Tag Archives: Wall Street

  • Blog

    Understanding The Keys To Power

    Will be a survival requirement for the coming decade
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 5:20 PM

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    The harsh simple truth is that those who run the system manipulate it to their benefit.

    This is true in both government and industry. Those in power do ‘whatever it takes’ to remain in power and enjoy the fruits of their advantage. Any sort of social ‘duty’ is secondary (at best), and will be sacrificed if necessary.

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  • Blog

    The Importance Of A Resilient Life

    In the end, it will mean all the difference
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 4:00 AM

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    My business partner Adam and I recently met with a successful business owner whose career began on Wall Street. The kind of guy who should be rooting for the system, because it has treated him well.

    Instead, he was quite nervous about the sustainability of the status quo. “Starting in August,” he said, “Maybe it was the Amazon catching fire, maybe it was the negative interest rates – I don’t know for certain what the trigger was – but something has snapped.”

    I agree. Because I feel it, too.

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  • Podcast

    Binyamin Appelbaum: The Problem With Modern Economics

    A historical review explains the deficiencies of today's policies
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, September 12, 2019, 2:53 PM

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    Why do we have the economic policies we do today?

    These policies drive decision-making on Capitol Hill, corporate boardrooms, and on Wall Street. But who made them, why, and how did they come about? And how well are they serving us?

    Binyamin Appelbaum has made these questions the focus of his new book The Economists Hour, which shines a bright light on the rise of modern Economics and its dominating influence on society.

    From anti-trust law to central banking, Appelbaum explains how Economics has evolved (metastasized?) into its current form, where the solutions it now offers may be no better (and possibly substantially worse) than the problems it’s designed to address.

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  • Podcast

    Damion Lupo: The Qualified Retirement Plan (QRP)

    An option for direct ownership of real assets using your retirement savings
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 8:37 AM

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    The growing retirement continues to be a major focus here at PeakProsperity.com.

    Our recent podcast with Ted Siedle exposed the shocking insolvency of many pension funds. And on the private retirement account side, we’ve written numerous articles revealing the ‘failure to save’ of tens of millions of Baby Boomers.

    In today’s podcast, Chris interviews Damion Lupo who shines light on a potential option that may add useful value to folks planning for, or already in, retirement: the Qualified Retirement Plan, or “QRP”.

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  • Blog
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    The Weighted Average Cost Of Capital

    When it goes up, prices go down. It's going up...
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12:59 AM

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    Get ready to live in an era of rising interest rates. It's going to be unfamiliar territory for all of us…

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  • Podcast

    Janet Tavakoli: Life And Death On Wall Street

    History shows systemic corruption can be overcome
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, October 30, 2016, 9:06 PM

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    Financial markets and derivatives authority Janet Tavakoli returns to the podcast to discuss a number of the themes contained in her new book Decisions: Life And Death On Wall Street.

    She paints a particularly informative timeline of the greed and rot that has come to dominate the modern financial system, and how its tentacles have fully penetrated and subjugated the halls of power in Washington DC.

     

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  • Podcast

    David Stockman: America Now Lives Under A ‘Perverted Regime’

    One foisted on the nation by its bipartisan ruling elites
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, October 2, 2016, 5:19 PM

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    David Stockman, former director of the OMB under President Reagan, former US Representative, and veteran financier is an insider's insider. Few people understand the ways in which both Washington DC and Wall Street work and intersect better than he does.

    In his upcoming book, Trumped! A Nation on the Brink of Ruin…And How to Bring it Back, Stockman lays out how we have devolved from a free market economy into a managed one that operates for the benefit of a privileged few. And when trouble arises, these few are bailed out at the expense of the public good.

    Stockman brings us his report of what 30 years of politics, degenerative crony capitalism and “bubble finance” have finally wrought. The upheaval and crossroads represented by Donald Trump’s candidacy spell economic disaster or resurgence, depending on the steps America chooses to take from here.

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  • Podcast

    Michael Pento: The Coming Bond Bubble Collapse

    All asset classes will collapse in tandem when this bursts
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, September 18, 2016, 5:42 PM

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    In this week's podcast, Michael Pento, fund manager and author of The Coming Bond Bubble Collapse, explains how the United States is fast approaching the end stage of the biggest asset bubble in history. He describes how the bursting of this bubble will cause a massive interest rate shock that will send the US consumer economy and the US government—pumped up by massive Treasury debt—into bankruptcy, an event that will send shockwaves throughout the global economy:

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  • Podcast

    Rana Foroohar: How Wall Street Is Strangling The Economy

    And things are now at the breaking point
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, June 12, 2016, 6:40 PM

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    This week, Chris interviews Time Magazine assistant managing editor and economic columnist Rana Foroohar about the findings within her new book Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business.

    Eight years on from the biggest market meltdown since the Great Depression, the key lessons of the crisis of 2008 still remain unlearned — and our financial system is just as vulnerable as ever. Many of us know that our government failed to fix the banking system after the subprime mortgage crisis. But what few of us realize is how the misguided financial practices and philosophies that nearly toppled the global financial system have come to infiltrate all American businesses, putting us on a collision course for another cataclysmic meltdown.

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  • Podcast

    Bill Black: Why The Banksters Are Winning

    Without effective prosecution, the banks are untouchable
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, November 1, 2015, 6:42 PM

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    Bill Black, expert on Wall Street control fraud, returns to discuss the gross abuses of power rampant in our financial, political and judicial systems. In his estimation, regulation and enforcement of financial crimes have been completely gutted and de-fanged — intentionally by corrupt politicians, and unintentionally by inept ones. All while the Justice Department turns a blind eye.

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