Guest Interviews

Mar. 22, 2015

Return of King Dollar?
Mike Pento, president & founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies, on why exactly the dollar is rising, whether it might actually be bad for the U.S., and what the future holds


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Jun. 05, 2016
A Diamond Is … Manufacturable?
TJ Walker, spokesman for Pure Grown Diamonds, on an innovative process that enables diamonds to be created in a labratory, how these diamonds will affect the larger market for gemstones, and the stigma attached to these lab-grown diamonds
Jun. 05, 2016
Dissecting Friday’s Dismal Jobs Report
Bo Polny, financial trends forecaster & publisher of Gold2020Forecast, on Friday’s surprisingly terrible jobs report, how bad economic data will affect Yellen’s planned rate hikes, and why faith in the dollar is weakening
May. 08, 2016
Find Your Millions in the Morass
Jeff Cox, finance editor at CNBC.com, how to earn a return when markets are volatile, secret tricks from Warren Buffett, and his new book, ““The 30-Minute Millionaire: The Smart Way to Achieving Financial Freedom”
May. 08, 2016
Our Republican Constitution
Randy Barnett, constitutional law professor at Georgetown Law, on his most recent book, “Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People”
May. 22, 2016
The Role of Race in 2016
Niger Innis, spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and chairman of Tea Party Forward, on how Trump can undo the damage with minority voters, whether Hillary really has a lock on black voters, and who Trump should pick as his VP
May. 22, 2016
A Recessionary Recovery
Jeffrey Snider, head of global investment research at Alhambra Investment Partners, on why wages are so stagnant if the economy is recovering, spiking jobless claims, and why the Fed is positioning the U.S. to recreate Japan’s 30 year bear market
Apr. 24, 2016
The Scandal of Money
George Gilder, famed economist & publisher of the Gilder Technology Report, on his new book, "The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does"
Apr. 24, 2016
The Fed’s Cascading Failures.
David Beckworth, scholar at the Mercatus Center & associate professor at Western Kentucky University, on why the Fed made the recession much more painful, and why it’s currently botching its forward-looking guidance
Apr. 10, 2016
The Dollar’s Final Days?
Axel Merk, president and chief investment officer at Merk Investments, on new data showing the dollar’s rise could be doomed, whether any real currencies remain, and why gold is doing so well in 2016
Apr. 10, 2016
The New Case for Gold
Jim Rickards, senior managing director at Tangent Capital, on his new book, "The New Case for Gold"
Mar. 20, 2016
Another Year, Another Round of QE
Doug Noland, former hedge-fund analyst & publisher of Credit Bubble Bulletin, on the ECB’s announcement it will begin new rounds of “stimulus,” why markets are losing confidence in central banks, and why we’re in the eye of the hurricane
Mar. 20, 2016
The Truth on Tariffs
Amity Shlaes, author of four New York Times best-sellers & chairman of the Coolidge Foundation, on the Trump’s plan to impose big tariffs on Chinese and Mexican imports, the lessons of past tariffs, and why the next president should look to Calvin Coolidge for guidance
Mar. 06, 2016
How Presidents Destroy America
Brion McClanahan, historian & author of just-released "9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America -- and Four Who Tried to Save Her,” on why Americans are gravitating around Trump’s foreign policy, whether he would be another president who “screws up” America, and his new book
Mar. 06, 2016
The Economics of Trumpism
Jordan Goodman, founder and CEO of DRPM Group, on what Trump’s economic policies actually entail, what their chances are of helping spur prosperity, and what Americans can do with their money today to earn a return -- without investing in collapsing asset classes
Feb. 28, 2016
Where Recession Has Already Returned
Paul Craig Roberts, assistant secretary of the Treasury under Reagan & chairman of the Institute for Political Economy, on parts of America already in recession and why the next crash will be historic
Feb. 28, 2016
The Promise and Peril of Brexit
Pippa Malmgren, founder and CEO of DRPM Group, on why Britons want out of the EU, what it could mean for America’s economy, and how the Trump phenomenon is being seen from across the pond
Feb. 21, 2016
The Feds vs. Apple
Jeffrey Tucker, founder of Liberty.me and executive editor of Laissez Faire Books, on why Apple is right to fight back against the FBI
Feb. 21, 2016
How the Fed Incinerates Liberty
Richard Ebeling, professor of ethics & free enterprise at The Citadel, on how the Federal Reserve actively undermines Americans’ liberty, why a gold standard can eliminate our constant economic uncertainty, and what the South Carolina primary means for America’s money
Feb. 14, 2016
How Americans Can Bug out in Style
Robert Vicino, head of the Vivos Project, on the growing popularity of buying space in his luxury doomsday underground bunkers
Feb. 14, 2016
How the Fed Flunks Statistics 101
Danielle DiMartino Booth, former adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas & publisher of the financial forecasting service Money Strong, on how the Fed will misinterpret January’s jobs report, the importance of ‘creative destruction’ to any genuine recovery, and how Yellen is likely to respond to a worsening downturn
Jan. 31, 2016
So Go Blue Chips, So Goes America?
John Rubino, publisher of DollarCollapse.com & author of “The Money Bubble,” on why statements from Apple, Caterpillar, Band of America, and Boeing signal broader problems with the economy
Jan. 31, 2016
The Erosion of the Middle Class, and More 2016 Predictions
Charles Hugh Smith, author & financial columnist, on why living a middle-class lifestyle has never been more difficult, and the trends we can expect to unravel this year
Jan. 17, 2016
Forecasting 2016
Mike Pento, president & founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies, on why we’re about to experience a crash worse than 2007-2008, plus five other predictions for 2016
Jan. 17, 2016
The State of the Union (in Reality)
Logan Albright, analyst at FreedomWorks & writer at the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada, on the six biggest lies from Obama’s State of the Union, how America’s economy is faring in reality, and why we really do need to audit the Fed
Dec. 20, 2015
The Fed’s Final Folly?
Chris Martenson, founder of PeakProsperity, on whether the Fed’s rate hike will prove as successful as critics contend, what to expect from 2016, and his latest book, “Prosper! How to Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting”
Dec. 20, 2015
A 2016 Credit Crunch?
Christopher Whalen, senior managing director and head of research at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, on why the Fed hasn’t fixed anything yet, the need to pre-emptively manage bad debt, and the failure implied by negative interest rates
Dec. 13, 2015
Making Sense of Trump
Wayne Allyn Root, former Libertarian presidential candidate & author of “The Power of Relentlessness: 7 Secrets to Achieving Mega-Success, Financial Freedom, and the Life of Your Dreams,” on how Trump plays the media like a fiddle, whether he’s helping -- or hurting -- the Republican Party, and his new book
Dec. 13, 2015
Peaking Past the Precipice
Doug Noland, former hedge-fund analyst & publisher of Credit Bubble Bulletin, on why current market signals indicate the global economy is teetering on the precipice
Nov. 22, 2015
Exploring the ‘Deep State’
John Whitehead, attorney and founder of the Rutherford Institute, on the little known government controlling the government, the so-called Deep State -- and what it means for our freedom
Nov. 22, 2015
Enjoy Cheap Gas While It Lasts
Leonard Brecken, principal at the hedge fund Brecken Capital LLC, on how the Fed caused the drop in energy prices, how it’s now backed itself into a corner, and why the good won’t last long