Noted author and speaker David Horowitz was all set to appear at Berkley a/k/a Berserkerly but the administration had other ideas. They put up all sorts of obstacles, both financial and procedural. As a result the event was cancelled and the college will remain a safe-space for now. David wants the DOJ to crack down on this state of affairs and withhold all government funding from these so-called institutions of higher learning. 

Direct download: David_Horowitz_02.May.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

Andrew Zatlin is upbeat about hiring and the economic situation of the country. Trump is transitioning the country away from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan into things that are directly involved in the US's interests. Trump's pro-business team know how to run things. Unfortunately, the Congress has been resistant and unaccommodating. Can Trump get his program through? Let's see what happens next.

Direct download: Andrew_Zatlin_02.May.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm EDT

Is Trump about to change your 401(k)'s biggest tax break? The Trump administration is embarking on new efforts to study and possibly dismantle some of President Obama’s tax and financial regulations.

Lawmakers are looking at dramatically changing these retirement plans. President Donald Trump was elected, in part, because of his championing of income tax reform, with promises of a simplified structure of tax rates for individuals and lower tax rates on corporations. Yet at no time during the campaign did the president signal that the way his administration would pay for those moves would involve taking away one of the most popular and widely used tax breaks in the income tax system.

 

Direct download: Anthony_Saccaro_02.May.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

2016 turned out to be a pretty decent year, economically speaking anyway. The latest 2017 economic numbers are decidedly downcast. Can Trump's proposed tax plan fix it? The current recovery has been going on for 9 years, almost a life time. A recession now would lead to even higher deficits and more pressure on the Fed and the government. Eventually, there will be a day of reckoning. It's not if, but when. A recession will bring us that much closer. If the US doesn't grow than no other country will grow either. 

Direct download: John_Rubino_01.May.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

Eddie Ghabour is a bull and Trump's Tax reform proposal has made him even more so. There's a lot of great things contained therein:

1. Reducing corp tax rate to 15% will be a huge windfall that will get reinvested into the economy.

2. What is not talked about enough that I feel has a huge impact is the corp tax rate affects the small business in America that are pass throughs. This is huge for the small business owner.

3. Simplifying the code to 3 brackets makes a lot of sense. It's too complicated as it stands now.

4. Doing away with AMT is another windfall that is well overdue.

5. In summary this is a pro growth tax plan that is a big change from where we stand that has the potential for big positive results.

6. If this passes I believe the bull market is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

But will Congress pass it in some form? 

Direct download: Eddie_Ghabour_01.May.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm EDT

Virtually all stock markets were up in April, Dow 1.3%, TSX.V down slightly, everything else keeps going up. Dollar down breaking 100 on the index, Euro up 2.3%. Rate on the 10 Year is coming back down. Bitcoin was up 22%! On the metals front, Gold was up 1.5% and silver was down almost 6. Platinum down palladium up. Dr. Copper down almost 2%. Down month for WTI and Brent -3.0%. Natgas defying the weather up nearly 6%. U308 down nearly 7%. Gold to silver ration back over 70. Platinum to Gold hits .74, very very low.  

Direct download: Mickey_Fulp_01.May.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:53pm EDT

Josh has been trading for 8 years and has over 16,000 hours of experience. Hasn’t had a losing month since February 2016. No losing days since February 13, 2017. He’s won on over 76% of his investments. Oil looks like its heading higher and this is good news for the Canadian Dollar. The Euro should be heading lower. Josh says with opportunities like this, it’s a great time to be investing. 

Direct download: Josh_Martinez_01.May.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

Bryan Slusarchuk is a director of First Cobalt (TSXV: FCC & US: FTSSF). We used to think that adequate supplies of Lithium were required to power the growing numbers of electric vehicles. And while at the present time Lithium is the preferred energy storage battery component, Cobalt is every bit as important. The supplies are rapidly shrinking and what we do get is often the product child mining slaves. As with many vital minerals and elements, Cobalt is often a bi-product of base metal mines. When the underlying metal becomes uneconomical to mine, Cobalt products stops as well.  First Cobalt is out to change all that. They've got an amazing project in Canada - Keeley Frontier that has yielded large amounts of Cobalt and Silver in the past. Now restarting it is a major goal. It's blue skies ahead for the blue metal. 

Direct download: First_Cobalt_28.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

There's a new computer security hack that uses your children to open the door to wholesale data theft your data. The kids believe they're downloading a Nintendo Emulator that will allow them to play unlimited games on their computer. Instead they're allowing a trojan virus to get in and cause all sorts of havoc with your data, identity and files. Warn  your children about this exploit before it's too late. 

