Off The Cuff: The Bond Market Will Have A Rude Awakening Soon

In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss: The Coming Rude Awakening For Bonds Spiking yields are about to crash prices Multi-TrillIon Dollar Deficits The US is spending much more than it admits to Kryptonite For The Housing Market Higher interest rates & unfavorable tax code changes Pension […]

Daily Digest 2/22 – U.S. Small Businesses Bullish On Economy, Why Now Is The Time For Gold and Silver

Silicon Valley is so expensive that people who make $400,000 think they’re middle-class — here’s what the middle class actually is in the 25 largest US cities Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs Here’s What It’s Like At The Headquarters Of The Teens Working To Stop Mass […]

Daily Digest 2/21 – LA’s $1B Giveaway, Credit Card Debt Can Be Bad For Your Health

Daily Digest Image by stevegarfield, Flickr Creative Commons by Les Pierce Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:41 AM Economy Outside Audit Warns Santa Monica City Might Not Be Able to “Absorb” Coming Recessions In 2016-2017, the City’s unfunded pension liability totaled $387 million, or 76 percent of the entire $507.9 million […]

Daily Digest 2/20 – Sowing The Seeds Of The Next Crisis, Is Oil Price Volatility On The Way?

Venezuela cryptocurrency to draw investment from Turkey, Qatar-official Debt Is Sowing the Seeds of the Next Crisis Sure, the U.S. and Russia often meddle in foreign elections. Does it matter? Professor Levin: U.S. Ambassadors and the CIA changed governments in the Balkans Influence? In this economy? Erasing History Is Volatility […]

Fred Hickey: Why A Lifelong Technology Expert Favors Owning Gold

Fred Hickey, frequent cited expert on Bloomberg News and Barron’s Roundtable, has been publishing his author extremely well-respected investment newsletter, The High-Tech Strategist, for 31 years. And he is more worried about the state of the financial markets today than he’s ever been Ironically, this lifelong expert in “all things technology” has […]

Daily Digest 2/19 – How To Save Our Infrastructure, Why It’s So Hard For Democracy To Address Inequality

Big Profits Drove a Stock Boom. Did the Economy Pay a Price? Islamic Volkerwanderung Why Is It So Hard for Democracy to Deal With Inequality? From imitation to innovation: How China became a tech superpower Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership The Stock Market Is Not […]

Daily Digest 2/17 – Central Banks Will Let The Next Crash Happen, The Return Of Dubai’s Ultimate Folly

Central Banks Will Let The Next Crash Happen Intel chief: Federal debt poses ‘dire threat’ to national security Government sneaks through APRA ‘bail-in’ law, but fuels anti-bank revolt Not the end of The World: the return of Dubai’s ultimate folly  The Dollar and Gold for 2018  How Schools Stopped Recent […]

It’s Even Worse Than You Think

Executive Summary Just how rampant is the fraud in today’s markets? How last week’s volatility spike nearly crashed the system Why a massive price correction is both necessary, inevitable & overdue Why the future of our democracy itself hangs in the balance If you have not yet read Part 1: […]

The Worst Threat We Face Is Right Here At Home

The Federal Reserve has done far more self-inflicted harm to long-term US interests than anything that Russia has been accused of, let alone been proven to have done. At this point, there’s no contest between the two.  The worst threats we face are right here at home. Join the conversation […]

Off The Cuff: Will The Dollar Weakness Continue?

In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss: The Falling Dollar Are we finally being punished for our spendthrift policies? The Falling Bond Market Expected with rising interest rates… Volatile Stocks They are still far too overvalued, so expect another big drop Gold Finally Looking Good? Gold’s technicals (and fundamentals) […]

Daily Digest 2/16 – Good News Friday: Giving Up Plastic For Lent, How Do You Build A Healthy City?

How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its secrets Second U.S. judge blocks Trump administration from ending DACA program Building A Latino-Muslim Coalition With #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque Trump’s travel ban is unconstitutional religious discrimination, US court rules A California city is launching the first US experiment in basic income — […]

Daily Digest 2/15 – London Bankers Contemplate “Imminent” Crash, The African Anthropocene

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse. City of London financiers contemplate “imminent” 2018 US stock market crash of up to “50%” How NAFTA helped an American company sue Canada — and win The African Anthropocene As West Fears the Rise of Autocrats, […]

Daily Digest 2/14 – Households Borrowing More, Opioid Epidemic Cost Is $1T And Climbing

The pension nightmare for California’s cities is getting scarier Mayor Breaks His Promise! 40% of LA’s Streets have ‘D’ or ‘F’ Rating! Upcoming state elections cast shadow over Illinois budget prospects Households Are Borrowing More to Fuel Spending, Wells Fargo Says National debt jumps $175 billion after debt ceiling suspended […]

Timo Marshall: How To Distill Alcohol

The process of distilling alcohol to produce common spirits — like vodka, gin, whiskey, bourbon, brandy, rum, tequila, and vermouth — is not widely known.  On this podcast, we’re joined by Timo Marshall, co-founder of Spirit Works Distillery. In today’s discussion, Timo walks through the basic science underlying the distillation process, what differentiates the most […]

Timo Marshall: How To Make Alcohol

The process of distilling alcohol to produce common spirits — like vodka, gin, whiskey, bourbon, brandy, rum, tequila, and vermouth — is not widely known.  On this podcast, we’re joined by Timo Marshall, co-founder of Spirit Works Distillery. In today’s discussion, Timo walks through the basic science underlying the distillation process, what differentiates the most […]

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Daily Digest 2/13 – Washington Creating Perfect Economic Storm, The Threat of Contagion

Trump’s $4.4T budget would move U.S. deficits sharply higher Washington Is Creating a Perfect Economic Storm The Threat of Contagion The Brutal Truth About Violence When the SHTF Government websites have quietly been running cryptocoin mining scripts Your Facebook data is creepy as hell Mexico’s Natural Gas Dilemma Trump’s budget […]

Daily Digest 2/12 – Consumer Watchdog Agency Defanged, Is The Universe A Conscious Mind?

War drums from Iran and Israel drown out rich past Trump administration strips consumer watchdog office of enforcement powers in lending discrimination cases ODINI : Escaping Sensitive Data from Faraday-Caged, Air-Gapped Computers via Magnetic Fields Is the Universe a conscious mind? How Lobbyists Normalized the Use of Chemical Weapons on […]

Danielle DiMartino Booth: Don’t Count On The Powell Fed To Rescue The Markets

The recent gut-wrenching drop in asset prices began on the first day of the job for new Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. How is Mr. Powell likely to react to a suddenly sick-looking market? Will he step in forcefully to reassure investors that there’s a “Powell put” in place as a […]

Daily Digest 2/11 – U.S. Admits ‘Unipolar Moment’ Is Over, What War With NK Would Look Like

CONFIRMED: US admits ‘unipolar moment’ is over Here’s what war with North Korea would look like Mad Max violence stalks Venezuela’s lawless roads The State Of The Union: Markets Get Into This Incredible Bull Market Now Scientists warn of unusually cold Sun: Will we face another ice age? Party On, […]