Summary:
A major concern in the economy is preventing recession, but it looks as if we are already in one. I sit down and chat with Michael Pento, the President and Founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies, and he has been accurately predicting the Fed’s moves for quite some time. People are losing their jobs, home prices are about to tank, and we are experiencing the direct effects of a recession. Tune in for more insight from Michael.

Highlights:
-Michael Pento has been predicting the Fed’s moves very accurately
-Powell is saying that there is no recession in sight, but we seem to be in one now
-A recession is two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth
-The Fed is forced to hike into a recession because they have no other choice
-They keep raising and the dollar is going higher, which is killing manufacturing and exports
-If they want to get to neutral, they have to be restrictive
-They’re just now starting to flight inflation, but we’re already in a recession
-With a deflationary collapse in the economy, we would need cash
-Employment fell last month
-The household survey shows that 315,000 people lost their jobs
-The banks are the big winners on inflation; they get
-When lending begins again, that’s when the banks take off

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Pento Portfolio Strategies

Direct download: Michael_Pento_11.Jul.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
While all asset classes are experiencing volatility, the self storage sector of real estate has a lot of promise. Drew Dolan comes on the show to discuss some of the advantages of investing in self storage. As the Principal and Fund Manager of DXD Capital, he is extremely knowledgable on this sector, and explains how it has flourished in recently years. If you want to know more about self storage and the logic behind investing in it, be sure to tune in to this episode.

Highlights:
-Real estate is up in the air, and virtually every asset class is going through tremendous volatility
-Self storage is a sector of real estate that may become a beneficiary of this uncertainty
-It’s extremely efficient from an operational standpoint
-Picking location matters the most in self storage, and you can look at a lot of data before making investment decisions
-Even though interest rates and constructions costs are up, there are still many great deals available in self storage
-In development, it’s riskier and requires more effort
-In the last fifteen years, the utilization of self storage has doubled
-The pandemic was good for self storage; there were a lot of new users

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
DXD Capital

Direct download: Drew_Dolan_08.Jul.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01am EST

Summary:
With the dollar going higher and precious metals going lower, the markets are crazy. Here to analyze this is Bob Hoye, who uses historical trends in financial markets to evaluate what is happening in the contemporary economy. The current patterns within precious metals and interest rates are indicative of a great financial bubble. Tune in to hear Bob’s perspective, and data driven predictions on what’s to come.

Highlights:
-The markets are crazy; the dollar is going higher and precious metals are going lower
-Bob has looked at extensive history on financial markets, and over time we’ve seen patterns with financial bubbles
-With the conclusion of a great bubble, copper’s real price goes up and gold’s real price goes down
-In July 2020, the precious metals sector got completely overbought
-In a financial bubble, gold deflated goes down; then it stabilizes and goes up
-Bob has been specifically looking at the rise of gold’s real price in relation to the CPI
-If you’re in the mining business, get out of base metals and into the gold business
-Gold, base metals, and real long interest rates have done what they are supposed to—indicating that the bubble is over
-The Fed has tried to inflate in previous crashes
-The dollar is going to keep going up
-In China, base metal mining and gold mining have soared
-High prices for metals build capacity

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Charts and Markets

Direct download: Bob_Hoye_07.Jul.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
Markets are in turmoil, commodities are crashing, and instability seems to be the overarching theme. Here to talk more in depth about this is Octavior Marenzi, CEO/co-founder of Opimas. The fundamental issues and problems have not changed, as central banks pump huge amounts of money into the markets. Once these inflationary waves start, they’re extremely difficult to suppress. Is there hope for the future? Tune in to find out.

