With increasing energy prices and the prospect of a recession, Brandon Cobb comes on the show to tell about what our options are when it comes to investing. It seems that real estate is an incredibly viable option in the current circumstances; as living standards fluctuate with the economy, the need to live ultimately never goes away. Tune in to hear more about what areas of real estate are the most promising, and how you can intelligently allocate your investments.

-The higher the energy prices go, the more likely a recession is to occur
-Real estate is going to fare better than other asset classes
-History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme
-The need to live doesn’t ever go away—we just transition into more affordable living arrangements. Lower cost homes are going to do well
-High price/custom homes are going to take a hit
-Historically, storage has done really well
-Assisted living facilities are positioned for great need in the real estate industry
-A lot of people have been moving to Tennessee due to low income taxes
-If interest rates go up, you must consider if your target audience can still afford to buy your product. That’s why Brandon’s team is staying away from the higher priced homes, and building more affordable homes
-Interest rates and inflation are working against each other
-Real estate is a safe haven for inflation
-Brandon predicts that we’re going to have a lot of volatility; it’s best to be where the greatest demand is right now

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
HBG Capital

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How much longer is CPI inflation going to be in effect, and are there any solutions in sight? I sit down and chat with Drew Pelton, who brings us up to speed with the latest news regarding inflation, emphasizing that it is not transitory and is highly unpredictable at the moment. We haven’t felt the rue effects of CPI inflation yet, and the Fed continuing to raise rates isn’t contributing our awareness of the situation. Tune in for more insight.

-If you’ve gone to the store recently, you are acutely aware of CPI inflation—or loss of purchasing power of your currency
-How much longer is this going to go on?
-There’s no hope in the short term (over the next few months to half a year)
-Inflation is not transitory, and it’s hard to predict what’s going to happen/when
-We haven’t felt the true effects of CPI inflation yet
-The Fed raising rates has impacted the market and demonstrated their inability to control things
-Electric cars are good options at the moment, but sometimes lack utility in areas where charging options are limited
-Spiking energy usage differs based on location/season
-Electric demand (prior to electric cars) goes up 2% a year, and as much as 4% during more intense years
-The country is starting to wake up—there has been craziness with the new administration

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Drew Pelton

Direct download: Drew_Pelton_27.May.22.mp3
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As energy costs continue to skyrocket, we wonder if we can get out of the box we’ve put ourselves in and create a positive vision for the future. I have Matthew Iak on the show to discuss this energy phenomenon, and what’s in store. We need to use our resources to create efficiency, and make decisions that will eventually allow the US to be the biggest producer of oil and gas in the world. Tune in for more information.

-Energy costs are high because of supply and demand
-The question is if we can get out of the box we’re in, and it will ultimately take political will
-Diesel fuel is $6/gallon
-Many politicians know that it is a path to nowhere, but it gets them elected
-Bad policy has led us here, but good policy can lead us out
-Global technology has helped with energy efficiency, and the future is hydrocarbons along with renewables
-We need to use our resources to create efficiency
-The US should be the biggest producer of oil and gas in the world
-With climate change, we continue not to do the things that we should do
-We need to realize that oil and gas are one of the most usable resources we’ll have in our lifetime
-High prices kill the lower end of the socioeconomic ladder; it’s time to move forward in a positive direction

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
US Energy Development Corporation

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Real estate rates are going up and sales are going down—is this opportunistic or problematic for making money in this market? I have Farrah Ali, author of Diaries of a Female Real Estate Investor, on the show to discuss this topic. She reassures us about the real estate industry at this point in time, emphasizing that there is always money to be made whether the markets are moving up or down. Tune in for tips on how to maximize cash flow in the current state of the market, and to learn about helpful resources for getting started in real estate

-Farrah owns 41 rentals locked in at 30 year fixed rates; her cash flow is not being affected, but moving forward, increasing interest rates make payments higher
-Rents are also increasing
-She is currently working on Airbnb models—you can take advantage of the area and property type
-There’s always money to be made whether the market is moving up or down
-Her book, Diaries of a Female Real Estate Investor, was named one of the top 100 real estate books
-It is a motivational and informational piece for anyone that wants to get started in real estate—giving tips on how to scale up, where to get the money, etc.
-You have to believe in yourself and persevere; there are going to be roadblocks, but it’s important not to immediately give up
-It’s also critical to have a good mentor, who has encountered success in the industry many times

