Category: Investing

February 18, 2011 Category: Investing

Explosive Demand Sends Cotton Prices Soaring

by FTMDaily.com HOUSTON, Feb. 18 -For the first time ever, cotton prices reached $2 per pound in New York yesterday. Increasing global demand and shrinking supplies drove the commodity to all-time highs. In the wake of global financial crisis, global consumption has begun growing again — especially for textiles and apparel. The demand for clothing and […]

February 16, 2011 Category: Investing

FTMDaily News Update – Stocks Ignore Growing Inflation Concerns

The core Producer Price Index (PPI), which excludes food and energy prices, rose 0.5% in January according to the U.S. Labor Department. Many economists expected a 0.2% increase…

February 15, 2011 Category: Investing

FTMDaily News Update – Gold and Silver Prices Break Key Resistance Levels

U.S. Budget Showdown… This is the week for political theater. The burning question… Will America overspend by $1.65 trillion this year under the “spendthrift” Democrats or will it overspend by $1.1-$1.4 trillion under the “cost-cutting” Republicans? Snooze…

February 12, 2011 Category: Investing

FTMWeekly Interview: Robert Wiedemer on the Global Financial Meltdown and his book, Aftershock

AFTERSHOCK | An Interview with Robert Wiedemer

FTMWeekly Radio Interview with Author, Robert Wiedemer

Audio Transcript — Saturday, February 12, 2011
 
Robert Wiedemer talks the how to prepare for the growing global economic crisis and shares insights from his best-selling book, Aftershock: Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown

 

FTM (Jerry Robinson): All right, well, joining me on the line is Robert Wiedemer. He’s the president and CEO of The Foresight Group, and he’s the author of the Wall Street Journal best-seller, Aftershock: Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown.  Bob, it’s great to have you on “Follow the Money Weekly Radio.”


WIEDEMER (Robert Wiedemer): Well, thanks for inviting me, Jerry!  It’s great to be here.

FTM:  Over the last week, Bob (maybe over the last two weeks), I have been seeing Treasury bonds yields have jumped to their highest levels in almost a year.  We have been seeing levels on the 10-year Treasuries hitting 3.7%; the 30-year yields are hitting about 4.7%; leading some economists to believe that rates are beginning to track even higher over the coming months.  My concern here, Bob, is that the Federal Reserve does not have the will or the foresight to slow their easy money policies and their relentless money printing—which is going to lead to massive inflation.  What do you make of the recent moves in the U.S. bond market, and how much faith do you have that the Federal Reserve will react quickly enough to suck out the excess liquidity that they’ve created?

Aftershock | An Interview with Robert WeidemerWIEDEMER:  Well, I think, as you say, the recent moves are partly (obviously) an expectation of inflation.  I’m not sure if we won’t see a pullback in yields, though, shorter term.  But longer term, clearly, you’re going to find inflation becomes the overriding factor—because I don’t think the Fed can pull the money back.  As one of my friends in the Fed has said, “Inflation is not something that’s forced on you; it is a choice.”  And the reason we tend to choose inflation, it is the easy out; it’s a fairly easy way to try and grow the economy.  The other alternatives are not as easy, whether it be taxes or so forth, and so that’s why they tend to go into that trap.  As you said, it’s hard to (quote) “pull the liquidity out once you’re doing it,” because every time you do that you’re going to slow the economy down; you’re going to create problems; and again, there’s no easier out at that point. And you have to, of course, pull the inflation trigger back, or the money supply spigot back even harder, making for a much harder pullback than if you’d just not done it in the first place.  So, it gets harder and harder to pull it back, because you’re having to hit the economy harder and harder than if you just never opened the spigot in the first place.  It’s a little like a Chinese finger trap: don’t put your finger in it. It will be very difficult to pull back out.

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Category: Investing

What Jerry Thinks: Three Reasons Why Gold Will Go Higher in 2011

We get quite a steady stream of questions here at our organization about where I think gold prices are going to go both in the short term and in the long term… Right now, there are several analysts who are claiming that gold is in a bubble, or that gold is nearing its peak…

February 10, 2011 Category: Investing

FTMDaily News Update – Don’t Take Away the Punch Bowl

Global financial integration… The symbol of American capitalism may soon have a new owner… Germany’s major stock exchange, Deutsche Boerse, is in to buy NYSE Euronext. Together, the two exchanges would create the world’s largest stock exchange and would dominate trading in Europe and America.

