Financial Sense Newshour: Big Picture
The Lifetime Income Series: Which Is Which: Roth and Traditional IRAs
Special Guest: Pam Means, President and Actuary of Means & Associates
This week on The Lifetime Income Series, Cathlyn Harris and John Loeffler discuss two retirement savings plans that are available to everyone with “employment compensation”, the Roth and the Traditional IRA. They break down the differences between the two, and why you might choose one over the other, based on your situation.
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: When Will Janet Blink?
Also on the Big Picture, “The Macro Conundrum” and “Managing Money in This Environment”
Erik Townsend and Chris Puplava co-host this week in a special edition of the Big Picture. The first topic is “When will Janet Blink?”, refers to new Fed Chair Janet Yellen, and if she will stay the course in taking the Fed’s tapering program back to zero stimulus. Erik contends that it’s impossible to trade or invest using conventional wisdom in this environment, and...
Technician David Nicoski: Bullish Outlook on U.S. Equities Still in Place
Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Tom Smith
This week on the Financial Sense Newshour, Erik Townsend welcomes David Nicoski CMT, Director of Research at Vermilion Technical Research, LLC. David sees the bullish outlook for US equities as still in place, and believes the emerging market risk is contained to the emerging markets for now.
The Lifetime Income Series: Divorce the Doom: Time for a New Philosophy
Special Guest: Dr. Paul Howard of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research on the Impact of Obamacare on Pensions & Retiree Health Benefits
This week Jim and Cathlyn discuss how to approach your investments from a different angle. While there are serious challenges ahead for the US economy, there is also a lot going right for the US and our economy in today’s world. Jim and Cathlyn suggest taking a new philosophy to investing for retirement, and “divorce the doom”.
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: How Technology Is Going to Change the World
Also on the Big Picture, “Disinflation and the Commodity/Cyclical Trade” and “The Market’s Bill of Health”
Jim’s first topic is about how technology is going to change our world and the way we live in the future. He touches on technology’s societal impact with the advent of the internet, Apple’s revolutionary products, the effect of Amazon on retail shopping etc. and stresses the importance of adapting to change.
Technician Bert Dohmen: Markets at a Critical Juncture - China Is Key
Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Rob Bernard
Jim welcomes back technician Bert Dohmen, President & Founder at Dohmen Capital Research Institute and publisher of the Wellington Letter. Bert discusses why he believes China is still so important to the global economy, and how any significant economic crisis will likely start there.
The Lifetime Income Series: Organizing Your Retirement Investment Plan - It May Not Be What You Think
Special Guest: Wade Pfau PhD CFA, Professor of Retirement Income at The American College
This week Jim and Cathlyn discuss investment allocation in a retirement investment plan, but based on new ideas raised by the guest this week Dr. Wade Pfau, and others in the field. They will look at what is not working so well with target date funds, and why we all may need to start rethinking the way we invest for, and in, retirement.
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: The Fed’s Next Move – Watch Data & Beta
Also, “What the Fed Is Looking At – Data & Beta”
This week in the Big Picture, Jim discusses the arrival of Janet Yellen, and the direction the Fed is likely to take. Jim notes that there were not a lot of surprises coming from Yellen, and the markets liked what they heard. It is unlikely there will be any departure from Bernanke’s policies initially.
Technician Richard Dickson: No Clear Sign of a Market Top
Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Chris Puplava
Jim welcomes back Richard Dickson, Chief Market Analyst at Lowry Research. Richard sees no current signs of a market top, and notes that there is buying coming into the market. Richard also points out there are no divergences in the Advance/Decline line as well.
The Lifetime Income Series: Don’t Get Swayed by Fear or Greed - Remember the Plan
Special Guest: Lowell Smith, President of Inspira, on the Pros and Cons of SEP and SIMPLE IRA’s
This week Jim and Cathlyn share a case study of Sam and Melanie Krauss to highlight the importance of having an asset allocation plan. Frequently investors move between greed and fear and continuously shift their investments around, typically at the wrong times.