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  • Blog

    The Company Store

    Leaves almost nothing to live on
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, May 3, 2019, 1:33 PM

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    The scam enabled by today’s financial ““markets”” coupled with lots of easy cheap credit flowing to big monied interests is every bit as egregious as the company store of old; only today’s victims are mostly blind to the way that the system is rigged against them.

    Run this scam long enough and one day we’ll discover that the banks and their proxy agents — private equity funds, hedge funds, endowments, and family offices, etc — own all of the productive farmland, all of the mines, all of the oil wells, all of the timberland, and every other means of primary wealth production.

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  • Insider
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    Understanding the Secular Shift of Capital into Commodities

    Higher prices can happen even if the economy slows further
    by charleshughsmith

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 1:27 AM

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    Executive Summary

    • The commodity complex is already beginning to rise following oil's upside breakout
    • Natural gas is trending higher
    • Copper appears to have bottomed
    • Wheat and coffee's downtrends are ending
    • A secular rise in commodities can happen even in the face of slower economic growth and lower demand

    If you have not yet read Part I: Get Ready for Rising Commodity Prices available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    In Part I, we examined the conventional narratives used to explain the price of oil and found that they no longer account for oil’s breakout to a new uptrend.  I suggested that financialization and speculation could power oil much higher, despite sagging global demand for physical oil and a potentially deflationary global recession.

    This thesis has been met with widespread skepticism when I’ve aired it privately, and I think this skepticism arises from the newness of this narrative. In the past, oil has responded to supply-demand and inflation/deflation. The notion that oil could rise in a finance-induced “scarcity amidst plenty” is neither simple nor intuitive.

    If oil tracks higher, we can anticipate that the primary commodities (energy, agricultural, and construction) may well rise, even as end-user demand weakens, as oil underpins all production and transport. The 2.5% rise in producer prices over the past year suggests this is already occurring.

    The secondary reason is that lower prices eventually push marginal producers out of business, tightening supply and giving the remaining producers pricing power.

    As noted in Part I, regardless of what we see as key drivers or what we think oil “should do,” oil has broken out technically.

    Is there any evidence to support the idea that the uptrend in oil will trigger higher prices in other commodities? Let’s start with the CRB (Commodity Research Bureau) index that reflects a basket of commodities…

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 4/17 – Cyprus Braces For Russian Exodus, Half NYC Workforce On Food Stamps

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 6:37 PM

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    • Ohio’s $500 Billion Oil Dream Fades as Drillers Misjudge: Energy
    • Cyprus braces for Russian cash exodus
    • Italy May Cut $6.6 Billion in Defense Spending This Year
    • Detroit's encroaching blight as seen through Google and Bing maps
    • Smithsonian to close galleries due to budget cuts
    • Three-fold increase in demand for Gold: Jewellers
    • Bailouts push German debt to new record
    • Italy's temporary layoff scheme runs out of cash, sparks protests
    • Almost half of NYC workforce on food stamps
    • Let them eat vegetables: Egypt's wheat farmers hit hard by diesel price hikes
    • South Korea Proposes $15.3 Billion Stimulus Budget
    • EU warns of budget constraints as Cyprus seeks more aid

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  • What Should I Do?
    Barley Fodder Feed Mat

    Reflections on Using a DIY Fodder System

    Lessons learned from home-grown fodder
    by threemealsfarm

    Monday, April 8, 2013, 11:30 PM

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    Growing fodder for animal feed is starting to catch on, and many homesteading families and small farm operations are exploring the possibilities of what this type of feed can do for the health of their animals and cost of feeding them.  If you haven’t yet read the first two articles on growing fodder and building a simple DIY fodder system, you can find them here: https://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/growing-sprouted-fodder/72618 and here: https://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/80359/diy-home-fodder-system.

    It has been a few months since I wrote the DIY fodder system article for Peak Prosperity.  It turns out that a lot of people are interested in growing their own fodder, as this article has been extremely popular.  With the combination of all of the valuable feedback (thank you!) and a few more months of experience, we have some additional thoughts to share.

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  • Blog

    Food Storage Made Easy

    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, March 27, 2011, 4:43 AM

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    The events in Japan – stripping grocery shelves and leaving thousands of families without food, water, electricity, or sanitation – provide us with grim motivation to assess our own levels of personal resilience. How prepared are you if a similar disaster (natural or man-made) were to suddently strike where you live?

    I, for one, still have more gaps than I would like. Like many folks, I’ve been genuinely intending to get around to filling them soon, but noble plans have little value the moment after the unexpected occurs. As Chris often says, it’s immeasurably better to be a year early with your preps than a day late.

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  • What Should I Do?

    Food Storage Made Easy

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    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, March 27, 2011, 4:43 AM

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    The events in Japan – stripping grocery shelves and leaving thousands of families without food, water, electricity, or sanitation – provide us with grim motivation to assess our own levels of personal resilience. How prepared are you if a similar disaster (natural or man-made) were to suddently strike where you live?

    I, for one, still have more gaps than I would like. Like many folks, I've been genuinely intending to get around to filling them soon, but noble plans have little value the moment after the unexpected occurs. As Chris often says, it's immeasurably better to be a year early with your preps than a day late.

     

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest 2/21 – Silver Lease Rates Skyrocket, Drilling In Libya Suspended Over Unrest, Water And The Arab World

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, February 21, 2011, 3:49 PM

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    • Silver Lease Rates Skyrocketing
    • New Haven Line Has Second Highest Ridership Ever
    • Stratfor’s Geopolitical Intelligence Guidance For The Week Of February 20, 2011
    • Prove The Mayans Right: Address Structural Economic Problems With Chicanery 
    • Oil Majors Stall Libya Drilling, Withdraw Staff
    • BP Suspends Exploration as Libya Unrest Worsens; Eni Drops
    • As BP Prepares To Evacuate Staff From A Burning Libya, Commodities Are Exploding
    • Increased Costs For Wheat, Sugar, Gas Combined With Lower Wages Will Cause ‘Tsunami’ Of Living Costs
    • What Does The Arab World Do When Its Water Runs Out?

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – June 29

    by Davos

    Monday, June 29, 2009, 2:35 PM

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    • New hope in war against deadly wheat fungus (H/T Fujisan)
    • Fading of the Dollar’s Dominance
    • CRE: TTTIIIIIMMMMMBBBEEEERRR (Chart)
    • FOMC (Output Gap and Inflation, Repost)
    • In the Inflation Camp (Repost)
    • Budget crisis forces deep cuts at Calif. schools
    • Numbers on Welfare See Sharp Increase
    • Exhausted Claims part II
    • News from 1930
    • FSN News Hour, 3rd Hour with Jim and John Part 3A and 3B
    • "Zombie Bank"

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