Governments Are Building a Global Digital Currency to Dethrone the US Dollar (Reprise)

Feb 15 – “A new space race has begun,” says Erik Townsend, “to develop and roll out a global-scale government-issued digital currency system” to replace the US dollar. Today, on FS Insider, we dive into a new book...

The Housing Market Is Cooling Off– Here’s Why

Feb 14 – Not every economic downturn has catastrophic effects on the housing market—it may just feel that way in the post great recession world. Ralph McLaughlin, deputy chief economist at CoreLogic, recently spoke with Jim Puplava and listed three key factors...

Market Outlook Pivots on U.S.-China Trade Deal, Says Kurt Kallaus

Feb 13 – He called the October 2018 peak in U.S. stocks and the December lows; now, Kurt Kallaus at ExecSpec.net says the future direction of the stock market is highly tied to a U.S.-China trade deal as the US dollar, commodities, and...

33 AD: There's Nothing New Under the Sun

Feb 13 – The year 33 AD was marked by two disturbances throughout the Roman empire. The first was the crucifixion of Christ who was tried before Pontius Pilot then was crucified, died and buried giving rise to a new world religion...

The Dog Ate My Eurozone Recovery

Feb 13 – European dysfunction is making Trump’s economic ‘strategy’ look prescient. We all know that trade wars are bad for all economies, yet the U.S. economy accelerated in 2018 while all others have slowed to a crawl as U.S. tariff threats across multiple...

Stars Aligned for 2019 Infrastructure Bill, Says ASCE’s Casey Dinges

Feb 12 – FS Insider interviews Casey Dinges, Senior Managing Director at the American Society of Civil Engineers, on the prospects for a comprehensive infrastructure bill this year. Casey also discusses how much the U.S. needs to spend...

70 Is the New 65 for Retirement

Feb 12 – Many of today’s workers lack the resources to retire at traditional ages and maintain the same standard of living throughout their retirement years. Risk and responsibly have shifted from government and employers to individuals. Alicia Munnell tells us how...

The Next Frontier of Wearable Technology

Feb 11 – CB Insights recently noted 21 different startups developing products that can do everything from aid deep sleep, treat certain neurological disorders or even allow users to control software and devices with their own thoughts...

9 Retirement Risks All Retirees Face

Feb 11 – On this edition of Lifetime Income, Jim Puplava and Chris Preitauer continue the series on planning for your retirement using a different perspective rather than merely focusing on a number, which is commonly....

Why U.S. Debt Must Continue to Rise

Feb 08 – Many Americans are worried about the seemingly inexorable rise in U.S. debt, whether government debt, household debt, or business debt. They are right to be concerned. Rapidly rising debt is a problem not just in the United States...

Stock and Bond Markets Marching to Same Beat, Different Drummers

Feb 08 – Have you ever gotten that feeling that something isn't as good as you think it is -- or at least like to think it is? Well, we're getting that feeling with the stock market due in large part to what has been happening in the Treasury...

The Housing Market Is Cooling Not Crashing, Says Ralph McLaughlin

Feb 08 – Ralph McLaughlin Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic gives us an update on the housing market and explains why he's not feeling bearish just yet. Then Richard Dickson joins the show and says he thinks the market could still be headed for new highs...

Oil: Unloved, Undervalued and Under Owned

Feb 08 – Oil prices hit multi-year highs in 2018, but by year-end fell nearly 40 percent. Now a month into 2019 stock prices are rising and oil prices have somewhat recovered. In this edition of the Big Picture Jim and Chris discuss waivers for Iranian oil, increased production by...

Stocks Sink on Fear of Trade Deal Delay

Feb 08 – The China trade deal expectations continue to be the most important driver of US stock indices in 2019. Bullish Trump tweets and robust rhetoric from Chinese leaders had buoyed investors more than recent dovish Fed commentary. Having already priced...

The Longest Expansion in U.S. History?

Feb 08 – This is currently the second longest expansion in U.S. history and will officially become the longest if we don’t see a recession by July 2019. FS Insider interviews Nick Reece at Merk Investments to get...

Chris Puplava's 2019 Outlook - Buckle Up!

Feb 07 – At the onset of 2018, market soothsayers gave their outlooks for the year. The consistent theme from every economic commentator and investment strategist was jubilation for the most synchronized global growth period since the 2008 ...

Blurring the Lines Between Computers and Biology

Feb 06 – FS Insider welcomes Bill Studebaker, President and CIO of ROBO Global, who asserts that we are at the beginning stages of seeing a monumental convergence of the physical and digital in the healthcare field...

Fed Hints at Frequent Bouts of Zero Percent Interest Rates

Feb 05 – FS Insider interviews Dan Amerman to discuss “The Coming Return of Zero Percent Interest Rates” and how even the Fed believes that bouts of zero rates may be more frequent in the future. Dan explains why that is and what this...

Why Investors Are Obsessed With the Inverted Yield Curve

Feb 05 – This video from the Wall Street Journal explains why investors and strategists pay so much attention to the yield curve for signs of an imminent recession or bear market. Here's what it's saying...

Big Changes With Estate Planning

Feb 04 – On this episode of Lifetime Income, Jim Puplava interviews estate planning attorney Adam Sherry. Adam takes time to explain the major changes for estate planning that went into effect last year...

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