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Ben Hunt PhD

Oct 23 – Cris Sheridan welcomes Ben Hunt PhD, Chief Risk Officer at Salient Partners. They discuss the difference between AI (artificial intelligence) and a more cybernetic-oriented view of intelligence, and how we see the latter taking place in the use of Big Data for mass surveillance, tracking, and the prediction of human behavior.

Ned W Schmidt CFA

Oct 22 – Jim welcomes back Ned Schmidt CFA, Publisher of The Value View Gold & The Agri-Food Value View Reports at Schmidt Management Company. Ned believes that the gold market is making a significant turn and will be heading higher.

Keith Weiner

Oct 21 – In a reprise edition of FS Insider from earlier this year, Cris Sheridan interviews Keith Weiner PhD, president of Gold Standard Institute USA, and CEO of Monetary Metals. In looking at the futures market, Keith explains there is no evidence for gold manipulation through naked short selling.

Veronica Dagher

Oct 20 – This week Jim and John focus on ways to take advantage of existing tax laws and use them efficiently to help build your retirement nest egg. Jim discusses ways to save on taxes while working to have more to invest for your retirement. Other topics include deferred compensation plans, IRA’s and other ways to defer taxable income.

James J Puplava CFP

Oct 18 – In the first Big Picture topic this week, Jim compares the risk of stocks vs. bonds. Volatility has increased in the stock market and this week money was pouring into the bond market after stocks corrected, driving interest rates to the lowest levels since 2013.

Craig Johnson CMT CFA

Oct 18 – Jim welcomes back Craig Johnson CMT CFA, Principal and Senior Technical Research Analyst at Piper Jaffray. Craig notes that the long-awaited 10% correction is here. He believes the correction is very close to being over, if not already over.

Puru Saxena

Oct 17 – Cris Sheridan welcomes Puru Saxena, founder of Puru Saxena Limited in Hong Kong, and publisher of Money Matters. Puru sees this bull market as mature, where a lot of stocks are no longer participating. Market breadth has narrowed considerably and 60-65% of NYSE stocks are now in a bear phase.

Eric Hadik

Oct 16 – Cris Sheridan welcomes Eric Hadik, founder of INSIIDE Track Trading. They discuss the major convergence of cycles over the next three years. Eric notes cycles are not perfect, and must be taken in context with other indicators, but are helpful in the timing of market turns. The cyclical work indicates something greater...

Brian Pretti CFA

Oct 15 – Jim welcomes back Brian Pretti CFA, Managing Editor at Brian and Jim cover an array of macroeconomic issues. Brian noted that a 10% market correction is substantially overdue. So far, the pull-back has been moderate, but certain sectors have had more severe damage, such as...

Didier Sornette

Oct 14 – Cris Sheridan welcomes Didier Sornette, Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. Professor Sornette explains the math behind bubbles and how he and a number of colleagues at the Financial Crisis Observatory in ETH Zurich are using one of the world’s...