Tag Archives: Russia

  • Insider
    War with Iran

    War with Iran – The Risk is Elevated

    Are you prepared?
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:46 AM


    Is it really about to go down in Iran?  Is a war now coming?

    The Twitter feeds I have tracking Iran are on fire this morning.

    Looks like the Trade deal is bad enough and the Barr investigation threatening enough that the “answer” is war with Iran.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 5/1 – WH Delays Tariffs, Debt And Delusions

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 2:48 PM

    • White House delays tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico
    • ‘Forget the Facebook leak’: China is mining data directly from workers’ brains on an industrial scale
    • Trump says nixing Iran nuclear deal would not hurt North Korea talks
    • The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper
    • Debt and Delusions – Part Two
    • Researchers are keeping pig brains alive outside the body
    • Major Airlines Expect Oil Prices To Rise
    • Pesticide linked to cancer is in nearly every US food: report

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    Daily Digest 4/28 – Terrorism Vs. Natural Disasters, Learning To Speak Shrub

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, April 28, 2018, 3:41 PM

    • The Golden State Killer Is Tracked Through a Thicket of DNA, and Experts Shudder
    • The cost of raising a child in America has soared — it’s a price tag fit for a prince
    • Terrorism Vs. Natural Disasters: Which Costs More? Which Kills More?
    • Chris Hedges: What we can learn from the collapse of the Chaco Canyon civilisation
    • Pipeline shortage could choke North America’s oil supply with ‘serious implications for global markets’, IEA warns
    • Trump Strikes A Blow For Retirees Worried About Enviros Wallowing Out Pensions
    • Tabasco Sauce Is in a Battle For Its Very Survival
    • Learning to Speak Shrub

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    Everything Is Suddenly Deteriorating, Fast

    Is this "it?" It's sure looking like it may be.
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, March 31, 2018, 12:37 AM


    Executive Summary

    • Geopolitical unity is fracturing as countries are forced to compete more
    • LIBOR is signaling a credit emergency in Europe
    • The market is sending signs a major war and/or a major recession may be imminent
    • The last remaining heroes for risk-on capital, the FANG stocks, are quickly becoming villains

    If you have not yet read Part 1: The Future Ain't What It Used To Be, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    The central banks of the world have failed: colossally, completely and dangerously.  Yes, they will try to rescue the “markets” once again, as they did in 2011 and 2016 when things similarly looked to be falling apart.

    The reason they might not be able to succeed this time?

    They are out of maneuvering room. 

    Nothing will happen if interest rates are clubbed back down a percent or two.  To do that, though, would require the same sort of lock-step coordination as prior times.  The ECB, BoJ and Fed would all have to operate seamlessly again. 

    The most immediate of my concerns, even more than the tech-wreck that began a few weeks ago, is the rise in the LIBOR interest rate.  Why?  Because trouble always moves from the outside in.

    Let’s do the math  With $350 trillion worth of assets tied to LIBOR, that means each 1% rise in the LIBOR rate translates into $3.5 trillion dollars of increased interest costs.

    LIBOR is now at its highest rate since 2009, and it's spiking for reasons nobody can fully explain. In my mind, higher LIBOR means that there’s less trust and/or liquidity in the system.  It also means borrowing costs are heading up for…

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  • Blog
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    The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

    Looks like we're in for a much rockier ride than many expect
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, March 31, 2018, 12:36 AM


    This marks our our 10th year of doing this.  And by “this”, we mean using data, logic and reason to support the very basic conclusion that infinite growth on a finite planet is impossible. 

    The only remaining question concerns how fast the adjustment happens. Will the future be defined by a "slow burn", one that steadily degrades our living standards over generations? Or will we experience a sudden series of sharp shocks that plunge the world into chaos and conflict?

