Market Focus: Economy

Recent Newshours on Economy

  • Axel Merk: The Biggest Risk for the Fed Is Economic Growth Apr 24

    Jim welcomes back Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer of Merk Investments LLC. Axel and Jim cover an array of economic issues, including the Fed’s dilemma of economic growth creating higher interest rates, which will cause even more problems. They also discuss how robotics are changing the dynamics of the labor force, and the potential for...

  • Marin Katusa: Is There Hope in the Uranium Sector? Apr 15

    Jim welcomes Marin Katusa, Senior Market Strategist at Casey Research. Marin and Jim look at the struggling uranium sector, and Marin offers some reasons for optimism. He notes that a return to a bull market is waiting for Japan to restart its idle reactors. The high cost of electricity from other sources is damaging the Japanese economy, and...

  • Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: Mixed Messages – Crash, Correction or Recession? Apr 12

    In Jim’s first Big Picture topic this week, Jim and John look at the recent market correction and discusses if we are headed for trouble, and what is behind this year’s choppiness in the markets. Jim sees much of it due to Fed policy and discusses the market’s reaction to Janet Yellen, as the Fed continues to taper.

  • Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: Where the Credit Runs Through It Apr 05

    The first Big Picture topic this week is “Where the Credit Runs Through It”. Jim discusses how the LEI’s are turning up after a very cold winter, and how lower inflation is acting as an economic stimulus as the economy improves. He notes that the recovery is reaching a stage where credit is starting to move again, and he analyzes the ways in which credit growth will affect the economy going forward.