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Charles Hugh Smith

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Charles Hugh Smith's Opinion & Analysis
A complete archive of Charles Hugh Smith's articles, including current analysis & opinion.

There would be some deliciously karmic justice in the "dumb money" driving a rally that forced the "smart money" to cover their shorts and chase the rally that shouldn't even be happening. Being...
Our economy is not resilient or antifragile, it's a fragile sand castle of debt and denial. What could go off the cliff that hasn't already gone off the cliff? Rip-roaring inflation, check. Hot war...
We are all prone to believing the recent past is a reliable guide to the future. But in times of dynamic reversals, the past is an anchor thwarting our progress, not a forecast. Are we heading into...
This may be one of many revaluations of capital vis-à-vis labor and resources and core vis-à-vis periphery. You've heard the expression "cash is king." Very true. But it's equally true...
Nothing unravels quite as dramatically as systems which are presumed to be rock-solid and forever. Here's the default Bullish case for stocks and the economy: let's call it Plan Zero. The economy and...
Let's ask "cui bono" of the $33 trillion in added debt and the $9 trillion added to GDP: to whose benefit? I've been thinking about how hard it is to get our heads around big numbers. Technical...
Clinging to delusional fantasies of "free wealth" won't lead to positive outcomes, any more than swallowing handfuls of meds leads to "free health." Under various guises, labels and rationalizations,...
Sealing the USD's coffin requires conjuring up a replacement reserve currency, and that turns out to be a lot more challenging than many understand. You know the scene in movies where the body-bag is...
Stocks don't vanish when sold; somebody owns the shares all the way to the bottom. These owners who refuse to sell because they have convinced themselves the next dip will be the hoped-for resumption...
The bear has awakened, and it will not be limited to the stock market. The bear awakens from a long, uneasy slumber and the everything bubble is in trouble. I'm not going to make the bear case with...