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Dollar, Euro, gold charts are including in this weeks's Big Picture show to illustrate market patterns.

James J Puplava CFP

In this week’s Big Picture segment, Jim looks at three interesting topics. The first is “Opposing Forces – monetary vs. fiscal policy”. The second topic is “The Warren Buffett Way- how to pay minimum taxes”, dealing with how Warren has...

Jim Puplava

In this edition of the Lifetime Income Series, Jim looks at strategies to minimize current taxes and utilize the savings to fund your retirement plan. Although there is still much uncertainty about the tax situation for 2013, there are ways to save taxes this year and enhance your retirement funding.

Bert Dohmen

Jim welcomes back Bert Dohmen from Dohmen Capital and The Wellington Letter. Bert has just returned from China and believes its economy is still in some trouble. He also sees further inflation ahead, with unlimited money printing from all the world’s major central banks. Also in this segment, Ryan Puplava has his Market Wrap-up for the week, and Erik Townsend has the Commodity Report. Last, but certainly not least, Jim answers your Q-Calls in this segment.

Grant Williams

Jim is pleased to welcome back Grant Williams, Portfolio & Strategy Advisor at Vulpes Investment Management in Singapore, and author of the popular investment letter, “Things That Make You Go Hmmm…”. Grant and Jim cover a wide range of issues, including wealth taxes and capital controls, a California “exit tax”, the problems facing Japan, and global competitive currency devaluations. Grant also notes that central banks are now big buyers of gold, and discusses why gold stocks, especially dividend-payers, are now a great buy for the patient investor.

John Doody

Erik Townsend sits in for Jim and welcomes John Doody PhD, editor of the Gold Stock Analyst. John believes that when you step back and look at the long-term fundamentals, the recent volatility in the gold miners is just noise, and gold stocks remain very attractive at current valuations. John also discusses the questions of silver vs. gold, and where he sees most value. Erik and John also explore the issue of why the price of gold has been so slow to respond to the monetary stimulus of QE3.

Ronald Stoeferle

Jim welcomes back Ronald Stoeferle CMT, author of the popular “In Gold We Trust” research reports, to discuss the gold markets. Ronald notes that central banks in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria are starting to repatriate their gold reserves held outside their borders. He also states that many central banks are moving beyond central banking activities into central planning. As to the gold markets, Ronald is short-term bearish on the price of gold, but sees great value in the gold miners, especially quality mid-cap and junior producers.

Ned Schmidt

Jim welcomes Ned Schmidt CFA, Publisher of The Value View Gold & The Agri-Food Value View Reports. Ned is extremely optimistic about the gold stocks, particularly the best quality gold stocks. He believes investors should stop thinking about gold stock indexes and look for the best individual stocks. Gold stocks are way down, and valuations are low, making this the best time to buy the best gold stocks. Ned also advises investors to sell their bond funds, and the sooner the better.

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James J Puplava CFP

In this week’s Big Picture segment, Jim looks at “Obamanomics” in three parts. In part one, the “Stag-Inflating Economy”, we are faced with the slowest economic growth since World War II, created by uncertainty and policy mistakes.

Ralph Acampora

Jim welcomes back renowned technician Ralph Acampora this week. Ralph is currently quite bullish, and believes investors should never fight “Papa Dow”. He notes that 50% of Dow stocks are close to new highs and sees plenty of upside coming in the Dow next year. If there is a correction in the near term, he strongly advises to buy the dip.