Tag Archives: volatility

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

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    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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    Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency Webinar — Jan 7th @ Noon EST

    Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 11:52 PM

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    The cryptocurrency space is on fire.

    Which is why we've lined up Peak Prosperity resident crypto expert Mark Rees to offer answers across the spectrum about Bitcoin, the other digital currencies, and the blockchain. He and Chris will roll up their sleeves to dive deep into a highly-interactive discussion of all things crypto in our upcoming webinar on Sunday January 7, 2018 at noon EST/9am PST.

    The full event will last about an hour and half, and draw heavily from audience Q&A. So bring your most pressing questions — you'll be able to ask them directly to Mark and Chris.

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    The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

    Tom Petty's anthem for today's investors
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, October 5, 2017, 9:21 PM

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    The stock market is now 70% higher than it was as the previous bubble peak immediately preceding the 2008 Great Financial Crisis.

    Reflect for a moment how painful the crash from Sept 2008-March 2009 was. How much more painful will a crash from today's much dizzier heights be?

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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: Volatility Attacks!

    The market calm is suddenly shattered
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 19, 2017, 6:03 AM

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

    • Volatility Attacks!
      • The market calm is suddenly shattered
    • Trading A Credit Crisis For A Currency Crisis
      • How all this ultimately ends
    • Misuse & Abuse Of Power
      • Is the norm these days, not the exception
    • The Coming Reset
      • Yes, it will be painful. But let's focus on what we want to come afterwards

    In this week in which volatility in the markets — which has been MIA for longer than any other time in history — has suddenly come roaring back, Chris and John focus on the inherent fragility of the financial system, which is now utterly dependent on continued central bank subsidization. 

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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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    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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    The Marginal Buyer Holds The Pin That Pops Every Asset Bubble

    So it's important to watch him very closely
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 19, 2016, 6:01 AM

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    Those of you who took an Economics class in college may remember the saying that prices are set "at the margin". That's a fancy way to say that prices are set by the person (or people) willing to pay the most.

    This person willing to pay top dollar is called the "marginal buyer". Most of us don't really think about him, but he (or she) is very, very important.

    Why? Because the marginal buyer not only determines price levels, but also their stability and degree of volatility. The behavior of the marginal buyer, as well as the degree of competition for his/her "top dog" spot, sets the prices of nearly every asset class held by today's investors.

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    Chaos & Volatility On The Rise

    The systems that support us are breaking down
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:01 AM

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    No, that’s not a ‘click bait’ sensationalist article title. Things are getting ‘weird’ out there if you’re trying to be polite, and downright chaotic if you are being blunt.  Everywhere we look, we see signs that the systems that support us are breaking down. 

    All of these are signs that the status quo has failed and continues to fail us. But the form of power expressed by our so-called ‘leaders’ today seems nearly incapable of healthy introspection coupled to correct action; preferring instead to do more of the same things that got us into this mess in the first place.

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    How To Prepare For Volatility

    There's a lot each of can do
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:34 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • What Fort McMurray is teaching us about situational awareness
    • The wisdom of planning, testing & executing your plans in advance of crisis
    • Preparing in case your entire country starts failing
    • The value of emotional preparedness

    If you have not yet read Chaos And Volatility On The Rise, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Okay, so what can any of us do to really prepare ourselves for volatility and the sorts of uncertainty that the world is presenting to us?

    Quite a lot actually.

    In the case of financial market volatility, the easiest thing to do is to simply not play the game. Keep money in cash and just stay away from the rigged casinos until such a time as attractive valuations return and/or the playing field is leveled.

    If you remain in the markets, for heaven’s sake hedge! If you click on the link to the left there, you’ll go to an article written by Adam Taggart that describes the basics of portfolio hedging.

    Our recommended financial advisors use very proactive hedging strategies to limit downside volatility and minimize the sorts of punishing losses that can result from bear markets.

    I am personally sitting in cash, gold, silver, real estate, a local investment, and a small short position on the S&P 500. That is, I am mainly on the sidelines as I await the inevitable correction that our feckless ‘leaders’ have engineered for us all.

    Other people prefer to be more actively invested in the stock and bond markets, which I completely understand. I still would caution those individuals to be ready to…

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