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Demelza Hays on Facebook's New Cryptocurrency

Jun 25 – Facebook announced its plans to develop a new cryptocurrency, called Libra. It won’t go live until 2020, but the announcement alone has created substantial impact around the world. Demelza Hays, a cryptocurrency researcher, professor and author...

How to Retire in a Zero Percent Tax Bracket 

Jun 20 – This time on Financial Sense’ Lifetime Income program, Jim Puplava lays out a path to retire in a zero percent tax bracket with some serious planning and preparation. No matter who controls the Federal government, we are likely to see higher...

Negative Bond Yields Hit New Record Around the Globe

Jun 19 – The amount of debt around the globe yielding less than 0% has soared to a new record above $12 trillion. What's really interesting about this is that the share of negative-yield debt dropped in half from 2016 until last year. Then, in just the last eight months...

Gold Strengthens on Central Bank Moves

Jun 19 – Financial commentators typically hold a lukewarm view of gold, but its fundamental conditions are rapidly evolving. Financial Sense Insider spoke with Ronald Stoeferle, fund manager at Incrementum AG in Lichtenstein and co-author...

Gina Martin Adams: Stay Defensive Late in the Bull Cycle

Jun 17 – Bloomberg’s Chief Equity Officer, Gina Martin Adams, recently spoke to the Financial Sense Newshour on volatility in the markets and analyzed what oil and copper are telling us. She describes where the U.S. market is in the business cycle and lays out advice ...

2020: The New Gilded Age

Jun 12 – The Gilded Age was known for its rapid economic boom, technical advances and rising income inequality. Sound familiar? Bruce Mehlman posits the U.S. is entering a new Gilded Age, swapping Rockefeller and Carnegie for Zuckerberg and Bezos...

The US Stock Market Is Near a Major Turning Point, Says Dr. Woody Brock

Jun 11 – In a recent interview with Financial Sense, Woody Brock, Founder and President of Strategic Economic Decisions, discussed the four main causal forces of the US stock market’s explosive growth over the last three to four decades and whether these...

Peter Zeihan on US-China Tensions, Surveillance War and What's Next

Jun 6 – Peter Zeihan, one of the world's foremost experts on geopolitical risk and author of The Accidental Superpower and The Absent Superpower, discusses the Five Eyes Alliance of global surveillance, China's attempt to gain a footing with Huawei and why...

US Manufacturing Sees ‘Toughest Month in Nearly Ten Years’; Global Manufacturing Now Contracting

Jun 3 – Two of the main manufacturing gauges for the U.S. posted a further decline for the month of May. The IHS Markit index is now at 50.5, just barely above the 50 level for contraction. Here’s what Chris Williamson, Chief Business Economist at IHS Market said about...

Forecaster Jim O’Sullivan on Tariff Headwinds and Second-Half Slowing

Jun 3 – With trade tensions escalating and a global slowdown underway, many are left wondering if recession is near. Financial Sense Insider spoke with Jim O'Sullivan, chief economist at High Frequency Economics, whom MarketWatch named one...

China Is Playing the Long Game, Says Charles Gave

May 31 – Though tariffs, semiconductors, soybeans, or rare earth metals all steal the headlines when it comes to US-China trade tensions, these are just tools or weapons of warfare in a much larger battle over money and sovereignty, Gave told Financial Sense...

Rob Arnott: U.S. Most Expensive Stock Market in the World

May 22 – Despite the simmering threat of trade wars and rumors of real wars brewing, U.S. stock market valuations remain high. Financial Sense Insider spoke with Rob Arnott, founder and chairman of Research Affiliates, about his take on sky-high valuations...

Oil May Surprise to the Upside with Shale Production Delays, Says Joe Dancy

May 20 –For the past two years the energy sector has been underperforming and recent news of potential supply pressures only adds fuel to the fire. Where’s oil headed? Financial Sense Newshour spoke with Joe Dancy...

Martin Armstrong Says Government Creating 'Giant Money-Laundering Machine'

May 14 – Europe is in the midst of a political nightmare and may be facing a hard landing, according to forecaster Martin Armstrong of ArmstrongEconomics.com. Martin just held a widely attended World Economic Conference in Rome with Brexit Party's Nigel...

Staying Active as You Age Could Be the Key to Longevity

May 14 – Many people believe planning for retirement means focusing solely on the numbers. Just as important though, is ensuring you’re healthy enough to enjoy those years...

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