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Chris Martenson, PhD (Duke), MBA (Cornell) is an economic researcher and futurist specializing in energy and resource depletion, and co-founder of PeakProsperity.com (along with more

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Good Riddance To The ‘Twenty-Teens’
A decade best shunned & forgotten.
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The Federal Reserve Is Directly Monetizing US Debt
In a very real way, MMT is already here.
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Getting Real About Green Energy
I want to be optimistic about the future. but there’s virtually no chance of the world transitioning gently to an alternative energy-powered future. An honest analysis of what green energy can not promise.
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PM Monthly Market Commentary – May 2019
On Friday, gold shot up +17.18 [+1.33%] to 1310.75 on very heavy volume, while silver moved up +0.05 [+0.38%] to 14.56 on heavy volume.
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These Are The ‘Good Old Days’
At tipping points like now, the steps we take in the present determine our future.
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Shale Oil Revolution A Symptom Of Broken Energy Policy
Faster consumption plus no strategy equals diminished prospects.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI Index Fund
DBC PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJP iPath Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total Return ETN
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Total Dividend Fund
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
EWP iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund
FEZ SPDR DJ Euro Stoxx 50
FXY CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust
GREK Global X MSCI Greece
GSG iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust
IEV iShares Europe
KME SPDR Series Trust
OIL iPath B S&P GSCI Crude Oil TR ETN
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation
PHYS Sprott Physical Gold Trust
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1
RINF ProShares Inflation Expectations ETF
SPY SPDR S&P 500
TLT iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund
UINF ProShares Shs ProShares UltraPro Short 10 Year TIPS/TSY Spread
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund
VGK VANGUARD EUROPEAN ETF
VT Vanguard Total World Stock ETF
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Latest Posts
Surf’s Up! The Wave Of Change Is Finally Here. Are You Prepared To Ride It?
The wave of change is finally here. Are you ready?
Daily Digest: AI Learns Teamwork, How Clean Is “Freedom Gas”?
My weekend wrap up of everything you need to know.
A Bust For The Ages Part 2
Much less oil than expected equals much less everything
Debt Ceiling Will Be Set To Record High, Social Media Increases Depression And Loneliness
Peak Prosperity's Daily Digest on what to read for November 11, 2018.
America The Insolvent
Watching the world these days, it can be difficult not getting angry. It’s been especially hard of late for those of us who are "reality"-based; who value data, fundamentals and historical context.

Work Experience

CEO
Peak Prosperity
2009 - Present (11 years 2 months)

Chris Martenson, creator of the widely-viewed video series The Crash Course, offers a daily dose of information on current market events that you won't get anywhere else.

President
Chrismartenson.com
January 2006 - Present (14 years 3 months)

Providing analysis and context to decode the present and illuminate the future with the goal of helping people prosper and grow their physical wealth and internal resilience.

VP
SAIC
2002 - 2005 (3 years 1 month)
Corporate Finance - Analyst
Pfizer
1998 - 2001 (3 years 1 month)

Education

Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management
MBA
1997 / 1998
Finance
Duke University
PhD
1990 / 1997
Neurotoxicology
Lewis and Clark College
B.S.
1988 / 1990
Biology

Publications

The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment
Chris Martenson
Wiley
03/29/2011

The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years.

The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment have finally caught up with us and are converging on a very narrow window of time—the "Twenty-Teens." The Crash Course presents our predicament and illuminates the path ahead, so you can face the coming disruptions and thrive--without fearing the future or retreating into denial. In this book you will find solid facts and grounded reasoning presented in a calm, positive, non-partisan manner.

Peak Prosperity
Chris Martenson
PeakProsperity.com

Chris Martenson, creator of the widely-viewed video series The Crash Course, offers a daily dose of information on current market events that you won't get anywhere else.

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