Financial Sense Newshour Archive


Technician Richard Dickson: No Signs of a Topping Process in the Market

Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Rob Bernard

Richard Dickson

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.

James J Puplava CFP

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.


Brian Pretti CFA

Dec 5 – Jim welcomes back Brian Pretti CFA, Managing Editor of 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.


Keith Barron: Gold Bull Market on Hold - Awaiting a Catalyst

Swiss Gold Initiative Was an Unfair Fight

Keith M Barron PhD

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.


Why Jeremy Grantham Is Right About Corporate Profit Margins

Are Corporate Profit Margins Unsustainable?

Baijnath Ramraika CFA

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.


Evelyn Browning Garriss: El Niño Conditions Return and Should Linger Through the Winter

Cool Winter in Central and Eastern North America – Needed Rain for California and Southwest U.S.

Evelyn Browning Garriss

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.


The Lifetime Income Series: Making a Move Make Money

Special Guest: Carolyn Rosenblatt on Loss of Financial Capacity

Carolyn Rosenblatt

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.


Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: The Endgame – The Grand Finale and The Meltdown

Also, “The Assault on Monopolies – Disruption & Transformation”

James J Puplava CFP

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”

Luzi Stamm

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...


Professor Alexander Motyl on Putin’s Chess Game With the West and the Prospect of War

Russia's Economy and Military Cannot Sustain a Major Conflict

Alexander Motyl

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...