Direct download: Heather_Wagenhals_28.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT

Joe Park is a leading Cyber Security Analyst and Author of
"The Rise of the Chosen Ones: How to Choose Yourself for Greatness"

Security Professionals are aware that cyber criminals have increasingly sophisticated weapons at their disposal for maneuvering through online commerce systems and stealing information. Traditional firewalls do little to help online businesses understand the behavior of online visitors. Instead they narrowly focus on the network and server exploits only.

These costly threats are growing significantly, making the job of IT professionals extremely challenging. What does this mean for online business protection? Where should you turn to protect your data and your life. 

Direct download: Joe_Parker_28.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm EDT

What's Happing Wednesdays with Andrew Hoffman:

-Historically cheap PMs prices, amidst the "PiMBEEB-a-looza" of (PM bullish, everything-else-bearish) headlines;

-GDP plunge, government shutdown?, French election, debt ceiling, North Korea;

-gold STILL well above its 200 WMA;

-record Bitcoin prices - and Miles Franklin NOW ACCEPTING BITCOIN AS PAYMENT https://www.milesfranklin.com/miles-franklin-now-accepting-bitcoin-for-precious-metal-payment-online/;

- an "historically unsustainable https://www.milesfranklin.com/historic-unsustainability/ " environment, of "dotcom valuations in a Great Depression Era https://www.milesfranklin.com/audioblog-192-dotcom-valuations-and-sentiment-in-a-great-depression-era/"

Etc.

Direct download: Andy_Hoffman_28.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

We touched base with Avi Gilburt, an expert cycle trader. He's adamant that the market is headed higher, as high as 2600 for the S&P and even more so for the Russell 2000. Gold is facing one more test/shakeout, perhaps very shortly and then will begin a major new move upward. Oil is going to shock the experts and could hit $60 a little later in the year. Finally, the greenback is in a multi-year consolidation period. It's gone about as high as it's going to for now. An exciting forecast for exciting markets. 

Direct download: Avi_Gilburt_24.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

When Puerto Rico went bust last year Uncle Sam was there to give PR a temporary bailout. Can the all of the states' chronically underfunded pension plans expect the same? Illinois and NJ are getting close to the tipping point, so something will have to be done sooner rather than later. 

Playing the downside on these bloated markets will eventually reap huge rewards. But can a non-professional investor win big? Probably not as much as the real pros. There's nothing worse than being right at the wrong time. We've all been there. 

A note about those leveraged ETF's. They can hurt you big time due to their reliance on options, which lose value and become worthless over time. There's no clear disclosure on the topic so you need to know before investing/gambling. 

Direct download: John_Rubino_24.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm EDT

The behind-the-scenes heroes of America’s military will surprise you… did you know that war dogs have been a major asset to our brave troops overseas?
These untold stories of these four-legged soldiers have finally been revelead in Regnery History’s latest book K-9 Korea: The Untold Story of America’s War Dogs by Rachel Reed, which debuted.


This heart-wrenching story shows how soldiers work alongside loyal animals who make an incredible sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy today.
In a time of a negative news cycle, it’s time that we shed light on America’s unsung heroes.

Direct download: Rachel_Reed_24.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

Bill Tatro is skeptical about Trump's ability to get his agenda through Congress. It's not like running your own real estate empire. You've got to get people to do things for you and vice versa. Is Trump going back on TPP? What about all these jobs, are they real? And Syria is a mess and the chem attack could very well be a false flag. And look who Trump is taking advice from, his liberal son-in-law. Bannon looks like he's on the outs. But it's early and you never know what could happen next. 

Direct download: Bill_Tatro_20.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

George Matheis, Jr. has trained policemen and swat teams, so when he speaks I listen. There's been a recent outbreak of snowflake riots. They block highways and often attack conservatives at random. George explains that you have the advantage as long as your car is moving. Keep adequate distance between yourself and the vehicle ahead, which will give you a way out. We talked about tactical pens. George favors carrying a metal pen that doesn't look tactical. That way you can easily go through airports hassle free. The key is to always have a plan and be aware of your situation--situational awareness. 

Direct download: George_Matheis_20.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

Michael explains the golden rules of reality-based investing in his new book, Common-Sense Income Strategies. He offers a step-by-step plan of action for those looking to build their retirement income.

Common-Sense, Purpose-Based Investing for Your Retirement with Steps and Strategies to Help You.

This book begins with the idea that when we reach the age of 50, we need to change from a portfolio filled with stocks and growth investment strategies to step-by-step strategies to build out your retirement income. Eastham's book is based on the golden rules of reality-based investing; complete with helpful tips to help you reach your retirement goals.

