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Tag Archives: VIX

  • Podcast

    Scott Tinker: Can The World Energy Supply Become Fully Sustainable?

    Just possibly, but we'll have to make HUGE changes
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 2:43 AM

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    As we claim often here at PeakProsperity.com: Energy is everything.

    Will our global society be able to transtiton off of its extreme dependence on fossil fuels? And if so, can we do so without too much pain?

    Scott Tinker is the Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin, and founder of the non-profit Switch Energy Alliance, which is dedicated to helping humanity address these key questions.

    Tinker remains confident a much better future energy-wise is possible; but will require a tremendous shift in behavoir, investment and technological innovation.

    In his eyes, society can make the transition. But will it? That's a lot less certain…

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    Daily Digest 10/22 – The Tells Of Fiat News, How Many People Have Lived On Earth?

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:32 PM

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    • 5 companies that spent lavishly on stock buybacks while pension funding lagged
    • The Tells Of Fiat News
    • America’s Ghost Legions of Idle Men
    • Kremlin: Russia will 'restore balance' with new missiles if U.S. pulls out of treaty
    • Dow Jones Futures Rise After More Leaders Break Support In Stock Market Correction
    • GOLDMAN SACHS: Staying away from these 20 stocks could help you avoid the pain of Trump's trade war with China
    • How Many People Have Lived on Earth?
    • Things in the middle of the Arctic are getting really strange
    • Brazil’s Offshore Boom Is Facing The Same Problem As U.S. Shale
    • This scientist keeps winning money from people who bet against climate change
    • The Greek Dark Age & Climate Change
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  • Insider
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    Off The Cuff: The Trouble With Trade Wars

    The uncertainty whipsaws markets, media & investors alike
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10:37 PM

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

    • The Trouble With Trade Wars
      • The uncertainty is whipsawing the markets
    • Actions Have Repercussions
      • China's investment in the US plummets
    • The Rules Of Brinksmanship
      • Chris & Axel give book recommendations
    • Oil & Gold
      • Where to from here?

    It's hard to keep one's head in today's world. Developments are changing at a pace the world just can't handle. As a result, the uncertainty and confusion makes it very difficult to 'surf' events as they unfold.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 1/2 – The Science Of Loneliness, Stop Reading What Facebook Tells You To Read

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 5:56 PM

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    • The Science Of Loneliness
    • The dark side of your $5 Footlong: Business owners say it could bite them
    • These Will Be the Big Stories of 2018
    • Stop reading what Facebook tells you to read
    • Too much screening has misled us about real cancer risk factors, experts say
    • Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work
    • It's Time For Innovators To Take Responsibility For Their Creations
    • Americans Will Eat a Record Amount of Meat in 2018

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  • 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

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    "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.

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    Off The Cuff: Eggshell Markets

    Why the market can't sustain any losses
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 11:20 PM

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

    • Vexing Volatility
      • How the VIX is being used to drive the markets
    • We Can't Handle Losses Anymore
      • Why the market is now incredibly vulnerable to downturns
    • Our Captive System
      • Until it breaks, the system is run to serve the banks, not us
    • The Death Of The Living Wage
      • The hollowing out of the middle class continues

    Lots of sobering material packed into this week's Off The Cuff discussion between Chris and John. While there are signs of growing instability to be found nearly everywhere, both are very concerned about the extreme fragility of today's financial ""markets"". At the slightest sign of weakness, tremendous interventions now happen on a daily basis to keep prices from falling, even by a single percent.

    The reason why is that the system is too vulnerable for ANY degree of loss to be sustained without fear of collapsing it.

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  • Blog
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    A Murderous Complacency

    Dark omens are circling everywhere in today's markets
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, February 3, 2017, 9:38 PM

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    Running PeakProsperity.com requires me to read and process a lot of data on a daily basis. As it's hard to digest it all in real-time, I keep a running list of charts, tables and articles that catch my attention, to return to when I have the time to give them my full attention.

    Lately, that list has been getting quite long. And it's largely full of indicators that concern me, signals that the long era of "extend and pretend" in today's markets may finally be at its terminus.

    Like crows circling overhead, everyday brings with it new worrisome statistics that portend an ill change ahead. Indeed, these signs are increasing so quickly now that it's hard not to feel like Tippi Hedren in Hitchcock's classic The Birds.

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    Off the Cuff: Pinball Markets

    Expect more volatility & price riccochets
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:41 PM

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    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Brian Pretti discuss:

    • Pinball Markets
      • Volatility & unpredictability is on the rise
    • Lack Of Liquidity
      • Becoming a top market concern
    • Capital Flows
      • May keep US markets better than the rest, but not forever
    • Watch The Bond Markets
      • When they fail, it will be ugly
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  • Blog

    The Approaching Inevitable Market Reversal

    Closer every day...
    by charleshughsmith

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12:06 PM

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    Though we’re constantly reassured by financial pundits and the Federal Reserve that the stock market is not a bubble and that valuations are fair, there is substantial evidence that suggests the contrary.

    The market is dangerously stretched in terms of valuation and sentiment, and it does not accurately reflect fundamentals such as earnings and sales growth.

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