Highlights:
-Wars are continuing—perhaps with more on the way
-It’s a hazardous minefield you have to navigate through to protect your wealth
-It’s better to lose to inflation than to lose in the markets or in bonds
-Is this decline/bear market different than the previous ones?
-The deciding factor in this market is what the Fed does—and Jay Powell seems to be playing a poker game
-The fundamental issues and problems have not changed—central banks pump a huge amount of money into the markets
-There may be expectation that they will drain liquidity out of the markets in the future
-When inflationary waves start, they’re hard to suppress and become intractable
-People want to trade their cash for items that they believe will be more valuable
-There isn’t a clear strategy to pursue right now
-Bitcoin is looking weak, and the housing market looks shaky as well

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Opimas

Direct download: Octavio_Marenzi_06.Jul.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
Have we already reached a recession? As the economy slows down and people begin to stop purchasing, it seems as if this is the case. Here to discuss this is John Rubino from Dollar Collapse, and he unpacks the current decline of the global economy—expanding beyond the US and touching all markets. Things are only going to get messier, so tune in to hear what to expect in the near future.

Highlights:
-Gold and silver are getting decimated, and everything else seems to be getting decimated worse—such as oil
-The economy is slowing down; people are buying less stuff because prices have increased astronomically
-We are possibly in a recession already
-The dollar is going up relative to other currencies; the European bank was forced to tighten, and yields started to go up
-Their plan was to tighten German bonds, and they are going to keep financing deficits
-Investors have to figure out how to allocate their money based on what the economy of the world is going to do going forward
-By the end of this year, there is a chance that we will be back in easing mode
-This is just like what has happened the last three/four times around, but on a bigger scale
-In many areas of the world, we’re seeing food riots
-Things are going to continue to get very messy
-A lot more people are probably going to come out and vote in this midterm election

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Dollar Collapse

Direct download: John_Rubino_06.Jul.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01am EST

Summary:
Many people are leaving their corporate jobs to become entrepreneurs. This can be good move in many circumstances, but it’s important to know what you’re getting into. Business coach Kevin Stansfield comes on the show to talk about how you can minimize your risk when purchasing or starting a business, and there are a number of factors to keep in mind with both. You must have a clear vision of where you want the business to be in the future, and it’s crucial to get advice to someone who has bought or started a business before. Tune in for more insight.

Highlights:
-Many people are leaving their jobs to become entrepreneurs
-There is a big difference, however, between starting a business and buying one
-Kevin has been coaching businesses now for about 16 years
-Kevin’s Dad had a difficult experience buying/owning a business
-Kevin got into business coaching for business owners like his Dad who are passionate about what they do
-Try to find the business that is going to be the next big thing—what Kevin calls the ‘unicorn.’ A lot of luck is involved
-It’s also important to ensure that you can get paid forever
-The biggest mistake people make is that they don’t have clarity about where they want the business to be in the next 5-10 years
-You must master your brand, which entails sales, advertising, marketing, and all of the factors involved
-A lot of learning happens through trial and error
-Get advice from someone who has bought a business before. To mitigate your risk, you can buy a franchise
-When you start a business from scratch, there are no systems in place, and you have to build them from the ground-up yourself

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Kevin Stansfield LinkedIn
ABC - ActionCOACH
The Big Dipper Book

Direct download: Kevin_Stansfield_06.Jul.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
If you don’t change the way you’re doing things, you may have to retire the idea of retirement. Thankfully, Randy Sevcik has great advice about how to better plan/manage your retirement. In order to plan for the future, it’s important to consider the psychology behind what has brought us to the current point in the economy. Randy helps clients build timelines by looking at each individual investment, and then creating a strategic plan for balancing income and growth as someone gets closer to retirement. Tune in for more insight.

Highlights:
-There has been madness in the markets; we knew this was coming, but it still has a large impact on us
-You have to look into the psychology of what has brought us to this point
-Roughly 10,000 citizens are retiring every day, and it will stay like this for the next 8-9 years
-For the first time, half of our population will be at or in retirement
-This isn’t going to be your typical recessionary or inflation period because the psychology behind it is different
-Most of the money in the market comes from people aged 55 and older
-Randy builds timelines by looking at every single investment someone is going to do. As you move closer to retirement, you have to become more conservative and be okay with missing out on potential growth
-Some people are going to panic and purchase things that they shouldn’t
-Look at market sectors based on what’s going on with the overall economy (i.e. energy)
-To get through the emotional part of it, it’s important to trust the math and map out your plan quantitatively
-It’s also crucial to balance income and growth
-The people fixing the problem must admit there’s a problem

