The Top Gold Stocks Have Bottomed
The Driver Behind China’s Gold Imports
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.
Special Guest: Veronica Dagher of The Wall Street Journal on Reasons for Parents to Reveal Estate Plans
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.
Also, “Oil Fundamentals – Risk or Opportunity?” and “A Look at Valuations: The Year 2000 and Today”
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.
Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Tom Smith
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: Bull Market Could Be Over, But Don't Get Too Bearish Since Central Banks Will Likely Step In
Investors Positioning for Another Deflationary Scare
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.
Crash Cycles Come Into Play Between 2015 and 2016
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...
Currencies Are Pressure Relief Valves
Oct 15 – Jim welcomes back Brian Pretti CFA, Managing Editor at ContraryInvestor.com. 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...
Explaining the Math Behind Market Bubbles
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...
Special Guest: Dr. Georgia Sadler From UCSD Moores Cancer Center
Oct 13 – The subject of tax inversions has been a hot topic lately, as large corporations are merging and moving their domiciles to lower-tax countries. Retirees have been playing the tax inversion game for decades. In this week’s program Jim and John will discuss how moving to a lower tax and lower cost-of-living state can dramatically impact your retirement lifestyle.
Also, “Fed Funds Rate Cycle, Phase 1 - Why Markets Are Correcting” and “A Sneak Peak at Q3 Earnings”
Oct 11 – This week Jim discusses the timeframe for the next financial storm on the horizon. A confluence of factors and events point to the period after the presidential elections of 2016, including rising interest rates, growing government debt, geopolitical turmoil and war, and the rising cost of Obamacare on consumers.
Also, Ryan Puplava and Erik Townsend
Oct 11 – Jim welcomes back Robin Griffiths, Technical Strategist at Cazenove Capital in London. Robin notes the consensus is that markets are back in a “risk-off” mode, and that the big money is moving to safe haven investments. He also discusses the problems in Europe and Japan, and says we are living in abnormal times.
Bond Market Telling Us No Growth, No Inflation Ahead
Mercedes-Benz has announced “Future Truck 2025”, a self-driving truck that it expects to be on the streets by that date. I expect sooner and will give my reasons in just a bit.
Global growth is really bad! Hooray! That was the verdict of U.S. markets yesterday, as the Fed minutes “revealed” (to use the breathless phrasing of mainstream financial media) a “growing concern” with the damaging impact of European torpor...
The markets interpreted the minutes as a clear signal that the Fed is in no hurry to normalize rates. Even though the U.S. foreign exchange policy is under the control of the U.S. Treasury (instead of the Fed), the FOMC would clearly like to avoid...
The U.S. dollar's upside momentum has faded, but oil prices remain depressed. Many observers try, too hard perhaps, to link the decline in commodity prices in general, and oil in particular, to the appreciation of the dollar. Yet the situation is considerably more complicated.
No Energy Independence for the U.S.
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.
Last Two Quarters Were Anomalies; This Quarter True Signal of What to Expect
Oct 8 – Cris Sheridan welcomes Sheraz Mian, Director of Research at Zacks Investment Research. Sheraz explains how the first and second quarter were anomalies given the massive influence by weather in the first and then a bounce back in the second. Thus, the third quarter will be a very important signal for...
The Entire Bitcoin Network Is Far More Powerful Than the Top 500 Supercomputers Around the Globe Combined
Oct 7 – Dominic Frisby discusses his new book, Bitcoin: The Future of Money? and the revolutionary technology that drives bitcoin, blockchain technology. This technology can be used for communicating in a purely peer-to-peer decentralized manner for just about anything on the web: email, banking, file-sharing, or, of course, payment systems.