Also on the Big Picture: A Tale of Two C’s – Crimea & California
This week on the Big Picture, Jim’s first topic is “Adapt or Die – Market Darwinism”. He discusses how we are living in different times and that the world is changing. He points out how Gary Shilling and David Rosenberg have both had to adapt their thinking to changing conditions.
Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Chris Puplava
Jim welcomes back noted technician Ralph Acampora, Director of Tactical Investments at Altaira Wealth Management. Ralph believes that the bull market will continue to climb a wall of worry and move higher. He notes two characteristics of all bull markets; low inflation and low interest rates, which are still in place.
US Banks Not Exposed to Russia
Japan Is Vulnerable – There Is No Safe Haven to Hide
Jim welcomes back Axel Merk, Founder and Portfolio Manager at Merk Investments LLC. Axel sees the biggest threat to the markets as a “successful” monetary policy that leads to growth, but also higher interest rates. He contends the US economy and government cannot afford...
2014 Will Be the Year of Commodities
Jim welcomes back Ned Schmidt CFA, Publisher of The Value View Gold & The Agri-Food Value View Reports at Schmidt Management Company. Ned and Jim cover both the agriculture and gold markets this week. Ned believes the long bear market in gold is over, and gives his views on gold and the...
Capital Is Moving Back to the Core Markets, Specifically the US
Jim welcomes back Brian Pretti CFA, Managing Editor at ContraryInvestor.com. Brian and Jim discuss a wide array of global macro topics. Brian mentions that the Fed’s tapering program is forcing money away from risk assets, and that capital is moving back to the core markets, specifically the US.
Special Guest: Pam Means, President and Actuary of Means & Associates
This week on The Lifetime Income Series, Cathlyn Harris and John Loeffler discuss two retirement savings plans that are available to everyone with “employment compensation”, the Roth and the Traditional IRA. They break down the differences between the two, and why you might choose one over the other, based on your situation.
Also on the Big Picture, “The Macro Conundrum” and “Managing Money in This Environment”
Erik Townsend and Chris Puplava co-host this week in a special edition of the Big Picture. The first topic is “When will Janet Blink?”, refers to new Fed Chair Janet Yellen, and if she will stay the course in taking the Fed’s tapering program back to zero stimulus. Erik contends that it’s impossible to trade or invest using conventional wisdom in this environment, and...
Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Tom Smith
This week on the Financial Sense Newshour, Erik Townsend welcomes David Nicoski CMT, Director of Research at Vermilion Technical Research, LLC. David sees the bullish outlook for US equities as still in place, and believes the emerging market risk is contained to the emerging markets for now.
One Half of Retail Malls Will Eventually Go Out of Business
Peak in Bond Market Reached in 2012
Global Central Banks Waging War Against a Deflationary Outcome
Jim is pleased to welcome back Louis-Vincent Gave, CEO of GaveKal in Hong Kong. They discuss Louis’ new book “Too Different for Comfort” and its lessons for investors. Among the key themes of the book are four macro changes that investors must be aware of and factor into their decision-making.
Permian Basin - The Next Big Shale Play
Special Guest: Dr. Paul Howard of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research on the Impact of Obamacare on Pensions & Retiree Health Benefits
This week Jim and Cathlyn discuss how to approach your investments from a different angle. While there are serious challenges ahead for the US economy, there is also a lot going right for the US and our economy in today’s world. Jim and Cathlyn suggest taking a new philosophy to investing for retirement, and “divorce the doom”.
Also on the Big Picture, “Disinflation and the Commodity/Cyclical Trade” and “The Market’s Bill of Health”
Jim’s first topic is about how technology is going to change our world and the way we live in the future. He touches on technology’s societal impact with the advent of the internet, Apple’s revolutionary products, the effect of Amazon on retail shopping etc. and stresses the importance of adapting to change.
Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Rob Bernard
Jim welcomes back technician Bert Dohmen, President & Founder at Dohmen Capital Research Institute and publisher of the Wellington Letter. Bert discusses why he believes China is still so important to the global economy, and how any significant economic crisis will likely start there.
How to Avoid Yield Traps
This week on “One-on-One With Jim Puplava” Jim digs into two very important elements of successful long-term investing, buying value and identifying companies that pay a sustainable, growing dividend. Jim discusses avoiding “yield traps”, where investors chase high yields.
Oil Prices Should Remain in a Stable Trend
Stock Market Game Still On, But Will Get More Selective
Jim welcomes back Rick Santelli, On-Air Editor at CNBC. Rick and Jim discuss why Treasury yields have come down since the beginning of the year as traders have moved to a risk-off strategy. Rick notes that Janet Yellen will be data-dependent at the Fed, and that the economic data are weakening.
The Economy Cannot Handle Interest Rates Over 3%
Jim is pleased to welcome back Robin Griffiths, Chief Technical Strategist at The ECU Group in London. Robin and Jim discuss why the stock market needs a 20%+ pullback to reach normal valuations. Robin expects the first half of the year to be volatile, with more risk-off than risk-on.