Stansberry Investor Hour
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Dan and Corey start by remembering Charlie Munger, reviewing his career and legacy. Plus, they cover Elon Musk's recent remarks against Disney, the chances of X (formerly known as Twitter) going bankrupt, and Musk's efforts to bring free speech to the platform. (0:40) Next, Joel and Rob join the show to discuss the narrative around a soft landing, the rolling- recession "nonsense," and investors getting lulled into a false sense of confidence and believing everything is fine in the markets. Joel details the macroeconomic signals that are flashing globally – from China's failings dragging the world down to hyperinflation and recession in multiple Latin American countries. Joel explains why he and Rob have recently made a major change in their forward market outlook. (26:18) Rob adds that another reason for their bearishness is the current credit environment. Credit is the lifeblood of the American economy. But now, it's disappearing. And according to Rob, that will further hurt economic growth. Plus, Joel explains that this same setup happened at the beginning of the great financial crisis. (34:21) The conversation then shifts to Fed Chair Jerome Powell's devotion to lowering inflation to 2%, the reality of "structurally higher" inflation, and how high interest rates are leading to massive investing opportunities in near-term cash-flow companies. (38:37) Finally, Joel and Rob discuss the bond market and why they find it so attractive today... give their opinions on "terrifying" business development companies... and analyze the Fed's next moves in regard to unemployment. (46:18)
Dan and Corey kick off the show by giving a sneak peek at their list of 10 things that would surprise investors in 2024 and where they predict the markets are headed. Specifically, they discuss the unassailable Magnificent Seven – which are "priced for more than perfection" – and why the high valuations aren't sustainable. While the other "Unmagnificent 493" stocks in the S&P 500 Index are essentially flat and it's "still a bear market for everything else," the Magnificent Seven have screamed higher. Dan warns that they're not safe. Afterward, Jared joins the conversation and gives some tips on how to make finance less stressful. He shares that it's important to not cut out small luxuries that bring you happiness, like a Starbucks coffee every now and then. Rather, he says to focus on cutting costs for the bigger items. He also explains that being too conservative with your money can be detrimental. The conversation shifts to discussing the two main sources of financial stress: debt and risk. Jared explains that these sources of stress aren't correlated with how much money you have and instead are entirely based on how you structure your finances. Jared then talks about the market as a whole and shares some predictions. He covers why he has been focused on the bond market for the past six months, why he expects a recession next year, what he thinks will happen to Treasurys and interest rates, and the psychology behind inflation. Lastly, Jared details why he owns essentially no U.S. stocks and instead has his money in Argentine stocks. Plus, he describes another emerging market that presents a "huge opportunity" for investors. As he says, "There's other places in the world to go where there's a lot more growth that are a lot more promising." Don't miss his thoughts on the best way to get exposure to that potential growth story.
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey welcome Porter Stansberry back to the show. Porter founded Stansberry Research in 1999, and he recently returned as CEO and chairman of parent company MarketWise (MKTW). With more than 25 years of experience as a financial analyst and publisher to draw on, Porter shares his opinions on the current state of the markets and which areas of the economy look most attractive today.But first, Dan and Corey talk about investors' unfounded hopes for falling interest rates and some Wall Street analysts predicting that the Federal Reserve will soon cut rates by 150 basis points. "I just don't see that happening," Corey says. Afterward, the conversation shifts to the bond market, the drop in demand for U.S. Treasurys, China "imploding minute by minute," and the biggest "turkeys" who have made the most absurd financial decisions this year. Plus, Dan explores investor psychology and how it has been warped by a decade-plus of low rates and the longest bull market in history. (0:00) Porter then joins the show and discusses why Ayn Rand's 1957 book Atlas Shrugged continues to be relevant today, General Motors' chances of going bankrupt again, and his "new, old" job as CEO of MarketWise. He explains his strategy for the company going forward. (25:08) Moving on to the broader economy, Porter shares an updated prediction of what he sees coming for the market. In mid-September, he was concerned we were on the cusp of another major financial crisis. But now he thinks the immediate danger may be past. (42:34) Porter also shares that most quality businesses out there trade for high valuations, but those with unrecognized quality still present fantastic buying opportunities today. Even companies that have recently made negative headlines can still have incredible underlying value.(48:48) Finally, Porter details what's happening in the bond market right now and why he believes it's worth investing in. And you won't want to miss his parting message, where he explains why it's a great time to be alive despite any global issues or societal problems. "Most investors make the mistake of not being optimistic enough," he says. (57:35)
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey are joined by Marc Chaikin. After 50 years working on Wall Street, Marc founded our corporate affiliate – Chaikin Analytics – to guide everyday investors. Marc starts by describing how his Power Gauge helps investors identify stocks, excel in timing investments, and most importantly, prevent portfolio losses. "No matter how good your fundamental research is or quant model [is], if the market doesn't agree with you, guess who wins? The market always wins; you're investing in what I call "dead money," he states. Then, Marc explores 2023 being a difficult year for bearish investors, the likelihood of a recession, and how artificial intelligence ("AI") has led to unprecedented productivity enhancements. "That's where this whole convergence of technology, data, and machine learning comes in. I think it's going to unleash unbelievable advances in medicine, data analytics for retail, and self-driving cars eventually," he asserts. Finally, Marc shares his thoughts on today's market, including the "Magnificent Seven" stocks, the U.S. national debt, the real estate sector, and 10-year Treasury yields. He explains that he and many other leading investors are bullish on stocks, but the media prefers doom-and-gloom headlines for clicks. "They just don't want to put optimists on TV because it's not controversial," he concludes.
