Gary Shilling Sees Rising Risk of Recession

Jan 17 – Financial analyst and commentator A. Gary Shilling talks with Jim Puplava about his 13 indicators for recession, and says we’re only missing two factors for a recession. The last two pieces of the puzzle...

Martin Armstrong: 2020 Elections Could Be Most Violent in American History

Jan 16 – FS Insider interviews well-known forecaster Martin Armstrong at ArmstrongEconomics.com to get an update on his outlook for the stock market, U.S. economy and potential unrest around the 2020 elections. Martin discusses...

Market-Based Stabilizers Kicking In

Jan 16 – Anyone who has taken a cruise knows that the seas, though often calm, can quickly turn treacherous. Those, like myself, who are prone to bouts of seasickness appreciate the inclusion of stabilizers on each side of a ship’s hull...

Matthew Kerkhoff on Less Hawkish Fed, First Quarter Volatility and 1 Percent GDP Growth

Jan 15 – FS Insider interviews Matthew Kerkhoff, Chief Investment Strategist at Model Investing, on how the recent uptick in unemployment is a good thing, what big players are predicting for the first quarter based on the VIX futures...

Trade Deal Sentiment Helps Dollar Fall

Jan 14 – President Trump campaigned in 2016 on making the US dollar weak again to reduce the endless wave of record trade deficits with China. Clearly, he delivered on that pledge throughout 2017 as the dollar Index fell 12 percent and devalued almost 11 percent against the Chinese...

The New Retirement Strategy

Jan 14 – On this edition of Lifetime Income, Jim Puplava interviews Reshma Kapadia from Barron's about a strategy that may save you quite a headache in preparing for retirement. Reshma discusses under what circumstances draw-downs may not work and explains...

It’s Not About a Number; It’s About You

Jan 14 – The industry has programed us to think that retirement is all about attaining a specific number. Four factors have changed the retirement landscape over the last four decades. On this edition of Lifetime Income...

John Kosar on Stocks, Gold; Dan Steffens on Energy Outlook

Jan 11 – Ryan Puplava, CEO of Financial Sense Wealth Management, gives this week's market wrap-up. John Kosar at Asbury Research discusses the technical outlook for the US stock market, fund flows by investors, and gold...

Fast and Furious: Time to Buckle Up

Jan 11 – In today's Big Picture, Jim Puplava and Chris Preitauer discuss Financial Sense Wealth Management's annual forecast where we give our own view for 2019. While there has been talk of recession in 2019 or 2020, the numbers...

Global Leading Indicators Rolling Over, Expect Further Volatility, Says Simon White

Jan 10 – Simon White at Variant Perception gives an update on their leading indicators for the U.S. and the rest of the globe, discussing why 2019 is going to be a tricky year for investors as well as their outlook on a variety of areas, including...

Stocks May Be Stuck in Volatile Trading Range for 2019

Jan 10 – Craig “Bullseye” Johnson of Piper Jaffray (who earned such a moniker for his spot-on calls) recently spoke on Financial Sense Newshour to give an update on his outlook. When we last talked with him in October he predicted that...

Apple's China Problem Goes Deeper Than the iPhone

Jan 10 – This Wall Street Journal video explores the close ties between Apple and China. Apple’s dominance in the country is waning, and trade wars, tariffs and legal battles are not making things easier...

Credit Markets Confirming Rally

Jan 9 – In today’s FS Insider podcast, we look at the current stock market rally off the December 24, 2018 lows in the context of prior oversold rallies over the last 20 years, leading economic data, and the message coming from the credit markets...

Is China Winning the 5G Race?

Jan 9 – You may have heard the term loosely tossed into conversation or floating around the internet, but what exactly is 5G and how is it different from say 4G or 3G? Woody Preucil explained that 5G is a key technology because it has the power to harness...

How China Plans to Grade 1.3 Billion People (Video)

Jan 9 – China is planning on rolling out a nationwide network where all their citizens are graded on a variety of metrics and given a "social credit score." In this Bloomberg QuickTake video, they explain how it works, what it is, and the battle China is facing domestically with its own...

Emerging Markets Still Have More Pain Ahead, Says Alex Barrow

Jan 8 – 2018 was a painful year for many emerging markets. With better valuations, many investors and strategists are beginning to invest back into the emerging market space. Alex Barrow at Macro Ops explains the “big picture” on why this...

Macro-Nutrients: China’s Slowdown Deepens and The Road to Neutral – Are We There?

Jan 8 – China’s economic downturn continued last month adding to growing concerns over President Xi Jinping’s current plans to stabilize the economy and the implications of a trade agreement between China and the U.S. amid an on-going trade war...

Buckle Up for Earnings Season

Jan 8 – The December NFIB small business optimism index did slip by .4 points to 104.4. That is the fourth straight month of declines that took the index down by a total of 4.4 points and it now sits at the lowest level since October 2017...

Factoring Longevity Risk

Jan 7 – On this edition of Lifetime Income, Jim Puplava discusses longevity risk with Michael Robinson and Matt Meyer from Blueprint Insurance Services. Withdrawal rates, guaranteed income for life, inflation risk...

A Trio of Uncertainties for 2019

Jan 7 – The markets took a wild ride in 2018 and uncertainty is one of the biggest drivers for volatility. We have another unpredictable year ahead with economic, national and geopolitical uncertainty. As far as U.S. political uncertainties...

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