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Diaries of a Female Real Estate Investor
Farrah Ali

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Have you ever wondered if you can run your own water system out of your home? Riggs Eckleberry comes on the show to talk about the plausibility of this, and how companies like OriginClear offer a decentralized approach to utilities such as water. It is clean, cost effective, and safe, and you can learn more about this water filtration and sewage option by tuning in to this episode.

-There is a water problem in the country (and in throughout the world) and proper steps have not been taken to maintain water quality
-Piping water to septic tanks costs a lot of money
-Riggs’ is innovating the water system so that homeowners can have their own treatment system, decentralizing utilities
-More communities are build built in secondary cities, which may not have sewage facilities/access. This places are extremely ideal for Riggs’ self-operated system
-The systems range from $2k-$8k

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network

Direct download: Riggs_Eckelberry_23.May.22.mp3
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-The real estate industry is moving past; people can’t take their time anymore with buying/selling
-It’s not a market for the weak
-It’s good to consider downsizing to be sure you can afford what’s on the market; be reasonable in your expectations and assessing your current needs
-It’s also critical to have a cushion of money for incidents that can occur with homes (i.e. roofing)

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
DLB Mortgage Services

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Guy Baker comes on the show to discuss the progression of the markets, and how to decide what to do next in the current economical circumstances. Since the market is lacking stability at the moment, it’s best to wait for it to stabilize before jumping in; if you are already in it, however, then it’s best to stay the course. No one can time the markets with exact precision, and there are a number of factors that spontaneously affect businesses and stocks at any given time. Tune in for our in depth discussion about some of these things.

-How do you decide whether to stay or go when navigating the markets?
-Markets go up and down; if you look at the history of the markets, you can identify these ups and downs. You must ask yourself whether the return on the market has been 10% throughout history, and if it is going to stay this way
-If you’re in the market, stay in the market. But if you’re out of it right now, it may be best to wait for more stability before re-entering
-There is no evidence that anyone can time the market effectively year in and year out—most people that encounter success in the markets just get lucky
-ETFs don’t have the gains/losses or fees that mutual funds have
-Picking stocks is like a gamble
-You’re better off investing in a largely diversified portfolio with low fees
-Stocks are based on projected income; the important consideration becomes income and appreciation
-Three basic currents in the market
-The markets are a willing buyer and seller that are happy
-Many emotional factors dictate what happens in trading
-Markets perform based on expected historical return
-There isn’t much stability or support behind crypto
-There’s the industrial bubble, the technological bubble, and the government bubble
-Inflation is necessary in a growing, vibrant economy

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Wealth Teams

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Markets have been unstable for the last couple of months; is it going to improve or get worse, and can you still profit from the market? David Jaffee comes on the show to dive into this probing topic, and we discuss some of the most profitable methods for investing at the current moment. Ultimately, it’s crucial to be defensive in managing stocks at this point in time. Tune in for useful knowledge and tips from David.


-We can take advantage of some stocks that are down, and now is the time to be defensive
-For those who have been disciplined, it’s worthwhile to rotate to more defensive minded stocks
-It’s important to consider the alternative asset classes that are going to appreciate
-You don’t necessarily have to by shares; you can sell puts
-Tesla is great when the market is in a bull trend
-The overall new car market has been declining
-It’s better to rotate into companies that are more defensive in nature
-We talk about some of the crucial transformational acquisitions (i.e. Google purchasing YouTube)
-Every business has to cut costs consistently, and now, tools are going to emerge even faster

Financial Survival Network
Best Stock Strategy
BestStockStrategy YouTube

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The price of gold has been resilient considering what’s happening in the markets, and the mining sector has been thrown out with the growth stocks. Will the mining stocks start making money any time soon? I sit down and chat with Gwen Preston, known as the ‘Resource Maven,’ and she explains how investing methods have largely shifted as a result of the pandemic. With the prevalence of big tech stocks and the impact on the US dollar, the metals have taken a hit. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Tune in to find out.