February 8, 2011 Category: Investing

FTMDaily News Update – Inflation is Here + JP Morgan Admits Gold is a Currency

The lag factor between the Fed’s money printing and realized inflation is nearly over… Inflation is showing up everywhere: food prices, energy prices, etc… Now it’s showing up in the U.S. Bond market…

February 7, 2011 Category: Investing

FTMDaily News Update – Gold and Copper Price Predictions + Hot Commodities

In the news this morning: state spending cuts, gold and copper price predictions, more unrest in the Middle East, and more…

January 29, 2011 Category: Investing

Foreclosing the Faith: Are Church Foreclosures the Next Crisis?

One chilly Sunday morning, amid the height of the subprime crisis in early 2009, I found my way to a church service in the heart of the Midwest. The church, known as a “megachurch” and one of the largest in the region, was typical of most churches its size.

January 24, 2011 Category: Investing

Market Observations – Jerry Robinson

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January 22, 2011 Category: Investing

The Pirates of Manhattan: Exposing Wall Street

Listen as author Barry James Dyke explains the corruption on Wall Street and his latest book, The Pirates of Manhattan.

January 18, 2011 Category: Investing

5 Reasons Why Silver Will Outshine Gold in the Long Run

Silver was the first metal to be used as a currency more than 4,000 years ago. For millennia, silver has been viewed by the world as a form of money and as a store of value.

January 14, 2011 Category: Investing

Jerry Robinson: There is ‘No Bubble in Gold’

As the financial markets in the United States have appeared to be strengthening due to a perceived “recovery,” some analysts are speculating that the bull market in precious metals may be running out of steam. But according to FTMDaily’s, Jerry Robinson, those who are calling a top in gold and silver are dead wrong.

January 3, 2011 Category: Investing

2011 Enters With a Bang – Jerry Robinson

We are pleased to announce that every stock and ETF in the FTM Portfolio ended the year in positive territory when the markets closed on December 31! In fact, over 2/3 of the stocks and ETF’s in our portfolio gave us double-digit returns for the year with our highest giving us nearly 80%!

December 18, 2010 Category: Investing

Give Us Your Opinion: Do you think precious metals are going to go higher or lower in 2011?

This week, I want to know what you think about precious metals. Gold has had a 25% so far in 2010. Silver has had an even better year. And so has Palladium. But there seems to be a lot of debate about whether precious metals will continue to do well into 2011.

Category: Investing

“Gold Investments – December 2010” by Tom Cloud

The following article is written by precious metals advisor, Tom Cloud. It provides an excellent overview of precious metals investing for both the beginner and the experienced metals investor. It is about 7 pages long and covers the many different investment types including: bullion, numismatic, and gold certificates.

December 3, 2010 Category: Investing

Eye of the storm: The jaw-dropping image of an enormous ‘supercell’ cloud

See the photos of the storm clouds that FTM Weekly Radio Show Host Jerry Robinson talked about… Here’s the link.

November 10, 2010 Category: Investing

This Week’s Financial Strategy – Tips for Year-End Financial Housecleaning

If you don’t normally review your investments at the end of each year, 2010 might be a good time to start. And if year-end investment planning is already part of your routine, you might want to pay special attention this year.

November 2, 2010 Category: Investing

What Jerry Thinks: Why Gold and Silver Will Go Up From Here

There seems to be a major disconnect in the financial world today about what drives the prices of hard assets. This ignorance has been displayed through some well intentioned financial “experts” who have gone on record saying that gold and silver prices are in a bubble and have reached their peak.

October 20, 2010 Category: Investing

Recent Market Volatility Provides Buying Golden Opportunities

On Tuesday, the U.S. stock market suffered its worst day in two months. The recent volatility in the market continues to breed uncertainty among sheepish investors who are still in capital preservation mode.

Category: Investing

How to Beat Wall Street Without Selling Your Soul: An Introduction to Faith-Based Investing

If you are interested in learning more about investing in the the markets while keeping your faith and values intact, then this webinar is for you. In this special 90 minute online presentation, economist and author Jerry Robinson is joined by Certified Financial Planner, Jay Peroni to discuss the concept of faith-based investing.

October 16, 2010 Category: Investing

This Week’s Financial Strategy – Planning for Long Term Care – Part 2

Hi Jerry. Last week we talked about how Medicare works when dealing with long term care needs.  What we discovered is that Medicare will only pay if you have first, spent at least three days in the hospital and then secondly, go to a skilled nursing facility. 

October 15, 2010 Category: Investing

FTMQuarterly Newsletter – Fall 2010 Issue (PDF)

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October 12, 2010 Category: Investing

What Jerry Thinks: The Global Currency Wars

In essence, what we are witnessing right now is a new global war. Its not a physical war involving lead bullets and military might. Instead, it is a global economic war in which nations are firing financial bullets at their own currencies.