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Elite Group Retirement Services

Direct download: Randy_Sevcik_05.Jul.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
Is the madness coming to an end, or is there more in store? More importantly, what does this mean for your wealth, portfolio, and retirement? I have Mark Singer on the show to talk about the current state of the markets, and why the mayhem is any different this time around. Markets go through cycles, and the way we perceive the fluctuations is influenced by personal perspective and how we time our own financial decisions. Tune in for more insight.

Highlights:
-The markets always go through cycles, so nothing has necessarily changed in that regard
-Bear markets happen every 3.5 years, so what has changed?
-For most, the current markets don’t have a true impact on their long term lives unless they are highly dependent upon portfolio income
-This time being different than last time in regard to the markets going down has to do with perspective
-The markets overreact on the upside and downside
-The real problem that people face in planning their retirement is timing
-The fixed income markets have been disastrous
-When consumer sentiment is at a low, markets rebound strongly
-The biggest mistake you can make right now is to overreact

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Mark Singer

Direct download: Mark_Singer_28.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
Previously, we were seeing the potential for a new cycle in commodities with metal prices going up. 90 days later, the Federal Reserve is trying to fix what they created in the first place. Gold and stocks have somewhat of an inverse relationship, with worsening bear markets for stocks creating better conditions for gold stocks. With the lingering question of what the Fed is going to do, and where the markets are headed, there is a lot to cover. You don’t want to miss anything, so be sure to tune in to this episode.

Highlights:
-Everybody is wondering when/if the Fed is going to pivot
-Congress’ first order of business is to get re-elected
-If you’re leveraged or over-leveraged right now, it’s not a good feeling
-The worse the bear markets get in stocks, the better it is for gold stocks
-Gold price always bounces back and goes a lot lower than one would expect
-Values/fundamentals don’t mean anything—the only thing that matters is the cash and leverage you can acquire in these instances
-While everybody is selling, you’ll have cash and will be able to make rational decisions
-The Federal Reserve was initially there as a backup
-The goal of the Fed then shifted to keeping prices and employment stable. Finally, they decided they needed to keep stock prices going up permanently
-We may have had a bottom because two days ago there was a rally
-The stock market is ridiculously oversold and due for a bear market rally

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Junior Miner Junky

Direct download: David_Erfle_26.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
Michael Moor comes on the show to talk about the S&P and the overall market. He’s predicting that we’ll see some choppy, downward movement in the next few weeks. With gold, we’re also experiencing consolidation, and Bitcoin is on a trajectory to potentially go into negative territory. Tune in for a comprehensive, analytical overview of the markets from Michael.

Highlights:
-Markets are volatile; many people have suffered losses
-With the S&P, we are now in a bearish corrections
-We’ll probably see some choppy, consolidated, downward movement
-You should always know where you want to get out if you’re down
-We’re heading towards $10 Natgas; it’s broken above significant levels over the last ten years
-Gold is in consolidation—testing a bearish pattern down below
-We had broken below a significant number, but then traveled beneath that number and couldn’t move up
-We’re sitting on a bearish formation
-Bitcoin is below a significant bearish formation
-Bitcoin could go into negative territory
-We could be in the last stretch
-The market can turn in four different ways

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Moor Analytics

Direct download: Michael_Moor_28.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Trillion Energy’s CEO Arthur Halleran joined us for a much-anticipated sponsor update. The company is fresh from a C$22.5 million massively oversubscribed offering and how has the cash to start spudding wells. Halleran recently visited Turkey to accelerate the project and expects the first wells to be spudded later this summer. 

