Robert Rapier's Contributions

Tom McClellan: Data Says Fed Should Be Cutting Rates Now

Nov 17, 2023 – After this week's market wrap-up, Financial Sense Newshour's Jim Puplava speaks with Tom McClellan about the market outlook and Robert Rapier on the energy sector. Tom says that the Federal Reserve should be cutting...

Tom McClellan on Navigating Market Correction; Robert Rapier on Green Energy Myths and Realities

Aug 18, 2023 – Our technician this week is Tom McClellan who discusses the potential trajectory of the current correction in the stock market. Tom provides his outlook on stocks, interest rates, and gives listeners an update on...

Ron William: Elevated Volatility Ahead, Foreign Central Banks Shifting Into Gold as US Debt Concerns Grow

Apr 28, 2023 – After this week's market wrap-up, Financial Sense Newshour speaks with Ron William at RWA to get an update on his technical outlook for the US and global markets. Ron believes we are going to see elevated volatility in...

Jim Puplava: All the Wrong Policies Mean Energy Crisis Will Worsen

Sep 9 – After this week's market wrap-up, Robin Griffiths out of the UK joins us to discuss the technical outlook for the market and to provide an update on his Adaptive Asset Allocation model for highest ranking sectors and regions of the globe...

The Perfect Storm: Energy, Inflation, Famine and War

Mar 11 – In today's Big Picture segment, Jim Puplava explains the perfect storm of events all colliding simultaneously and in the coming months when it comes to energy, inflation, growing food shortages and war. First, we speak with Frank Barbera...

Global Delta Peak? Also, Robert Rapier on the Problem of Controlling Emissions

Aug 13 – US stocks ended roughly flat this week though a small gain for the Dow and S&P 500 was just enough to push both indices to new record highs. On today's Financial Sense Newshour podcast, we speak with Bruce Fraser and energy expert Robert Rapier...

Tom McClellan on 2021 Energy Trade and Rising Interest Rates

Dec 4 – After this week's market wrap-up, Financial Sense Newshour gets an update from technician Tom McClellan to discuss the stock market, the big energy trade he's predicting for 2021, and more. Next, we speak with Robert Rapier on...

Bloomberg's Gina Martin Adams Says the Market's Entering a New Phase

Jun 19 – Ryan Puplava tells listeners what moved markets this week. Bloomberg's Gina Martin Adams says the market is entering a new phase and Robert Rapier takes listeners on a deep dive into oil. Cris and Jim are back with the Big Picture...

The Perfect Energy Storm

Apr 3 – Pessimism returned to markets this week as economic shocks from the coronavirus continued to mount. Dave Nicoski discusses the return of a stock picker's market and Robert Rapier explains the perfect energy storm building...

Gold and Bonds Spike on Coronavirus Fears

Jan 24 – After this week’s market wrap-up, Chief Market Strategist at Stockcharts.com David Keller discusses the magnitude of the rotation into defensive sectors this week, especially gold and bonds. Then, Robert Rapier gives his big predictions on energy...

The Stock Market Is Booming! Here's Why...

Nov 8 – Ryan Puplava gives this week's market wrap-up and explains the drivers behind another push to new record highs. Next, Richard Dickson at Lowry Research provides a technical update on the market and, lastly, Robert Rapier discusses oil...

We're Seeing Technical Breakdowns in Important Industry Groups, Says John Kosar

With Chris Preitauer

Aug 30 – Ryan Puplava gives this week's market wrap, John Kosar covers technical breakdowns in important industry groups and the global economic slowdown. Then Robert Rapier discusses the ethanol industry's dependence on the U.S. government...

When the Fed Cuts Rates, Something Is Going Wrong

Jun 21– Ryan Puplava starts things off and shares what moved the markets this week. Dave Nicoski of Vermillion Technical Research analyzes the break out in gold and currency wars he sees headed our way. Robert Rapier says there’s a major disconnect...

Ralph Acampora on Dow Theory Sell Signal; Robert Rapier on Oil, Natural Gas

Jan 25 – After this week’s market wrap with Ryan Puplava, Financial Sense Newshour speaks with legendary market technician Ralph Acampora says we received a Dow Theory sell signal last year and explains what that means for the current...

Robin Griffiths on Death of FAANG, Global Slowdown

Nov 30 – Fed Chairman Jerome Powell caused a stock market rally this week while investors eagerly await the results of Trump and Xi Jinping’s meeting this weekend. Robin Griffiths tells Financial Sense Newshour listeners that the multi-year...

Oil Got Trounced and Solar Soared in the First Half

By Robert Rapier – The first half of 2017 marked the worst first-half performance for crude oil since 1998. The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent crude both fell 14% in the first half of the year. Coal and natural gas also declined...

Renewable Gains Offset Coal’s Decline In 2016

By Robert Rapier – Last month BP released its Statistical Review of World Energy 2017. Overall world primary energy consumption hit a new record, increasing by 171 million metric tons of oil equivalent (MTOE) from 2015 to 2016.

Fracking Saves Americans $180 Billion Annually on Gasoline Costs

By Robert Rapier – Gasoline is where most consumers are reaping the benefits. The national average price for unleaded gasoline on Memorial Day was about $1.30/gal cheaper than it was just three years ago. U.S. consumers use about 140 billion gallons of gasoline a year...

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve May Have Outlived Its Purpose

By Robert Rapier – In December 1975, when memories of gas lines were fresh on the minds of Americans as a result of the 1973 OPEC oil embargo, Congress established the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The law was designed “to reduce the impact of...

The Ethanol Industry Braces for Impact

Last week the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) reported that President Trump is preparing to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make a big change to the country’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The change is...

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