FS Staff's Contributions

2020: The New Gilded Age

Jun 12 – The Gilded Age was known for its rapid economic boom, technical advances and rising income inequality. Sound familiar? Bruce Mehlman posits the U.S. is entering a new Gilded Age, swapping Rockefeller and Carnegie for Zuckerberg and Bezos...

The US Stock Market Is Near a Major Turning Point, Says Dr. Woody Brock

Jun 11 – In a recent interview with Financial Sense, Woody Brock, Founder and President of Strategic Economic Decisions, discussed the four main causal forces of the US stock market’s explosive growth over the last three to four decades and whether these...

Peter Zeihan on US-China Tensions, Surveillance War and What's Next

Jun 6 – Peter Zeihan, one of the world's foremost experts on geopolitical risk and author of The Accidental Superpower and The Absent Superpower, discusses the Five Eyes Alliance of global surveillance, China's attempt to gain a footing with Huawei and why...

US Manufacturing Sees ‘Toughest Month in Nearly Ten Years’; Global Manufacturing Now Contracting

Jun 3 – Two of the main manufacturing gauges for the U.S. posted a further decline for the month of May. The IHS Markit index is now at 50.5, just barely above the 50 level for contraction. Here’s what Chris Williamson, Chief Business Economist at IHS Market said about...

Forecaster Jim O’Sullivan on Tariff Headwinds and Second-Half Slowing

Jun 3 – With trade tensions escalating and a global slowdown underway, many are left wondering if recession is near. Financial Sense Insider spoke with Jim O'Sullivan, chief economist at High Frequency Economics, whom MarketWatch named one...

China Is Playing the Long Game, Says Charles Gave

May 31 – Though tariffs, semiconductors, soybeans, or rare earth metals all steal the headlines when it comes to US-China trade tensions, these are just tools or weapons of warfare in a much larger battle over money and sovereignty, Gave told Financial Sense...

Rob Arnott: U.S. Most Expensive Stock Market in the World

May 22 – Despite the simmering threat of trade wars and rumors of real wars brewing, U.S. stock market valuations remain high. Financial Sense Insider spoke with Rob Arnott, founder and chairman of Research Affiliates, about his take on sky-high valuations...

Oil May Surprise to the Upside with Shale Production Delays, Says Joe Dancy

May 20 –For the past two years the energy sector has been underperforming and recent news of potential supply pressures only adds fuel to the fire. Where’s oil headed? Financial Sense Newshour spoke with Joe Dancy...

Martin Armstrong Says Government Creating 'Giant Money-Laundering Machine'

May 14 – Europe is in the midst of a political nightmare and may be facing a hard landing, according to forecaster Martin Armstrong of ArmstrongEconomics.com. Martin just held a widely attended World Economic Conference in Rome with Brexit Party's Nigel...

Staying Active as You Age Could Be the Key to Longevity

May 14 – Many people believe planning for retirement means focusing solely on the numbers. Just as important though, is ensuring you’re healthy enough to enjoy those years...

ITR: US Debt Will Lead Us Into Another Great Depression

May 7 – The good news: A U.S. economic recession has been delayed for another few years. The bad news: We could be looking at another Great Depression in 10 years. That's the outlook according to ITR Economics, the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic...

Key Retirement Dates You Don’t Want to Forget

May 1 – For well-prepared investors, retirement milestones are something to be celebrated. However, getting to the big day stress-free takes a lot of organization and planning...

Social Security Costs to Exceed Income in 2020

Apr 30 – An annual government report indicated Social Security’s costs are expected to exceed its income starting in 2020. When this last happened in 1982, the 1984 Social Security fix followed where Congress...

Gold Facing a 'Perfect Storm' of Bullish Signals, Says Stoeferle

Apr 29 – With negative interest rates in Europe and Japan, exploding debt levels, and the growing popularity of radical monetary experiments like Modern Monetary Theory in the U.S., traditional safe-haven assets like gold are looking more and more...

Legendary Fund Manager, Felix Zulauf, Says U.S.-China Trade Deal Setting Up for 'Buy the Rumor, Sell the News' Event

Apr 26 – Though expectations continue to run high for positive impacts from a U.S.-China trade deal, it won’t change the economy or stock market’s fortune for long, says Felix Zulauf, head of Zulauf Asset Management and Zulauf Consulting. China and the U.S. are in the midst...

This Device Could Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Medication

Apr 25 – High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a chronic concern in the United States. Around 75 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure and it has been the cause of more than 400,000...

Dan Steffens Warns Oil and Gas Prices Have Higher to Go

Apr 25 – It wasn’t long ago that everyone seemed to be lowering their estimates for oil prices. Especially when, in last year’s fourth quarter, investment banks decreased estimates to the to the low 60s. Now we’ve hit the mid-60s with many predicting we could be...

Marijuana, Cannabis and the Consumer Craze for CBD-Related Products

Apr 23 – Legal marijuana is increasingly becoming a reality across the United States. With multiple states authorizing pot sales and the looming possibility of legalization at the federal level, marijuana is a hot topic in the investment world. This time on Financial Sense Newshour...

Reshma Kapadia on Rising College Fees and Your Retirement

Apr 11 – We spoke with Reshma Kapadia, a senior writer at Barron's, about her recent article “How Your Kids Can Ruin Your Retirement, and How to Make Sure They Don’t,” to understand how parents can protect...

Blockchain Will Be the Software that Runs the World, Argues Stephen P. Williams

Apr 10 – Williams explained: “If I were to put the manuscript for my book through that website, I would be given a hash of a certain number of letters and numbers that represents it. Now, you couldn’t take that hash and reverse engineer...

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