Tag Archives: Stock Market

  • Daily Digest
    Image by trindade.joao, Flickr Creative Commons

    Daily Digest 10/31 – IL Public Pensions Costing Taxpayers, Australian Debt Levels Rated Riskiest In The World

    by DailyDigest

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 2:17 PM

    7
    • More California cops and firefighters are paying for their pensions. Is it too late?
    • Reports: Growing number of $100,000-plus public pensions in Illinois cost taxpayers
    • India considers IL&FS sale among options to end debt crunch
    • Italy's debt costs rise further at auction
    • Australians face $700b wealth wipe-out as debt levels rated riskiest in the world: Morgan Stanley
    • Treasury Sees 2018 Borrowing Needs Surging to $1.34 Trillion
    • UK budget doesn't alter view of high public debt: Moody's
    • Whopping 62 percent of jobs don't support middle-class life after accounting for cost of living
    • Debt Alarm Ringing
    • Treasury Sees 2018 Borrowing Needs Surging to $1.34 Trillion

    Read More »

  • Daily Digest
    Image by reyner media, Flickr Creative Commons

    Daily Digest 9/2 – Scientists Warn UN of Capitalism’s Imminent Demise, Skim Reading Is The New Normal

    by DailyDigest

    Sunday, September 2, 2018, 3:53 PM

    4
    • Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism's Imminent Demise
    • A deadly storm is coming in Syria 
    • Report: Trump Admin Denying Passports to Citizens Along Border
    • So Much for The Great California Bail Celebration
    • Elections board takes less than a minute to reject proposal to close 7 of 9 polling places in majority-black county 
    • Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound
    • Attention, Shoppers: Kroger Says It Is Phasing Out Plastic Bags
    • U.S. court orders Trump administration to enforce chemical safety rule

    Read More »

  • Daily Digest
    Image by pasa47, Flickr Creative Commons

    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

    0
    • 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

    Read More »

  • Blog
    Victor Moussa/Shutterstock

    The Cardinal Sin Of Investing: Permanent Impairment Of Capital

    How to avoid making it
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12:47 AM

    2

    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.

     

    Read More »

  • Blog
    igorstevanovic/Shutterstock

    Signs Of Distress

    The need to change is becoming more obvious than ever
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, August 12, 2017, 2:06 AM

    22

    The world is edging closer to the final moments after which everything will be forever changed.

    Grand delusions, perpetuated over decades, will finally hit the limits of reality and collapse in on themselves.

    We’re over-budget and have eaten deeply into the principal balances of all of our main trust accounts. We are ecologically overdrawn, financially insolvent, monetarily out past the Twilight Zone, consuming fossil fuels (as in literally eating them), and adding 80,000,000 net souls to the planet’s surface — each year! — without regard to the consequences.

    Someday there will be hell to pay financially, economically, and ecologically as there simply isn’t any way to maintain these overdrafts forever. Reality does not renegotiate. Its deal terms aren't compromisable.

    Read More »

  • Podcast

    Richard Sylla: This Is An Inherently Dangerous Moment In History

    Low interest rates are causing distortions & mis-allocations
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, August 7, 2017, 6:42 PM

    23

    "The rates we’ve had in recent years, including right now, are the lowest in history. The book that I co-authored on the history of interest rates traces back to the code of Hammurabi, Babylonian civilization, Greek and Roman civilization, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and early modern history right up to the present. And I can assure our listeners that the rates that they’re experiencing right now are the lowest in human history."

    So says Richard Sylla, Professor Emeritus of Economics and the Former Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets at New York University's Stern School of Business. He is also co-author of the book A History Of Interest Rates

    We invited Professor Sylla onto the podcast after hearing his work favorably referenced by the panel convened at the recent hearing held by the US Congress titled: “The Federal Reserve’s Impact on Main Street, Retirees and Savings.”

    Based on his deep study across the scope of millennia of human history, Sylla warns we are at a dangerous moment in time.

    Read More »

  • Blog
    Shutterstock

    It’s Bubble Time!

    Wisdom & discipline will separate winners from victims
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, February 23, 2017, 9:50 PM

    28

    It's impossible to predict with certainty how much more insane our financial markets will get before an inevitable correction, but my personal bet is “a lot!”

    For my reasons why, take a few minutes to watch the chapter on bubbles below from The Crash Course. For those who haven't seen it before, the takeaway is this: bubbles pop only when greed in the market has been exhausted.

    Read More »

  • Podcast

    James Howard Kunstler: The World’s Greatest Misallocation Of Resources

    And why we appear poised to repeat it
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, January 22, 2017, 6:11 PM

    12

    James Howard Kunstler returns to the podcast this week, observing that despite the baton being handed to a new American president, the massive predicaments we face as a society remain the same. And it seems the incoming administration is just as in denial of them as the old.

    Kunstler adds fresh critique to his now decades-old warning that we are sleepwalking our way deep into the Long Emergency. The longer we delude ourselves and waste our energies in pursuit of reviving the failed "endless growth" model, the farther our journey back to a sustainable way of living will be when our current system collapses.

    Read More »

  • Insider
    Stasique/Shutterstock

    Off The Cuff: Multiplying Market Oddities

    Rising rates are creating cross-currents everywhere
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 18, 2016, 12:15 AM

    2

    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Axel Merk discuss:

    • Impact Of A Trump Presidency On The Markets
      • What will the most likely trends be?
    • Plummeting Bond Prices
      • Good or bad?
    • The Unbearable Lightness Of Stocks
      • Rising prices in the face of rising interest rates
    • Gold's Prospects
      • Inflation? Higher rates? What will it mean for gold?

    Axel and Chris address the increasing sell-off in the bond market, which can also be described as the sudden rising of interest rates. In an over-indebted financial system as ours, rising rates will make it more expensive to service the outstanding debt, placing increasing headwinds on economic growth. Right now, the stock market is ignoring that — instead, it's pricing for perfection. Axel warns that this "oddity" will need to correct soon, one way or the other.

    Click to listen to a sample of this Off the Cuff Podcast or Enroll today to access the full audio and other premium content today.

    Enroll Now
    Or Sign In with your enrolled account.

    Read More »