Labor market data is mixed, with unions getting double-digit wage increases while job openings (three-month drop of 1.5 mill) and payrolls getting revised way lower.  

Home sales also revised way lower. Housing is frozen, other than cash buyers. 


China is trying to reflate a real estate bubble, failing so far. 

Bitcoin spikes on good news about an ETF approval

Biden is getting closer to impeachment. Lately it's been about his fake email addresses and what kinds of deals he did with them. 

The BRICS inducted Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iran. Wow. 

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Kerry Lutz interviewed David Barnett about his book "Smarter Than a Startup," which advocates for buying an existing business instead of starting a new one. Barnett explains that buying a profitable business reduces risk and provides an incubation base for new ideas. They also discuss the importance of customer service and setting expectations in the property management industry, the pros and cons of franchising, and the challenges of buying and selling businesses in the current economic climate.

Barnett notes that higher interest rates are making it more difficult for buyers to pay top dollar for businesses, and that sellers who are not paying attention to these changes may find that their businesses are worth even less down the road. They conclude by discussing the importance of learning from past experiences and developing oneself in order to succeed in business.

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Kerry Lutz and Paul Oster discussed the concerning trend of balances receivables hitting one trillion dollars, which is a sign that people are drowning in debt. They explained how credit scores are affected by credit card balances and delinquencies, and how this can have a ripple effect on financial transactions such as buying a car or a home. They also highlighted the impact of credit scores on insurance policies and premiums, and how having a lower credit score can cost people significantly more money.

Paul Oster warned of an impending recession and advised people to take proactive measures to prepare for it, such as cutting expenses, taking on a second job, and building an emergency reserve fund to avoid bankruptcy. Additionally, they discussed the dangers of debt and offered tips for getting out of it, emphasizing the importance of taking action and avoiding a fear mindset. Overall, they stressed the importance of managing debt and maintaining a good credit score to achieve financial freedom.

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Think wind, solar, and batteries can replace the hydrocarbon fuels that power our modern industrialized society? Green Breakdownshows why the Net Zero agenda―a forced transition to renewable energy―is costly, dangerous, and destined for failure. Using science, economics, and in-depth analysis, Steve Goreham exposes the weaknesses in the planned green energy transition and predicts a coming renewable energy failure.

Steve Goreham's Green Breakdown is a complete discussion of all facets of the proposed green energy transition, including hydrocarbon and renewable energy, biofuels, power plants, home appliances, electric vehicles, ships, airlines, heavy industry, carbon capture and storage, and the hydrogen economy. Goreham uses color charts and graphs, and references to numerous studies to support his arguments. At the same time, his large collection of cartoons, colorful images, and quotes grabs the reader's interest.

Green Breakdown is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the truth about energy production, energy use, and policies related to climate change.

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Kerry Lutz interviewed Clint Turner about his experience investing in land in Texas. Clint shared his journey from trying to graduate college to becoming a successful land investor. He explained the benefits of investing in land in Texas, including the ability to side-step the zoning process and the potential for high returns. Clint also provided advice for those looking to get started in the business, including the importance of having capital and understanding the local market.

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We sat down with renowned cycle investor Charles Nenner for an update. He sees the BRICS currency taking off and the dollar going much lower over time. He's negative on stock markets but concedes there could be another bounce. Gold/Silver are looking at lows but will rebound and gain ground by years end. Much, much more to this long awaited interview. 

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Kerry Lutz discuss the reasons behind China's economic implosion, including huge borrowing, debt bubbles, malinvestment, and an exploitative mercantilist model. They also touch on corruption in China and how it affects business practices, as well as the unreliability of Chinese statistics. Lutz provides a detailed critique of China's infrastructure and response to natural disasters, including the lack of warning and destruction of property.

He also discusses the collapse of the housing market, the perils of the banking industry, and the potential for mass unemployment. Lutz predicts that China's impending collapse will have a significant impact on the global economy, particularly on the production of electronics, medications, and building materials. He warns that the consequences of China's collapse will be far worse than the Great Depression, and that it all depends on whether the transition in China is peaceful or violent.

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Andy joins us for a wide ranging discussion of the current downward pattern of the world's reserve currency, the US Dollar. The Brics nations are moving forward with a so-called gold-backed currency. Do they have what it takes to supplant the mighty Buck? Andy thinks yes, what's your opinion?

