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Erik Townsend

Jim welcomes Erik Townsend, a software entrepreneur and expatriate living abroad. In a riveting and thought-provoking interview, Erik discusses why he left the US and offers some interesting areas to consider overseas, but cautions there are no perfect locations. The USA of his youth no longer exists, neither in the US nor overseas. Erik sees many perils ahead, but opportunities as well.

John Williams

Jim welcomes economist John Williams, Executive Editor at Shadow Government Statistics. John discusses how we face a "devil’s choice" between inflation and deflation, and why he believes that hyperinflation is inevitable by 2014.

Quint Tatro

Jim welcomes back technician Quint Tatro this week. Quint is still cautious and concerned that the market is overextended. Ryan Puplava is more optimistic on stocks and sees multiple break-out candidates.

Ted Butler

Jim is pleased to welcome silver analyst Ted Butler of Butler Research LLC. Ted is noted for his comprehensive analysis on silver price manipulation and has been publishing unique precious metals commentaries on the internet since 1996.


In a "virtual" roundtable with Jim Puplava, Eric Sprott of Sprott Asset Management and David Morgan of each respond to excerpts from Jim’s earlier interview with CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton on silver price manipulation.

Martin Armstrong

Jim welcomes back Martin Armstrong of Martin believes "capital knows something is wrong" and we’re past the tipping point of the debt crisis. He sees the crisis rotating from Europe to Japan and finally reaching the US, with devastating results. As to gold, he believes the best thing for gold would be a correction this year and a healthy period of consolidation, setting the stage for a launch higher as the debt crisis worsens.

Michael B O'Higgins

Jim welcomes Michael O'Higgins, author of the best-selling book "Beating The Dow," and founder of O'Higgins Asset Management. Michael sees gold eventually reaching a 1-to-1 ratio with the Dow Jones Index. He is currently 40% invested in stocks, mostly in Europe and Russia. He still owns some bonds, prefers platinum over gold and stresses diversification in this very unpredictable market.

John Doody PhD

Jim welcomes back John Doody PhD, editor of the Gold Stock Analyst. John discusses the recent weakness in the gold stocks and sees opportunity in today’s market. He notes three factors that determine value when investing in a gold stock.

Neil Howe

Jim welcomes back Neil Howe, founder of Life Course Associates. Jim and Neil cover a number of topics including the generational reaction to the recent "anti-piracy" legislation (SOPA) introduced in Congress, and a recent study citing the generational differences in workforce values and attitudes, and how they may pose challenges for businesses and organizations.

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Kurt Wulff CFA, Independent Energy Analyst at McDep LLC, joins Jim Puplava this week to discuss the energy markets. Kurt sees opportunity in the energy stocks, which he believes are greatly undervalued. He specifically likes the oil royalty trusts, as opposed to the natural gas royalty trusts. Kurt also sees a great need to expand the pipeline infrastructure in the US to handle new oil and gas discoveries in the US and Canada.