Daily Digest 6/25 – Gold Jumps To Fresh High, ‘Crowding Diseases’ Threaten Migrant Children In U.S. Border Facilities

Economy Iranians say their ‘bones breaking’ under US sanctions (Sparky1) In recent weeks, Iran has threatened to break out of the deal unless European powers mitigate what it calls Trump’s “economic warfare.” Iran also appeared ready to push back against the buildup of U.S. forces in the region, after shooting […]

Daily Digest 6/24 – Expertise Falling Out of Favor At Work, Who Gets to Own the West?

  Economy At Work, Expertise Is Falling Out of Favor (Adam) The ship’s most futuristic aspect, though, is its crew. The LCS was the first class of Navy ship that, because of technological change and the high cost of personnel, turned away from specialists in favor of “hybrid sailors” who […]

Daily Digest 6/22 – Venezuela Closes Brazil Border, Georgians Receive Test Alert For ‘Radiological Hazard’

Economy Venezuela closes border with Brazil, Colombian crossings may be next (Sparky1) In a televised speech Thursday, Maduro announced the Brazil border closure and warned against trying to bring humanitarian supplies into Venezuela by force. “I don’t want to make such a decision, but I am considering it — an […]

Off The Cuff: Decoding This Week’s Fed Minutes

In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Axel Merk discuss: Decoding The Fed’s Latest Commentary Cuts are coming = expect more bad news on the economy The Uncertainty Principle By reacting, the Fed may be creating the conditions it wants to avoid Gold Looking Good Lower real rates […]

‘Somebody’ Finally Cares About Gold

Grant Williams pithily summed up the situation that has been plaguing gold since 2013: No One Cares. Yes, it’s highly likely that the price has been suppressed. But not enough buyers cared to fight the bullion bank/central bank cartel or make life difficult enough for the politicians — and thus, […]

Daily Digest 6/21 – Good News Friday: Renewables Winning Against Coal And Gas, Making ‘Plastic’ From Cactus Juice

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. Enjoy! Economy Anti-Robocall Bill Gets Bipartisan Backing (jdargis) The revamped […]

Drone Shot down, Gold and Oil Shoot Up

Maybe with all the monetary stimulus and other catalysts, oil and gold were just itching for a reason to go higher, but on Thursday morning oil convincingly launched higher on news that Iran shot down a US drone. Gold, which had rather mysteriously spiked earlier on Wednesday night stayed elevated, […]

Daily Digest 6/20 – EIA Data Pushes Oil Prices Higher, Why Is Climate Change So Often “Sooner than Predicted”?

Economy Nuclear weapons: experts alarmed by new Pentagon ‘war-fighting’ doctrine (Sparky1) The Nuclear Operations document was taken down from the Pentagon online site after a week, and is now only available through a restricted access electronic library. But before it was withdrawn it was downloaded by Steven Aftergood, who directs […]

Daily Digest 6/19 – Italy’s Public Debt Hits New High, When Debt Becomes A Life Sentence

Economy Residents in Illinois’ Metro East area are fleeing a growing property tax burden, fueling regional population loss. (Saxplayer00o1) In Madison County, homeowners pay an average effective property tax rate – or taxes paid as a percentage of home value – of 2.12%, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. That’s nearly […]

Daily Digest 6/18 – India Hitting U.S. With More Tariffs, Can Bacteria Help Us Replace Plastic?

Economy India is hitting the United States with more tariffs (Sparky1) Trump has repeatedly slammed India’s tariffs on products like motorcycles and whiskey, and his decision to revoke trade privileges for India followed complaints from American dairy farmers and medical device manufacturers that tariffs imposed by New Delhi were hurting […]

Ronni Stoeferle: In Gold We Trust

Fresh from releasing his exhaustive 340-page annual report titled In Gold We Trust, Ronald Stoerferle joins us to summarize his forecast for the yellow metal. Stoerferle, an author of several books on Austrian economics and head of strategy and portfolio management at Incrementum AG, concludes that gold is poised to […]

Daily Digest 6/17 – Revenge Of The Bacteria, Leaderless And Livid In Hong Kong

Economy Inside Sudan’s Internet ban, brutal clampdown on protesters, and sexual violence (Sparky1) A student at the University of Khartoum, Lina, while speaking to Geo.tv over phone, said Sudan has four telecom companies that offer Internet services, of which “3 are completely shut down and the fourth one (Sudatel) does […]

Daily Digest 6/15 – The Diet That’s Shrinking Your Brain, Awakening to the Traumacene

Economy Many Americans say their financial situation is worse since the Great Recession (Adam) More than half of Americans who were adults amid the Great Recession said they endured some type of negative financial impact, Bankrate found. And half of those people say they’re doing worse now than before the […]

What Happens When War Meets Recession?

Executive Summary The recent tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman are both odd and murky Assessing what happens next in and around the Strait of Hormuz Recession watch!  Many more signs of weakening with which to contend When the black swan(s) arrive the bubble(s) will burst Getting the timing […]

Waiting For The Black Swan

Two more tankers were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday morning  (6/13/19) in the Gulf of Oman, and if hostilities advance we could be facing a ‘black swan’ event. One that changes everything, and divides the world into ‘before’ and ‘after’ periods. A lot of us are waiting […]

Daily Digest 6/14 – Good News Friday: Robocall Revenge, The Benefits Of Drinking Herbal Tea

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. Enjoy! Economy Robocall revenge: Meet the techies turning the tables […]

Off The Cuff: Into The Abyss

In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss: The Fed’s Desperation It’s just playing for time at this point Why Lower Rates Will Blow Up The System ZIRP/Negative rates create all sort of perversities Italy Threatens To Revert To The Lira Is the Eurozone about to […]

Daily Digest 6/13 – Popular Cereals Contain RoundUp, One Of The Worst Risk/Reward Setups In History

Economy China extradition clashes plunge Hong Kong into historic violence (Sparky1) The scenes echoed the pro-democracy “Umbrella Movement” of 2014 where protesters calling for greater democratic rights shut down swathes of the city for two months and battled police, but won no concessions from Beijing. Trump to announce US troop […]

Daily Digest 6/12 – IL Goes Deeper In Debt, Bond Markets Rally As Investors Price In Monetary Easing

Economy A $45 billion public works plan and what does Illinois get? Deeper in debt. (Saxplayer00o1) Instead, taxpayers got presented after the fact with legislation. Funding will come from a doubling of the state gasoline tax starting July 1, parking taxes, increased license plate fees, expanded gambling, sports betting and […]

Damion Lupo: The Qualified Retirement Plan (QRP)

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 […]