The Best Way to Play the Next Move in Nat Gas
US Produces Only 10% of the Uranium it Consumes Every Year
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...
Special Guest: Lynn Martell, Director of Special Services Radiation Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center
Last week Jim and Cathlyn discussed the different tax rates that apply to different types of investment income. This week they will focus on why paying attention to tax rates on various types of income is important, particularly when you’re in retirement. Jim also addresses a recent ruling by the US Tax Court on IRA Rollovers.
Also, “Goodwill Hunting - Playing the Earnings Game” and “Shareholder Value – How to Get Rich Slowly”
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.
Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Tom Smith
Jim welcomes back Shelley Moen CMT, Senior Market Strategist at Vermilion Technical Research, LLC. Shelley notes that market jitters are not unusual during earnings season, and it’s certainly not unusual to see market pull-backs after strong years in 2012 and 2013.
The Chinese Have Put a Floor Under Gold at $1250 Oz.
Evelyn Browning Garriss: High Probability of an El Niño Event – Good News for Farmers and Californians
Volatile Spring Weather Conditions Ahead
Strong Fundamentals Favor Higher Natural Gas Prices
Jim welcomes back Robert Rapier, Chief Technology Officer at Merica International and also Managing Editor & Director of Analysis at Energy Trends Insider. Robert makes a strong fundamental case for higher natural gas prices on a long-term basis. He discusses the changing role natural gas will play in electricity generation, as well as...
Why the Big Data Industry Is Growing So Rapidly
Special Guest: Michael Nolan, CEO of Nolan Financial on Executive Benefit Strategies
As Tax Day looms just a week ahead, Jim and Cathlyn discuss some tax strategies to help you feel a little less pain in your wallet. They look at ways to help you reduce your taxable income now, and strategies to help you reduce taxable income later.
Also, “Show Me the Money” and “The Market’s Bill of Health”
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.
Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Rob Bernard
No Hope for the SEC and FINRA – They Are Outgunned and Conflicted
Jim is pleased to welcome back Joseph Saluzzi, Co-Founder of Themis Trading LLC. Joe has vast experience in electronic trading and is a noted critic of High Frequency Trading (HFT). He notes that HFT raises the entry and exit costs for the individual day-trader, but agrees with author Michael Lewis that the long-term investor is not disadvantaged.
Physical Gold Is Moving From the U.S. and Europe to Asia
Jim welcomes back Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors, Inc. Frank has just returned from speaking at the Mines & Money Conference in Hong Kong and discusses his outlook with Jim. As to the price of gold, Frank sees economic growth and the direction of real interest rates as the key drivers.
Washington Will Be in the Health Care Reform Business for the Next Decade
Jim welcomes back Kim Wallace, Executive Managing Director and Partner at Renaissance Macro Research. Kim is responsible for Washington policy research. Kim and Jim discuss the lessening influence of Washington policy on the markets, as the economy grows more capable of standing on its own.
Interest Rates Should Be Higher by Year-End
Jim welcomes John Kosar CMT, Director of Research at Asbury Research LLC. John spent the first half of his career on the trading floor of the Chicago futures exchanges and has more than 30 years of experience and insight in analyzing and forecasting global financial markets.
Special Guest: Tim Prosch, author of “The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life”
This week on the program Jim and Cathlyn take on a very important, but often little-discussed topic; what will life be like for your family should you die or become incapacitated? They raise difficult but necessary questions: who will pay the bills? Who will manage the family’s money? Where will the income come from? Who will make the financial decisions? Where will your family live? Will their lifestyle have to change if something happens to you?
Also, “A Correction, A Countertrend Move, Reset and Rotation” and “The Dividend Imperative”
Jim’s first Big Picture topic this week focuses on the on-again, off-again nature of the economic recovery, what has caused it, and what Jim sees ahead for this year. He notes the gridlock in Washington as a positive for the economy, as well as lower commodity prices, and greater business investment, among other factors.
Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Tom Smith
Crosscurrents Impacting the Markets
Jim is pleased to welcome back James A. Bianco, President of Bianco Research, LLC, an Arbor Research & Trading, LLC affiliate. Jim sees crosscurrents affecting the economy and the markets currently. He believes the weather had an effect on the economy in the first quarter, and activity should rebound in Q2.