Financial Sense Newshour
Jim is pleased to welcome back Dr. Peter Warburton, Director at Economic Perspectives Ltd in London. Peter notes that the latest economic indicators are surprisingly good, as monetary "easing" seems to be working. However, he sees a price to be paid down the road with much higher levels of inflation. Peter also believes oil will continue to rise in a slow, grinding process to the $150 a barrel range.
Jim welcomes back Bud Conrad, Chief Economist at Casey Research LLC. Bud believes the US will opt for inflation (more money-printing) as the only way to deal with its massive and compounding debt.
Maison Placements Canada Inc. CEO John Ing joins Jim this week to discuss gold. John believes that gold could reach $3,000 oz. this year, particularly if events in Europe or the Middle East erupt into crisis. John also discusses the potential of precious metals producers paying dividends in gold and silver.
Jim welcomes David Nicoski CMT, Director of Research at Vermilion Technical Research, LLC. David sees the markets as overextended, but notes that markets can stay overextended for long periods of time. He sees the general indices heading higher, along with commodities and gold stocks.
On this week’s Big Picture segment, Jim discusses two topics that will have an effect on future economic activity: "Killing the Golden Goose−Depression or Hyperinflation?" and also "P.I.T. Stop−Riding the Petroleum Inflation and Taxation Wave."
Jim Puplava hosts a special series of interviews this week in response to the Leap Year "take-down" of gold and silver on February 29th of this week. John Doody sees gold stocks as very undervalued and believes it’s the best buying opportunity since 2008. Kathryn Derbes sees a silent army of buyers placing physical gold and silver in stronger hands, as physical metals buying becomes more intense. David Morgan sees paper shorts losing control over the silver market, and also believes the gold/silver ratio will drop from 50 to 35 this year, favoring silver over gold.
Jim is pleased to welcome back David Rosenberg, Chief Economist & Strategist at Gluskin Sheff & Associates in Toronto. David believes the US recovery is at risk due to three potential sources: rising oil prices, a possible European recession, and major tax hikes in the US. David favors the Canadian and Australian currencies, as well as gold, hard assets, high-dividend stocks, corporate bonds and basic necessities.
Jim welcomes Eoin Treacy, Global Strategist at Fullermoney.com in London this week for a global-macro discussion. Eoin sees a renaissance in US energy production with the recent massive natural gas discoveries. He also sees the bull market in stocks lasting for at least another year, and believes that China will be able to engineer a soft landing for its economy and avoid a crash.
Jim welcomes back geologist and Peak Oil pioneer Dr. Colin Campbell to discuss the global energy situation. He believes that oil insiders around the world know Peak Oil has arrived, but don’t want to alarm consumers and shareholders with the truth. Unfortunately for those weary of high gas prices, Dr. Campbell sees this as just the beginning of much higher prices. (Transcript included)
Jim is pleased to have Bill Powers, editor of Powers Energy Investor on the program this week. Bill believes a combination of Middle East tensions and central bank money-printing will drive energy prices higher. Bill sees oil stocks as undervalued, with the royalty trusts representing the best value in the sector.