Financial Sense Newshour Archive
Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Rob Bernard
Dec 6 – Jim welcomes back Richard Dickson, Chief Market Analyst at Lowry Research. Richard notes that the current market has a number of risk-on and risk-off equities all doing well. He mentions that the October downturn came close to hitting a technical sell signal, but it never happened and the market recovered.
Also, “Megatrends for 2015”
Dec 6 – In Jim’s first Big Picture topic, he explores what has changed since July, when the price of WTI crude was $107 a barrel and is now selling in the $66 range. Has the world changed that much in five months? Jim looks at global economic growth rates, as well as the global supply of oil. He also discusses the critical topic of a shifting power structure in energy.
Is the U.S. Energy Industry at Risk?
Dec 5 – Jim welcomes back Brian Pretti CFA, Managing Editor of ContraryInvestor.com. Brian and Jim cover a range of macroeconomic topics including the recent weakness in the price of oil. They discuss the benefits to the consumer of cheaper gasoline versus the threat to the domestic energy industry, and it’s great run of creating well-paying jobs over the last five years.
Swiss Gold Initiative Was an Unfair Fight
Dec 4 – Jim is pleased to welcome Keith Barron PhD, an exploration geologist who co-founded Aurelian Resources in Ecuador in 2001 and ultimately discovered the colossal Fruta del Norte gold deposit in 2006. Keith and Jim cover the gold industry, how it has changed, and why so many mining companies have struggled to survive.
Are Corporate Profit Margins Unsustainable?
Dec 3 – Cris Sheridan welcomes Baijnath Ramraika CFA. Corporate profit margins are at all-time highs and have remained at such levels for far longer than normal. Many say this is unsustainable and have predicted a sudden crash to occur over the past couple years, only to be proven wrong.
Cool Winter in Central and Eastern North America – Needed Rain for California and Southwest U.S.
Dec 2 – Jim welcomes back Evelyn Browning Garriss, Editor of The Browning Newsletter. Evelyn and Jim discuss the return of El Niño weather conditions, and if they are likely to last through the winter and into the spring. Currently there are unofficial El Niño conditions and enough warm water in the Pacific to linger into March, with a 65% chance of lasting into May.
Special Guest: Carolyn Rosenblatt on Loss of Financial Capacity
Dec 1 – In a special reprise edition of The Lifetime Income Series, Jim and Cathlyn discuss how where you live can have a great impact on your retirement. Jim looks at selecting an appropriate state in which to retire, taking into account the cost of housing, the cost of living, access to healthcare, weather, and of course taxes, be they income, sales, property or estate.
Also, “The Assault on Monopolies – Disruption & Transformation”
Nov 29 – In a special reprise edition of the Big Picture, Jim looks at where we are in the market cycle, close to the top, or heading higher? Jim lays out the case that macro forces favor higher stock prices for an extended period. He looks at where we may be in this bull market, and makes historical...
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: The Swiss Gold Initiative With Luzi Stamm, Member of the Swiss National Council
Also, “Mario Fires Another Bazooka Round” and “New EPA Rules - The Beheading of King Coal”
Nov 29 – In a reprise edition of the Big Picture from last summer, Jim speaks exclusively with Luzi Stamm, member of the Swiss National Council, and one of the leaders of The Swiss Gold Initiative (the vote takes place November 30th). The initiative will mandate no more sales of Swiss gold by the government...
Russia's Economy and Military Cannot Sustain a Major Conflict
Nov 28 – In a special reprise edition of FS Insider, Cris Sheridan welcomes Alexander J. Motyl, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University-Newark. Professor Motyl is a specialist on Ukraine, Russia, and the USSR, and on nationalism, revolutions and empires. He notes that Putin is calculated and responsive to cost-benefit analysis; therefore the U.S. and others should...