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My Presentation and interviews at the September 2019 MIF

In my new presentation at the September 2019 Metals Investor Forum I explained how negative nominal US Dollar interest rates would spell doom for the dollar as the world's reserve currency and cause gold, rather than U.S. Treasuries, to become the leading safe haven asset.  You can watch it at: Jay Taylor Media You Tube For the ... [Read More]

20-Year Race: Gold (487%) Beats Buffett (386%)

David McAlvany, Quinton Hennigh and Michael Oliver return as guests on this week’s radio program. While most investors stay focused on the Dow, one market that listeners to this show watch carefully is engaged in a stealth bull market. It may come ... [Read More]

A ‘Paradigm Shift’ Akin to the 1930s With Gold Diversification

Of course I have believed this with all my heart, soul and mind for many years. Many of us gold bugs have been way ahead of our time and missed an opportunity to grab easy money be looking too far ahead. But now, I FEAR Dalio is right and our time ... [Read More]

Preparing for a World Run Amok

John Rubino and Michael Oliver return as guests on this week’s radio program. Your host will talk about some of his favorite gold and silver exploration stocks at a time when exploration stocks are starting to make investors wealthy. Michael ... [Read More]

Can the American Empire Survive a Failing Economy?

David Stockman, Daniel McAdams and Michael Oliver return on this week’s radio program. The mark of a true prophet is one whose warnings unfold as predicted. Dating back to his days in the Reagan administration, David avoided political correctness ... [Read More]

What’s Driving Gold and Why Its Rise Cannot Be Stopped

In the past when I made claims that the dollar is doomed and other fiat currencies along with it are doomed, I never could make a compelling argument as to why I believed that was true. Not incorrectly, I said the fiat monetary system is flawed. I ... [Read More]


[Excerpt from chapter 3 of the Bastiat Collection.] I wish someone would offer a prize—not of a hundred francs, but of a million, with crowns, medals and ribbons—for a good, simple and intelligible definition of the word “Government.”1 What an ... [Read More]

Automation and the Crisis of Work

Technology, like natural selection, has no goal.When it comes to the impact of automation (robots, AI, etc.) on jobs, there are two schools of thought: one holds that technology has always created more and better jobs than it destroys, and this will ... [Read More]

Technological Innovation Is Nothing to Fear

In recent decades, increasingly rapid innovation in medicine, education, means of transport, data storage, and communication have contributed to a general improvement in living standards. Still, from time to time this successful narrative is hit hard ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 9/21 – Young People Take To The Streets For Climate, Nature ‘Unraveling’ as N. America Loses 3B Birds Since 1970

Economy Upbeat data suggest U.S. economy still on moderate growth path (Thomas R.) The U.S. central bank cut rates in July for the first time since 2008. The Fed offered mixed signals on further monetary policy easing. Data, including retail sales, ... [Read More]

How Central Banks Promote Money-Creation by Private Banks

Some commentators consider fractional reserve banking as a major vehicle for the expansion in the money supply growth rate. What is the nature of this vehicle? Fractional reserve banking arises because banks legally are permitted to use money placed ... [Read More]

Gold among Negative-Yielding Bonds

Teaser: The amount of global debt with negative yields soared to $16 trillion, or more than 25 percent of the market. Isn’t this economic madness? We invite you to read our today’s article about the negative interest rates and find out what they ... [Read More]

Pierre Lassonde Says Gold Could Hit $25,000 in 30 Years

September 20, 2019 By Frank Holmes CEO and Chief Investment Officer U.S. Global Investors This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Denver Gold Forum (DGF), the world’s most prestigious precious metal equities investment conference. ... [Read More]

Is A Price Revaluation Event About To Happen?

Skilled technical traders must be aware that price is setting up for a breakout or breakdown event with recent Doji, Hammer and other narrow range price bars.  These types of Japanese Candlestick patterns are warnings that price is coiling into a ... [Read More]

Off The Cuff: Understanding The Trouble With Repo Rates

In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss: What is the repo rate? Why did the rate suddenly skyrocket? Why a liquidity crisis is so dangerous Will the Fed really start up QE again? Something completely unexpected ... [Read More]

Resilient Relocation

Executive Summary When relocation makes sense (and when it doesn't) Developing the vision & plan for your relocation destination Creating community Which incentives will drive success If you have not yet read Part 1: The Importance Of A ... [Read More]

The Importance Of A Resilient Life

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 ... [Read More]

Restitution-Based Criminal Justice in Japan

[A selection from "Restitution in Theory and Practice" in Volume 12, Number 1 (1996) of the Journal of Libertarian Studies.] Japan takes restitution very seriously, and it appears to work. A key feature of Japanese culture that apparently underlies ... [Read More]

LBMA Removes JP Morgan’s Michael Nowak from the LBMA Board – Ronan Manly

Just when you think it couldn’t get any more embarrassing for JP Morgan’s precious metals business and its embattled head, Michael Nowak, today it just did, as the powerful London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) moved to oust Nowak, who has become ... [Read More]

How Entrepreneurs Can Survive the Next Recession

By: Per Bylund There has been increasing talk of a burgeoning recession, whether because of a historically rare decade-long economic expansion or recent reports of an inverted yield curve, which is traditionally an indication of a downturn. Any ... [Read More]

Dissecting Dave Chappelle’s New Netflix Special

Bob Murphy analyzes Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special, “Sticks & Stones.” Bob applauds one bit and criticizes another, but overall thinks Chappelle has done his duty as the court jester. For more information, see BobMurphyShow.com. The Bob Murphy Show ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 9/20 – Good News Friday: More Supporting Nonprofit News Sites, UC To Dump Fossil Fuel Investments

  This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to dd@peakprosperity.com with subject header “Good News Friday.” We will save and post weekly. ... [Read More]

Why Housing Is More Affordable In Tokyo

Housing is one of the main drivers in the cost of living. Government increases this cost through zoning regulations, complicated impact fees, and permitting delays. This is a fact that was even acknowledged by the Obama administration when it ... [Read More]

Precious Metals Setting Up Another Momentum Base/Bottom

September 19, 2019 Just as we predicted, precious metals are setting up another extended momentum base/bottom that appears to be aligning with our prediction of an early October 2019 new upside price leg. Recent news of the US Fed decreasing ... [Read More]

Fed Cuts Rates… But What’s Next?

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 19, 2019 * Currencies continue to inch higher VS the dollar * BOE meets today, but don't expect any fireworks...  Good day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! Well… I brought home a winner yesterday, ... [Read More]

Ben Hunt: Prepare To Get Burned

History teaches us that there is no free lunch, reminds Dr. Ben Hunt, publisher of EpsilonTheory.com. And science informs us that even the most simple systems become nearly impossible to predict or control with 100% precision as time and variables ... [Read More]