A lot has happened in the past 18 months. Turkish natural gas prices have more than tripled to $21 mcf and the expectation is that they will go higher still in the months ahead. There’s no end in sight to the Ukraine war and Russia has drastically curtailed European gas sales. A cold winter could lead to dramatically higher prices and Trillion is poised to profit from it. The plan is to eventually have at least 17 producing wells. While the SASB field was a prodigious producer in the past, new technology and drilling methods should lead to record production for many years ahead. Best of all capex will be low as existing infrastructure replacement according to Halleran is over C$500 million.

The company’s Bulgarian project was on the backburner till recently due to the global pandemic. It has worked to Trillion’s advantage. The company now has optionality, it can use SASB cash flow to finance production, or it can bring on a production partner. The profit potential is clear with gas now trading at $22 per mcf and Russian induced shortages are prevalent. 

We’re still extremely bullish about Trillion and continue to hold shares. 

Company Website: www.TrillionEnergy.com 

Ticker Symbols: OTC: TRLEF -- CSE:TCF – Frankfurt Z62 

Direct download: 060_Trillion_Energy_FSN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

Summary:
Credit repair expert Paul Oster comes on FSN to talk about the importance of paying off your debt—especially in our current economy. Since stimulus checks are no longer being issued, it’s time to re-acclimate and formulate a plan for debt free living. As rates go up, it will take people more money and a longer period of time to pay off debt. Once you create a plan to get out of debt, you’ll wish you had started sooner. Tune in for more insight from Paul, and visit his website for credit repair resources and coaching.

Highlights:
-The stimulus has run out, and defaults on housing are going up
-Early on in a down-turn, we see 30-day lates with payments
-We have to give people a chance to re-acclimate to reality
-Consumers need to pay attention to their household budget
-Middle to lower income families are the ones who are going to get hit the hardest
-This is not a housing crisis at all—many factors have had a tremendous impact on all markets
-The demand in housing is so high that it is driving prices through the roof
-Most people in debt are not in a position to pay their current bills on time, and need to meet with a financial advisor
-If we’re going to get out of debt, where is the money coming from? It ultimately comes from cutting expenses

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Better Qualified

Direct download: Paul_Oster_28.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

We were joined by Tier One Silver’s CEO/President Peter Dembicki and SVP of Exploration Christian Rios for a sponsor update. The company is resuming its exploration program as the Peruvian rainy season has ended. The Phase one results at the Curibaya project were quite impressive. CEO Dembicki observed that, “… the company is at the start of a major silver discovery.” The company hit bonanza and high-grade silver in a number of drill holes.

Exciting as these discoveries were, there’s every indication that a large copper porphyry deposit is lurking. To aid its efforts, the company brought in two world-class consultants to review the drill results and set the course for Phase two of the program. SVP Rios has laid out a strategy of doing more surface sampling to better develop future drill targets.

 

The company is also moving forward with its Hurricane Silver project and will be conducting geochemical and geophysical surveys at the Magdalena target area, where five mineralized vein corridors were identified with recent channel sampling results including 6 m of 239 g/t Ag, 1.21% Cu, 0.34% Pb, 0.15% Zn and 1 m of 605 g/t Ag, 0.26% Cu, 5.79% Pb, 0.21% Zn. A social access agreement was recently obtained here.

It’s hard to believe that Tier One was formed a little more than a year ago. The results to date have been impressive, but the company is picking up the pace and more positive news is expected. Fresh from a C$6 million capital raise, the company is well-funded. It’s noteworthy that even in the depressed junior sector, investors enthusiastically ponied up additional funds to advance the company.

With a world-class team and the proven ability to get the job done, Tier One’s future looks bright, and we’re among the company’s shareholders looking for a large return from our patience.

Company Website: www.TierOneSilver.com 

 Ticker Symbols: OTCQB: TSLVF — TSX-V: TSLV

Direct download: 059_Tier_One_Silver_FSN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

Summary:
Energy prices have skyrocketed. Who is to blame, and are they going to improve? Jeff Petrash, a lifelong participant in the energy system, chats with me in this episode about natural gas and its centrality to today’s energy usage. Current natural gas prices are the product of multiple factors, including the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. This energy source must be understood from the perspective of supply and demand, and its infrastructure. Tune in for more expert insight.

