Daily Digest 1/18 – Finding the Future in Radical Rural America, Stocks Have Rarely Been This Quiet

Economy Stocks Have Rarely Been This Quiet in the Past 50 Years (Adam T.) The S&P 500 is in one of its longest streaks without a 1% daily move in the past five decades, highlighting how the latest leg of the stock-market rally has been a gradual climb rather than […]

VIDEO: The Fed’s Evil Juggernaut

Juggernaut: (n) massive inexorable force, campaign, movement, or object that crushes whatever is in its path The US Federal Reserve is once again force-feeding liquidity into the system. At its fastest rate ever. The result? Record high stock prices whose valuations defy all logic. What’s wrong with that? Shouldn’t we just enjoy […]

Daily Digest 1/17 – Good News Friday: Teen Discovered New Planet 6.9 Times Bigger Than Earth, World’s Last Known ‘Dinosaur Trees’ Saved

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 Teen Discovered New Planet 6.9 Times Bigger Than […]

Strategic Relocation

One of the most frequent questions we get from people working to become more resilient is: Is there a better place I should move to? Answering this question isn’t simple. First you need to to determine what selection criteria are important to your decision-making and prioritize them according to your […]

Daily Digest 1/16 – Stocks climb new peaks on trade deal, Trump tax cut hands $32 billion windfall to Banks

Economy Stocks climb new peaks on trade deal, oil slips on demand worries (Thomas R.) Key world equity indexes climbed to new records on Wednesday on hopes a U.S.-China trade deal will reduce harmful tensions, but oil prices slid on doubts the pact will spur world growth and boost crude […]

Falling Through The Cracks

In the trailer for our recent (and excellent) webinar WTF: What The Fed?!?, I ask: What’s it going to take for the pitchforks to come out? How much more does the common man need to be abused before he wakes up and says ‘I’m not going to take anymore!’? As […]

Daily Digest 1/15 – Venezuela’s Maduro hikes minimum wage 300 percent, Global debt hits new record of $253 trillion

Economy Venezuela’s Maduro hikes minimum wage 300 percent Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday raised the minimum wage by 300 percent to 18,000 bolivars per month, around $6.70, as part of routine wage hikes in an economy suffering from annual inflation approaching 2 million percent. Report: County’s Unfunded Pension Liabilities […]

Daily Digest 1/14 – Peak Permian Oil Output Is Closer Than You Think, China Tariffs to Stay Put

Economy Will you ‘feel pretty stupid’ holding cash? One trader revisits Ray Dalio’s laughable call and warns of a similar drop (Adam T.) Almost exactly two years ago, investing legend Ray Dalio turned heads with one of the worst short-term market calls in recent memory. The Bridgewater Associates founder, in […]

The One Good Thing About The Fed

The Fed and the other major world central banks are pumping huge amounts of money into global markets while busy ‘easing’, which means ‘lowering interest rates’. Their plan is for all this funny-money to boost further the stock markets, er ““markets,”” which is very popular with both the domestic politicians […]

Daily Digest 1/13 – Don’t abbreviate 2020. It’s for your own good, GM is giving Hummer a second life

Economy Full Disclosure: News Pundits’ Hidden Arms Industry Ties (Sparky1) A loud chorus of voices appeared in the media to celebrate President Donald Trump’s decision to assassinate Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, a move that has sparked renewed tension in the Middle East, a new deployment of U.S. forces, and […]

Daily Digest 1/11 – Women Overtake Men as Majority of U.S. Workforce, How to return to sound money

Economy Women Overtake Men as Majority of U.S. Workforce (Adam) WASHINGTON—Women held more U.S. jobs than men in December for the first time in nearly a decade, a development that likely reflects the future of the American workforce. The share of women on payrolls, excluding farmworkers and the self-employed, exceeded […]

Taking The Leap Into The Unknown

Executive Summary Why the next 7 years will be so critical to preparing yourself A realistic strategy for adopting a ‘back to the land’ lifestyle Why the route to our salvation will look like a leap into the unknown Why those who see what’s coming & take action will be […]

Surf’s Up!

Nothing seems right anymore. In whichever direction we choose to look, things are unraveling at a quickening pace. Welcome to the Fourth Turning; and with it, a profound loss of trust in institutions and government. Such lack of social cohesion is a hallmark of a Fourth Turning. Sadly, it’s happening […]

Daily Digest 1/10 – Good News Friday: How To Talk Less and Listen More, Reducing the Environmental Impact Of What You Buy

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 These Dow stocks hold up the most during […]

Daily Digest 1/9 – Corporate CFOs Say Stock Market Is Overvalued, Texan Wind Power Grows Again

Economy Nearly all corporate CFOs say the economy is going to slow and the stock market is overvalued (Thomas R.) While CFOs see a downturn, that doesn’t mean they’re foreseeing a worst-case scenario. In fact, expectations for an outright recession fell to 3% in the fourth-quarter survey, down from 15% […]

Doing The Impossible

Looming government insolvency. Ecosystem collapse. Our complete dependence on depleting fossil fuels. Overpopulation. The accelerating wealth gap between the 1% and everyone else. The folly of pursuing exponential growth on a finite planet. How many of you are concerned about the above? Now, when trying to engage folks on these […]

Daily Digest 1/8 – Fake Wealth Exposed, The Deeper Story Behind the Assassination of Soleimani

Economy The U.S. Spends $2,500 Per Person on Health Care Administrative Costs. Canada Spends $550. Here’s Why (Saxplayer00o1) Administrative costs now make up about 34% of total health care expenditures in the United States—twice the percentage Canada spends, according to a new study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine. […]

Daily Digest 1/7 – US-Iran Tensions Send Gold Higher, A Challenging Decade is Upon Us

Economy “On the Edge of a Precipice”​ – A Challenging Decade is Upon Us (Thomas R.) Modern agriculture has been very successful in delivering calories, basically by converting copious amounts of fossil fuels into food, but rather less so in delivering nutrients. This is because it exhausts top soil and […]

WTF: What The Fed?!?

Here at the start of 2020, we’ve just said good-bye to the “twenty-teens,  a decade defined by central bank intervention. Since the the Great Financial Crisis that began in late 2008, the world’s central banking cartel has increased the global money supply by a net total of roughly $14 trillion […]

Daily Digest 1/6 – Saudi Aramco Hits New Low Amid Int’l Tensions, How Australia’s Bushfires Are Generating Thunderstorms

Economy What stock market investors need to know about intensifying U.S.-Iran tensions (Thomas R.) “We came into this year calling for a continuation of the equity bull market, but with a single-digit return profile and elevated volatility,” said David Donabedian, chief investment officer at CIBC Private Wealth Management, in an […]