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Smart Macro: Back to Higher for Longer

Feb 16, 2024 – Financial Sense Wealth Management CIO Chris Puplava discusses two leading indicators for inflation that are now starting to rise, raising concerns that interest rates may need to stay higher for longer than Wall Street...

Smart Macro: Something Strange Is Happening in the Jobs Data

Feb 5, 2024 – Last week the US saw a blowout jobs number that beat all expectations. However, after all the headline grabbing attention, many have now had a chance to fully digest the data and are raising some concerns. Today, we discuss the growing divergence...

Smart Macro: Assessing the Soft Landing Scenario and Market Impact for 2024

Jan 19, 2024 – In today's Smart Macro segment of the Financial Sense Newshour, Chris Puplava provides an assessment of the widely-held consensus view for a soft landing in 2024. Currently, the manufacturing side of the US economy is...

One Call to Rule Them All

Jan 19, 2024 – Our belief is that there will primarily be one call to get correct—one call to rule them all—and that is whether the US economy has a hard landing (recession) or soft one. Getting this call right can set the tone for everything else as...

Jim Welsh on Soaring Stock Market, Wall Street Surprises

Dec 15, 2023 – After this week's market wrap-up, Financial Sense Newshour speaks with Jim Welsh at Macro Tides about the big surge in the stock market this month as the consensus increasingly expects a perfect trifecta...

Smart Macro: Too Much Debt, Not Enough Buyers

Nov 10, 2023 – In today’s Smart Macro segment of the Financial Sense Newshour, Chris Puplava and Cris Sheridan hold an in-depth discussion about one of the most critical issues in global finance that is quickly gaining attention...

Four Trillion in US Debt Coming Due into Year-End, Says Chris Puplava

Oct 27, 2023 – Though a lot of eyes are currently focused on the Middle East, much of the outlook for the world's largest economy and financial market is dependent on what's happening with the rise in yields and borrowing costs...

Goldilocks and the Three Tailwinds

Oct 11, 2023 – During the Great Depression, the deficit as a percentage of GDP reached a high of 6.1% in 1936. In 2009, we reached another record of 9.8%. However, over the last few years, all prior records have now been shattered...

Three Trillion Dollars Fading from the Market, Says Chris Puplava

Sep 29, 2023 – Chris Puplava, Chief Investment Officer at Financial Sense Wealth Management, elucidates the infusion of three trillion dollars into the market and economy within the last year. This influx stems from government spending...

Smart Macro: Consumer Spending, Inflation, and the Market Outlook

Sep 15, 2023 – Chris Puplava, Chief Investment Officer of Financial Sense Wealth Management, highlights the importance of distinguishing between real and nominal data when evaluating the economy's robustness, especially...

The Lifetime Planning Guide – A Comprehensive Approach Towards Managing Your 401(K)

Aug 21, 2023 – Navigating the financial world can often seem overwhelming, but fear not! In this episode of the Financial Sense Newshour, hosts Jim and Chris Puplava simplify it to its bare essentials. With a focus on 401(K)'s - a major asset...

Market Neutral, But Keep an Eye on the Exits, Says Chris Puplava

Jul 21, 2023 – In today's Smart Macro segment, Financial Sense Wealth Management CIO Chris Puplava explains why he is now holding a 'neutral' view and position on the market given the positive sign of the rally broadening to other...

Must Listen: Assessing Current Tech Valuations to Dotcom Bubble and 2007 Market Peak

Jul 7, 2023 – In today's Smart Macro segment, Chris Puplava, CIO of Financial Sense Wealth Management, discusses the latest research comparing the most common valuation measures for the largest tech companies vs. what was seen...

Smart Macro: Lags, Liquidity, and LEIs

Jun 23, 2023 – In today's Smart Macro segment, Chris Puplava, CIO of Financial Sense Wealth Management, discusses the growing divergence between the stock market and leading economic indicators, the lagged impacts...

Smart Macro: This Time Is Not Different

Jun 9, 2023 – The S&P 500 has now climbed 20% from its October 2022 lows and many are declaring that we are now in a new bull market even though leading economic indicators are still strongly pointing towards recession while banks...

Smart Macro: Large Cluster of Hindenburg Omens as LEIs See Further Decline

May 19, 2023 – Chris Puplava, Chief Investment Officer at Financial Sense Wealth Management, warns listeners that we've now seen a large cluster of Hindenburg Omen sell signals raised across numerous stock market indices. Furthermore...

Smart Macro: Unraveling the Banking Crisis & LEIs' Impact on 'Sell in May and Go Away'

May 5, 2023 – In today's Smart Macro edition of the Financial Sense Newshour, Chris Puplava explains why the banking crisis is likely not over and also discusses recent research on how leading economic indicators impact stock market returns...

Weekly Update: Why the Banking Crisis Is Likely Not Over Yet

May 2, 2023 – The conditions that led up to the current banking crisis are still in place, says Chris Puplava, CIO of Financial Sense Wealth Management, which means that banks are likely to continue failing in the months ahead until...

Largest Commercial Bank Run in Half Century Underway Right Now

Apr 25, 2023 – Anyone arguing that we are not heading into a recession may be deluding themselves. The biggest deposit flight we have seen in 50 years from commercial banks shows no sign of stopping. Why is this important? Well, commercial banks...

Smart Macro: Short-Term Bounce in Housing, Leading Employment Indicators Turn Negative

April 21, 2023 – In today's Smart Macro segment, Financial Sense Wealth Management CIO Chris Puplava discusses the latest data on housing, which has seen a slight rebound in some metrics, and why this is likely to be temporary given what we see in a wide range of other leading indicators. If...

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