Financial Sense Newshour Archive


Lifetime Income Series: How the Government Can Help You Finance Your Retirement

Special Guest: Veronica Dagher of The Wall Street Journal on Reasons for Parents to Reveal Estate Plans

Veronica Dagher

Oct 20 – This week Jim and John focus on ways to take advantage of existing tax laws and use them efficiently to help build your retirement nest egg. Jim discusses ways to save on taxes while working to have more to invest for your retirement. Other topics include deferred compensation plans, IRA’s and other ways to defer taxable income.


Technician Craig Johnson: S&P 2100 by Year End

Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Tom Smith

Craig Johnson CMT CFA

Oct 18 – Jim welcomes back Craig Johnson CMT CFA, Principal and Senior Technical Research Analyst at Piper Jaffray. Craig notes that the long-awaited 10% correction is here. He believes the correction is very close to being over, if not already over.

Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: Stocks vs. Bonds – Do You Really Understand the Risk?

Also, “Oil Fundamentals – Risk or Opportunity?” and “A Look at Valuations: The Year 2000 and Today”

James J Puplava CFP

Oct 18 – In the first Big Picture topic this week, Jim compares the risk of stocks vs. bonds. Volatility has increased in the stock market and this week money was pouring into the bond market after stocks corrected, driving interest rates to the lowest levels since 2013.


Puru Saxena

Oct 17 – Cris Sheridan welcomes Puru Saxena, founder of Puru Saxena Limited in Hong Kong, and publisher of Money Matters. Puru sees this bull market as mature, where a lot of stocks are no longer participating. Market breadth has narrowed considerably and 60-65% of NYSE stocks are now in a bear phase.


Eric Hadik: Massive Convergence of Cycles Taking Place

Crash Cycles Come Into Play Between 2015 and 2016

Eric Hadik

Oct 16 – Cris Sheridan welcomes Eric Hadik, founder of INSIIDE Track Trading. They discuss the major convergence of cycles over the next three years. Eric notes cycles are not perfect, and must be taken in context with other indicators, but are helpful in the timing of market turns. The cyclical work indicates something greater...


Brian Pretti CFA

Oct 15 – Jim welcomes back Brian Pretti CFA, Managing Editor at Brian and Jim cover an array of macroeconomic issues. Brian noted that a 10% market correction is substantially overdue. So far, the pull-back has been moderate, but certain sectors have had more severe damage, such as...


Didier Sornette

Oct 14 – Cris Sheridan welcomes Didier Sornette, Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. Professor Sornette explains the math behind bubbles and how he and a number of colleagues at the Financial Crisis Observatory in ETH Zurich are using one of the world’s...


Lifetime Income: Retirement Tax Inversions - Enhance Your Retirement Lifestyle

Special Guest: Dr. Georgia Sadler From UCSD Moores Cancer Center

Georgia Sadler PhD

Oct 13 – The subject of tax inversions has been a hot topic lately, as large corporations are merging and moving their domiciles to lower-tax countries. Retirees have been playing the tax inversion game for decades. In this week’s program Jim and John will discuss how moving to a lower tax and lower cost-of-living state can dramatically impact your retirement lifestyle.


Robin Griffiths

Oct 11 – Jim welcomes back Robin Griffiths, Technical Strategist at Cazenove Capital in London. Robin notes the consensus is that markets are back in a “risk-off” mode, and that the big money is moving to safe haven investments. He also discusses the problems in Europe and Japan, and says we are living in abnormal times.

Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: 2016-2017 - The Next Perfect Financial Storm

Also, “Fed Funds Rate Cycle, Phase 1 - Why Markets Are Correcting” and “A Sneak Peak at Q3 Earnings”

James J Puplava CFP

Oct 11 – This week Jim discusses the timeframe for the next financial storm on the horizon. A confluence of factors and events point to the period after the presidential elections of 2016, including rising interest rates, growing government debt, geopolitical turmoil and war, and the rising cost of Obamacare on consumers.