Financial Sense Newshour
In Leverage: How Cheap Money Will Destroy the World, well-known market commentator Karl Denninger literally follows the money, tracing the path it has taken through history and discovers a shocking truth—the power to control a nation's purse strings is addictive, and when that power falls into the hands of only a select few, they will pull the levers of government and policy to enrich themselves at the expense of everyone else. History is littered with the stories of collapsed monetary systems, and in every case the debasement of the currency in question, and the disasters that followed, can be directly blamed on excessive leverage, deployed in ill-intentioned and fraudulent ways by the elite.
Historian, economist and demographer Neil Howe joins Jim this week. Neil discusses how people who understand the intersection of "global aging" and "generational change" will do quite well in the world that is coming.
Jim welcomes famed technician John Bollinger this week to discuss, among other subjects, the rally no one believes in. In Jim’s first Big Picture topic, "What if it was Thanksgiving and you’re the turkey?" he looks at the rising cost of food. Ryan Puplava also wraps up this week in the markets.
In this segment, Jim looks at "The way we see 2012 shaping up," which figures to be a very interesting and likely volatile year. In addition Rob Bernard of the PFS Group discusses strategies for tax-free income.
In this segment of the Big Picture, Jim looks at the tough choice facing many investors in volatile markets; cash vs. dividends.
Jim welcomes back energy analyst Chris Nelder this week. Chris notes that nearly 40 years since the great 1973 Energy Crisis, the US still does still not have a credible energy policy.
Jim welcomes Francois Trahan this week, Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Strategist of Wolfe Trahan & Co. in New York. Francois sees monetary stimulus, rising economic indicators and low expectations equaling higher stock prices in the first half of 2012.
Jim is pleased to welcome back Don Coxe, Chairman of Coxe Advisors LLP. Don sees a brighter picture for 2012, with Europe muddling through its debt problems. He is also bullish on blue-chip dividend stocks, the agriculture sector, and sees better days ahead for gold investors.
Bert Dohmen joins Jim this week for a discussion of what Bert sees ahead for the global economy in this critical year. Bert also is announcing a special seminar “The Perfect Financial Storm?” he his holding in Los Angeles on January 21st. For more details see the following link. http://www.dohmencapital.com/seminar_01_2012.htm
Jim is pleased to welcome back Bud Conrad from Casey Research to discuss the ongoing European financial crisis and its implications for Europe and the rest of the world. He also sees more money-printing ahead, followed by higher gold prices.