Financial Sense Newshour Big Picture Archive


Louise Yamada CMT

Jim welcomes back Louise Yamada CMT, Managing Director of Louise Yamada Technical Research Advisors. Louise believes that we’re experiencing a market consolidation, not a top. She sees the February lows as key support levels for the markets. However, Louise noted that investors need to stay alert, as she expects a bumpy ride this year in the markets.

Jim Rickards on The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System

Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: The Looming Death of Money – What to do Now

Jim Rickards

Jim welcomes special guest Jim Rickards, acclaimed author of Currency Wars, to discuss his NY Times bestseller, The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System. In part one of a two-part interview, they discuss a number of aspects of the book, including that the international monetary system has collapsed three times in the past hundred years, in 1914, 1939, and 1971.


The Lifetime Income Series: Which Retirement Assets Should You Pull First?

Special Guest: Lynn Martell, Director of Special Services Radiation Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center

Lynn Martell Md

Last week Jim and Cathlyn discussed the different tax rates that apply to different types of investment income. This week they will focus on why paying attention to tax rates on various types of income is important, particularly when you’re in retirement. Jim also addresses a recent ruling by the US Tax Court on IRA Rollovers.


Technician Shelley Moen: Ignore All the Noise – Focus on Quality Stocks

Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Tom Smith

Shelley D Moen CMT

Jim welcomes back Shelley Moen CMT, Senior Market Strategist at Vermilion Technical Research, LLC. Shelley notes that market jitters are not unusual during earnings season, and it’s certainly not unusual to see market pull-backs after strong years in 2012 and 2013.

Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: Mixed Messages – Crash, Correction or Recession?

Also, “Goodwill Hunting - Playing the Earnings Game” and “Shareholder Value – How to Get Rich Slowly”

James J Puplava CFP

In Jim’s first Big Picture topic this week, Jim and John look at the recent market correction and discusses if we are headed for trouble, and what is behind this year’s choppiness in the markets. Jim sees much of it due to Fed policy and discusses the market’s reaction to Janet Yellen, as the Fed continues to taper.


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.


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.