Daily Digest 2/21 – Anxiety Bigger Concern For Teens Than Drugs, Miami Battles Rising Seas

Yet another sign from the housing market of a looming recession U.S. Masses Aid Along Venezuelan Border As Some Humanitarian Groups Warn Of Risks Stressed out: Anxiety a bigger concern for teens than drugs, poverty Downturns and Financial Crises – Sequence “Coming Apart” Revisited ‘Two is enough,’ Egypt tells poor […]

Off The Cuff: When Does The System Break?

In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss: When Does The System Break? When will (hyper)inflation become the greater risk? When Will The Central Banks Lose Control? Their intervention is becoming increasingly desperate Recession & Debt Exhaustion These are limits that can’t be ‘printed away’ forever […]

Daily Digest 2/20 – The Crumbling Chinese Market, Americans Buying Insulin In Mexico

Americans’ ‘right to shop’ takes them into Mexico to buy insulin at 1/3 the cost Second Illinois policy group pushes to tax retirement, AARP pushes back Governor creates task force to study pension issues (New Mexico) Italy starts talks with EU over bank bad loan scheme renewal: source Federal student […]

Daily Digest 2/19 – World Stocks Lift On Trade Optimism, Scientists Develop AI That’s ‘Too Dangerous to Release’

16 States Sue to Stop Trump’s Use of Emergency Powers to Build Border Wall Seven Lessons About Blackmail Uber Reportedly Preparing To Go Public Despite Losing Over $1 Billion In 2018 World stocks lifted to 2 1/2-month highs on trade optimism An Itch You Can’t Scratch Off Policing For Profit: […]

Daily Digest 2/18 – FL’s Coming Real Estate Apocalypse, How to Make Negative Interest Rates Work

Cashing In: How to Make Negative Interest Rates Work European markets mixed amid US-China trade deal hopes; Wirecard shares jump 12%  The finance curse SpaceX job posts confirm Starship’s Super Heavy booster will be built in Texas  FCC: Nearly half of phone calls you get in 2019 will be ‘robocalls’  […]

Daily Digest 2/19 – Amazon Pays $0 In Income Taxes For 2018, How Long Will This Oil Rally Last?

Trillion-dollar-valued Amazon pays $0 in income taxes for 2018, gets multi-million refund Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger Says U.S. In “Uncharted Territory” On $22 Trillion National Debt BBC Producer’s Syria Bombshell: Douma “Gas Attack” Footage “Was Staged” Only A Matter Of Time Before Gold Beats The U.S. Dollar – Analysts Weapons […]

Daily Digest 2/17 – Amazon Pays $0 In Income Taxes For 2018, How Long Will This Oil Rally Last?

Trillion-dollar-valued Amazon pays $0 in income taxes for 2018, gets multi-million refund Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger Says U.S. In “Uncharted Territory” On $22 Trillion National Debt BBC Producer’s Syria Bombshell: Douma “Gas Attack” Footage “Was Staged” Only A Matter Of Time Before Gold Beats The U.S. Dollar – Analysts Weapons […]

Dude, Where’s My Cash?

A few months back, we issued a report, The Primacy Of Income, declaring the end of the era of capital gains. It’s conclusion? Wealth accumulation over the next decade will be predominantly driven by income. Since issuing that report, developments have only served to underscore that prediction. Join the conversation » Powered […]

Daily Digest 2/15 – Good News Friday: Citizen Helps Homeless During Cold Snap, Why Curiosity Should Be Boundless

Candice Payne Got 30 Hotel Rooms for Homeless People in Chicago During Severe Cold Snap Cleaning routine shows promise in curbing superbug infection Pride, pain and promise as NASA declares Mars rover Opportunity dead NASA’s Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End Remembering Why Curiosity Should Be Boundless […]