September 25, 2010 Category: Investing

Is the Dow Jones Going to 2,000? An Interview with Robert Prechter

This Week’s Topic: Does Elliott Wave Predict a Deflationary Depression or Hyperinflation? Is the Dow Jones Going to 2,000? Listen to the discussion with Jerry Robinson and Robert Prechter.

Category: Investing

Watch our Precious Metals Investing 101 Webinar For Free

If you are interested in learning more about investing in gold and silver, then this free online presentation is a must-see. In this special two hour webinar, economist and author Jerry Robinson is joined by precious metals veteran advisor Tom Cloud to discuss what every gold and silver investor should know about the precious metals markets.

September 15, 2010 Category: Investing

FREE WEBINAR: Precious Metals Investing 101 (Watch Now)

If you are interested in learning more about investing in gold and silver, then this free online presentation is a must-see. In this special two hour webinar, economist and author Jerry Robinson is joined by precious metals veteran advisor Tom Cloud to discuss what every gold and silver investor should know about the precious metals markets.

September 4, 2010 Category: Investing

Should You Convert to a Roth IRA?

The year 2010 presents a great opportunity for those folks who own a 401(k) plan or a traditional IRA.  Most people who own a 401(k) have never asked their plan administrator if their plan allows them to do an in-service rollover for non hardship cases.

August 26, 2010 Category: Investing

Bill Murphy Discusses Gold Price Manipulation with Jerry Robinson – 8/21/10

Follow the Money Weekly radio show host Jerry Robinson interviews Bill Murphy of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee. In this 15 minute interview, Murphy talks about manipulation of the price of gold and what he thinks gold should be priced right now.

August 20, 2010 Category: Investing

Economic Recovery or Financial Armageddon? – LISTEN NOW!

Follow the Money Weekly radio host Jerry Robinson talks with popular author and financial commentator, Michael J. Panzner regarding the most pressing economic issues. The interview includes Panzner’s outlook on inflation in the U.S., as well as his opinion about precious metals and agriculture.

August 18, 2010 Category: Investing

6 More Reasons Why Gold is Guaranteed to Go Higher

A U.S. government report issued yesterday revealed that China cut its holdings of Treasury bonds and notes by the most ever recently. China’s holdings of long-term treasurys fell by $21.2 billion in June to $839.7 billion.

Category: Investing

SPECIAL COMBO! – Bankruptcy of our Nation (Book) + The Coming Gold and Silver Boom and Dollar Doom (Audio CD)

The book, Bankruptcy of Our Nation, gives you vital insight, historical and future perspective, revealing how America got into this economic crisis, and how YOU can make informed decisions to weather the storm. Don’t rely on the government to secure your future – empower yourself with sound economic strategies, solutions, and godly principles today!

August 14, 2010 Category: Investing

“5 Steps to Building a Financial Gameplan To Protect Your Family in Any Economy”

For the first time, Jerry Robinson will unveil his complete financial philosophy.

Category: Investing

SPECIAL COMBO! – The Death of the Dollar (DVD) + The Coming Gold and Silver Boom and Dollar Doom (Audio CD)

The DVD, The Death of the Dollar, is a hard-hitting, 50-minute live presentation that explains the real truth behind the falling U.S. Dollar.

July 21, 2010 Category: Investing

Buyer Beware: Glenn Beck’s "Favorite" Gold Dealer, GOLDLINE, Under Investigation

I have been telling you OVER and OVER to avoid Numismatic coins unless you are a collector. If you are trying to invest to protect against inflation, BUY BULLION, not numismatic coins. Glenn Beck and Goldline claim that numismatic coins will be safe in the event of another 1933 style government gold confiscation.

July 16, 2010 Category: Investing

Rarely Seen Pictures Of The Devastating Consequences Of The BP Disaster

NASA Photograph of the OIL SPILL, taken 3 weeks after it began.

Category: Investing

Competing currency being accepted across Mid-Michigan

Right now, you can buy a meal or visit a chiropractor without using actual U.S. legal tender. They sound like real money and look like real money. But you can’t take them to the bank because they’re not made at a government mint. They’re made at private mints.

July 14, 2010 Category: Investing

The new gold diggers

When gold nuggets were found in the foothills of California in 1849, a frenzy of prospecting ensued. Now, thanks to the ‘Great Recession’, it’s happening all over again.

Category: Investing

Trade Deficit Gets Even Worse

In May, the trade deficit expanded to $42.27 billion from $40.32 billion in April. Relative to a year ago, the trade deficit is up 70.0%, but May of a year ago marked the low point in the trade deficit after world trade collapsed following the 2008 financial meltdown. The May trade deficit was also significantly worse than the $39.5 billion that was expected.

Category: Investing

Venezuela oil ‘may double Saudi Arabia’

A new US assessment of Venezuela’s oil reserves could give the country double the supplies of Saudi Arabia.