Highlights:
-Natural gas has been doing nothing but going up, and is in the midst of a parabolic move—having a profound effect on the economy
-Natural gas has become more important to the economy over the past 20-30 years than petroleum
-Current natural gas prices are attributed to the war in Ukraine and the pandemic
-During the pandemic, demand for natural gas lowered, so production was decreased
-The demand has come back, but production cannot ramp up again quickly
-The economist will say that the cure to high prices is high prices
-We’re seeing double digit gas prices in Europe, and they’re going to want to cut back on their dependency on Russia as much as possible
-ESG bandwagon has tried to divert investments away from fossil fuels
-Does it make sense to build an infrastructure that won’t be needed in the next 40 years?
-We have a relatively basic industry, but it’s not fully understood

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Jeff Petrash LinkedIn

Direct download: Jeff_Petrash_28.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
New York Times bestselling author Sam Liebman sits down and chats with me about real estate; specifically, the we discuss the valuation of office buildings, which is rapidly decreasing. This is largely attributed to the pandemic. Many tenants stopped paying rent, and Sam predicts that valuation of office buildings will soon be lower than mortgage. With less people going back to work, this sector of real estate is looking barren. Tune in for more information.

Highlights:
-Interest rates have gone through the roof
-The real problem is the technology regarding the effects on office buildings and retail
-You don’t have to live in the city to do business in the city anymore
-Manhattan office buildings are only 40% occupied—which is terrible for the valuation of real estate
-During the pandemic, tenants were not paying rent
-Soon, valuation will be lower than mortgage
-We are probably going to see an avalanche of foreclosures.
-Rents are going up, but so are operating expenses (i.e. insurance)
-Governance has fallen victim to politics
-Remote work is still very attractive to people considering employment options
-Florida wants to cap the amount you can increase rents to 15%
-If Florida doesn’t have an income tax, where is the money going to come from to build? It needs more infrastructure

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Sam Liebman

Direct download: Sam_Liebman_24.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01am EST

Summary:
Author John D. Kuhns, an expert on Bougainville and the mining aspect, comes on the show to discuss the next big conflict that the US will have to face with China. Bougainville is going to become the newest nation, and its mining reserves approximate $100 million. In order to re-develop the mine, they’re going to need help financially and technologically. Tune in to hear what’s to come with Bougainville, the US and China, and the mining sector. Additionally, if you’re interested in John D. Kuhns’ They Call Me Ishmael, you can find it via the link to Amazon below.

Highlights:
-Bouganville is on the front line of what is expected to be the predominant conflict the US will face over the next decade—the conflict with China
-Its reserves approximate $100 million
-There is a lot of mining, but also a lot of poverty in this area
-Bougainville is going to become the newest nation
-Their constitution differs from that of Papa New Guinea
-Bougainville’s mining/resource rules parallel the ones in the US
-They need help financially and technologically to re-develop the mine
-They Call Me Ishmael is John’s novel that discusses this topic
-China is upgrading to a military involvement
-A big problem is coming and we need to be financially/militarily prepared
-China doesn’t always deal with their land properly or assess risk

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
John D. Kuhns Wikipedia
They Call Me Ishmael

Direct download: John_D._Kuhns_27.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
I sit down and chat with Gerald Celente to go over some of the major problems in the US at the moment that could prevent us from future prosperity. He suggests that there is a need for freedom and justice—and unity above all—so that we can thrive as one nation. Additionally, we’ve been seeing many shifts in work environments, which in turn affects the real estate industry. Tune in for more perspective on US economic and governmental matters, and changes we hope to see in the near future.

