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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 (along with more


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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.
These Are The ‘Good Old Days’
At tipping points like now, the steps we take in the present determine our future.
Shale Oil Revolution A Symptom Of Broken Energy Policy
Faster consumption plus no strategy equals diminished prospects.
Every Bubble Is In Search Of A Pin
Now that the world’s central banking cartel is taking a long-overdue pause from printing money and handing it to the wealthy elite, the collection of asset price bubbles nested within the Everything Bubble are starting to burst.
Has “It” Finally Arrived?
With the recent plunge in the S&P 500 of over 5%, has the long-anticipated (and overdue) market correction finally begun? It’s hard to say for certain. The systemic cracks we've been closely monitoring definitely got an awful lot wider this week.
The End Of Stimulus? (And The Start Of The Crash?)
What the most important chart in the world is predicting.
Who’s Going To Eat The Losses?
The only question that matters regarding today's markets.
Why The Shale Oil "Miracle" Is Becoming A "Debacle"
Dispelling the magical thinking behind the hype.
Our Brave New '''Markets'''
Let's find out, how HFT algorithims risk a massive sudden sell-off?
The Looming Energy Shock
There will be an extremely painful oil supply shortfall sometime between 2018 and 2020. It will be highly disruptive to our over-leveraged global financial system, given how saddled it is with record debts and unfunded IOUs.
The Pin To Pop This Mother Of All Bubbles?
Global macro economic data has been weak for many years, but there’s now a very real chance of a world-wide recession happening in 2017.
Our Future Is (Literally) Crumbling Before Our Eyes
Ranging from over $200 trillion in debt, to our unsustainable addiction to fossil fuels, to our over-stressed ecosystems -- all require that we get deadly serious about confronting them ASAP, and make difficult decisions and trade-offs.
The Return Of Crisis
Suddenly banks everywhere are in deep, deep trouble.
The Deflation Monster Has Arrived
Just in the two weeks since the start of 2016, the US equity markets are down almost 10%. Their worst start to the year in history. Many other markets across the world are suffering worse.
Markets Are Correcting Hard
China’s market appeared more or less stabilized by the year end, however it began 2016 with a circuit-breaking wave of panic selling, losing -7% on the new year's first day of trading before the markets were simply closed by authorities.
Deflation Warning: The Next Wave
The signs of deflation are now flashing all over the globe. In our estimation, the possibility of an associated financial crisis is now dangerously high over the next few months.
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