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    Off The Cuff: Why Currency Crisis Is The Real Risk Here

    In China, and perhaps eventually here in the US as well
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, May 30, 2019, 9:30 AM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss:

    • Tesla’s Woes
      • A harbinger of what’s coming for many other overvalued companies
    • How Bad Could A Trade War With China Get?
      • There will be lots of unintended consequences
    • Why The Smart Bet Is On Currency Devaluation
      • Governments will print forever to prevent catastrophic losses from happening
    • Recession Ahead!
      • The global macro data continues to look worse and worse

    In this excellent discussion, Chris mentions “It feels like we’re so far down the state intervention pathway that I’m not sure that there is a way back to free and fair markets at this point in time. And it would take something fairly cataclysmic I think to upend that, something like an out of control currency accident for China, taking it out of their hands, for instance. ”

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    Off The Cuff LIVE!

    Axel Merk, John Rubino & Wolf Richter together on stage
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10:37 AM

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    What’s better than an Off The Cuff with John Rubino? Or Wolf Richter? Or Axel Merk?

    How about one with ALL of them?

    That’s what attendees of last weekend’s Peak Prosperity annual seminar were able to enjoy, live on stage.

    This meeting of the minds was the first time Axel, Wolf and John had ever met one another in person. And the idea-exchange that ensued was pure magic.

    For this week’s Off The Cuff, we’re giving you a huge treat. A chance to watch these great thinkers in action.

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    Off The Cuff: Bad Assumptions = Bad Outcomes

    Both the market & the Fed are making dangerous assumptions
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, February 28, 2019, 8:20 AM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss:

    • The Market Is Making Some Dangerous Assumptions
      • Right now it’s confident the Fed won’t hike this year. But will that be the case?
    • A Rate Surprise Would Shock The Markets
      • But the massive rebound seen since Jan supports hiking
    • Higher Rates Would Help The Fed Address The Coming Recession
      • Yet another reason rates can still go up
    • But There’s No Guarantee The Fed Can Ride To The Rescue
      • One day its stimulus will stop working, no matter how large

    There’s been a lot of releases from the Federal Reserve lately which Chris and Wolf deconstruct here. Wolf is of the mind that the markets are interpreting the Fed’s recent dovish moves as complete capitulation. He’s not so sure about that — he thinks the Fed will raise rates if given the opportunity. And the massive market recovery since the start of the year is giving it more and more validation for further hikes. So Wolf warns that the market could be in for a nasty surprise should the Fed hike later this year.

    But he also warns that the Fed is guilty of making some shaky assumptions of its own. Here he explains why its stimulus playbook may not work as expected when the next recession arrives:

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    Daily Digest 12/18 – Venezuela Inflation Rate Passes 1,000,000%, Would Human Extinction Be A Tragedy?

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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 2:20 PM

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    • Trump and China: Towards a Cold or Hot War?
    • UK's May says rescheduling Brexit vote in parliament for mid-Jan
    • Venezuela Inflation Rate Passes 1 Million Percent, and It’s Costing Lives Every Day: This Is What Devastating Hyperinflation Looks Like 
    • Iraq’s Post-ISIS Campaign of Revenge
    • Reports show Russia mounted sweeping effort to sow divisions, support Trump
    • China’s Bizarre Program to Keep Activists in Check
    • Homelessness Rises Slightly Despite Strong Economy, Federal Report Finds
    • The Curbside Chat: Charles Marohn of Strong Towns on Building Better Places
    • The World's Most Controversial Coal Mine Is Set to Break Ground
    • Opinion: Would Human Extinction Be A Tragedy?
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    Ted Butler: New Hope For Higher Silver Prices

    How silver's oppressor may end up being its savior
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:37 PM

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    Precious metals analyst Ted Butler returns to the podcast this week to discuss the long-suffering silver price.

    Will the beatings continue? Or is there finally reason to believe that, after seven painful years of languishing, silver may finally see a brighter future?