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    Daily Digest 2/6 – Shale Reality Check, Permafrost Home To Large Mercury Reserves

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 5:41 PM

    • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts – Blue Monday – How Are the Mighty Mispricings of Risk Fallen 
    • A Timeline Of The FBI And DOJ's Involvement In Hillary's Emails And The Trump Dossier
    • How much are illegal activities behind the demand for crypto-currency?
    • The Market Meltdown Is an Ominous Sign
    • FEMA Contract Called for 30 Million Meals for Puerto Ricans. 50,000 Were Delivered.
    • Shale Reality Check
    • Oil Prices Ravaged By Financial Turmoil 
    • Arctic permafrost home to large mercury reserves, study finds 

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  • Insider
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    The Oil Threat

    Why a debilitating price spike is 2 or less years away
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 10, 2017, 11:57 PM


    Executive Summary

    • China's imminent peak in oil production
    • The final key player in this story: Russia
    • How to prepare before oil becomes a LOT more expensive
    • What to prepare for? Higher prices (for everything real), lower prices (for everything paper), and more wars…

    If you have not yet read Part 1: If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn't Worry You, You're Not Paying Attention available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    China’s Impending Oil Peak

    The motivations of China are completely obvious here.  China is eager to forge better relations with any country from which it can import oil and KSA is right at the top of that list.

    A truly startling (to me) report from the China University of Petroleum put all of this in proper context and urgency came out earlier this year (2017) which announced that after conducting a wide-ranging study that China faces an imminent peak in oil output (from both conventional and unconventional sources) as early as 2018.

    This is really big news.   The implications for global geopolitics, financial stability, and literally anything you consider personally important are huge.

    China faces looming energy crisis, warns state-funded study

    Oct 5, 2017

    Nafeez Ahmed

    A new scientific study led by the China University of Petroleum in Beijing, funded by the Chinese government, concludes that China is about to experience a peak in its total oil production as early as next year.

    Without finding an alternative source of “new abundant energy resources”, the study warns, the 2018 peak in China’s combined conventional and unconventional oil will undermine continuing economic growth and “challenge the sustainable development of Chinese society.”

    This also has major implications for the prospect of a 2018 oil squeeze — as China scales its domestic oil peak, rising demand will impact world oil markets in a way most forecasters aren’t anticipating, contributing to a potential supply squeeze. That could happen in 2018 proper, or in the early years that follow.

    There are various scenarios that follow from here  — China could: shift to reducing its massive demand for energy, a tall order in itself given population growth projections and rising consumption; accelerate a renewable energy transition; or militarise the South China Sea for more deepwater oil and gas.

    Right now, China appears to be incoherently pursuing all three strategies, with varying rates of success. But one thing is clear — China’s decisions on how it addresses its coming post-peak future will impact regional and global political and energy security for the foreseeable future.


    The author of the article, Nafeez Ahmed (who we’ve interviewed before and admire greatly – he's one of the really good ones out there), left out one other option on China’s scenario table, which was to forge stronger relationships with the world’s two key oil exporters – Saudi Arabia and Russia.   That scenario is now a reality and already well underway. 

    Here’s the mind-blowing chart that the study produced.  It literally tells the…

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    If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn’t Worry You, You’re Not Paying Attention

    A key geopolitical axis is swiftly shifting
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 10, 2017, 11:57 PM


    While turbulent during the best of times, gigantic waves of change are now sweeping across the Middle East. The magnitude is such that the impact on the global price of oil, as well as world markets, is likely to be enormous.

    A dramatic geo-political realignment by Saudi Arabia is in full swing this month. It’s upending many decades of established strategic relationships among the world's superpowers and, in particular, is throwing the Middle East into turmoil. So much is currently in flux, especially in Saudi Arabia, that nearly anything can happen next. Which is precisely why this volatile situation should command our focused attention at this time.

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    WATCH: A World Of Trouble Webinar

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    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 6:55 PM


    This week's webinar, A World Of Trouble, is free to PeakProsperity.com's enrolled members.

    Here is the replay video of the event:

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    SPECIAL WEBINAR: A World Of Trouble

    This Wed, 9/6, @ 3:30pm EST
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, September 4, 2017, 4:47 PM

    We're holding a special, quick response webinar to address a swift build-up of significant and serious developments over the past few weeks.
    This World Of Trouble webinar will take place this coming Wednesday, 9/6, at 3:30pm EST/ 12:30pm PST. It will last approximately an hour.

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