Highlights:
-Gerald has an event coming up on July 23rd—it’s a peace and freedom rally that is free to the public
-Gerald thinks we need to start a new party and unite for freedom and justice; otherwise, we risk losing power as a nation entirely
-The concept of working from home is liberating to a lot of people—especially if you have kids to take care of at home
-This trend will probably extend into education, which could help increase the quality of education
-On the other hand, working from home damages the office building/real estate sector
-Artificially, the dollar will be a strong currency

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Trends Research Institute

Direct download: Gerald_Celente_24.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
There’s a major storm hitting financial markets across the globe. How do you use this as an opportunity rather than fearing it? I sit down and chat with Mariusz Skonieczny, and we focus on the destruction that needs to happen in order for the economy to ever be able to heal. Trying to indefinitely put off economic pain never works. At the end of the day, we have to face things like recession to move forward, which entails fixing the supply chain and lowering prices. Tune in for more insight.

Highlights:
-This looks like a genuine bear market—many people out there investing have never experienced a bear
-It’s a matter of who is going to survive the storm
-We’re experiencing creative destruction; recessions often cleanse the economy, allowing it to heal
-Trying to put off economic pain indefinitely never works
-As the economy has progressed, there seems to be a belief that we can prevent recessions, but these are inevitable
-Look for companies that provide a solution and are useful to society
-The economy has to re-allocate its resources so that we can solve supply chain disruptions and stop price increases

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Mariusz Skonieczny YouTube

Direct download: Mariusz_Skonieczny_24.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
In this episode, we talk about the blockbuster supreme court case—the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruin. This is a debate that goes beyond re-affirming 2nd amendment rights, and implies that virtually anyone can get a weapon. In the midst of tragedies as a result of gun violence and shifting views around guns, it is an important conversation to have time and time again. Tune in for more insight.

Highlights:
-This case goes beyond re-affirming 2nd amendment rights; it implies that virtually anyone can get a weapon
-This amendment acknowledges rights that already exist; the second amendment expresses that you can bear arms at all times—not just in your home
-There are a few regulatory schemes
-You think courts are going to rule one way, but they often surprise you
-It’s going to be a lot easier to get a gun and carry a gun

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network

Direct download: TLR492_24.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

Summary:
Markets are making a recovery; is it short lived, or is the danger trade still on? I sit down and chat with Dutch Masters from Carnivore Trading to talk about what to expect in the near future of the markets. We discuss what sides of the markets to anticipate, as well as particular stocks to pay attention to as time goes on. Tune in for more insight.

Highlights:
-We’re seeing many stocks still in a down trend—they’re trying to break out of this trend, but haven’t done it yet
-We’re having to be selective and find special options
-Elon Musk seems to be negotiating the price of Twitter; this may be profitable sector for people who are well versed in options
-It’s not a matter of if he’ll buy it, but a matter of what the price will be
-60% of our capital is defensive in inverse ETFs—playing the short side of the market
-It always takes longer for real estate/home builders to adjust their price; this market takes a while to come around and reflect the true pricing going on
-Dutch gives a list of stocks to watch

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Carnivore Trading

Direct download: Dutch_Masters_22.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
CC Lagator comes on the show to present a better method of trading—allowing investors to get better options for trade. One has to have a strong command of probability calculations to be successful in this industry, and Lagator’s company—Options AI—provides the resources to get involved in options. To learn about this profitable area of the market, be sure to tune in to this episode.

Highlights:
-There’s been a ton of market volatility, and it’s difficult to make money in these markets
-The math for trading options is difficult
-Options aren’t like equity or stock—there are hundreds of strikes in each stock
-There is an options market maker on the other side when you place an options order
-You have to look at the platforms themselves and the offerings of retail brokerage
-At Options AI, about 75% of order flow is multi-leg options
-You can theoretically make money with a market going sideways
-The esoteric language around the industry almost seems intentional; it is a gate-kept industry that not all investors understand
-For most of options trading, you need to be able to continually perform probability calculations throughout the entire process

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Options AI

Direct download: CC_Lagator_22.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
In this interview I speak with Aaron Rubin, who specializes in tax and stock options. As a member of Werba Rubin Papier Wealth Management, he has a number of tips for minimizing eventual tax burden, and strategies for public and private entities. Be sure to tune in for insider information on options, especially if you want to save on taxes in the future.

