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US Military Options in Iran

Sep 17 – The United States has openly accused Iran of being behind the drone and cruise missile attacks on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil refinery. Now the question is what the United States will do in response. The U.S. is in a difficult position...

Dan Nevins on Yield Curve, Recession and Thin Air Spending Power

Sep 11 – As markets flirt with fears of a recession, many point to the recent yield curve inversion as a telling sign that recession is imminent. Financial Sense Insider spoke with Daniel Nevins, a financial analyst, investment professional and behavioral economics...

So, You Want to Be a Homeowner?

Sep 10 – Purchasing a house is one of the largest financial transactions an individual will make in his or her life. Yet, many people tend to glaze over some key points when they consider purchasing a home...

Planning Ahead Is Key for Retirees

Sep 6 – Planning for the inevitable not only creates piece of mind, but also improves financial security. Jim Puplava discussed how to replace lost income when a spouse passes away, how to deal with medical and healthcare decisions...

Leading Indicators Suggest Recovery in 2020

Sep 3 – Worries about yield curve inversion continue to linger, but what are other leading indicators showing? Financial Sense Newshour spoke with Simon White at Variant Perception to get his take on forward-looking data...

Labor Expert Says US Economy Never Reached Full Employment and the Job Market Is Turning Again

Aug 28 – We hear constantly that unemployment in the U.S. is at all-time lows, but the official picture is far from telling the whole story. We spoke with David Blanchflower, a British-American labor economist and professor at Dartmouth...

Living Abroad Could Maximize Your Retirement Dollars

Aug 22 –Interest rates in the U.S. could be heading lower and anxiety about having enough income in retirement is building for many approaching this stage of their lives. On the Lifetime Income program, we often discuss making smart financial decisions...

Jim Bianco Says Negative Rates Could Lead to Disaster

Aug 19 – Economic pressures continue to mount, and bond markets appear to have priced in a high likelihood of further rate cuts. It’s even been suggested that yields could turn negative in the U.S. Jim Bianco of Bianco Research recently spoke to FS Insider...

Tariffs and Rate Cut Hit Confidence

Aug 16 – The University of Michigan consumer confidence index took a hit in August as it fell to 92.1 from 98.4 and that was below the estimate of 97. It’s also the lowest since January and as seen in the chart below, it’s no higher than it was in late 2014...

Deflation May Be Fueling a Gold Bull

Aug 14 – Economic tensions continue to rile markets leaving many wondering if a global recession is imminent. Financial Sense Newshour spoke with John Roque and Bloomberg’s Mike McGlone for insight into what is happening and how gold will be affected.

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