Financial Sense Newshour on the Economy
Andrew Zatlin: Buybacks in the Age of the Internet
07/07/2015 - 02:00
Jul 7 – Corporations are sitting on large piles of cash and rather than using their profits to hire employees, build factories, or buy equipment, they are buying back shares of their own stock instead. Is this a conspiracy to drive...
Book Interview With Worth Wray: A Great Leap Forward?
07/03/2015 - 02:00
Jul 3 – China is going to shake the world. Will you be ready? The world’s second largest economy is on the edge of a great transformation… or an epic disaster. It has enormous implications for the global economy either way.
Steve Keen: Non-Linear Markets Forcing Copernican Revolution in Economics
06/30/2015 - 02:00
Jun 30 – Steve Keen discusses two fundamental flaws of current economic thinking and how market complexity (including the role of money, debt, and banks) are forcing a Copernican Revolution on what some refer to as...
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: Slow and Shallow – The Next Fed Interest Rate Cycle
06/27/2015 - 02:03
Jun 27 – This week on the Big Picture Jim continues the theme that has the market’s undivided attention; the coming rate rising cycle by the Federal Reserve. Much of the economic recovery has centered on Fed policy, which has...
Technician David Nicoski: Secular Bull Market in Biotech – More Upside to Come
06/27/2015 - 02:00
Jun 27 – Jim welcomes David Nicoski CMT, Director of Research at Vermilion Technical Research. Dave believes we are in a period of rotation and uncertainty in the overall market, and historically it is likely to continue to move higher.
Update on Greece With Frances Coppola
06/26/2015 - 08:14
Jun 26 – Greece, like so many other nations and governments after the 2008 financial crisis, received a series of large bailouts as its economy sank into disarray. Now, years later, Greece’s creditors are asking for those loans to be paid back...
Book Interview: “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World”
06/25/2015 - 02:00
Jun 25 – Exponential technology is having a major impact on our world. Steven Kotler likens it to an asteroid hitting the earth, “extinguishing the large and lumbering” and “clearing a giant path for the quick and nimble.”
Dr. Gary Shilling: The Era of Slow Growth Is Not Over – 30 Year Treasury Bond Could Hit 2%
06/24/2015 - 02:00
Jun 24 – Despite the Federal Reserve’s forecasts of 4% growth since 2012, the reality has been in the 2% range. Jim welcomes back A. Gary Shilling PhD, President of A Gary Shilling & Company. Gary believes that 2% growth is likely...
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: The Fed’s High Wire Act – Crisis or Goldilocks?
06/20/2015 - 02:03
Jun 20 – Jim’s first topic on the Big Picture this week is “The Fed’s High Wire Act – Crisis or Goldilocks?” The Fed has lowered their economic forecast again from the beginning of the year, and we now live in a “data dependent” world.
Technician Tom McClellan: Market in Final Stages of a Topping Process – Look for Big Decline This Fall
06/20/2015 - 02:00
Jun 20 – Jim welcomes Tom McClellan, Editor of McClellan Financial Publications. Tom notes a number of cross currents and conflicting messages in the markets, and his work indicates a market top in August of this year.
Jeffrey Saut: Housing Should Pick Up This Year and Into 2016, Leading to Stronger Economy
06/19/2015 - 02:00
Jun 19 – Jim welcomes Jeffrey Saut, Chief Investment Strategist at Raymond James Financial. Jeff and Jim discuss the widely anticipated rate hike by the Federal Reserve, and when Jeff expects it to occur. He notes that Fed Chair...
Brian Pretti: The Unintended Consequences of QE – Bonds No Longer a Safe Haven
06/16/2015 - 02:00
Jun 16 – Years of quantitative easing by central banks may finally be causing a few cracks in the foundation of the global financial system. Jim welcomes Brian Pretti CFA, Managing Editor of ContraryInvestor.com.
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: What Happens When The Fed Raises Rates?
06/13/2015 - 02:03
Jun 13 – In Jim’s first Big Picture topic this week, “What Happens When The Fed Raises Rates?”, Jim covers the volatile increase in global bond yields since May, and how many investors, focusing on the stock market, may have missed...
Robert Johnson on His New Book – Invest With The Fed
06/09/2015 - 02:00
Jun 9 – The financial markets now hang on every word uttered by Fed Chair Janet Yellen for clues regarding future Fed actions. Many market observers don’t fully grasp the power of the Fed, nor even understand how it works.
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: The Fed’s Next Move – Raise, Pause or Postpone?
06/06/2015 - 02:03
Jun 6 – This week’s first Big Picture topic is “The Fed’s Next Move – Raise, Pause or Postpone?”. Jim believes we’ve begun the first part of a peaking business cycle, where bonds peak first, then stocks, and finally commodities.
Charles Hugh Smith: Rising Healthcare Costs May Spark Recession
06/04/2015 - 02:00
Jun 4 – US healthcare costs are now close to 20% of our entire economy and are climbing steadily. Cris welcomes Charles Hugh Smith, writer of the Of Two Minds blog, who discusses why healthcare costs are out of control, why Obamacare...
Jon Hartley: Big Data Revolutionizing the Gathering of Economic Statistics
06/03/2015 - 02:00
Jun 3 – Real time economic statistics are now becoming more a reality than distant pipedream, thanks to the burgeoning Big Data revolution. The gathering of timely data is extremely important, and will allow for much more optimal decision...
Urban Carmel on GDP Recalculation Conspiracy Theories; Market Outlook
06/02/2015 - 02:00
Jun 2 – The Bureau of Economic Analysis is making another change to how they calculate and measure GDP. Is this manipulation of the data or part of some grand conspiracy? Cris welcomes Urban Carmel of The Fat Pitch...
Louis-Vincent Gave: Small Margin of Error in US Equities – More Exciting Stories in Asia
05/29/2015 - 02:00
May 29 – Asia has underperformed the US equity market over the last five years, even with the Chinese stock market doubling in the last year. This trend may be changing, according to Louis-Vincent Gave, CEO of GaveKal...
Dr. Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer - Automated Farms Coming to a Field Near You
05/20/2015 - 02:00
May 20 – Cris Sheridan welcomes Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer PhD, Associate Dean and Director of International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) at Purdue University. Jess and Cris discuss the technological revolution in farming.