Our Team

President, Founder
jim [dot] puplava [at] financialsense [dot] com ()
jim [dot] puplava [at] financialsense [dot] com
858.487.3939 (Business)
888.486.3939 (Other)
858.487.3969 (Business Fax)

Financial Sense® Advisors, Inc.
President
Financial Sense® Securities, Inc.
President
Registered Representative

Financial Sense & Financial Sense Newshour
Author & Host
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Jim Puplava is an asset manager and financial professional who has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, ABC News: Nightline, The Wall Street Transcript, The Huffington Post, and the documentary film, The End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless, among other publications and media sources.

His experience in financial media began in 1988, with his hosting of Financial Sense Talkradio on various radio stations in San Diego. Today, he continues his weekly Financial Sense Newshour podcasts, writes thought-provoking commentary for FinancialSense.com, and oversees the portfolio management team at Puplava Financial Services, Inc. and Puplava Securities, Inc.

Mr. Puplava graduated cum laude in political science from Arizona State University. He then went on to graduate with honors earning a master's degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). Among his many awards and achievements, in 2007 and 2009 Jim was nominated by his clients and professional peers as one of the San Diego area's best wealth managers.

Mr. Puplava's professional designations include Certified Financial Planner; FINRA Series 7, Series 24, Series 65, and Life, Disability and Variable Insurance licenses. Mr. Puplava has been president of Financial Sense® Advisors, Inc. (FSA) since 1985. For 12 years, he held a position as Branch Manager for LPL Financial Services, LLC. In 1996, Mr. Puplava established the broker/dealer firm, Financial Sense® Securities, Inc. (FSS) and is its president.

Mr. Puplava and his wife, Mary live in San Diego near their three sons and their grandchildren and are involved in a number of philanthropic enterprises through their charitable foundation. Mr. Puplava loves historical documentaries, sailing, and is an avid reader.

Chief Executive Officer
ryan [dot] puplava [at] financialsense [dot] com ()
ryan [dot] puplava [at] financialsense [dot] com
858.487.3939 (Business)
888.486.3939 (Other)
858.487.3969 (Business Fax)

Financial Sense® Advisors, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Financial Sense® Securities, Inc.
Options and Muni Principal
Registered Representative
Financial Sense & Financial Sense Newshour
Columnist & Guest
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Ryan joined Financial Sense® Wealth Management in 1995. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance from San Diego State University. His professional designations include FINRA Series 4, Series 7, Series 53, and Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Exam. He earned the Chartered Market Technician's designation in 2007. Mr. Puplava is the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with James Puplava and the management team; he also contributes to Financial Sense and is a weekly guest on Financial Sense Newshour with the market wrap report.

Chief Investment Officer
chris [dot] puplava [at] financialsense [dot] com ()
chris [dot] puplava [at] financialsense [dot] com
858.487.3939 (Business)
888.486.3939 (Other)
858.487.3969 (Business Fax)

Financial Sense® Advisors, Inc.
Chief Investment Officer
Financial Sense® Securities, Inc.
Registered Representative
Financial Sense
Columnist & Guest
BrokerCheck

Chris graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He joined Financial Sense® Wealth Management in 2005 and is currently pursuing the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. His professional designations include FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Exam. He contributes articles to Financial Sense as well as occasional interviews and updates on Financial Sense Newshour. Chris enjoys the outdoors.

Chief Compliance Officer
Alan [dot] Valenzuela [at] financialsense [dot] com ()
Alan [dot] Valenzuela [at] financialsense [dot] com
858.487.3939 (Business)
888.486.3939 (Other)
858.486.3969 (Business Fax)

Financial Sense® Advisors, Inc.
Chief Compliance Officer
Financial & Operations Principal
Financial Sense® Securities, Inc.
Chief Compliance Officer
Financial & Operations Principal
Registered Representative
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Alan joined Financial Sense® Wealth Management in June 2017. He earned a Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional designation from Wharton Business School and holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from California State University at Los Angeles. Alan has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry, which includes 10 years as a Vice President of Compliance at LPL Financial and 6 years as Head of Advisory and Brokerage Compliance at ING/Financial Network. His professional registrations include FINRA Licenses Series 7, 24, 27, 63 and 65. Alan enjoys coaching his son’s soccer team, hiking and taking his dogs to the beach.

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