Ballot
    • The coal-mining racket threatening Ukraine's economy
    • Norway opens up arctic waters to oil exploration
    • The Great Green Wall Of Africa: A 4,000 Mile Defense Against Climate Change
    • Brazil congestion delays export of record soybean crop

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    Daily Digest 3/20 – Workers Saving Too Little to Retire, Lawmakers Back PMs As Currency

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 2:39 PM

    • Workers Saving Too Little to Retire
    • Bad debts at Italian banks top 126 bln euros in January
    • Spanish Lenders’ Bad-Loan Ratio Resumed Increase in January
    • Darling: Cyprus savings raid could trigger bank runs across Europe
    • France, Belgium told to count Dexia bailout in deficits
    • Lawmakers back gold, silver as currency
    • National student loan debt triples, Miami average fifth highest in Ohio
    • As crop prices surge, investment firms, farmers vie for land
    • Speed on green cameras paying off
    • Cyprus parliament rejects deposit levy: reports
    • PIMCO reduces exposure to euro in wake of ‘botched’ Cyprus bailout: report
    • National debt jumps $300 billion ytd

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    Let’s Stop Fooling Ourselves: Americans Can’t Afford the Future

    Unemployment, taxes & unfunded retirements are squeezing us
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 3:24 PM


    The truth is: The three adult generations in the U.S. are suffering, and their burdens are likely to increase with time. Each is experiencing a squeeze that is making it harder to create value, save capital, and pursue happiness than at any point since WWII. At that point, we were a creditor nation with an economy exploding into dominance on the world stage. Now, however, the U.S. is the largest debtor nation and our economic hegemony is increasingly at seige across a number of fronts.

    A continuation of the status quo is a decision to sleepwalk face-first into the constraints hurtling towards us.

    Instead, shouldn't we stop fooling ourselves and ask: What should we be doing differently?

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