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The Lifetime Income Series: When to Make the Decision to Retire−A Case Study

Also, FSN Foreign Correspondent Erik Townsend on the new Cold War with China (part 2)

Aug 8 – In this week’s edition of the Lifetime Income Series, Jim addresses the question of "when to make the decision to retire." Using the case study of Gary and Kathy Jones, Jim shows how the retirement decision can surface unexpectedly...

Rick Rule: Why Gold Stocks Have Underperformed Bullion

Aug 17 – Rick Rule, the founder of Global Resource Investments and Sprott Asset Management USA, joins Jim on the program this week. Rick discusses why gold stocks have underperformed gold bullion, and also why he believes the industry is turning around.

Bill Laggner: The Risk of a Derivative Casino

Aug 16 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Bill Laggner, co-founder of Bearing Asset Management. Bill believes this is the most difficult stock market in the last 30 years. He also thinks the next crisis will be different, unlike what we...

Brent Cook: A Closer Look at the Junior Miners

Aug 15 – Jim welcomes Brent Cook, geologist, exploration analyst, and editor of Exploration Insights. This week Brent takes a closer look at the junior miners, and what acquiring companies are looking for in a junior. Brent also discusses...

Evelyn Browning Garriss: Preparing for the Transition From La Niña to El Niño

Aug 14 – Jim welcomes back Evelyn Browning Garriss, editor of the Browning Newsletter. Evelyn expects drought conditions in the US to continue up to harvest time while very hot temperatures will continue hitting all-time records.

The Lifetime Income Series: Retirement−How Do You Stack Up Against the National Averages?

Also on The Lifetime Income Series: “Having A Plan B” and Erik Townsend on the new Cold War between China and the US

Aug 11 – In this week’s Lifetime Income Series, Jim looks at two new surveys on retirement and discusses national averages. He also looks at "Having a Plan B" regarding how to prepare in the event all the new proposed taxes...

Marin Katusa: Game Changer−Israel’s Natural Gas Discoveries Will Change Middle East Geopolitics

Aug 10 – Jim welcomes back Marin Katusa, Senior Market Strategist at Casey Research LLC. Marin and Jim discuss game-changing aspects of Israel’s recent natural gas discoveries, which he believes will make Israel a major power player in the region.

Dr. Oliver Inderwildi: The Second Half of the Oil Age

Aug 9 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Dr. Oliver Inderwildi, a Research Fellow and head of the Smith School’s Low Carbon Mobility Center at Oxford University in England. Oliver notes that conventional oil peaked in 2005, and unconventional oil...

William Black: Reinventing Crony Capitalism

Aug 8 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Professor William Black to the program. Professor Black discusses the "reinvention" of crony capitalism and notes that accounting is now the weapon of choice for fraud. He also discusses...

Ned Schmidt: The Drought is a US Story, Not a Global Story

Aug 7 – Jim welcomes back Ned Schmidt CFA, publisher of The Agri-Food Value View Report. Ned sees the drought conditions affecting the market for grains in the US, but not globally as there is no current shortage. In addition, Ned notes that...

The Lifetime Income Series: What Am I Afraid Of? Dealing With Fears and Retiring With Security

Also, FSN Foreign Correspondent Erik Townsend on France’s Socialist Future

Aug 4 – In this week’s Lifetime Income Series, Jim looks at the challenge of overcoming your fears in volatile markets and irrational times and putting together a plan to retire with security. Also in this segment, FSN foreign correspondent Erik Townsend joins Jim from France...

Eoin Treacy: The Beginning of a Major Bull Market in Blue Chip Stocks

Aug 3 – Jim welcomes back Eoin Treacy, Global Strategist at Fullermoney.com and Stockcube Research Ltd. in London. Eoin believes we are at the beginning of a major bull market in blue chip stocks, as pension funds and investors...

Doug Noland: Government Finance Bubble Still Expanding−Day of Reckoning Grows More Dangerous

Aug 2 – Jim welcomes Doug Noland, senior portfolio manager of the Federated Prudent Bear Fund, Prudent DollarBear Fund and Market Opportunity Fund. Doug sees the "risk-on and risk-off" markets moving now as a result of...

Jeff Christian: Gold Prices Have Turned the Corner

Aug 1 – Jim welcomes back Jeff Christian, founder of the CPM Group. Jeff believes that gold prices have turned the corner, and the exit of the momentum traders has been offset by value investors buying gold. Jeff’s top sectors for 2012 are...

John Williams: The US Is Essentially Bankrupt

Jul 31 – Jim welcomes back John Williams from Shadow Government Statistics. John believes there is no way the system can be brought back into balance, and we are facing the reality of perpetual QE (money printing) to service the massive debt...

The Lifetime Income Series: Making Rational Decisions In Irrational Times

Topics: “Social Security–what you need to know”; “Lifetime Planning for the Younger Generations”; and “From Birth to Birthright” (Part 2)

Jul 28 – In this week’s edition of The Lifetime Income Series−Making Rational Decisions in Irrational Times, Jim looks at the options of when to start receiving Social Security and what you need to know before deciding.

Grant Williams: The Coming Implosion of Euro Debt

Jul 27 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Grant Williams, Strategy Advisor for Vulpes Investment Management in Singapore and writer of the popular investment blog 'Things That Make You Go Hmmm...'. Grant covers an array of topics...

Bill Powers: Rebound Coming for Natural Gas Stocks

Jul 26 – Jim welcomes back Bill Powers to discuss the energy sector. Bill sees a number of catalysts ahead that could lead to higher energy prices, including the demand cycle going up in the fall, potential Middle East turmoil...

Ronald Stoeferle of The Erste Group: Gold’s Parabolic Trend Phase Still Ahead

Jul 25 – Jim welcomes back commodities analyst Ronald Stoeferle of the Erste Group in Austria to discuss his 2012 Gold Report. Ronald sees multiple drivers for higher gold prices, among them negative interest rates, financial repression, central bank...

Bud Conrad: A Big Future for Natural Gas

Jul 24 – Jim welcomes Bud Conrad, chief economist at Casey Research. Bud discusses the big future in natural gas, and how to play this market. He notes the current cost of natural gas production is above the market price, meaning natural...

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