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Liquidity, Volatility, and a Credit Bust

Dec 7 – “What you're starting to see now is the that the fund community is anticipating that these deals are going to get busted because the paper they own is going to get downgraded. What this tells you is that we do have a credit problem coming...

Market Technician Projects 2019 Stock Market Peak

Dec 4 – “I think what has ended is the period of time lead by the FAANG stocks, that's over now. That is well and truly over. We're not saying the FAANGs are going to go bust or anything like that but what they’re likely to do is...

Is Your Retirement Based on Faulty Assumptions?

Nov 27 – In today’s Lifetime Income podcast, Jim Puplava and Laurence Kotlikoff explain how long-held retirement rules of thumb are failing to meet the needs of individuals in today’s world. According to Kotlikoff, “conventional financial planning is asking the wrong questions...

Supercomputers in the Skies

Nov 27 – Drones are everywhere: they’re shooting film for the the movies we watch, delivering packages and medical supplies, even helping to fight fires. Tabb Firchau of Freefly Systems spoke to FS Insider about the range of things drones are able to do today...

Five Questions to Ask Before Retirement

Nov 26 – As Einstein once said, “The most important thing is not to stop questioning.” In today’s Lifetime Income podcast, we discuss the five most important topics and questions to ask when preparing for retirement. First and foremost is...

Expect Holiday Spending Boom, 2020 Bust, Says Moody’s Ryan Sweet

Nov 19 – With the job market continuing to tighten, the economy running above trend, and wage growth now picking up, there’s a good chance we’ll see some of the best holiday spending in years this Christmas season. Starting in the second half of 2019, however...

Two Key Risks for 2019

Nov 15 – The U.S. housing market looks like it put in a peak last November. Also, trade tensions between the U.S. and China continue to build. What do both of these have to do with the market for 2019? Urban Carmel discusses these two risks in detail...

New Book Shows America Now Dominated by Monopolies in Virtually Every Industry

Nov 8 – Last week we had the honor of speaking with Denise Hearn and Jonathan Tepper on their new book, The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition. Their main theme is the rise of monopolies and the rapid...

Rethinking Your Retirement Mindset

Nov 8 – Many of us tend to have preconceived notions about retirement and how to plan for it. But some of the challenges retirees face aren’t so obvious. We spoke with Jamie Hopkins, author of Rewirement: Rewiring the Way You Think About Retirement!, about some of these hidden challenges...

Global Slowdown Rattling Markets

By FS Staff – We’ve heard a lot recently about a global slowdown and a possible recession brewing for 2019. This time on FS Insider, we spoke with Andrew Zatlin from Moneyball Economics about the three pillars of the world economy...

The Race Between China and the U.S. for AI Dominance

By FS Staff – On this week’s podcast, Dr. Kai-fu Lee, former president of Google China and founding director of Microsoft Asia discussed his recent book, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order with Cris Sheridan on FS Insider.

The Convergence of Blockchain, AI, and Quantum Computing

By FS Staff – Last week, we spoke with Woody Preucil, senior managing director at 13D Global Strategy and Research, to discuss the convergence of Blockchain, AI, and Quantum computing—otherwise known as the "BLAIQ-NET"—and how this will...

Five Things Every Woman Should Know About Social Security

By FS Staff – Regardless of gender, Social Security is a complicated topic. For women who are or were married, there are some important things to consider when drawing benefits. We spoke with Yolanda York, a public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration...

Robotics and Cheap Energy Are Making U.S. Manufacturing Great Again

By FS Staff – Many believe the U.S. cannot compete with China on a manufacturing basis. While the U.S. is unlikely to take the same form as it did in its manufacturing heyday circa the 1970s, it is much stronger — and competitive — than most assume.

Bonds May No Longer Provide a Hedge Against Stocks, Warns Jim Bianco

By FS Staff – Jim Bianco, founder of Bianco Research, says investors are switching from a deflationary to an inflationary mindset, similar to what we saw during the 1970s, and bonds may no longer provide a hedge against the stock market. Here's what he...

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