Metals, Weather & Energy: Changes & Opportunities
Tim W Wood: Tim W. Wood, CPA is author of the newsletter Cycles News and Views and his site www.cyclesman.com which provides investors with a place where they can obtain truthful, non biased, factual information about the financial markets.
Tim's primary focus is on the stock market, specifically the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, the Gold market, the Dollar and T-Bonds. The information presented in his website, www.cyclesman.com, is based on technical analysis and not on the Hope and Hype heard by the so-called mainstream "analysts." Tim's technical studies are based on his knowledge of both Market Cycles and Dow Theory. His knowledge of cycles is based on the methods he learned from Walter Bressert. His knowledge of Dow Theory has come from studies of the original works of Charles H. Dow, William Peter Hamilton, Robert Rhea, E. George Schaefer, and Richard Russell.
On the Financial Sense Newshour this week with Jim Puplava, Tim discusses the fact that at least for now the Dow Theory is still positive, which means the markets should hang in there in the short term. As for gold, he believes that gold is exhibiting a significant breakout.
Evelyn Browning Garriss: Editor, The Browning Newsletter. For the past 35 years, The Browning Newsletter has maintained a belief that a person is significantly influenced by the climate in which they exist. Therefore, in understanding the past and present conditions of the climate in which they live, they can use the momentum of change to their advantage in the future.
Evelyn Browning Garriss has been working on the Browning Newsletter for the past 25 years and has been the head writer and editor for the past 20. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Business News Network, Canada's Globe and Mail, Financial Sense and numerous other media outlets. She is known as "The Weather Lady" in Canada and has given presentations from Singapore to London, and throughout North America on climate and its effect on the world. Evelyn is currently writing The Browning Newsletter as well as a new weekly e-mail update known as "The Volcano Watch".
This week on the Financial Sense Newshour with Jim Puplava, Evelyn sees colder weather ahead, and believes the result will be higher food prices this winter.
Chris Nelder: Chris Nelder was a software engineer and technical writer for 17 years at various companies including Microsoft and several Web startups. During that time he also founded and published an online magazine called Better World in the mid '90s, as part of his lifelong interest in sustainability and environmental and social responsibility.
However, after 9/11, he had an epiphany: He realized that peak oil, climate change, and ecological overshoot were about to change life as we know it, and that mankind was now facing its greatest crisis ever. He had to take up the challenge. He then embarked on intensive study of peak oil, the world of energy, and new sustainable modes of living appropriate to the challenges of the 21st Century. He created an email list to share the insights from his research. He then jumped out of the software industry and into the solar industry, where he designed and sold solar PV systems for several years.
In 2003 Chris converted his email list to a blog, where he wrote hundreds of articles on energy and politics. Realizing that investing was key to addressing our energy challenges, he began writing professionally in 2006 for the investing newsletters Energy & Capital and Green Chip Stocks. He then wrote a book on peak oil, Profit from the Peak (Wiley, 2008) which geologist Colin Campbell, one of the originators of peak oil research, called “the best job I have seen in describing the Peak Oil issue in a sound and very understandable way.” It is still in the top 100 for sales of commodity investment books on Amazon. He also co-authored another book, Investing in Renewable Energy: Making Money on Green Chip Stocks (Wiley, 2008).
This week with Jim Puplava on the Financial Sense Newshour, Chris cites more evidence of a coming oil crunch. He also notes that the mainstream media continually misses the fact that oil supply and excess capacity are what matters most in the pricing of oil.
James Turk: James Turk is Founder and Chairman of GoldMoney. Mr. Turk has specialized in international banking, finance and investments since graduating in 1969 from George Washington University with a B.A. degree in International Economics. His business career began at The Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase Bank), which included assignments in Thailand, the Philippines and Hong Kong. He subsequently joined the investment and trading company of a prominent precious metals trader based in Greenwich, Connecticut.
James moved to the United Arab Emirates in December 1983 to be appointed Manager of the Commodity Department of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, a position he held until resigning in 1987. Since 1987 James Turk has written The Freemarket Gold & Money Report, an investment newsletter that publishes twenty issues annually. He is the author of two books and several monographs and articles on money and banking. He is the co-author of "The Coming Collapse of the Dollar" (Doubleday, December 2004).
On the Financial Sense Newshour this week with Jim Puplava, James Turk discusses gold and silver. He is very bullish and even sees the possibility of $1500-$1800 gold and $30 silver before the end of 2010. He also sees the potential for inflation coming down the road as he believes the velocity of money in the financial system is about to pick up considerably.