Financial Sense Newshour
In this segment, Jim’s first Big Picture topic is "The Market’s Weekly Bill of Health." Jim then answers your Q-Calls from this week. His last Big Picture topic deals with the so-called Buffett Rule, which Jim titles "Eating Our Seed Corn."
Jim is pleased to welcome back Kirk Sorensen, a leading proponent for liquid-fluoride thorium reactor technology, to discuss the growing thorium movement around the globe. Kirk notes that thorium has 10,000 times more energy density than coal, as well as providing growing applications in the medical field.
Jim welcomes back Jeffrey Saut, Managing Director of Research at Raymond James Financial. Jeff believes that stocks are still the best game in town. His mantra for this year is "you can get cautious, but do not get bearish."
CPM Group's Gold Yearbook 2012 is the most comprehensive source of information, statistics, and analysis on the international gold market. The report begins with a thorough review of gold market trends and fundamentals. It continues by assessing the impact of economic and financial market trends on the gold market. The Yearbook concludes with an in-depth analysis of each gold market segment, including mine production, secondary recovery, bullion and futures market activity, central bank holdings and transactions, fabrication demand, investment demand, prices, and other important aspects of the gold market.
Jim is pleased to welcome back Evelyn Browning Garriss, editor of The Browning Newsletter. She details some changing weather patterns ahead, including the possible return of the El Niño effect in North America. For those concerned about the Mayan prophecy this year, see accommodates with predictions of tornados and locusts.
Jim welcomes Bill Powers, Editor of the Powers Energy Investor newsletter. Bill sees expansion of pipelines in Texas to the Gulf of Mexico as helping ease pressure on gasoline prices. Bill is also positive on energy equities, as he sees continuing Quantitative Easing from the Federal Reserve directing money into hard assets such as energy-related companies.
Jim is pleased to welcome back technician Frank Barbera this week. Frank sees the gold stocks as massively bottomed out, and believes this is the time to muster the courage and step to the plate. Ryan Puplava gives his weekly Market Update and Rob Bernard has the Fixed Income Report.
Jim discusses the very important topic of dividends this week. Dividends are growing in importance in an environment of low interest rates and financial repression. Jim will also take your Q-Calls this section.
In this segment, Jim looks at the critical issue for today’s Baby Boomers, “Can you afford to retire?” And even more importantly, “If retired, can you afford to remain retired in the future?” Jim also begins a new weekly feature on the Big Picture, “The Market’s weekly Bill of Health."
Jim welcomes back Dr. Marc Faber of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report this week. Dr. Faber believes shorting the markets can be a risky proposition when the global central banks will print money at the drop of a hat. He believes it is very important to stay diversified in this environment. Dr. Faber recommends dividend-paying stocks, gold, emerging market stocks and real estate. (Transcript Included)