Direct download: Michael_Eastham_20.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Wayne Allyn Root joined us today. He believes that Trump's first 100 days have been a resounding success. He cautions not to believe the popularity polls as they are the same organizations who were shocked at Hillary Clinton's resounding loss. They just don't learn. Trump's had major victories in regulatory roll back, immigration enforcement and national defense. Wayne thinks that the Obamacare repeal effort was a temporary setback that will soon be corrected. The snowflakes will just have to learn how to adapt to the new paradigm. 

Direct download: Wayne_Allyn_Root_19.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm EDT

One of the nation’s most successful and respected independent financial advisors, David Scranton has been specializing in the universe of income-generating savings and investment strategies for over 15 years. Prior to that, he followed a typical business model based heavily on stock market-based investment strategies. But in late 1999, Scranton’s knowledge of stock market history enabled him to foresee the coming 2000 stock market collapse and the onset of a new 20-plus year secular bear market cycle. Since changing his business model, Scranton has built a thriving personal practice based on “defensive” income-based financial strategies designed to help protect clients from the dramatic stock market fluctuations and economic uncertainties of the past 15 years. He’s also taught hundreds of advisors nationwide how to do the same for their clients.

Direct download: David_Scranton_19.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am EDT

What's Happening Wednesdays with Andrew Hoffman:

The 200 week moving average war  and now, the bigger 5 ½ year "Downtrend line" war;

Today's article - "an all-out assault on lies; propaganda; and generally speaking, BS";

Collapsing economy;

Collapsing dollar;

Collapsing Trump Presidency;

War!

The French election "BrExit times 100";

Government shutdown, debt ceiling;

Etc.

Direct download: Andy_Hoffman_19.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am EDT

Chris Martenson joined us today for a look at the gathering war clouds. He believes that Trump has gone to the dark side, after the Syrian Attack, the Afghan MOAB and the North Korean show down. Time to become a free-thinking critical-thinker. There are no systemic solutions, only personal ones. The sooner we all realize it the better. Let's welcome the change instead of fearing it. 

Direct download: Chris_Martenson_18.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

We all think about the destruction of the financial system, which will no doubt lead to war. The Bad Guys are being thrown out, i.e., the Military Industrial Complex. They’re playing out a secret agenda behind the scenes. Trump hasn’t gone to the dark side. The tide has changed. No one is saying that Trump is an agent of Putin anymore. Trump turned the cards on them. 

Direct download: Bix_Weir_18.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

It''s no secret that the state of California has been in a downward spiral for many years. From crumbling dams and infrastructure to tax-crazed ideologues driving the producers from the state. There's no hope which is why as was said during the Vietnam War, "We had to kill the village to save it." California is in exactly the same position, it must be killed to save it. Its pension plan is drastically underfunded, its governor has long since detached from reality and no one is facing up to its long/short term problems. A major fiscal disaster is all that can save the once Golden State. 

Direct download: Joe_Messina_17.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

One of Donald Trump's major issues raised during his run for president was to reform the trading policies of the US's major trading partners. Overtime, the US has lost jobs and prosperity to countries that provide protectionist advantages to their local industries, such as Japan, Korean and China. While nothing definitive has yet happened, Michael believes that Trump is on the right track. Present diversions with the North Korean situation are making it a little difficult to focus on the US-China trade arrangements, but clearly it was discussed in the recent meeting between Trump and Chinese President Xi. Michael favors some type of border adjust tax that would be levied on important and would replace the FICA Payroll Tax. What a great idea. 

Direct download: Michael_Stumo_17.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

News from China says that the world's largest aluminum producer, China Hongqiao Group,  is on the brink of insolvency. This is a company that's nearly twice the size of Alcoa. It's been showing amazing growth and profit numbers for year. Now it turns out that they've been relying upon Chicom accounting and the profits were fraudulent and illusory. The company is begging for a government bailout to avoid civil unrest. Have we reached the point where everything is too big to fail? Perhaps, but then eventually the party that bails everyone out will wind up failing as well. Get set and buckle your seatbelt for that day may soon be upon us. 

Especially if Marine LePen triumphs in the upcoming French elections. The same people who said Brexit couldn't pass and were all in a lather about President Hillary Clinton are saying LePen's an outside long shot at best. But the communist party candidate has been rising in the polls as well, now sitting at 19%. This is shaping up to be a battle of the extremists and whomever wins will immediately go after the Euro. 

Direct download: John_Rubino_17.Apr.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT



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