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Kerry Lutz interviewed Judy Wilkins-Smith about her book, Decoding Your Emotional Blueprint, which explores the idea of emotional and financial DNA. Judy explained that people inherit patterns of thoughts, feelings, and actions around money, which can limit them. She suggested identifying and disentangling these patterns to create a healthier money DNA, and offered a four-day event in November to help people do so. The interview covered topics such as the importance of identifying outdated beliefs, the need to create a bigger want than the current situation, and the ongoing work required to maintain a healthy money DNA.

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Kerry Lutz and Robert Siciliano discussed various types of scams that property owners and investors should be aware of. They talked about land scams, vacant land scams, and wire fraud scams in mortgage closings, and emphasized the importance of taking precautions such as signing up for fraud alerts and monitoring property records. They also discussed the importance of title insurance in protecting property owners from potential claims that may arise after purchasing a property.

Additionally, they cautioned against investing in websites that promise high returns and recommended doing thorough research before investing in crypto scams or business loan scams. Overall, they emphasized the importance of being vigilant and skeptical when it comes to online scams.

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Kerry Lutz interviewed Mauricio Di Bartolomeo, CEO of Leadin Private Wealth, about their flagship product of issuing dollar loans backed by bitcoin collateral and their other offerings in the crypto space. Mauricio explained the benefits of their product, including maintaining ownership of bitcoin while getting the dollars needed without creating a taxable event. He also discussed the transparency measures Leadin takes to ensure the safety of client assets and the ease of setting up an account.

Additionally, Mauricio talked about the demand for their product and the concentration of flows back to Leadin after competitors who acted recklessly went under. Finally, he touched on the impact of digital assets on financial inclusion and the ability to connect people to higher quality services in remote locations.

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In the meeting, Kerry Lutz interviews Brent Bowers about his successful land investment business, which involves buying and selling land, improving the process, and offering seller financing. Brent shares his investment strategies, including going after bigger and more expensive parcels and building passive income through seller financing. They discuss the impact of interest rates on the business and how it has created more opportunities for them.

Brent provides a detailed overview of his process for finding and analyzing land deals, emphasizing the importance of working with knowledgeable real estate agents. They also discuss the potential for investing in land, with Bowers sharing his experience of buying and selling parcels of land for profit. Finally, Brent shares his tips and strategies for real estate investing, advising beginners to start investing in their own backyard before expanding and suggesting investing in trending states like Alabama and Texas.

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When we talk about debt and its impact on our economy, we almost always mean “government debt.” However, this is only a small part of the picture: individuals, private firms, and households owe trillions, and these private debts are vital to understanding the economy. In this iconoclastic book, Richard Vague examines the assets, liabilities, and incomes of the entire country, private and public sector, to reveal its net worth. His holistic analysis shows that the real factor that drives both financial crises and spiraling inequality―but also, paradoxically, economic growth―is ever rising private debt. The paradox is that while debt is essential and our economy relies on it, it also brings instability unless it is periodically deleveraged―and that is very hard to do. It can, however, be carefully managed, and Vague ends the book by showing how to do so in policy areas ranging from trade and housing to financial policy and student debt. Underpinned by pioneering data analysis and the author’s lifetime of experience in the financial world, this book is essential for anyone who wants to understand the deep, underlying dynamics of the American economy. 

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Kerry Lutz interviewed Dr. Kuni Beasley about the value of college education and how it has changed over the years. They discussed the rising cost of college and strategies for taking the pinch out of the cost of college, including finding scholarships and grants. They also talked about the importance of choosing the right school and degree program, and how college may not be necessary for everyone, especially for those who are entrepreneurial.

Additionally, they discussed the role of test scores in college admissions and the importance of proper test preparation and the use of test-taking techniques and strategies to beat standardized tests. Finally, they emphasized that learning is a lifelong process and that college only provides the foundation for further learning in the job market.

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Kerry Lutz introduced Dan Barrett, an expert in helping investors find sellers in a short inventory market. Dan shared his journey from being a high school history teacher to focusing on a particular type of client. He explained how his agency focuses on online methods to find sellers and shared some of the strategies they use. Dan provided an overview of the two main online marketing strategies, the shotgun approach and the sniper approach, and emphasized that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to online marketing.

Kerry interviewed Dan about the results his agency has achieved for clients and their ideal client profile. Dan shared success stories of clients who have achieved significant profits and scaled up their business with the help of his agency's lead generation services. He emphasized the importance of online marketing for all businesses and encouraged consistency in efforts. 

