Russia's Economy and Military Cannot Sustain a Major Conflict
Nov 28 – In a special reprise edition of FS Insider, 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; therefore the U.S. and others should...
The Banking System in Europe Is Broken
Nov 27 – In a special reprise edition of FS Insider, Jim welcomes back Satyajit Das, author, journalist and commentator at EconoMonitor.com. Das discusses the European banking crisis, and asserts that the crisis hasn’t gone away and that the European Central Bank is currently engaged in...
U.S. Consumers Saving Billions From Decline in Gas Prices
The Catharsis in the Gold Industry Is Healthy
Nov 25 – Jim welcomes back Frank Holmes, CEO of US Global Investors. Frank and Jim discuss both energy and the gold markets. Frank notes that the currency play among the Euro, the Yen and the Dollar is having an impact on commodity pricing given the current stronger dollar.
Special Guest: Dr. Drew Collins on Preventing Heart Disease
Nov 24 – This week Jim and John look at a particular aspect of retirement planning; how to stay retired and protect what you’ve accumulated. The goal of actually achieving retirement is not a simple one these days, given an investment environment highlighted by historically low interest rates. Today Jim and John focus on the goal of staying retired despite the many challenges, such as...
Also, “The Next Asset Bubble: Risk-On Trade Has More Time to Run”
Nov 22 – The first topic on the Big Picture this week is about the ongoing global battle between inflation and deflation. Despite trillions of dollars created by central banks, there are continuing reports of falling inflation around the globe.
Also, Ryan Puplava, Erik Townsend and Chris Puplava
Nov 22 – Jim welcomes back Jonathan Krinksy CMT, Chief Market Technician at MKM Partners. Jonathan noted the powerful rallies off the lows in recent months, and sees plenty of demand for equities currently. He also pointed out that large cap equities have...
The Fed Likely to Remain on Hold for a Long Time
Nov 21 – Jim is pleased to welcome back A. Gary Shilling PhD, President of A. Gary Shilling & Co., an economic consulting firm. Gary believes what many economic analysts are missing is the overpowering reality of deleveraging on the economy, and how it can take a decade or longer to work off the overhanging debt.
Corporate Tax Reform Likely in the Next 12 Months
Nov 18 – Part economist, part philosopher, and part psychologist, Friedrich Hayek was a man way ahead of his time. His ideas, fleshed out through numerous works spanning decades, have deeply influenced political thought, neuroscience, and how we understand the inner workings of the economy...
Special Guest: Dr. Gary Small, Director of the UCLA Longevity Center
Nov 17 – This week Jim discusses the very important topic of retirement plan distributions and what you need to do to make the most of them. The guest this week is Dr. Gary Small of the UCLA Longevity Center who will focus on brain health and how best to maintain healthy brain function into and through retirement.
Nov 15 – In this week’s Big Picture Jim gives an overview of the seven megatrends that will reshape the next decade. He also looks at the situation in Washington after the midterm elections and whether investors should expect the same level of political drama in years past.
Also, Ryan Puplava, Tom Smith and Erik Townsend
Nov 15 – Jim welcomes back Tom McClellan, Editor of McClellan Financial Publications. Tom says that short-term sentiment measures are too bullish and that another pullback is likely before stocks resume upward on strong seasonal strength. Also in this segment, Ryan Puplava has this week’s Market Wrap-up and Erik Townsend covers commodities.
Nov 14 – Jim welcomes back Kim Wallace, Executive Managing Director and Partner at Renaissance Macro Research to discuss the expected impact both fiscal and monetary policy will have on the markets in the years ahead. Key topics covered in this interview are the recent mid-term elections...
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.
Special Guest: Kim Fichera on Year-End Tax Strategies
Nov 10 – This week Jim and John discuss a different aspect of estate planning. This program is about giving, and not just the tangible, but the intangible as well. How does one pass on their values, their guidelines for living, and not just their wealth? There is now a document used in estate planning to handle this.
Is This the Beginning of a Return to Lower Oil Prices?
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.