-Gold has done well considering the impact on the US dollar
-Gold is getting a safe haven bid
-From the pandemic to the end of 2021, gold got good bids
-A billion dollars flowed out of mining stocks; the broad markets were still doing what they’ve done
-Big tech stocks performed well during the pandemic due to people staying at home and relying more on technology
-Have cryptocurrencies messed up people’s attention spans and caused a lack of future planning with investing? It seems that the cycle is out of touch with conventional/current investor expectations and timing
-Some people who haven’t had to learn the bad lessons (such as those back in 2009) may learn their first one now
-Finance has been reduced down to apps

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Resource Maven

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Tier One Silver’s CEO Peter Dembicki and SVP of Exploration Christian Rios sat down with us for a sponsor update. The excitement was palpable as Peter explained that the company had entered into a community agreement which will allow for exploration of the Ñañohuayco, San Cipriano and Morro Culispata copper-nickel-platinum-palladium-silver prospects. This clears the way Tier One to start surface work and drilling (once the permit is issued).

The excitement is clearly warranted. In 2009 an initial 10 hole 1,061 meter drill program by the previous operator intersected 14 m of 2.59% copper, 0.62% nickel, 311 g/t cobalt, 0.3 g/t platinum and 0.55 g/t palladium, making this is a high priority target.



SVP Rios is anxious to get exploration started. Previously, he was involved in the world-class discovery of the Santa Ana and Corani silver-lead-zinc deposits. His decades of Peruvian experience combined with his extensive exploration, mining development and operations background make him a vital part of the team. He observes that, “[Just] 1000 meters has been drilled. We need to continue this. There’s an area which has values up to 44% copper [emphasis added].”

There’s no telling how rich and productive Hurricane will become. Peter and Christian are moving ahead quickly; drilling will start shortly and results will then follow. Which is why we’re long-term holders of Tier One shares.

Ticker Symbols – OCTQB: TSLVF and TSX-V: TSLV

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Eddy Gifford is a certified financial planner that learned the discipline and necessity of work ethic back in his years as a university athlete, and incorporates these principles into his team’s investing strategies over at Tactive. Utilizing their knowledge of the digital markets and cryptocurrency, Tactive applies these strategies within traditional portfolios. Their primary demographic is small business owners, and Eddy explains a few of the angles proposed by Tactive to stay vigilant as the markets shift. Tune in for more insight.

-Eddy has a specialty in cryptocurrencies as well as conventional investments
-The technicals aren’t behaving like they used to; markets are moving five to ten times faster
-When buying, they’re hedging or putting some sort of stop in place
-We’re in an increasing interest rate environment, which means the bond portfolio could fall at the same time
-Bitcoin is trading around the 30k range and doesn’t look the strongest
-They apply cryptocurrency strategies to traditional portfolios
-Volatility stays high as long as the slope of inflation remains relatively flat
-The mortgage payment has doubled
-Times are different, and what worked ten or fifteen years ago won’t necessarily work now. It’s important to look at assets from a number of angles; Eddy describes a few
-Eddy’s average client is 49-52 years of age, and a large portion of the demographic encompasses business owners that understand volatility and save aggressively

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Eddy Gifford Scheduling Page

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I sit down and chat with James West, who is currently writing about some of the effects on the price of gold—effects which all tie to the inflation our economy is undergoing. This is not a natural phenomenon by any means, and is ultimately tied to the decision to print more money as a method of quantitative easing. Tune in for more valuable insights.