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In this meeting, Kerry Lutz and John Rubino discussed a range of topics, including the impact of rising student loan debt on credit card balances, the benefits and risks of writing covered calls on certain stocks, and the consequences of San Francisco and California's experiment with legalizing crime and camping on the streets. They also discussed the severity of China's real estate crisis, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, the recent wildfire in Hawaii, the changing nature of rebellion and protest art, and the recent lawsuits against Facebook for censorship.

Throughout the conversation, the speakers shared their personal experiences and opinions on each topic, highlighting the complexity of the situations and the potential impact on the global economy and society. They emphasized the need for unity and change in the face of exploitation and injustice, and expressed hope that the courts will protect their rights and come down on the side of the First Amendment.

--56% of student loan borrowers will have to choose loans or necessities (

--Interest rates, mortgage rates are spiking. Where do things start breaking?

--Another big Chinese shadow bank is imploding. 

--Flooding in Beijing and surrounding areas, end of Xi coming?

--BRICS: lots of opinions out there but no hard data until the meeting.

--What the hell was that Hawaii fire? 

--First there was "Try it in a small town" and now there's "Rich men north of Richmond"   Art is starting to rebel against the system. 

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Kerry Lutz and Josefine Campbell discussed the concept of managing personal energy levels for business success using the imaginary tool called the power barometer. They emphasized the importance of taking responsibility for one's energy levels and how it can affect team performance. They also talked about the personal nature of business and how owning one's energy levels is crucial. The discussion also touched on the importance of sleep and healthy sleep patterns, as well as practical steps to boost energy levels such as doing activities that give energy and self-care practices like meditation and exercise.

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Kerry Lutz and Dudley Baker discussed the current state of the resource sector and the potential for high returns in the future. Baker mentioned a service he subscribes to that predicts a cycle low in precious metal stocks, which could be causing the current down pressure on gold and mining shares. He believes that once these cycle lows have passed, there should be a big up move in the gold and mining shares, potentially leading to ten baggers or even x one thousand percent returns for investors.

Baker also shared his investment philosophy and provided examples of his investment strategy, emphasizing the potential for high returns in the resource sector and the importance of getting in early. He advised investors to do their own due diligence and invest in companies that they believe have potential for growth, and suggested that now may be a good time to invest in mining stocks. Lutz recommended that investors visit Baker's website to get a better understanding of his personal portfolio and the companies he is invested in.

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Kerry Lutz and Robert Kientz discussed the banking crisis and deposit gap caused by the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, leading to an outflow of almost a trillion dollars from large commercial banks and several hundred billions from small commercial banks. They expressed concerns about the potential for wholesale defaults and policymakers' ability to recognize the issue and take action to help shore up the banks' balance sheets. The speakers also discussed the possibility of bailouts taking place behind the scenes and the challenges of the FDIC's limited coverage for deposits. They questioned whether the policy-making tools will be strong enough to prevent a downward spiral and maintain consumer confidence, and expressed uncertainty about the future of the banking system.

Kerry Lutz and Robert Kientz also discussed the economic benefits of living in low tax states like Florida and Texas, which have a business-friendly climate and booming real estate markets. They compared these states to high tech states with misguided policies, such as California and New York, where real estate prices are negatively impacted by high taxes. The booming real estate market in low tax states has led to positive growth and increased tax receipts, but has also caused stress for those with lower incomes due to rising rents and home prices. Despite these challenges, Kerry and Robert agreed that low tax states are generally doing much better than high tech states in terms of economic growth and prosperity.

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Doug Casey and Kerry Lutz discussed various topics including the potential dangers that could lead to the collapse of civilization, the decline of DIY repairs due to modern technology, the role of government and its usefulness, and the challenges of sustainable energy sources. They emphasized the importance of individual freedom and free markets in solving the problems facing the world. They also discussed the misconceptions about Russia and the benefits of nuclear power as a safe, clean, and cheap form of mass power generation. 

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Kerry Lutz and Russell Stone provided a comprehensive analysis of the current state of the market, discussing the impact of external factors such as China's economy and Europe's slowdown. They also delved into the value of precious metals and the strength of the dollar, and how these factors may affect the market in the future. The speakers also discussed the role of the Federal Reserve and interest rates, and how these may impact the bond and fixed income markets.

