FS Staff's Contributions

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...

Fitness Gets Smart With Tonal

Apr 9 – Aly Orady, the founder of Tonal, began his career in technology working for Hewlett Packard in the company’s supercomputing lab. By the time he turned 35 his health was in complete disarray...

Tanja Hester's Tips on Planning for Early Retirement

Apr 8 – Retiring at 65 is entrenched in the American mindset, but what if you could retire in your 40s? Tanja Hester, author of Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way, retired at 38...

Thinking of RVing? Here's What to Consider

Apr 5 – There are several questions people need to ask themselves when considering RVing as a lifestyle. “For us, these questions all seem to center around finding your ‘why’,” Marc said. If you are considering the RV...

Ten Retirement Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Apr 4 – Planning for retirement can often be stressful and quite complicated. Jim Puplava of Financial Sense Wealth Management identifies how you can avoid these common mishaps to create a more stable future...

Rosenberg on Lagged Effects of Fed Tightening, Corporate Deleveraging

Apr 2 – David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff, says the odds of a U.S. recession in 2019 are rising and are probably much higher than the consensus expects. Speaking on Financial Sense Newshour last week...

Investors Hoping for a Massive Reflation Are Going to Be Disappointed, Says Tian Yang

Mar 22 – China's Shanghai Index is up 25 percent year-to-date and investors are hopeful for more growth based on recent stimulus measures by the Chinese government, however, Variant Perception's Tian Yang says, "investors are...

A Leading Economic Indicator for the U.S. Just Took a Huge Nosedive

Mar 19 – The global economy has continued to slow this year and, although the U.S. has remained resilient so far, our Financial Sense Leading Economic Indicator (LEI) for the U.S. just took a big nosedive into negative territory...

Danielle DiMartino Booth on States That Were Hit 'Particularly Hard' by the New Tax Law

Mar 12 – Danielle DiMartino Booth recently spoke with Financial Sense president Jim Puplava on signs that could indicate the market is shifting toward recession. She explains the increase in jobless claims, the subsequent...

The Size of Corporate Debt One Rung Above Junk Has Never Been Greater, Warns Louis Gave

Feb 01 – Louis Gave at Gavekal Research says the greatest source of potential instability in the years ahead lies with the massive growth of the U.S. corporate debt market, particularly at the BBB-rated (near junk) level. Gave recently told FS Insider that it has...

Market Rallies as Fed Leans More Dovish on Further Tightening, Rate Hikes

Jan 30 – Stocks are staging a sizable rally after the Fed signaled to investors that they would be more patient on further rate hikes. As shown below, the S&P 500 has now rallied above its multi-month downtrend from the highs of last year...

Robert Rapier on the End of OPEC and Rise of Electric Vehicles

Jan 29 – In a recent interview with Financial Sense’s Jim Puplava, energy expert Robert Rapier explained why he thinks OPEC is headed for trouble and what the increased popularity of electric vehicles will do to oil markets. It’s only a matter of time before...

Gary Shilling on What Could Cause the Next Recession

Jan 24 –Jim Puplava recently spoke with financial analyst and commentator A. Gary Shilling on FS Insider. Shilling has a long history with Wall Street—he was fired from Merrill-Lynch for accurately calling the 1969-1970 recession...

The Cost of the Government Shutdown

Jan 22 – Ryan Sweet spoke with Financial Sense’s Jim Puplava on the impact of the government shutdown on U.S. GDP and how it’s not only affecting thousands of American families but is beginning to trickle into areas of the economy like housing and small business...

Stocks May Be Stuck in Volatile Trading Range for 2019

Jan 10 – Craig “Bullseye” Johnson of Piper Jaffray (who earned such a moniker for his spot-on calls) recently spoke on Financial Sense Newshour to give an update on his outlook. When we last talked with him in October he predicted that...

Is China Winning the 5G Race?

Jan 9 – You may have heard the term loosely tossed into conversation or floating around the internet, but what exactly is 5G and how is it different from say 4G or 3G? Woody Preucil explained that 5G is a key technology because it has the power to harness...

Feasible Recession in 2019, Says Danielle DiMartino Booth

Dec 28 – In her interview with FS Insider, DiMartino Booth highlighted what a unique period we’re currently in as there isn’t a similar historical cycle, “we’ve never had quantitative easing in past cycles, we’ve never had 22 trillion dollars of...

The Market's Entering a Transitional Period, Says Ari Wald

Dec 14 – Oppenheimer's Ari Wald says we've now broken a multi-year uptrend in the US stock market that started in February 2016 with greater downside risks to commodities and other areas. Wald now sees us in an important transitional...