Satyajit Das: The Middle Kingdom Will Follow the Middle Way – Neither Hard Nor Soft Landing in China
There Are Many Similarities to the US Financial Crisis
Jim welcomes back Satyajit Das, author, journalist and commentator at EconoMonitor. Das and Jim cover the economic situation in China, which Das believes has exhibited many similarities to the US Financial Crisis of 2008. He notes that it now takes $4-$5 of debt to create $1 of GDP in China.
Special Guest: Troy Onink, CEO of Stratagee, on How to Fund Your Child’s College Education
This week on the Lifetime Income Series, Jim and John look at the subject of managing your assets during retirement. They discuss the three key objectives of safety, income and planning for inflation. The idea is to tailor your portfolio to meet your objectives, and ignore the daily noise of the markets.
Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: The Looming Death of Money – What to do Now
Jim welcomes special guest Jim Rickards, acclaimed author of Currency Wars, to discuss his NY Times bestseller, The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System. In part one of a two-part interview, they discuss a number of aspects of the book, including that the international monetary system has collapsed three times in the past hundred years, in 1914, 1939, and 1971.
Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Rob Bernard
Jim welcomes back Louise Yamada CMT, Managing Director of Louise Yamada Technical Research Advisors. Louise believes that we’re experiencing a market consolidation, not a top. She sees the February lows as key support levels for the markets. However, Louise noted that investors need to stay alert, as she expects a bumpy ride this year in the markets.
The US Looks the Best Economically, Compared to the Rest of the World
In a special reprise edition of the Financial Sense Newshour from February, Jim welcomes Felix Zulauf, Founder and President of Zulauf Asset Management AG in Zug, Switzerland and a member of Barron’s Roundtable for over 20 years. Felix notes that while the markets experienced a tactical rally, the combination of global slowdown, technical deterioration in equity markets, and...
Big Data Changes the Nature of the Game
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.