Financial Sense Newshour: Big Picture

James J Puplava CFP

Apr 22 – Jn today’s Big Picture, Jim Puplava covers three extremely important topics that every investor should understand: 1) Risk—understanding it, recognizing when it is increasing, and how to mitigate it from decimating your...

James J Puplava CFP

Apr 15 – Credit demand has been weak this recovery. The big puzzle right now is, with optimism at record levels along with the stock market, why is credit demand starting to fall? Despite business and consumer optimism, it hasn't translated into...

James J Puplava CFP

Apr 8 – Today’s Big Picture is broken up into three topics: 1) How banks are making money but this is not being passed along to bank depositors through savings accounts. Why is that and will that change as the Fed raises interest rates?

James J Puplava CFP

Apr 1 - This month is the 8-year anniversary of the bull market in US stocks. How many more years do we have to go? Jim Puplava argues that we are in the “final phase,” listing a number of key characteristics in addition to what...

James J Puplava CFP

Mar 25 – Over the last two weeks, we conducted a comprehensive survey of our audience asking what you like and dislike about our podcast. Today, we share some of the results (and hate mail) and also give a peek into our audience...

James J Puplava CFP

Mar 18 – In today’s Big Picture podcast, Jim argues that we are at the end of the bull market in bonds with rising inflationary pressures and a turning point in global bond yields from their all-time lows last summer. He discusses the implications of this, what it means for investors...

James J Puplava CFP

Mar 11 – In 2002, Jim Puplava wrote “The Next Big Thing,” explaining how natural resources, commodities, and precious metals were the next long-term investments. Today, he outlines why “The Next Big Thing” is infrastructure with governments expected to spend...

James J Puplava CFP

Mar 4 – Last week Jim Puplava gave an overview of the seven large, transformative forces impacting all aspects of the global economy. Today, he goes through the investment implications of each and how investors can position themselves...

James J Puplava CFP

Feb 25 – Jim Puplava looks at seven large, transformative forces impacting all aspects of the global economy. Next, he talks about how these forces are colliding in the markets with a growing bubble that few are talking about.

Gary Shilling PhD

Feb 18 – In this hour long conversation, Gary Shilling of A. Gary Shilling & Co. and Jim Puplava discuss trade, China, the US dollar, emerging markets, infrastructure spending, monetary policy, as well as Gary’s outlook for stocks...

James J Puplava CFP

Feb 11 – The global economy is heating up and, when it comes to the world’s largest economy, the US, nearly 80% of leading economic indicators are now in an upswing, notes Jim Puplava in today’s Big Picture podcast. Is this a good thing...

James J Puplava CFP

Feb 4 – According to a recent BofA Global Fund Survey, one of the greatest concerns on the minds of large institutional investors right now is a policy mistake by the Trump administration, which could lead to any number of...

James J Puplava CFP

Jan 28 – In the first part of today’s Big Picture, Jim Puplava discusses the confrontation between Trump and Yellen on the horizon and how the investment community must navigate increasing fiscal stimulus while the Federal Reserve, most expect, will continue to raise interest...

James J Puplava CFP

Jan 21 – In today’s Big Picture, Jim Puplava continues to look at the consensus forecasts for 2017 with a closer look at the energy and financial sector. Jim and John Loeffler also discuss potential outliers and industries that may bounce back this year.

James J Puplava CFP

Jan 14 – In today’s Big Picture, Jim Puplava looks at the consensus forecasts for 2017 when it comes to the stock market, the economy, and interest rates. He and John Loeffler also discuss the “wild cards” that could throw the stock market off kilter.

Mark Levinson

Dec 31 – Today, we speak with Marc Levinson about his new book, An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy, where Levinson explains the forces that led to extraordinary economic growth in the past...

James J Puplava CFP

Dec 24 – As a real-time barometer of economic and financial anxiety, the double-digit plunge in global markets at the start of 2016 reflected nothing but pessimism on the part of investors. The US and global economy were slowing...

James J Puplava CFP

Dec 17 – In today’s Big Picture, Jim argues that markets have gotten ahead of themselves and gives his outlook for a market correction given sentiment levels, headwinds facing Trump’s expected proposals, and other factors that...

James J Puplava CFP

Dec 10 – In today’s Big Picture podcast, Jim discusses the tumultuous forces driving a populous backlash against globalism and why this represents a paradigm shift filled with big upsets and changing investment behavior.

James J Puplava CFP

Dec 3 – In the past few weeks—and especially following Trump’s election—oil, interest rates, the stock market, and the US dollar have all moved strongly to the upside. What’s going on and is this sustainable? Jim Puplava discusses...

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