Financial Sense Newshour: Big Picture

When Money Dies: The Economics of Inflation

May 17 – The U.S. national debt is over $22 trillion and the deficit will hit $973 billion this year. We are now in an era of trillion, if not multi-trillion, dollar deficits. According to the CBO, entitlements and interest on the debt will consume 100 percent of all government...

$2 Trillion Sorely Needed for America's Infrastructure, Says ASCE's Casey Dinges

May 3 – Casey Dinges, Senior Managing Director at the American Society of Civil Engineers, comments on the $2 trillion spending need for infrastructure to move America from its current D+ rating to a B, how much Americans are spending in invisible taxes

Healthcare Tanks as Gas Prices Break the Bank

Apr 26– Jim Puplava and Chris Preitauer cover the impact gas prices are having on consumers and the overall U.S. economy. They discuss how changes in oil prices could play out in the market and geopolitically...

Marijuana: Lucrative Leaf or Harmful Herb?

Apr 19 – On this special edition of the Big Picture Jim Puplava and Chris Preitauer get into the weeds on the marijuana debate. They examine the plant and see if it's really living up to all the hype surrounding it in recent years...

The Markets Just Dodged a Bullet, but for How Long?

Apr 12 – There is a lot of bullishness now that the markets came roaring back this year. Several of the issues that threatened to cause major damage to the economy receded...

A ‘Delicate Moment’ for the Global Economy

Apr 5 – Recent reports out from the World Bank and the IMF all point to a clear slowdown—not only in the U.S., but also in Europe, China, Japan and much of Asia. Many of these regions and countries are more dependent on global...

Hedging Your Bets: Gold and Hard Currencies

Mar 29 – Jim Puplava and Chris Preitauer check in with their 2019 forecasts, examining what could go right and what could go wrong in the economy and markets in the months ahead. Then, in part two, they discuss the importance of hedging...

Too Big to Fail: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Mar 22 – In today’s big picture Jim Puplava and Chris Preitauer talk about Fed Chairman Powell’s press conference following this week’s FOMC meeting where he made a major pivot. They discuss the possibility of a rate cut by the end of the year...

Is the Consensus Wrong?

Mar 15 – Today we look at what the consensus believes—the Fed is done raising interest rates, earnings and the economy are set to rebound, and the market outlook is still positive. We address each of these in the context of our own...

Puplava: Value Key in Extended Bull Market

Mar 8 – In today’s Big Picture, Jim Puplava and Chris Preitauer discuss the outlook for U.S. stocks, the message coming from the leading economic indicators (LEIs), and the importance of value and "margin of safety" in today's markets...

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