Wall St for Main St interviewed Fabian Calvo, who is the Founder of Fabian4Liberty. Fabian is a libertarian blogger, podcaster and a successful real estate investor.
In this podcast, we discussed the recent comments made by the Federal Reserve hinting that they made a policy error in raising the rate and Fabian tell us why we need a bigger rate hike. We also talked about the real estate and where it is headed in 2016 and the 2016 elections. Plus much more!
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St interviewed returning guest, oil and energy expert Robert Rapier http://www.energytrendsinsider.com/. Robert has over 20 years experience working and investing in the oil and energy industries.
Robert's 2 most recent articles that are definitely worth reading:
During this 20+ minute interview, Jason asks Robert about the state of the oil industry. Jason asks Robert why the oil price keeps falling, what happens if it goes to $15 or $20/barrel and about the supply/demand fundamentals of the industry.
Robert thinks OPEC drastically miscalculated how quickly US shale oil producers would go bankrupt. Jason talks about how easy money from Wall St banks and the Federal Reserve have allowed US shale oil producers to delay bankruptcy longer than expected.
If you are interested in the oil market or looking for investment ideas, this is a good interview for the contrarian value investor or speculator!
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St and independent financial journalist and managing editor of The News Doctors http://thenewsdoctors.com/, Eric Dubin are back for Episode #14 of the Welcome to Dystopia podcast!
This is the first show of 2016!
During this show, Jason and Eric discuss and review briefly what happened in different markets in 2015 and Jason talks about the new report Wall St for Main St just released free to its email subscribers.
Eric says the derivatives market seems to have started to break in 2015 and this acceleration of asset price deflation should continue in 2016 perhaps leading to a 2008 or worse crash in markets.
Jason and Eric talk about emerging markets, base metals and oil collapsing in 2016 and how all 3 of these may be worse than the sub prime market. Eric thinks there's over $7 trillion in debt from these entities combined that cannot be paid.
To wrap up the show, Jason and Eric preview what listeners can expect in 2016. Jason expects a lot more volatility and asset prices having a meaningful correction and/or crash.
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St had on first time guest, precious metals expert and founder of Smaulgld https://smaulgld.com/, Louis Cammarosano.
His full bio is available here: https://smaulgld.com/about/
Louis has been a technology company CEO, a real estate investor, and he also worked in the financial industry for many years in London and on Wall St.
In this 40+ minute interview, Jason asks Louis about the global economy and how close everything is to collapse?
Louis thinks the US government and Wall St have financially engineered a collapse in oil price to prevent countries from leaving the Petro Dollar and to bring countries like Russia to its knees.
Jason and Louis spend the rest of the interview talking about the gold and silver markets and about the miners.
Louis says how gold, silver and oil producers will actually keep increasing production to try and delay bankruptcy but they are all close to hitting a wall. After the bankruptcies start to rapidly increase and supply problems ensue, there will be a corresponding price increase.
Louis thinks silver is more likely to have a shortage than gold because so much of it is consumed in very small amounts by so many different industries.
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St interviewed returning guest, Grant Williams http://ttmygh.com/. Grant writes the popular investing newsletter, Things That Make You Go Hmmm. He also co-founded the new investor education company Real Vision TV https://realvisiontv.com/.
Grant has over 20 years experience working in the financial industry and he's been a money manager and other jobs.
During this 30+ minute interview, Jason asks Grant how bad things are in the global economy since he travels all over the globe often?
Grant says the global economy has slowed down a lot and that the oil market is a major indicator.
Next, Jason asks Grant a listener question about if Russia will go bankrupt because of the low oil price and if it will have to sell any of its gold. Grant thinks there's very little chance Russia or China sells any of its physical gold.
Jason then asks Grant about the collapse in the oil market and emerging market debt problems and if he thinks the crisis is much larger than the sub prime housing bubble?
Grant says there's a global debt problem and either of these things is capable of collapsing the asset markets and the real economy.
Jason then asks Grant a number of WS4MS listener questions about whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates, the problems with GLD and about the survival and investment worthiness of gold mining companies.
Grant says in his 3 decades of experience, he has never seen a more hated group of investments than gold miners. He thinks sentiment will change in the near future.
Wall St for Main St welcome Gail Tverberg, who is an oil market analyst and the author of Our Finite World.
