Financial Sense Blog

Tanja Hester's Tips on Planning for Early Retirement

Apr 8 – Retiring at 65 is entrenched in the American mindset, but what if you could retire in your 40s? Tanja Hester, author of Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way, retired at 38...

Thinking of RVing? Here's What to Consider

Apr 5 – There are several questions people need to ask themselves when considering RVing as a lifestyle. “For us, these questions all seem to center around finding your ‘why’,” Marc said. If you are considering the RV...

Ten Retirement Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Apr 4 – Planning for retirement can often be stressful and quite complicated. Jim Puplava of Financial Sense Wealth Management identifies how you can avoid these common mishaps to create a more stable future...

Stocks Anticipate China Trade Deal and Stronger GDP

Apr 3 – The stock market discounts future expectations. The roaring rally of the past 14 weeks cast aside recession ruminations and increasingly anticipates an economic rebound coincident with an important trade agreement...

Rosenberg on Lagged Effects of Fed Tightening, Corporate Deleveraging

Apr 2 – David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff, says the odds of a U.S. recession in 2019 are rising and are probably much higher than the consensus expects. Speaking on Financial Sense Newshour last week...

Aversion to Yield Inversion

Mar 29 – Normal economic expansions are supported by positive sloping yield curves where riskier long duration maturities offering higher rates of return than lower risk short duration debt. Investor aversion to an inverted yield curve...

Gary Shilling: Recession Signals Piling Up

Mar 29 – Recently, others are joining us in forecasting a recession, or at least entertaining a growing probability of one. Of those, few also believe it will commence this year while we continue to rate a business downturn starting in 2019 as...

Market Looking Vulnerable: A Deep Dive Into Bond Spreads and Market Internals

Mar 27 – One of the areas of concern cited by the Fed last year was the leveraged loan market, which took a nose dive in Q4. This space had a strong Q1 rally but has since peaked and is rolling over again. Looking at corporate credit default swaps...

Are You Paying Attention to Oil? We've Never Seen Anything Like This

Mar 26 – Last week, the Fed made an unprecedented dovish turn. Nick Reece of Merk Investments joined FS insider to discuss this along with record-loose financial conditions and the importance of U.S. oil production in terms of inflation..

Investors Hoping for a Massive Reflation Are Going to Be Disappointed, Says Tian Yang

Mar 22 – China's Shanghai Index is up 25 percent year-to-date and investors are hopeful for more growth based on recent stimulus measures by the Chinese government, however, Variant Perception's Tian Yang says, "investors are...

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