    Butler predicts a turning point is nigh. And ironically, he thinks silver's savior will be the same cultprit responsible for keeping the price suppressed for all these years:

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    Off The Cuff: The Central Banks Are Starting To Really Worry

    About the Frankenmarkets they've created
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, December 1, 2017, 4:29 AM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discusses:

    • Worried Central Banks
      • The risks of financial instability are mounting
    • The Cryptocurrency Conundrum
      • Can the central banks afford not to contain it?
    • Too Much Leverage
      • When credit tightens, the system will crash
    • Housing Harm
      • Many regional real estate markets are poised to burst

    Wolf watches the minutes of the Fed and ECB closely, and concludes they are (finally!) becoming very concerned about the market imbalances that years of central bank liquidity and intervention have resulted in. They desperately want to cool things off, but have no idea how to do so without pricking the massive asset bubbles they have created. Whether they figure out a graceful way to do it or not (and he and Chris bet "not" is much more likely), he sees a fast-approaching sudden end to the era of ever-rising asset prices.

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    Off The Cuff: Toxic Policies Are Killing The Economy

    Ruining our tomorrow to benefit an elite few today
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 5:56 AM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss:

    • The Pricing Of Risk Is Kaput
      • Today's assets are priced at truly insane levels
    • As A Result, Safe Yields Are Non-Existent
      • Which is killing savers
    • The Masses Are Being Betrayed
      • Sacrificed for the benefit of a rarified few
    • The Housing Bubble 2.0 Appears Set To Pop
      • More data is showing a topping out

    Wolf returns this week to discuss the toxic repercussions of today's gross mis-pricing of risk. It leads to increasingly dangerous mal-investment, elevating the heights from which prices will fall during a correction. The worst part about this is that this current Mother Of All Bubbles is a deliberate act of policy by the central planners, who are sacrificing the future of the many to benefit the today of an elite few:

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    Off The Cuff: The End Of The Easy Money Era

    Its legacy?: Too many over-leveraged victims
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, August 17, 2017, 10:29 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss:

    • Growing Signs Of Recession
      • Autos, retail, restaurants…
    • Dark Times For Commercial Real Estate
      • Bad enough that the Fed is worried
    • The Retail Hosing Market Is Popping
      • Toronto as a case study
    • The End Of The Easy Money Era
      • It's legacy: way too many over-leveraged victims

    Suddenly, the tranquil seas long enjoyed by the markets have turned turbulent. Chris and Wolf react to the sudden volatility returning to stocks, the growing flood of recessionary indicators, the recent Fed statement, and the signs that the real estate market may have finally indeed topped out.

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    Off The Cuff: Signs Of An Approaching Downturn

    We're seeing more & more of them
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, June 8, 2017, 4:00 AM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss:

    • The Late-Stage Housing Bubble
      • From the US, to Canada, to China
    • Signs Of The Approaching Downturn
      • Data everywhere is flat-lining
    • Soaring Debt Levels
      • At levels that make 2008 look tame
    • Canary In The Coal Mine
      • The bullet-proof Bay Area showing weakness?

    The diverse data sets that Wolf tracks are showing increasing signs of building weakness across the global economy:

    We see weakness all over the place now in the United States. In terms of the corporate credit cycle, we have commercial and industrial loans flat-lining since November, meaning they have grown very strongly from the financial crisis and they peaked in October. Since then, it’s all just flat-lining.

    And the only time this ever happened in the past, it’s been affiliated with a recession because these are loans that companies take out to fund equipment purchases and for expansion purposes and for the things that are useful to an economy. These are not loans that are used to buy back stocks. This is not for financial engineering. These are actual productive funds. And when you see companies putting a lid on this, they’re not expanding anymore. They’ve borrowed as much as they’re going to borrow, and at some point, these commercial industrial loans will turn down. And this has happened in every recession before.

    Plus, we have now a surge in bankruptcies in the United States in terms of commercial bankruptcies. I just did a report on that earlier in May. The prior peak in bankruptcies was during the financial crisis.

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