Gail has covered the oil market for over a decade and her work can be found on The Oil Drum web site, Peak and Prosperity and other publications.
In this podcast, we asked Gail on thoughts on why low oil prices does not stimulate the economy, how the public and private oil companies is handling the low oil prices environment. We also discussed her outlook for 2016 and why we think we are at the tipping point in the global economy due to high debt. Plus much more!
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St had on returning guest Austrian School Economist and author, Robert Murphy http://consultingbyrpm.com/blog
Robert's bio and his Mises articles can be found here: https://mises.org/profile/robert-p-mu...
Robert hosts the popular Contra Krugman podcast with Tom Woods that debunks each of Paul Krugman of the NY Times' articles: http://contrakrugman.com/
Robert's many popular Austrian School of Economics books can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Robert-P.-Murph...
During this 35+ minute interview, Jason starts by asking Robert about the long term consequences to the interventionist policy of the Keynesian central planners.
Robert talks about the Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle and how while the bust has been delayed, it has also been made much larger.
Jason and Robert discuss Keynesian Economics and why Keynesian Economics won't die. Robert thinks the people in power love it because it gives them the justification to do what they already wanted to do.
Next, Jason asks Robert if he sees parallels to the US now and prior to the 1929 stock market crash and ensuing Great Depression since he wrote a book about the Great Depression of 1929 and the New Deal.
Robert says the 2008 crash resembled the 1929 crash and the roaring 20s were similar to the housing bubble of the 2000s prior to the 2008 crash.
Robert then talks about how the history books have Herbert Hoover incorrect labeled as a proponent of the free market when in fact he was a massive interventionist.
To wrap up the interview, Jason and Robert talk about how Wall St and Keynesians don't count asset price inflation as inflation while Austrians do and why Keynesians hate saving and deflation so much.
Wall St for Main St welcomed back Robert Wenzel, who is the Editor of The Economic Policy Journal. In the podcast, Robert shares his thought on the Federal Reserve rate hike and why he doesn't think they will reverse course anytime soon. Also, we looked back on 2015 and discussed major events that occurred and talked about his outlook for 2016.
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St interviewed returning guest, Cornell University Chemistry professor, Dave Collum. Every year, Dave writes an extensive report reviewing the year and a preview of the year to come.
Dave's 2015 review 2016 preview can be found here:
The report is also available on Zero Hedge.
During this 40+ minute interview, Jason asks Dave to summarize in a few sentences markets in 2015. Dave talks about how confusing markets are becoming and how it is difficult for value investors looking for quality but cheap valuation stocks that are not resource stocks.
Jason says how he sees a lot of value in oil and energy companies and Dave and him discuss the oil markets and shale oil's potential to become the next major global crisis.
Dave thinks all bond markets are going to need a "reset" in the near future.
Next, Dave talks about the junk bond and bond markets and how the global debt binge keeps rising.
Jason asks Dave if the Federal Reserve will try more token interest rate increases in the near future and Dave calls the Federal Reserve, "cowardly."
Jason and Dave discuss asset price inflation and whether people on Wall St count that as evidence of inflation?
Jason asks Dave about his writing about the "War on Cash" in his report. Dave thinks the banksters want to control everything and that's why the war on cash is occurring.
Jason asks Dave about his experiences as a college professor at a prestigious Ivy League school and if his university is restricting free speech?
To wrap up the interview, Jason and Dave discuss the upcoming 2016 presidential election in the US and discuss Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the 2 front runners right now in the polls.
Wall St for Main St interviewed Rick Rule, who is the President of US Sprott Holdings. In this podcast, we looked back on 2015 and discussed the energy market, precious metals market and the economy. Rick also provided his insights on what he thinks will happen in 2016 in the commodities sector. Plus much more!
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St interviewed returning guest, Co-Founder and CEO of Overstock.com http://www.overstock.com, Patrick Byrne to talk about the economy, the block chain and Austrian School of Economics.
Patrick is a a "classical liberal" and a big proponent of Austrian School of Economics, the free market and Bitcoin and the block chain. Overstock was one of the first major businesses to accept Bitcoin.
Patrick is a key investor in Tee-Zero https://t0.com/, which is a block chain trading platform that will (hopefully) force Wall St to become more transparent with its investing and trading practices.