Financial Sense Newshour Archive


The Lifetime Income Series: Tax Bracket Strategies

Special Guest: Michael Nolan, CEO of Nolan Financial on Executive Benefit Strategies

Michael Nolan

As Tax Day looms just a week ahead, Jim and Cathlyn discuss some tax strategies to help you feel a little less pain in your wallet. They look at ways to help you reduce your taxable income now, and strategies to help you reduce taxable income later.


Technician Richard Dickson: No Froth Associated With a Market Top

Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Rob Bernard

Richard Dickson

Jim welcomes back Richard Dickson, Chief Market Analyst at Lowry Research. Richard sees no frothy conditions associated with a market top, and believes the consistent market sector rotations keep leading the market higher.

Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: Where the Credit Runs Through It

Also, “Show Me the Money” and “The Market’s Bill of Health”

James J Puplava CFP

The first Big Picture topic this week is “Where the Credit Runs Through It”. Jim discusses how the LEI’s are turning up after a very cold winter, and how lower inflation is acting as an economic stimulus as the economy improves. He notes that the recovery is reaching a stage where credit is starting to move again, and he analyzes the ways in which credit growth will affect the economy going forward.


Joseph Saluzzi: The Markets Are Rigged for Day-Traders, But Not for Long-Term Investors

No Hope for the SEC and FINRA – They Are Outgunned and Conflicted

Joseph Saluzzi

Jim is pleased to welcome back Joseph Saluzzi, Co-Founder of Themis Trading LLC. Joe has vast experience in electronic trading and is a noted critic of High Frequency Trading (HFT). He notes that HFT raises the entry and exit costs for the individual day-trader, but agrees with author Michael Lewis that the long-term investor is not disadvantaged.


Frank Holmes: Real Interest Rates and Economic Growth Drive Gold Prices

Physical Gold Is Moving From the U.S. and Europe to Asia

Frank Holmes

Jim welcomes back Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors, Inc. Frank has just returned from speaking at the Mines & Money Conference in Hong Kong and discusses his outlook with Jim. As to the price of gold, Frank sees economic growth and the direction of real interest rates as the key drivers.


Kim Wallace: Washington Policy Beginning to Recede as an Influence on the Market

Washington Will Be in the Health Care Reform Business for the Next Decade

Kim Wallace

Jim welcomes back Kim Wallace, Executive Managing Director and Partner at Renaissance Macro Research. Kim is responsible for Washington policy research. Kim and Jim discuss the lessening influence of Washington policy on the markets, as the economy grows more capable of standing on its own.


John Kosar CMT

Jim welcomes John Kosar CMT, Director of Research at Asbury Research LLC. John spent the first half of his career on the trading floor of the Chicago futures exchanges and has more than 30 years of experience and insight in analyzing and forecasting global financial markets.


The Lifetime Income Series: When You’re Not Around: Setting Your Family Up for Success

Special Guest: Tim Prosch, author of “The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life”

Tim Prosch

This week on the program Jim and Cathlyn take on a very important, but often little-discussed topic; what will life be like for your family should you die or become incapacitated? They raise difficult but necessary questions: who will pay the bills? Who will manage the family’s money? Where will the income come from? Who will make the financial decisions? Where will your family live? Will their lifestyle have to change if something happens to you?


Patrick Nipper CMT CFA

Jim welcomes Patrick Nipper CMT CFA, of Renaissance Macro Research, LLC. Patrick notes that the safety sectors are outperforming, while the small caps are struggling and the IPO’s are rolling over. He also sees a flattening yield curve.

Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: As Good As It Gets – And It’s Getting Better

Also, “A Correction, A Countertrend Move, Reset and Rotation” and “The Dividend Imperative”

James J Puplava CFP

Jim’s first Big Picture topic this week focuses on the on-again, off-again nature of the economic recovery, what has caused it, and what Jim sees ahead for this year. He notes the gridlock in Washington as a positive for the economy, as well as lower commodity prices, and greater business investment, among other factors.