Highlights:
-We recently heard about Elon Musk—with options in Tesla coming up. He exercised the options, which is taxable
-Musk is probably sitting on some incentive stock options
-Non-qualified stock reflects a difference on your tax return
-It increases your ability to exercise incentive stock options for no tax at all
-When you have an opportunity to sell stock, what stock do you sell? It’s important to look at what gets taxed
-When something out of the ordinary happens, there’s a chance that there’s a great opportunity ahead
-With public charities, you get the most bang for your buck
-Private foundations have their own set of rules
-If you know you’re getting stock, it’s important to exercise your stock options early
-Early exercise allows for pre-purchase—making it yours on paper sooner. You can start being taxed by the IRS, and you get taxed at zero in the beginning. As the stock bests, you don’t owe additional tax

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
WRP Wealth

Direct download: Aaron_Rubin_20.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01am EST

Japan's central bank loses control of interest rates. Is this the future of the US and Europe? Cryptos are stabilizing, but other defaults are looming so the carnage might not be over.  Energy markets in turmoil -- Germany is rationing gasoline and reactivating old coal plants to offset the lack of Russian gas.  Heat waves are disrupting the US south.and midwest.s electric grids and killing homeless people and livestock. Another reason to expect food shortages and higher prices next year.  Electricity rates are set to double. Here’s why. Tesla raises prices again and again. Commodity price increases are being passed on to consumers which will have a huge negative effect on politics and the upcoming elections.

Direct download: John_Rubino_20.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
In this FSN interview, I chat with German blockchain expert Sergej Kunz—the co-founder of 1inch network—to unpack the latest happenings in cryptocurrency. We specifically focus our topic of conversation on NFTs, and discuss some of the various uses of these digital assets. They are digital works of art, but crypto experts are exploring how they could be used as passports, and for the tokenization of real assets such as apartments. Tune in for insight from a knowledgable figure who is helping to pave the future of tech and finance.

Highlights:
-The price of Bitcoin is at $20800
-The chart of Bitcoin for the year is nothing but red, and in the five year span it’s higher
-The blockchain will continue on, but there are still problems to solve with it
-This is the future—technology will be used more and more to exchange currency
-NFTs can be used in different ways; they are like art
-NFTs can also be used as a digital passport
-It’s important to be able to prove that a wallet is owned by you
-You can also tokenize real assets as NFTs, such as apartments
-Platforms can charge a fee for people to buy/sell NFTs on it
-It’s important to read and understand a smart contract before investing
-Digital assets are changing the world and making the financial system more efficient
-There’s a lot of busted trades on the market currently

Useful Links
Financial Survival Network
1inch

Direct download: Sergej_Kunz_20.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Summary:
Regardless of what the Fed does in terms of rates, we are going to face inflation for years to come. To analyze some of the consequences of the intense money supply increase, I chat with Miles Franklin CEO, Andy Shectman. Whether rates are increased or not, we find ourselves at a stalemate—the two possible outcomes being depression and hyperinflation. With the fragility of our currency, it becomes particularly important now to diversify your assets and invest in the precious metals. To learn more about the advantages of the metals—especially in the current circumstances—be sure to tune in to this episode.

Highlights:
-Mortgages are up over 6% on 30 year fixed mortgages
-Regardless of what the Fed does, we’re going to have inflation for years to come
-Gasoline and food aren’t included in the CPI
-If they raise rates, it’s death by depression, but if they don’t raise rates, it’s death by hyperinflation
-Electricity rates are going to double in the next 18 months
-As rates rise, the everything bubble has to eventually correct
-Stocks, bonds, and real estate are all inversely correlated to a rise in rates
-The weaponizing of the dollar is concerning for other currencies
-Gold looks like it could go substantially lower in the near future; right now, gold is up about $12 while everything else is down
-Gold is doing what it’s supposed to by way of preserving purchasing power

Useful Links:
Financial Survival Network
Miles Franklin

Direct download: Andy_Schectman_17.Jun.22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01am EST



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