-In Washington State, they’re running out of gas and expecting it to hit $10/gallon
-All commodities are going to face scarcities and shortages
-James West is writing an article oriented towards the price of gold
-It’s important to understand that the inflation we’re seeing right now is not occurring by natural means
-The main reason for stimulus is to generate fees and profits; it is for quantitative easing
-A good tip is to free yourself from bank oriented debt
-Futures have become a price leading mechanism; perceptions of the values of commodities are based on this

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Midas Letter

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Highly reputable author, attorney, speaker, and activist, Ellen Brown, joins us on this episode to touch on her solution to banking in the age of the Internet (described more in depth in her latest book linked below) which entails democratizing money and enabling the people in a digitized economy. Public information is extremely crucial to this solution in avoidance of a central bank currency where individuals’ money could be cut off at any time. Brown proposes ideas designated to rescue the future of economics amidst the prevalence of technology, so be sure to tune in to this episode for more valuable information.

-The great reset is on the way. The real question is: whose reset will line up with ours?
-The idea is that we’ll be part of a central bank currency where each person’s money can be cut off at any point
-The goal with Hamilton was productivity, development, and infrastructure. A current US bill wants to also use bonds for funding
-Public information is necessary, especially when it comes to economics

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
The Web of Debt Blog
Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age

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Are markets returning back to normal, or are we in the eye of the storm? I sit down and chat with John Rubino about some of the latest happenings in the economy—some pointing to stability, and some alluding to the chaos to ensue. We discuss stablecoins, gas prices, and the most recent shifts in global currencies that present numerous potential outcomes for the markets. Tune in for more expert knowledge.

-NFTs don’t make a lot of sense from an investing standpoint
-Stablecoins are versions of Bitcoin; they are an asset that trade on the blockchain, but they represent something else; they were a vehicle for moving money all over the world
-One stablecoin blew up that was set up to maintain the value of the stablecoin at one dollar. A lot of Bitcoin was purchased to back it, but then it tanked
-The ‘everything bubble’ may be bursting; peripheral assets are behaving badly
-Think about what you own and how you can invest it; consider your gold and silver as money
-Gas prices hit record highs this week all over the country
-Taking out a mortgage to bet against the dollar is risky
-There is a big diesel shortage in the US; we don’t have enough diesel processing power, and can’t build new plants
-There is a lot more demand for Roubles in the global market, which is strengthening its exchange rate
-We will see energy prices spiking and interest rates being raised in Europe

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Dollar Collapse

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-It’s important to stay calm; the market is volatile and there’s a lot going on, but in the long term, the markets look positive
-Stocks in the S&P 500 should be doing well
-Blue chip stocks, Apple, and Intel look like they could go higher
-the Fed will keep tightening for the foreseeable future
-Do you buy the stocks that have held up, or the ones that have gotten beaten up and have potential?
-Some stocks have been punished but are great buys, and some that haven’t been beat up can quickly change

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Synergy Advisory

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-Michael Pento comes on the show to give us some insight regarding the Fed’s next move
-Everyone who was confident in January is now calling a bottom
-The market is going to bottom when the Fed changes their mind and stops trying to fight inflation
-Failure is getting rewarded rather than punished
-The Fed is still on course to hike interest rates 50 points in June and July
-Any high beta stock is going to suffer
-The decrease of growth creates a bad environment to own stocks that have little revenue
-Michael Pento is not ruling out the fact that Q2 could be negative

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Pento Portfolio Strategies

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-The past few days on Wall Street have been brutal, but this has been in store for months
-There are disruptions to the supply chain and lower standards of living in many countries
-His new book, The Money Revolution, took him 4 years to finish; he re-wrote certain chapters and added other ones in the process of seeing how things panned out
-The book talks about the history of money, the history of credit, and the lessons we can learn from these histories to make policy recommendations
-With creditism, the growth dynamic in our economy is based on credit creation; it must have credit growth to survive
-We discuss “the future” and why a large-scale Investment Program is urgently required
-Every generation is responsible for solving the problems it creates/inherits

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Richard Duncan

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Lawrence Lepard believes that at the base layer the monetary system we have is, is probably the largest single causation of the difficulties that we're facing as a society. And it's really getting obvious and clear right now, as we're seeing these markets blow up, you know, the bond market blow up the stock market, blow up the third bubble in 26 years.

Now we have housing. Now we've got the sovereign credit, everything bubble and it's blowing up and the reason it's blowing up as you can't taper a Ponzi and you know, the fed has created a Ponzi scheme with their paper. And they got to either keep printing, in which case it's going to become more worthless or they got to try and stop printing. Good luck on that. 

