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The Lifetime Income Series: You Gotta Know Where You’re Goin’ Before You Can Figure Out How to Get There

Special Guest - Dick Gregerson on the Importance of a Business Plan and a Succession Plan

This week Jim and Cathlyn discuss the difficult environment many retirees face and how to create a plan for a secure retirement. They discuss the “new normal” of a low-interest rate environment, which has followed bear markets in...

Dr. Marc Faber: Investors Ignore Neglected Assets When They Are Cheap, Like Gold

May 24 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Marc Faber Ph.D., of Marc Faber Limited in Hong Kong. Marc and Jim discuss the current state of the gold market and that Marc is buying gold every month, which he is storing in Asia...

Barry Bannister: The Biggest Risk to the Economy Is Government Policy, Not Fundamentals

May 23 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Barry Bannister CFA, Managing Director at Stifel Nicolaus. Barry characterizes the first half of 2013 as recovery from a deflationary shock, with defensive stocks outperforming. He sees the second...

Ned Schmidt: I Haven’t Been This Optimistic on Gold in the Last Four Years

May 22 – Jim welcomes back Ned Schmidt CFA, Publisher of The Value View Gold & The Agri-Food Value View Reports. Ned is very optimistic on gold. He also advises investors to ignore Wall Street, as he believes gold is currently funding...

Russell Napier: Emerging Markets Faltering, Foretelling Deflation Ahead

May 20 – Jim welcomes back Russell Napier, Consultant with CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets. Russell makes the case that faltering economic growth in the emerging markets, weaker commodity prices, a falling yen and strengthening dollar are...

The Lifetime Income Series: The Cost of Waiting for “The Right Time”

Special Guest - Robb Wolf, author of the best-selling book, “The Paleo Solution - The Original Human Diet”

This week Jim and Cathlyn discuss the situation of investors who would like to diversify an over-allocation in metals, but are waiting for the market to “recover” before they make any changes. Jim uses the case study of Thomas Leaderman to illustrate the costs of waiting for “the right time”.

Rick Santelli: Hold Onto Your Wallet - The Entitlement Society Now Being Adopted as US Economic Policy

May 17 – Jim welcomes back Rick Santelli, On-Air Editor at CNBC and veteran trader and financial executive. Rick refers to current central bank policies as a worldwide “money fest”, given by the Central Banking Country Club.

Dr. Oliver Inderwildi: Oil Price Volatility – A Fundamental Barrier to Economic Growth

May 16 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Dr. Oliver Inderwildi Ph.D., Research Fellow at Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, UK. Dr. Inderwildi speaks to the high degree of oil price volatility over...

Steve Forbes: The Federal Reserve Leadership Has No Idea What They’re Doing

May 15 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Steve Forbes, Chairman, CEO, and Editor in Chief at Forbes Media and an internationally respected authority in the worlds of economics, finance, and corporate leadership. They cover a number of...

Dan Steffens: Natural Gas Prices Going Up

May 14 – Jim welcomes Dan Steffens, the President of Energy Prospectus Group (EPG), a networking organization based in Houston, Texas. Dan publishes EPG’s newsletter, “ The View From Houston ”. Dan discusses his views on...

The Lifetime Income Series: Waiting to Get In - Hard to Make Money From the Sidelines

Special Guest: Peter Bell, president of the National Reverse Mortgage Association

This week Jim and Cathlyn discuss the dilemma of those sitting on the sideline in cash. When is the right time to make a move? They illustrate the issue by discussing the case study of a retired couple, David and Michelle, who are unhappy with the meager returns on cash and CDs, but have not been ready to make a move into the market. Jim lays out a strategy to boost their income, but warns that time may be running short for income investors. This week’s guest is Peter Bell, president & CEO of the National Reverse Mortgage Association.

Jeffrey Saut: If This is a New Secular Bull Market, We Have Years Left to Run

May 10 – Jim is pleased to welcome Jeffrey Saut, Managing Director of Research at Raymond James Financial. Jeff mentions that many investment managers and other professionals are feeling “performance pressures” from having missed...

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera: Cyprus Was Treated Unfairly by the Euro Powers

May 9 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, an award-winning financial television journalist working for CNBC. Michelle and Jim discuss her on-the-ground reporting from Cyprus during its financial crisis.

Ronald Stoeferle: We Were Really Close to a Default in the Leveraged Paper Gold System

May 8 – Jim welcomes Ronald Stoeferle, publisher of the respected annual report, “In Gold We Trust”, and a gold fund manager in Vienna, Austria. Ronald tells Jim that we were close to a run on the bullion banks during the recent chaotic drop in gold.

Joseph Dancy: Global Demand for Oil is Growing Relentlessly

May 3 – Jim welcomes Joseph Dancy, Manager LSGI Venture Fund, and Professor at SMU Cox School of Business in Texas. Joe sees a discrepancy between energy company performance and share prices, as most major oil producers have...

The Lifetime Income Series: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Understanding Compound Interest - The Eighth Wonder of the World

This week on the Lifetime Income Series , Jim and Cathlyn discuss the very important topic of compound interest, once famously called “the eighth wonder of the world” by Albert Einstein. Jim and Cathlyn offer examples to explain the concept and why it is so important to start early, invest wisely and stay disciplined.

Martin Armstrong: Washington Is Broke and Looking at More Ways to Tax Americans

May 3 – Jim welcomes back Martin Armstrong of Armstrong Economics . Martin and Jim cover many important topics, including Washington’s need for more revenue, the future of the European Union, the current outlook for gold...

Alex Daley: Apple Transitioning From Growth Company to Blue-Chip Company

May 2 – Jim welcomes Alex Daley, Chief Technology Investment Strategist with Casey Research. Alex and Jim discuss Apple, and if it is a buy at current levels. Alex also discusses Apple’s transition from a rapidly growing tech company to a Blue-Chip...

Neil Irwin – The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire

The extraordinary power of central bankers and how they used it during the great financial crisis

May 1 – Jim welcomes author and Washington Post columnist Neil Irwin to discuss his new book, “ The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire ”. The book focuses on the world’s most powerful men never elected to public office...

Frank Holmes of US Global Investors: Paper Gold Is Short-Term and Leveraged - Physical Gold Is Long-Term and Cash

Apr 30 – Jim welcomes Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of US Global Investors, Inc., which manages a diversified family of mutual funds and hedge funds specializing in gold, natural resources, and emerging markets.

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