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey are joined by David Cervantes, principal and founder of Pinebrook Capital Management. David shares his groundbreaking thesis that could transform not only health care but also the broader economy. But first, Dan and Corey discuss disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried being found guilty of fraud, coworking-space company WeWork's impending bankruptcy, and fluctuating Treasury yields. (00:48) Next, David joins the conversation to detail the far-reaching consequences of obesity, plus the potential impact of new weight-loss drugs on the economy. He notes that obesity not only places a significant financial burden on the health care system but also hampers overall productivity and gross domestic product ("GDP") growth rates. However, David clarifies that GLP-1 (or glucagon-like peptide 1) drugs have the potential to revolutionize obesity treatment. (26:28) David then explores the potential winners and losers of this medical innovation. He stresses that it's not too late to make money off the drug manufacturers since there are plenty of companies developing and trying to improve these weight-loss drugs right now. He also touches on other sectors that will benefit from mass weight loss. (41:45) ➡️ Watch Here
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey are joined by Rudi Fronk, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Seabridge Gold (SA). But first, Dan and Corey kick off the podcast by discussing the latest numbers for gross domestic product ("GDP") and the core personal consumption expenditures price index. Then, they also explore what they think the Federal Reserve will do next and what will happen to the stock market. (00:41) Next, Rudi joins the show to chat about Seabridge Gold, the outlook for the gold market, and risk within the industry. Rudi emphasizes that Seabridge is not a mining company, and it instead partners with major mining companies to co-develop assets while retaining around 40% to 49% interest in projects. (16:21) He believes the current challenges in the Treasury market as well as hedge funds using leverage to accumulate positions will ultimately drive gold prices to new heights. Rudi boldly predicts that gold will surpass its previous all-time high of approximately $2,063 an ounce by the end of this year. Moreover, he details why he foresees gold's price surging to multiples of its current value over the next few years. (24:26) Rudi concludes by explaining why it's so difficult for mining companies to turn a profit and why so many of them never get any dollars out of the ground. "I don't have a high respect for most of my industry," he says simply. If you're interested in investing in the gold industry or just want to know more about it, don't miss this week's show. (36:32) ➡️ Watch Here
In this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey welcome geopolitical strategist and critically acclaimed author Peter Zeihan back to the show. But first, reporting live from the conference, Dan and Corey share their insights from this valuable event for subscribers. They offer a recap of the presentations delivered by notable figures, including Stansberry Research founder Porter Stansberry, legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong, and respected financial writer Morgan Housel. (:41) Then Peter joins the show to dissect the ongoing Ukraine situation and other geopolitical conflicts dominating the headlines. Peter discusses Israel's strategic shift from being a technology consumer to a producer, saying "Israelis, almost to a Chinese scale, were stealing tech... and so they decided to go in the business of making tech." Dan and Peter also explore investment prospects in Israel, what a peace treaty between Saudi Arabia and Israel would mean, how Iran could disrupt the peace process, and incompetence in the Israeli government. (16:50) Finally, Dan and Peter shift their focus to China. The nation is undergoing dramatic shifts in demographics and experiencing a severe population decline, which has profound implications for the nation's future. Peter predicts that China will cease to exist as a unified industrialized nation within the next decade. (36:18) ➡️ Watch Here
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey are joined by Michael "Mike" Green. Mike is the chief strategist and portfolio manager of Simplify Asset Management – an investment advisory firm. He has spent nearly 30 years studying markets and market structures, and he brings his decades of insight to today's show. But first, Dan and Corey discuss the evolving landscape of the bond market, the opportunity in Treasury bills, and the potential impact of high bond yields on the broader investment world. Corey warns... Take advantage of it now, because if the economy goes in the crapper in the future, the [bond] rates are going to go down when the Fed cuts [interest] rates. Mike then joins the conversation to delve into the world of passive investing, which involves never transacting and only ever holding assets. This leads to a strategy of mindless buying: [The stock market is] marching upwards, being led by a very few number of extremely large-cap stocks that have relatively limited growth prospects... In real terms, PepsiCo's sales are down over the last decade. This is true for companies like Apple where their sales growth, since the introduction of the iPhone 5, [is] stagnant... certainly not justifying the types of valuations that we see. Finally, Mike details how the Federal Reserve can influence the markets with interest rates, and in turn how interest rates can affect passive investing. Moreover, he highlights the unique opportunity in the bond market and explains why bonds are an attractive option for investors. ➡️ Watch Here
