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Michael Fink of Leewood Real Estate Group: Both Builders and Buyers Are More Conservative Today

Jun 25 – Jim welcomes Michael Fink, President & CEO of Leewood Real Estate Group/NJ, LLC and Past National Vice President, National Association of Home Builders. Michael discusses the real estate market today from the perspective of a major...

The Lifetime Income Series: Stop Worrying & Start Living

Special Guest: Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute

This week on The Lifetime Income Series, Jim and Cathlyn discuss a topic that concerns many retirees, the fear of running out of money while in retirement. While it is a natural concern, Jim and Cathlyn make the point that the fear of not having enough money can become a trap, and can lead to making fear-motivated decisions that are often the exact opposite of what should be done. Jim lays out a series of rational steps to point retirees in the right direction, and alleviate the fear. They illustrate the topic with the case study of Patrick Greenberg and his mother Susan. The special guest this week is Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic who will discuss heart health. Dr. Esselstyn was featured in the 2011 documentary, “ Forks Over Knives ”.

Kurt Wulff: Energy Stocks Still Undervalued - Natural Gas Has the Greatest Upside Potential

Jun 21 – Jim welcomes back Kurt Wulff CFA, Independent Energy Analyst at McDep LLC. Kurt believes energy stocks are still undervalued, with European energy equities offering the best value of attractive P/E ratios and higher dividends.

Gerald Howard: A Real Recovery in Real Estate, But Regulators Are Impeding Lending

Jun 20 – Jim welcomes Gerald (Jerry) Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders. Jerry and Jim discuss the real estate market, where Jerry sees the beginning of a new recovery, with many positive signs in all markets.

John Kaiser: Gold Demand Hurt by Global Slowdown

Jun 19 – Jim welcomes back John Kaiser, Founder at Kaiser Research Online. John discusses the gold industry and how gold demand has been hurt by the global slowdown in growth and prosperity. John believes the gold miners are in a trap...

Puru Saxena: China’s Real Estate Bubble Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Jun 18 – Jim welcomes back Puru Saxena, Editor, and Founder at Money Matters and Puru Saxena Limited in Hong Kong. Puru is very concerned about the real estate bubble still building in China. He notes there are “ghost cities” all over China and...

The Lifetime Income Series: Avoiding Retirement Tax Traps – Tips for Highly Compensated Execs

Special Guest: Alison Farrin, President at Innovative Pension Strategy & Design

This week Jim and Cathlyn continue to discuss tax planning for retirement. The focus this week is on highly compensated executives who may have multiple deferred compensation programs. If not handled properly, retiring executives can find themselves in a permanent tax trap. They use a case study to illustrate some of the strategies to avoid a retirement tax trap. The guest this week is Alison Farrin, CPC & QPA, who will discuss deferred compensation options with Jim.

Felix Zulauf: Japan Will Be the Root Cause of the Next Global Crisis

Jun 14 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Felix Zulauf, president of Zulauf Asset Management AG and Co-CIO of Vicenda Asset Management AG in Zug, Switzerland. Felix and Jim cover a wide range of global macro issues, including today’s...

Rick Sharga: We Are Nowhere Near a Real Estate Bubble

Jun 13 – Jim is pleased to welcome Rick Sharga, Executive Vice President at Carrington Mortgage Holdings, LLC. Rick is of the country's most frequently-quoted sources on foreclosure, mortgage, and real estate trends and has appeared...

Harry Markopolos: No One Would Listen

Jun 12 – Jim is pleased to welcome Harry Markopolos CFA, the man who blew the whistle on Bernie Madoff and the largest Ponzi scheme in history. His book is titled “No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller”. Harry discusses how...

Brian Pretti: QE Here to Stay in One Form or Another

Jun 11 – Jim welcomes back Brian Pretti CFA, Managing Editor at ContraryInvestor.com. Brian sees Quantitative Easing in some form as here to stay. He doesn’t feel the Fed is able to “tap on the brakes” any longer.

The Lifetime Income Series: How to Retire and Reduce or Eliminate Your Tax Bill

Jun 10 – This week Jim and Cathlyn discuss strategies to reduce or eliminate a significant expense in retirement; your tax bill. Some of the topics covered include moving to a state with very low or no tax, as well as the different kinds of...

Jens O. Parsson: Author of “Dying of Money”

Jun 7 – Jim is pleased to welcome Ronald Marcks, who under the penname Jens O. Parsson wrote “Dying of Money” in 1974, as double-digit inflation was heating up in the US. In his book, Mr. Marcks wrote of the German inflation of 1914-1923...

Michael Kantrowitz: We’re in the Very Early Innings of the Risk-On Trade

Jun 6 – Jim welcomes back Michael Kantrowitz CFA, now teaming with Francois Trahan at Cornerstone Macro in New York City. Michael’s expertise includes business-cycle forecasting the implications for financial markets including global asset allocation...

John Butler: Currency Wars - Is the US Covertly Intervening to Support the Dollar?

Jun 5 – Jim welcomes back John Butler, Chief Investment Officer at Amphora Commodities Alpha Fund in London. John poses the question; might the US may be covertly intervening in the foreign exchange markets to support the US dollar?

Evelyn Browning Garriss: Weather Whiplash

Jun 4 – Jim welcomes Evelyn Browning Garriss, Editor of the Browning Newsletter. Evelyn details the wild spring weather of 2013 in the US, with record cold, record heat, floods and drought all hitting different parts of the country.

The Lifetime Income Series: How Much Should You Touch…Your Principal? When It’s Okay to Dip In

Special Guest: Dr. T. Colin Campbell, coauthor of the bestselling book on nutrition, “The China Study”

This week Jim and Cathlyn discuss under what circumstances is it okay to touch your principal and how much should you be pulling out. Jim outlines the options for managing your assets, and the options for managing your expenses. They also discuss when it’s not okay to dip into principal, and illustrate the topic using the case study of Melvin and Joanne Keller. The special guest this week is Dr. T. Colin Campbell, coauthor of the bestselling book, “ The China Study ”, which details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Dr. Campbell was also featured in the documentary film, “ Forks Over Knives ”.

JKC de Courcy: China Lighting Matches in Asia as Japan Considers Rearming

May 31 – Jim welcomes back JKC de Courcy, Chief Executive at Intelligence Research Ltd, publisher of Courcy’s Intelligence Brief out of London. Jim and JKC discuss a number of geopolitical hot spots, including Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Adam Fergusson - When Money Dies: A Comparison Between 1920’s Weimar Germany and Today

May 30 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Adam Fergusson, author of When Money Dies, written in 1975. Mr. Fergusson is also a former Member of the European Parliament and has been a Special Adviser at the Foreign Office, and a consultant on...

Jeff Rubin: Pipeline Politics Could Bring Tar Sands Shale Oil to a Halt

May 29 – Jim welcomes back Jeff Rubin, economist, and author of the recently published book on oil, “The End of Growth”. Jeff discusses the issues of pipeline politics in Canada, and how environmentalists are trying to...

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