Financial Sense Newshour
Jim welcomes Nick Barisheff, CEO at Bullion Management Group. Nick sees gold moving higher by the end of the year, as Germany begins repatriating gold, and central banks have leased out massive amounts of gold, which Nick believes is the elephant in the room. He also notes that a number of bullion banks are sitting on large short positions in gold. Nick sees the current situation in simple terms; buy when prices are down.
Jim welcomes back Brian Pretti CFA, Managing Editor at ContraryInvestor.com. Brian sees a likely political compromise on the “Fiscal Cliff” tax increases and spending cuts due to start in January. They will cut a deal, or at the least, postpone any decision until later in the year. Brian also discusses the sorry state of the economy in California, and how recent significant tax increases won’t help matters. Brian and Jim also discuss the state of the markets post-election.
In an urgent follow-up to his best-selling Why Your World Is About To Get A Whole Lot Smaller, Jeff Rubin argues that the end of cheap oil means the end of growth. What it will be like to live in a world where growth is over?
Jim welcomes famed technician Stan Weinstein back to the program. Stan believes U.S. markets have just entered a bear market and says long, intermediate, and short-term trends have turned negative.
In this week’s first Big Picture topic, Jim discusses "A Bridge to Who Knows Where?", focusing on what the election results and fiscal cliff mean for the stock market and the economy.
In this segment of the Big Picture, Jim discusses how recent steps taken in California are the last straw for many business owners, including a personal story of one man's decision to finally leave the state.
In this week’s Lifetime Income Series, Jim discusses how to prepare for a disaster—with regards to financial planning in retirement and for the real thing. Special guest, Dr. Paul R Williams, author of When All Plans Fail, discusses the ins-and-outs of disaster preparation as he is currently in New York providing disaster relief to numerous areas.
Jim welcomes Ross Hansen, Founder of Northwest Territorial Mint, now America’s largest private mint. Jim and Ross cover a variety of topics, including Ross’ belief that Germany will ultimately opt out of the Euro and go to a gold-back Deutsche Mark. Ross also sees the US on an unsustainable financial path, eventually leading to a dollar collapse. Ross notes that when the music finally stops, you will want to own precious metals.
Jim is pleased to welcome Dave Lauer, a market structure and high-frequency trading consultant to IEX Group. Dave recently testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs as to the dangers of high-frequency trading and also suggested potential solutions. Dave’s key points to combat the growing threats to market stability are to level the data-access playing field, reinstate the uptick rule, eliminate the maker-taker business model, and implement a market-wide surveillance system.
Jim welcomes Bud Conrad, Chief Economist for Casey Research. Bud discusses real estate in the economic cycle, and believes it’s now an attractive investment. He also lists where you should have your money now; metals, food, real estate and energy. Bud also talks about what worries him at the moment: rising food prices, Libya and the Middle East, a possible China-Japan conflict, and the massive US budget deficits. Bud and Jim also discuss interest rates, and how they could start rising.