Additionally, they engaged in a lively discussion about the state of the housing market, with Russell expressing concern about the potential for a foreclosure crisis and the impact of government debt on the market. Kerry believes that a foreclosure crisis is unlikely due to political reasons, and they both agree that the market will eventually recalibrate and present opportunities for investors. Overall, they offered a nuanced perspective on the current state of the market and the potential for future growth and investment opportunities.

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We were very fortunate to sit down with an our close friend and associate Dunagun Kaiser at the recent Rick Rule Symposium. We go way and we reminisced about old time and spoke about where the world is heading. 

While the situation is always hopeless we prove quite conclusively that it is never serious. We talk about the value of children, family and communities in helping you to prepare for an uncertain future. 

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We sat down for a sponsor update from Fury Gold Mines’ (FURY 🇨🇦: FURY 🇺🇸) CEO Tim Clark and Exploration SVP Bryan Atkinson ( FURY). Drill results are in for the first 3 holes for 2023. Multiple zones of high-grade gold were intercepted at the Hinge Target. Gold mineralization was present in each drill hole including 5.0 meters of 3.6 g/t Au, 6.5m of 2.66 g/t Au, 6.0m of 2.77 g/t Au and 1.0m of 10.35 g/t Au. Atkinson says things are going exactly to plan with good continuity and results.

CEO Clark explains that a revised resource estimate is expected later in the year. His hope is for 2 million ounces. With drills continuing to turn on Hinge and Percival, this is not too far a stretch. While the Quebec wildfires delayed drilling for four weeks, the crews have returned with renewed vigor and they’re making up for lost time. The good news is that assay labs are back in full operation and have been rapidly returning results.

Fury started the year with an impressive C$12 million in the treasury and expects to finish with C$6 million. In addition, they are still a 25% holder of Dolly Varden Silver shares so adequate funds will be available beyond 2023.

Fury has also taken on a new chair – Brian Christie, who reigned for a decade as Investor Relations dynamo at Agnico Eagle. This will facilitate the company’s efforts to broaden its investor appeal, which is one of the many reasons we are staying invested.

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We sat down with Trillion Energy’s (TCF 🇨🇦: TRLEF 🇺🇸: Z62 🇩🇪) CEO Arthur Halleran for a sponsor update. The company is refocusing its efforts. After successfully drilling 6 natural gas wells, Trillion is seeking to maximize daily production and cash flow.

Underwater wells are complex and Trillion is working to balance production in an effort to insure optimal cash flow. Art informed us that the company will begin drilling again in 2024, after completing a major 3D seismic study on its existing and adjoining blocks. While becoming an established natural gas producer, it has entered into a farm-in agreement with Derkim Poliüretan Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. to earn a 50% working & revenue interest in three oil exploration blocks comprised of 151,484 hectares (374,325 acres) within the newly defined Cudi-Gabar petroleum province in Southeastern Turkiye. Art said that, “[This is] the Best Oil Property I’ve Come Across in My Career.” The site is in close proximity to several recent major discoveries. As part of the deal, Trillion will complete 2d seismic on the site and drill 4 wells in 2024.

Art reflected that Trillion is now a natural gas producer, realizing over $2mm per month in net cash flow and is applying the funds to building out the company by making major investments in Turkiye booming energy sector.

The company has come a long way in the past two years. With its latest moves, it is building upon its prior successes and preparing the way for much larger gains in the future. Trillion remains a major holding in our portfolio.

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Kerry Lutz interviewed Martin Armstrong about his new book on De-Dollarization and its potential impact on global financial markets. Armstrong argued that the US dollar's dominance is backed by deep financial markets and that the creation of a BRICS currency is unlikely to replace it. He also discussed the geopolitical factors at play, including the Biden administration's removal of Russia from Swift and the impact on globalization. Armstrong suggested that the de-dollarization trend is driven by geopolitical factors rather than deficits, and that the US cannot continue to threaten China and Russia while expecting them to lend money to buy bullets to shoot them.

The conversation also touched on the banking crisis and interest rates, with Armstrong explaining that the primary problem is that interest rates were kept artificially low for too long in Europe, resulting in pension funds and banks losing 30-40% of their capital. They also discussed investment strategies in the current market, including diversifying into tangible assets like real estate, antique coins, and art. The conversation briefly touched on the use of drones in the Ukraine war and the desire for war among certain political figures.

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