Off the Cuff: Contagion Within Europeby Adam Taggart
In this week's Off the Cuff with Mish & Chris podcast, Mish and Chris discuss:
- Desperate Measures
- The math behind the latest 'rescue' attempts is so broken it falls apart at first glance
- How Much Time Do We Have Left?
- The day of reckoning is approaching, but Europe is showing us we still have time left to act
- Where to Park Capital
- The options worth considering grow fewer in number, though Europeans should take action soon
Europe continues to figure prominently in Chris and Mish's minds at the moment. The action there is what's driving the world agenda right now, and the decisions taken to address the European crisis will have tremendous impact on the financial markets around the globe. Much is happening right now — but for longtime 'Off the Cuff' listeners, it's important to keep in perspective that little has actually changed. Europe's problem is a mathematical one. Too many bad loans were made. In practically every country. Steep losses will need to be taken. Taking those losses will place painful deflationary pressure on asset prices. The key question is: how much new money will central banks print to service and retire those debts?…
Five Reasons to Consider Acupunctureby Chris Titus
In recent years, Oriental medicine has been growing in popularity, forcing many in the Western medical community to sit up and take notice. Fifteen years ago, if you asked your primary care physician about acupuncture, he or she might have laughed you out of their office. Today, their responses have changed to something more accepting. While most will readily admit they don’t understand this ancient practice, there is a growing body of research that indicates it works for many conditions.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
The practice of acupuncture originated thousands of years ago in China with the use of stones. It operates on the theory that energy, known as “chi” in the East — similar to bio-electricity in the West — must flow freely in the body. If there is a blockage, organs will not receive enough energy to function properly, leading to disease. Acupuncture seeks to open these blockages, allowing the body to heal itself. This is done by inserting very thin needles into combinations of points along fourteen energy pathways that cover the body. These pathways are called meridians.
Why Should You Use It?
The following five points offer compelling reasons to consider using acupuncture.