Financial Sense Newshour
This week on the Lifetime Income Series, Jim and Cathlyn discuss how where you live can have a great impact on your retirement. Jim looks at selecting an appropriate state in which to retire, taking into account the cost of housing, the cost of living, access to healthcare, weather, and of course taxes, be they income, sales, property or estate.
Jim’s first topic on the Big Picture this week is “Peak Oil – Delayed but Not Resolved”. Jim lays out the issue of Peak Oil in depth, and quotes studies that believe it could still arrive by the end of this decade. Jim also looks at the Shale Revolution in the US and discusses how long the shale story may delay the onset of Peak Oil.
Jim welcomes back Shelley D Moen CMT, Senior Market Strategist at Vermilion Technical Research. Shelley expects some volatility from second quarter earnings, and expects a market pull-back as well, but is not sure of the catalyst; it could be an economic event, or perhaps geopolitical.
In a special edition of FS Insider, Catherine Austin Fitts of the Solari Report interviews Jim on seven megatrends that will reshape America in the coming decade. Jim draws from an extensive number of interviews with authors, economists and other experts to compile his list.
Cris Sheridan, Senior Editor of Financial Sense, welcomes James D Hamilton PhD, Professor of Economics at University of California, San Diego. Professor Hamilton is one of the leading researchers on the influence of oil shocks and their contribution in ten of the last eleven U.S. economic recessions.
Jim welcomes back Kurt Wulff CFA, Independent Energy Analyst at McDep LLC. Kurt notes that there are still values in the energy sector, but not as many as there used to be. He believes the Canadian oil and gas stocks, as well as...
Cris Sheridan, Senior Editor of Financial Sense, welcomes John Butler, Chief Investment Officer at Amphora Commodities Alpha Fund in London. John and Cris discuss recent geopolitical hot spots, and also the other variables that affect the commodity space.
This week Jim and Cathlyn discuss the fears and worries that many retirees face today and offer some potential solutions. They address some of the real concerns retirees or those nearing retirement must deal with today; outliving their assets, higher inflation, lower returns on their assets, and rising medical expenses.
Jim’s first Big Picture topic this week is about the Federal Reserve, and how rising oil prices may threaten the Fed’s ability to control rate hikes and it’s taper policies. Jim discusses how high oil prices threaten economic growth. The next topic is a light-hearted Bull vs Bear “Debate” between Jim and John.
Jim is pleased to welcome back Robin Griffiths, Technical Strategist at Cazenove Capital in London. Robin and Jim discuss a wide range of issues including the significant effect of QE on the markets. Robin sees the Federal Reserve “put” as distorting market risk. This is all part of the “new normal” that Robin believes is here to stay.