Christopher Puplava, CRPC®'s Contributions

Smart Macro: Unhappy US Consumers, Spotlight on the Job Market

Jul 12, 2024 – US consumer sentiment is declining, and the job market isn't offering relief. Chris Puplava, CIO of Financial Sense Wealth Management, analyzes the latest data on jobs, inflation, and consumer sentiment, and shares insights from...

Smart Macro: US Bond Market Liquidity Rapidly Deteriorating, This May Force the Fed's Hand

Jun 28, 2024 – Chris Puplava, CIO of Financial Sense Wealth Management, warns that we are now seeing a deterioration in US government bond liquidity to levels we haven't seen since 2008. What does that mean and how could this...

Smart Macro: Drilling Into the Jobs Data

Jun 7, 2024 – Chris Puplava, CIO of Financial Sense Wealth Management, gives a breakdown of today's jobs data and explains why, given other employment metrics, we are likely to see this number revised downward in the months ahead...

Smart Macro: Interest Rates on the Move; Broad-Based Commodity Upturn

May 24, 2024 – How much have commodities risen this year? Chris Puplava, CIO of Financial Sense Wealth Management, details the surprising year-to-date increases in the prices of gold, silver, oil, gasoline, natural gas, aluminum...

Smart Macro: Cooling Labor Market, Weakening Consumer Confidence

May 10, 2024 – In today's Smart Macro segment, Chris Puplava, CIO of Financial Sense Wealth Management, explains why it may now be time to be on 'high alert' for the US jobs market. Chris also discusses the data that just came out this week...

Smart Macro: Ripple Effects of a Japanese Yen Currency Crisis

Apr 27, 2024 – In today's Smart Macro segment, Chris Puplava, CIO of Financial Sense Wealth Management, explains how the largest foreign holder of US Treasuries, Japan, is witnessing a rapid devaluation of its currency and how...

Financial D-Day and the Rise of the Gold Vigilantes

Apr 15, 2024 – The U.S. is on the brink of a financial challenge with nearly $9 trillion of its debt approaching maturity within the next year. This debt will need to be refinanced at interest rates much higher than when it was originally taken on—almost twice as high, in fact...

Smart Macro: Rise of the Gold Vigilantes

Apr 12, 2024 – In today's Smart Macro segment, Financial Sense Wealth Management CIO Chris Puplava discusses the rise of the gold vigilantes—large global investors, central banks, and institutions who are increasingly favoring...

Greg Weldon: Global Easing Leading to Surge in Gold, Commodities, and Mining Stocks

Mar 29, 2024 – After this week's wrap-up, Financial Sense Newshour speaks with Greg Weldon about the big surge in gold, commodities and mining stocks, which he says is a reflection of large fiscal spending packages combined with...

Smart Macro: Jobs Data Divergence Nearing Recessionary Levels

Mar 15, 2024 – Financial Sense Wealth Management's CIO, Chris Puplava, explores the widening gap between the US government's optimistic portrayal of a robust economy and a tight labor market, as opposed to the concerning...

Dave Nicoski on Tech Wedge and Energy Surprise; Smart Macro: State-Level Layoff Surge

Mar 1, 2024 – After this week's wrap-up with Ryan Puplava, Financial Sense Newshour speaks with Dave Nicoski at Vermilion Research who flags an important shift happening in the market right now with mega cap tech stocks, energy...

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...

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