Financial Sense Newshour
In a riveting interview on the banking industry, Christopher Whalen, Senior Managing Director of Tangent Capital Partners in New York joins Jim to discuss the fallacy of "too big to fail," conflicts of interest in the derivatives markets, problems with the 2005 bankruptcy laws, and why politicians let MF Global investors get taken.
Jim welcomes back Chris Nelder to discuss the recent IEA report on global oil production. Chris sees a growing danger zone as Saudi Arabian production decreases, as well as global spare capacity, while demand for oil continues to grow as the global economy recovers.
Jim is pleased to welcome Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital Partners LLC and author of "Currency Wars." They discuss Rickards’ Senate Banking Subcommittee testimony on the problem of the Fed’s Zero Rate policy and the significant impact on retirement income security.
Jim welcomes back Axel Merk, founder of Merk Investments LLC, to discuss the ongoing battle between inflationary and deflationary forces in the global economy. Axel believes that despite deleveraging in many areas, the path of least resistance leads to inflation in the future.
Jim welcomes back David Nicoski CMT, Director of Research at Vermilion Technical Research, LLC. David sees no sign of a stock market top in the near term, and believes the gold bull market is still intact. He sees the gold stocks as extremely oversold and ready to rally. David also believes the public is still in the wrong asset class−bonds.
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."
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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.