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James J Puplava CFP

Jun 16 – Jim Puplava begins a new series on the Financial Sense Newshour this week, "The Lifetime Income Series." Jim begins this series by exploring your options when your pension plan changes or your company offers you...

Ross Hansen

Jun 15 – Jim welcomes Ross Hansen of the Northwest Territorial Mint back to the program. Ross discusses the dawning of electronic money as governments seek more control over individuals and underground economies. He also notes that people are...

Ned W Schmidt CFA

Jun 14 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Ned Schmidt, Publisher of The Agri-Food Value View Report. Ned doesn’t believe China will have a hard landing as so many Wall Street analysts seem to believe. He also notes that McDonald's in China is...

Jeffrey M Christian

Jun 13 – Jim welcomes back Jeff Christian, Founder of CPM Group. Jeff discusses some unusual recent trading in the gold market, and why sovereign bonds have done better than gold as a safe haven recently. Jeff also believes that gold prices...

Bud Conrad

Jun 12 – Jim welcomes back Bud Conrad, Chief Economist with Casey Research. Bud sees both Greece and Spain ultimately exiting the Euro, with resultant chaos and opportunity. He also sees more Federal Reserve stimulus for both the US and...

eric janszen

Jun 11 – The Next Level is a new weekly program hosted by Erik Townsend each Monday on Financial Sense aimed at investment professionals and more advanced private investors to discuss hotly debated topics in the financial community.

Simon A Mikhailovich

Jun 8 – Jim is pleased to welcome Simon Mikhailovich, co-founder of Eidesis Capital in New York. Jim and Simon discuss the risk of financial derivatives, and how derivatives will only be reformed after they collapse. Simon notes that the entire...

Mark Nestmann

Jun 7 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Mark Nestmann, President of the Nestmann Group Ltd. Mark and Jim discuss the real tax story of Facebook billionaire Eduardo Saverin. Mark also warns of coming currency exchange controls and...

Gregory T Weldon

Jun 4 – Jim welcomes back Greg Weldon, CEO of Weldon Financial. Greg sees the European debt problems growing from a brushfire into a raging forest fire. He also notes the lessons from the Argentine devaluation won’t work in Greece.

Douglas Noland

Jun 1 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Douglas Noland, Senior Portfolio Manager at Federated Investors. Doug sees no Central Bank "exit plan" and no end to global money-printing, as central banks receive less bang from each succeeding stimulus plan.


In your opinion do you feel raising the federal debt limit is a good or bad idea?

financial sense newshour poll retirement

Given government budget problems, a struggling economy, a growing percentage of retirees versus workers, and retirement portfolios that are still recovering from 2008: does retirement have a future? Or is it a passe 20th-century concept?


Durable goods orders chart is included in this week’s Big Picture showing a volatile picture.


Many investors are fleeing to Treasury bonds in this time of uncertainty and volatility. Do you see US government debt as a safe haven or a risky choice?


Greece may be on the verge of defaulting on its debt. FS Newshour asks you: Will it?


In your opinion is Quantitative Easing (QE) over or just beginning as a lasting force in the economy.

gasoline rationing ahead?

Peak Oil is beginning to affect the world in our everyday life. Global demand, Middle East strife and other causes have impacted the price of crude oil in recent times. FSN proposes the bold question: Do you think gasoline rationing is in our future?

A Gold-backed US dollar: Pipe dream or inevitable?

There's been much discussion about a gold-backed US dollar in recent times. Do you feel it's a pipe dream or inevitable?

VAT- Is there a “value added” tax coming to the US?

Is there a possibility of a "value added" tax in the United States future? Cast your vote today!

Is there a Future for the Middle Class?

Financial Sense Newshour would like to know what you think of the future of the Middle Class in the years to come.