Financial Sense Newshour
This week Jim and John discuss how a successful retirement is about more than just one number. They discuss the importance of knowing your marginal tax bracket, the number (assets) you need to retire, your monthly budget number, and also the three phases of retirement.
Jim’s first Big Picture topic this week is about the Federal Reserve bring the tapering program to an end in October. Fed Chair Janet Yellen has stated that a “considerable time” until rate hikes begin is not a calendar event. However, there are more hawkish forces in the Fed, such as...
Jim welcomes back Richard Dickson, Chief Market Analyst at Lowry Research. Richard sees supply and demand pressures in relative balance, and no technical warnings of a major market top. He notes that the market is becoming increasingly more selective.
Jim is pleased to welcome Jim Cramer, host of CNBC's "Mad Money" and founder of TheStreet.com. They cover Jim’s long and varied career on Wall Street, and how his mother’s deathbed wish eventually propelled him into a media career.
Jim welcomes back Martin Armstrong, of ArmstrongEconomics.com. Martin and Jim cover a wide array of macroeconomic and geopolitical topics. Martin sees the US becoming more isolated, as it continues to anger its traditional allies, and forcing Russia and China to begin working together again.
Jim welcomes back Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, CNBC's Chief International Correspondent. Michelle and Jim cover a number of geopolitical flashpoints, including the ongoing Russia/Ukraine conflict, the ISIS invasion in Iraq, and the upcoming vote in Scotland for independence from the UK.
Cris Sheridan welcomes Roberto Rigobon, Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT’s Sloan School of Management. They discuss the Billion Prices Project, started at MIT by Rigobon and fellow professor Alberto Cavallo. By using automated web scraping technology, the Billion Prices Project collects and tracks more than 1 billion prices each week...
This week Jim and John continue the theme from last week on how retirees or those nearing retirement can create income in a very low interest rate environment that shows no signs of ending. They discuss some of the reasons behind the low interest rate environment, including the global currency debasement by central banks...
Jim’s first Big Picture topic this week deals with where we are in the market cycle, close to the top, or heading higher? Jim lays out the case that macro forces favor higher stock prices for an extended period. He looks at where we may be in this bull market, and makes historical comparisons to the bull market of the 1990’s.
Jim welcomes Jonathan Krinsky CMT, Chief Market Technician at MKM Partners. Jonathan currently sees no signs of a top or major correction. He discusses the market averages, as well as the bond market.