Financial Sense Newshour: Big Picture
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: Where Are We In The Business Cycle? How Will We Know When We’re At The End?
Also, “Tax & Spend = Borrow & Print = Inflation” and “What You Need To Know About Gold and Silver”
In this week’s Big Picture segment, Jim first looks at where we are in the current business cycle, and how we will know when the cycle ends. Jim next discusses the topic of inflation that he introduces in the form of an equation: “Tax and spend equals borrow and print, equals inflation”. His last topic is “What you need to know about gold and silver- why you own it, why you sit on it, and why gold stocks are a better value”. Jim also answers more of your Q-Calls in this segment.
The Lifetime Income Series: Avoiding Taxes on Highly Compensated Employees
Tom and Jacqueline Fuller: A Case Study of a Highly Paid Technology Executive
In this week’s edition of the Lifetime Income Series, Jim looks at the topic of how highly-compensated employees can avoid paying a high tax rate, and also use these strategies to plan for retirement. Jim further explores this subject with a case study of Tom and Jacqueline Fuller, and how Tom, a highly-paid technology executive, was able to lessen his tax burden and fund a successful retirement.
Technician Craig Johnson: Predicting S&P 1700 This Year, As Money Flows From Bonds to Stocks
Also on the program, Ryan Puplava with the Market Wrap, Erik Townsend on Commodities, and Rob Bernard on Fixed Income
Jim is pleased to welcome back Craig Johnson CMT CFA, Principal and Senior Technical Research Analyst at Piper Jaffray. Craig notes that whenever a crisis eases, markets often head higher. In addition, he feels that as the economy begins to recover, asset allocation begins to shift. Craig sees money flowing out of bonds and bond funds and into stocks this year. He believes that the public has a perception it can’t lose money in bonds, but he says the public is wrong, and the risks are high in the bond market. Also in this segment, Ryan Puplava has this week’s Market Wrap-up, Erik Townsend has the Commodity Report, and Rob Bernard discusses fixed income.
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: Waiting For Armageddon
Also on the Big Picture, “Irrational Apprehension” and “Inflation- Killing You Softly”
In the Big Picture this week, Jim has three related topics. The first is “Waiting For Armageddon”, which focuses on investors stuck in cash, waiting for the world to end. The next topic, “Irrational Apprehension” deals with the fearful investor making irrational decisions that will end up doing way more harm than good. The last topic is “Inflation-Killing You Softly”, where Jim discusses the loss of purchasing power and standard of living by staying only in cash, which returns a negative interest rate.
The Lifetime Income Series: What Is a Realistic Rate of Return on Your Retirement Investments?
Also, Yolanda York on Avoiding Medicare and Social Security Mistakes
This week on the Lifetime Income Series, Jim looks at what is a realistic annual rate of return on your retirement investments. With annuity rates low, as well as all fixed income at very low yields, Jim discusses what is realistic in terms of rates of return.
Also, Jim is pleased to welcome back Yolanda York, Social Security Public Affairs Director in San Diego County. This week, Yolanda discusses Medicare issues, how to apply online, when to apply, and deadlines in applying for Medicare Part B. Yolanda also discusses new information on Social Security planning and how to avoid Medicare and Social Security mistakes.
Technician Dave Nicoski: Breakout in Dow Transports Confirming Dow Theory
Also, Ryan Puplava with the Market Wrap-up, Erik Townsend on Commodities, and Rob Bernard on Fixed Income
Jim welcomes back David Nicoski CMT, Director of Research at Vermilion Technical Research, LLC. Dave is currently positive, seeing breakouts in the S&P 400 Mid-Cap and Russell 2000 indices. He also believes sector rotation has turned now in favor of technology, transports, materials and manufacturing. Dave also sees a breakout in Biotech driving the healthcare sector at present. He notes that if trouble is brewing down the road, look for a major uptick in bond yields, a break-down in the US dollar, and a big rise in gold prices. Also this week, Ryan Puplava has the Market Wrap-up, Erik Townsend looks at Commodities, and Rob Bernard has the Fixed Income Report.
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: Navigating The New Normal – The Petro Business Cycle
Also, “Looking For Yields In All The Wrong Places”
In this week’s edition of the Big Picture, Jim’s first topic is “Navigating the New Normal – the Petro Business Cycle”. Jim looks at the best way to survive and thrive in a world with more volatility and rapid business cycles. His next topic is “Looking for yields in all the wrong places”. Jim discusses how to avoid the pitfalls of reaching for yield in a zero interest rate world.
On The Record – John Interviews Jim
Jim Puplava gives his current views on an array of financial topics and also answers Q-Calls
Jim’s popular segment called “On The Record” makes its return this week. John Loeffler takes the role of interviewer this segment, and asks Jim about his thinking and analysis on a broad spectrum of financial topics. Jim also answers your Q-Calls in this segment of the program.
The Lifetime Income Series: Planning for Retirement Under Obamanomics
Also Dr. Drew Collins: Assessing Heart Disease Risk and Prevention
The Lifetime Income Series will now be featured on Mondays. In this week's edition, Jim looks at some specific strategies for retirement planning under the new reality of "Obamanomics". In addition, Jim interviews Dr. Drew Collins from the San Diego Preventive Medicine Clinic. Dr. Collins will assess the risks associated with heart disease and how to help prevent America's #1 killer disease. Jim will also discuss the very high costs of treating heart disease, and how good health should be an essential part of every comprehensive retirement plan.
Jim’s Big Picture: 2013- The Economy & The Stock Market – The Consensus View
Also, “2013 Wild Cards – What could throw consensus thinking off-course?” and “2013 Outside-the-Box Events Nobody’s Thinking About”
In this segment of the Big Picture, Jim first lays out the consensus view of the economy and stock market for 2013. Next, Jim looks at possible Wild Cards in 2013, and how they could change the consensus viewpoint. Lastly, Jim looks at some “outside-the-box” events that nobody is thinking about, but have a high probability of coming true in 2013.