Lawrence shares much more wisdom in this interview and is a favored guest.

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-Gold prices and stock prices are down
-Silver prices are decreasing as well
-We’re seeing the start of a potential significant bear market in stocks
-We’re setting up for a bounce in the S&P
-This could also be a 20-25% decline, pushing the recession out if the Fed reverses policy and congress decides to spend money again
-Silver has broken down, but has strong support
-Everything is oversold
-You can wait on silver/gold exploration stocks to see gold rise again

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
The Daily Gold

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-Markets have been on a rollercoaster ride downward
-Inflation is not slowing down
-Natgas threatens to get worse; inflationary pressures are concentrated in energy prices, but they’re easing a bit
-What’s happening in the markets is an unfolding disaster—especially in the housing market
-Interest rates are going up in mortgages
-There is a housing shortage in the US, and Octavio wouldn’t be surprised to see prices come down 25-35%

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network

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I sit down and chat with Dr. Rufus Ranking, Tactical asset allocation expert, to discuss what you can do in consideration of the turmoil the markets have been facing over the last few weeks. This method is a variation on strategic allocation, but is a lot more adapted. Exposure is reduced as assets become more volatile, which increases chances for success. Tune in for more insight.

-There’s been dramatic market turmoil in the last few weeks. What could you have done in anticipation of this, and what can you do now?
-Tactical asset allocation is a variation on strategic allocation, but we’re more frequently updating our estimates on what the world looks like
-It’s a lot more adapted; most of these approaches reduce exposure to assets as they become more volatile and go into negative territory
-Most TAA approaches focus more on price/price-related data
-Focus on price levels, recent returns, volatility, etc.
-You get most of the upside and a lot less of the downside, and get the main trend right most of the time
-When things are risky, you can reduce your exposure
-Basic approach is to look at volatility in basic assets
-Most TAA approaches use relative strength and time series momentum
-Rufus has been applying these strategies for close to 20 years

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network

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-We’re seeing financial ignorance in the country; financial illiteracy is dominant in the US
-Vince Shorb aims to increase financial literacy and combat financial ignorance
-A large obstacle within this pursuit is the educational system
-Financial habits form early; some studies point to them forming around age 7-9
-Part of financial literacy is career planning; this especially helps when people reach the university level
-Taking advanced placement courses in high school and enrolling in a community college during the summers decreases the financial burden faced after graduating from a university
-A lot of people don’t have access to a financial advisor

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Financial Educators Council

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-Markets continue to implode; the resource sector is getting completely slammed
-Is it time to liquidate your mining stocks, or should you be buying more?
-We’re seeing one of the big wealth transfers of our generation
-This is the real shake-up that needs to happen
-There is a drastic change in decision making across the western world that is going to trickle down into the entire commodities sector
-It’s really expensive to find/develop a nickel mine; it’s not the same as gold
-When the dust settles and capital is pulled out of the tech sector, a lot of it will probably go to gold

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Resource Insider

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Options expert joins for a discussion of the latest market turmoil. Markets have peaked and now it's a question of how far they have to drop or perhaps when they'll stop going down. We're at an inflection point. At some point there will be a relief rally. Where we go from there is the question. 

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How do you avoid sudden declines when volatility is increasing in the markets? I have Brent Kochuba on the show to talk about this, and his expertise with navigating options strategies is helpful in determining how to go about trading at this particular time. Tune in for tips on analyzing the markets and for predictions on what’s to come.

-Amazon lost 14% of its share value
-How do you avoid sudden declines amidst the increase in volatility in the markets?
-Brent Kochuba navigates options strategies
-Anytime people get nervous in the markets, they buy put options
-They look at people trading put options to predict volatility
-Now, individual stocks are getting hit hard
-Tesla took a hit
-One of the big worries of the market right now is how many times the Fed will raise rates; a lot of tech stocks are getting beat up
-With stagflation, the economy starts slowing down, unemployment rates go up, and there is high inflation

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Spot Gamma

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