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Rick Santelli

Jim welcomes back Rick Santelli, On-Air Editor at CNBC, reporting live from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. Rick’s focus is primarily on interest rates, foreign exchange, and the Federal Reserve. Rick discusses interest rates today, and notes that major central banks are destroying the risk premium and distorting markets.

Ned Schmidt

Jim welcomes back Ned W Schmidt CFA, Publisher of The Value View Gold & The Agri-Food Value View Reports at Schmidt Management Company. Ned notes that ag prices and ag exports are going up, and increasing demand is the key factor behind higher prices.

Rick Sharga

Jim welcomes back Rick Sharga, Executive Vice President at Rick and Jim discuss the outlook for real estate, and Rick sees significant headwinds for the balance of 2014. The market had become overheated in 2013, with record low interest rates. According to Rick, the days of “Ninja” lending...

Steve Hanke

Cris Sheridan, Senior Editor of Financial Sense welcomes Steve Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics at The Johns Hopkins University. Professor Hanke contends that Federal Reserve policy causes boom and bust cycles, as hot money flows throughout the globe.

Paul Williams Md

This week Jim and Cathlyn discuss emergency preparedness. In the wake of natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Super Storm Sandy, as well as the devastation of tornados, wildfires and earthquakes in various regions of the country, the importance of being prepared when disaster strikes cannot be overstated.

James J Puplava CFP

Jim’s first Big Picture topic is “The American Renaissance: don’t bet against it”. He describes it as another coming megatrend, similar to the Reagan Revolution following the gloomy 1970’s. He discusses the technological changes of the last decade, and how they are now unfolding at an accelerating pace.

Richard Dickson

Jim welcomes back Richard Dickson, Chief Market Analyst at Lowry Research. Richard sees distribution taking place, and notes that big cap stocks could be joining small caps on the downside.

Jim Walker

Jim welcomes back Dr. Jim Walker, Founder and Managing Director of Asianomics Limited in Hong Kong, an economic research and consultancy company. Dr. Walker is a veteran China expert, and believes we will see a slowdown in China’s economy that will reach 4%, and possibly as low as zero growth.

David Morgan

Jim welcomes back David Morgan of the Stone Investment Group and publisher of The Morgan Report. David and Jim discuss the outlook for the silver market, as well as the recent ending of the London “Silver Fix”. The silver fix had mostly been used to set the silver price for the derivatives market, so there may be potential disruptions in silver pricing in the future.

John Doody

Jim welcomes back John Doody PhD, Editor of the Gold Stock Analyst. John discusses a number of challenges facing the gold industry. Currently, mining costs are rising faster than the price of gold, and most recent mining discoveries have been lower grade ounces.