Tan Liu: Why Many Of Todays Most Owned Stocks Are Ponzi Schemes

Stocks provide a return to today’s investors via two mechanisms: dividends and capital gains. Dividends provide and income stream which can be quantiatively values. Capital gains result from speculation — an expectation that future dividends will be higher than the market currently expects. But what’s the value of a company […]

Daily Digest 2/14 – Avoid The Financial Circus, Why Saudi Aramco May Come To An Oil Field Near You

Is it love? Nope. Romance scams proliferate online, now the largest consumer fraud reported, FTC says Here’s what it takes to pick, pack, and ship 150 million Valentine’s Day roses from Colombia to your local florist Employers need to hire more people than ever 12 Months. Nearly 1,200 Kids Killed […]

Daily Digest 2/13 – Oakland Teacher Strike Looms, Employer Health Plans Cover Less Than You Think

Employer health plans cover less than you think, study finds The L.A. teacher strike may be over, but observers warn there’s no ‘clear path forward’ for how LAUSD can afford its new contract Municipalities say pension costs could skyrocket (Connecticut) Debt guarantee tangle: China’s private firms hit by default contagion […]

Daily Digest 2/12 – Green New Deal Critics See Red, How Bad Is the China Slowdown?

Dow jumps 300 points on tentative deal to avoid government shutdown, US-China trade hopes All the ways Gen X is financially wrecked The decline of the US Navy Paul Volcker & Ray Dalio | State of the US Economy & Government Inside Perspective On The 2008 Financial Crisis And The […]

Watch Episode #1 Of Our Real Estate Investing Series

Yesterday, we aired the first live episode of our webinar series on Real Estate Investing. This first episode, making the case for real estate as an investment vehicle for building wealth and inflation-adjusting income, is free to all.  Here’s the replay video, if you didn’t have the chance to watch […]

Daily Digest 2/9 – Oceans Broke Heat Records In 2018, Venezuela As The Pivot For New Internationalism?

Venezuela as the pivot for New Internationalism? US aid arrives at Colombia border despite Maduro rejection SoftBank shares surge more than 17 percent after CEO Son announces ‘enormous’ stock buyback Goin’ Down! Fed Continues Balance Sheet Shrinking Of $14.2 Billion (Unwind Reaches $434 Billion, Remains on “Autopilot”) Central Bank of […]

You vs The Recession

Executive Summary The limits to central bank money printing The key indicators signalling recession The growing fractures in the US economy & housing market, Europe, China & global trade Stepping out of the recession’s path If you have not yet read Part 1: Next Stop: Recession!, available free to all […]

Next Stop: Recession!

We’ve enjoyed years of “recovery” since the Great Financial Crisis by literally papering over our problems with newly-printed money, instead of addressing their root causes. But we’ve now arrived at the awkward part of the story; when all of our prior mistakes finally catch up with us, and the plot […]

Daily Digest 2/8 – Good News Friday: Australia Vows To Clean Up Financial Sector, The End Of Plastic Straws?

Seeking Superpowers in the Axolotl Genome Australia vows to clean up financial sector after landmark misconduct inquiry Lyft agrees to pay its drivers the minimum wage in New York Avoiding The Ouch: Scientists Are Working On Ways To Swap The Needle For A Pill The world’s watersheds, mapped in gorgeous […]

Off The Cuff: Further Exploring Our Collapse Trajectory

In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris speaks on: The Immorality Of Central Planning The banks are stealing our future The Poor 99.9% The system is now geared solely for the 0.1%’s interests Our Money Or Our Lives The real damage is happening across our critical ecosystems This Will […]

Daily Digest 2/7 – Farm Belt Bankruptcies Soaring, Is $136 Million In Crypto Stuck or Missing?

Updated: Secrecy Reigns as NERC Fines Utilities $10M citing Serious Cyber Risks A Crypto-Mystery: Is $136 Million Stuck or Missing? How fake news spreads, sowing distrust ahead of Nigeria’s elections 4 dolphins have died within 2 years at an Arizona facility. Now it’s closing. AAA confirms what Tesla, BMW, Nissan […]