Financial Sense Newshour
Jim welcomes back Ned Schmidt CFA of the Agri-Food Value View report. Ned sees the agriculture markets bottoming in February with higher prices likely this spring, particularly in sugar, cotton, palm oil, beef and hogs. Ned also believes outlook for the U.S. farm machinery market may not be as strong as the Street believes.
Jim Puplava welcomes back noted technician Ralph Acampora this week. Ralph sees stocks headed higher, and is particularly bullish on the blue chip stocks, which are technically breaking out. In addition, Ryan Puplava checks in with a wrap-up of the markets, and Rob Bernard of the PFS Group discusses fixed income opportunities.
In this segment, Jim addresses "As Good As It Gets" which refers to the reality that economic growth in the future will have limitations. Jim’s next Big Picture topic is, "In Search of Yield−the changing make-up of market dynamics."
In this Big Picture segment, Jim and John discuss Federal Reserve policy, higher taxes and how to avoid an impoverished retirement. Jim also takes your Q-Calls.
Jim is pleased to welcome back James Dines of The Dines Letter to discuss his forecast for 2012. In an interview covering many subjects, Mr. Dines believes gold shares will catch up to the gold price, Chinese growth won’t be enough to bail out the world’s economies, and that nothing will save the world until a currency link to gold is reinstated and enforced. (Click here for transcript)
Jim welcomes back Joseph Dancy to discuss the energy sector this week. Dancy believes that natural gas will remain in supply glut for awhile and would avoid natural gas stocks at present. He sees oil equities as the better energy play.
All paper money systems in history have ended in failure. Either they collapsed in chaos, or society returned to commodity money before that could happen. Drawing upon novel new research, Paper Money Collapse conclusively illustrates why paper money systems—those based on an elastic and constantly expanding supply of money as opposed to a system of commodity money of essentially fixed supply—are inherently unstable and why they must lead to economic disintegration.
Jim is pleased to welcome Edward Altman, Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Dr. Altman sees Italy as the final battleground for the survival of the Euro. His analysis is based on the use of a new metric he and his colleagues have developed to estimate the financial health of sovereigns.
In the first segment of FSN this week, Ryan Puplava begins with his weekly update of global market activity. Next, Technician Quint Tatro joins Jim and notes that the stock market is looking bullish at the moment...
In this segment of the program, Jim tackles two important Big Picture issues. Jim’s first topic is: "The Debt Supercycle reaches its final chapter−a look at the future." Next Jim looks at the high volatility of the gold market...