Newshour on Global/International Issues
Michael Pettis on Why We Need a New Global Monetary System
Nov 11 – Cris Sheridan, Senior Editor of Financial Sense welcomes Michael Pettis, a Beijing-based economic theorist and financial strategist. Professor Pettis explains why the world needs a new global monetary system and the conditions under which holding the world’s reserve currency are an exorbitant privilege vs. an exorbitant burden.
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: Oil Wars - Risks and Opportunities
Nov 8 – This week on the Big Picture Jim and Erik Townsend join forces to cover a topic of crucial importance to the global economy, the “war” over oil and it’s price going forward. Many market observers thought there was an effective $100 floor under Brent crude.
Technician Gary Dorsch: Markets Headed Higher as Japanese QE Fuels U.S. Dollar Rally
Nov 8 – Gary Dorsch from SirChartsAlot.com joins Erik Townsend this week to look at the markets from a technical perspective. Gary believes the 9.7% stock market correction is now behind us and the S&P 500 is on the way to 2100.
Satyajit Das: The Economies of Europe and Japan Are Not Working
Oct 29 – Jim welcomes Satyajit Das, Author, Journalist and Commentator at EconoMonitor.com. They cover the global macro outlook, and Das sees inflexible economic and political structures in Europe and Japan leading to stagnating growth prospects.
David Marsh: Europe Unlikely to Launch Full-Scale QE With Bonds Near Record Highs
Oct 28 – Cris Sheridan welcomes back David Marsh, Managing Director and Co-Founder of OMFIF (Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum) in London. David explains how the ECB is unlikely to launch a full-scale QE program in Europe with bonds near record highs. The ECB and Bundesbank don't want to run the risk of...
Bert Dohmen: Central Banks Can Keep the Game Going a Lot Longer
Oct 25 – Jim welcomes back Bert Dohmen, president and founder of Dohmen Capital Research Institute. Bert believes the recent market volatility was mainly caused by high frequency trading. He also sees a lot of leeway for the market to go higher.
Don Coxe: 2014 – The Year of Geopolitics – A More Dangerous World
Oct 10 – Jim welcomes back Don Coxe, Chairman of Coxe Advisors. In a wide-ranging geopolitical and global macro discussion, Don notes that the U.S. economy has picked up, but optimism has not. They discuss the wide array of geopolitical events this year that have made...
Jeff Rubin: Oil Could Be Heading to $60 a Barrel
Oct 9 – Jim welcomes back author and economist Jeff Rubin to discuss the energy markets. Jeff analyzes the collapsing spread between Brent crude and WTI, and how Brent is now well below $100 a barrel despite geopolitical turmoil in the Middle East, which he views as bad news.
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: Trouble in the Oil Patch
Oct 4 – The first topic this week is “Trouble in the Oil Patch”. Jim looks at the weakness in oil prices over the last few months. He discusses seasonal factors, and the recent strength in the dollar. He sees the weakness lasting another month or so, but the weather forecast for a very cold winter will likely change that trend as the demand for energy ramps up.
Technician John Kosar: Long-Term Trend Remains Favorable
Sep 27 – John Kosar at Asbury Research believes the S&P 500 may test its 200-day moving average and correct to around 1900. He is also looking for a short-term gold rally between October and Thanksgiving. Also in this segment, Ryan Puplava has this week’s Market Wrap-Up...
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: LEIs Signaling a Soft Patch Ahead
Sep 27 – Jim’s first Big Picture topic is about the Leading Economic Indicators (LEIs) and why they are signaling a soft patch ahead. They indicate weakness in housing, mortgage applications and durable goods. Jim discusses the reasons behind the soft patch and why it will likely be temporary.
Jeffrey Saut: Investors Should Listen to the Message From the Markets
Jeffrey Saut, Chief Investment Strategist at Raymond James Financial, is short-term cautious but believes we have now entered the second phase of this bull market, with institutions finally accepting the bull and getting invested.
Martin Armstrong: War Cycle to Begin by 2016
Jim welcomes back Martin Armstrong, of ArmstrongEconomics.com. Martin and Jim cover a wide array of macroeconomic and geopolitical topics. Martin sees the US becoming more isolated, as it continues to anger its traditional allies, and forcing Russia and China to begin working together again.
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera on Russian Sanctions, ISIS in Iraq, and the Implications of an Independent Scotland
Jim welcomes back Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, CNBC's Chief International Correspondent. Michelle and Jim cover a number of geopolitical flashpoints, including the ongoing Russia/Ukraine conflict, the ISIS invasion in Iraq, and the upcoming vote in Scotland for independence from the UK.
Louis-Vincent Gave: Euro Crisis 2.0
Jim is pleased to welcome back Louis-Vincent Gave, CEO of Gavekal in Hong Kong. Louis and Jim cover a range of global macro topics, starting with Europe, as growth rolls over and another recession looms as a strong possibility. Louis believes the ECB’s monetary bazookas are not enough...
James Bianco: U.S. Still the Best Place to Invest
Jim is pleased to welcome back James Bianco, President of Bianco Research, LLC. They discuss a wide range of economic issues, including the outlook for more political gridlock ahead in Washington, which James notes should be bullish for the markets, especially the financial markets.
Evelyn Browning Garriss: El Niño or No El Niño? That Is the Question
Jim welcomes back Evelyn Browning Garriss, Editor of The Browning Newsletter. Evelyn and Jim discuss the complicated weather patterns in the Pacific and if a true El Niño weather pattern will be coming this winter or not. At the moment, scientists are giving about a 65% chance of a...
Technician Ralph Acampora: The Fourth Quarter a Big Opportunity – Buy Any Corrections
Jim welcomes back legendary technician Ralph Acampora this week. Ralph believes the market professionals could be “head-faked” again, and sees the fourth quarter as a big opportunity. He notes that sector rotations are a function of every bull market, and currently he favors the technology and financial sectors.
Professor Alexander Motyl on Putin’s Chess Game With the West and the Prospect of War
Cris Sheridan welcomes Alexander J. Motyl, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University-Newark. Professor Motyl is a specialist on Ukraine, Russia, and the USSR, and on nationalism, revolutions and empires. He notes that Putin is calculated and responsive to cost-benefit analysis...
Mark Nestmann: New FATCA Laws Are Not the End of America
Jim welcomes back Mark Nestmann, President of The Nestmann Group, Ltd., an international consultancy assisting individuals to achieve their wealth preservation goals. Mark and Jim discuss the complex and restrictive provisions of FATCA, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which came into total effect in July of this year.