In this week's episode of Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey welcome Harris "Kuppy" Kupperman back to the show. But first, Dan and Corey discuss the surprising employment numbers that exceeded expectations and fueled speculation about further interest-rate hikes. They also cover the turbulence in the bond market and the significance of the yield curve finally correcting after more than 18 months of inversion. (00:41) Next, Kuppy joins the show to express his skepticism about the widespread belief that the world can revert to "normalcy," that interest rates will decline, and that another bull market will kick off. Instead, he explains why he thinks there will be significant changes in the next couple of years while "everyone's playing the old playbook." (20:22) Kuppy also gives his take on the overall economy, addressing sectors with inflationary correlations. He describes his outlook on inflation as a series of sine waves, with periodic fluctuations of heating up or cooling down. However, he focuses on the overarching trend of upward inflation and predicts that it will surpass previous highs in the coming years. (31:24) ➡️ Watch Here
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey are joined by renowned economist Jim Rickards, who details his illustrious career, the development of the BRICS currency, and its potential ramifications for the global monetary system. But first, Dan and Corey kick off the podcast by discussing store closures, Amazon's monopoly allegations, and commercial real estate's decline. (00:41) Next, Jim joins the conversation to share some of what he has learned during his storied career, specifically from being the general counsel on a hedge fund's $3.6 billion rescue deal. He also explains why he grew dissatisfied with risk management and how he became one of the first in finance to use "complexity theory." (20:06) Dan then steers the conversation to the BRICS initiative – i.e., the five countries' goal to create an alternative currency that will challenge the dominance of the U.S. dollar. Jim explains the origins of BRICS, highlighting how they have created financial institutions similar to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. (33:31) Jim stresses the significance of the BRICS currency, as it would facilitate trade among member nations without the need to rely on the U.S. dollar. However, Jim emphasizes that a BRICS currency should not be interpreted as the end of the U.S. dollar's reign. Rather, it would be a formidable competitor in the global currency arena. (41:41) ➡️ Watch Here
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey are joined by Joel Litman, the founder of our corporate affiliate Altimetry. But first, Dan and Corey kick off the podcast by discussing the latest Federal Reserve meeting, a recent study about what happens to stock price when artificial intelligence ("AI") gives answers at earnings calls instead of humans, and the emergence of a robot CEO for a rum company. (00:00) Next, Joel joins the conversation and gives the reasons for his growing bearish sentiment. He points out some significant red flags that have caught his and his fellow analysts' attention, including the historical pattern of a credit crisis preceding every major bear market. Joel explains that the current sentiment and valuation trends are heading in the wrong direction. (16:42) Joel then moves on to the impact of high interest rates on the market. He explains that he and the folks at Altimetry employ "Uniform Accounting" principles, meaning they do not use the same price-to-earnings multiples as Bloomberg or CNBC. Instead, they perform their own calculations. Joel argues that, to control inflation, interest rates need to be maintained at a level higher than what Fed Chair Jerome Powell seems to favor. (20:56) Finally, Joel discusses U.S. stocks being overallocated in investors' portfolios today and why this serves as a concerning indicator of market conditions. Plus, looking globally, he details why he finds Chinese and Russian stocks unattractive for investment. (37:36) ➡️ Watch Here
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey are joined by Stansberry colleague Greg Diamond the editor of Ten Stock Trader, a trading service based on technical analysis. Dan and Corey cover the European Central Bank raising its rates to a multidecade high, inflation "killing people on Main Street" who are racking up credit-card debt, and poverty levels rising. (00:41) Next, Greg joins the conversation by talking about his overall perspective on the market. He explains why he thinks "2024 is going to be a trader's market" despite believing that huge uptrends will come to an end. And he says banks will play a crucial role in determining overall market health (18:03) Regardless of these concerns, Greg maintains a bullish sentiment as long as the existing upward trend remains intact. "It's not time to sell yet," he emphasizes. He then proceeds to share his insights on the Fed, highlighting its inherently political nature and its susceptibility to political influence. (30:53) Finally, Greg discusses his primary objective when determining whether a market is poised to rise or fall. To leverage his positions, he frequently embraces higher risk levels but carefully optimizes his trading advantage in other ways. (40:14) ➡️ Watch Here
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey are joined by two of their Stansberry Research colleagues, Matt McCall and Brett Eversole. But first, Dan and Corey kick off the podcast by discussing three famous investors who all made headlines recently for giving negative future market outlooks. Brett and Matt join the conversation by talking about why they're bullish right now. Matt notes that the reason 2022 was so brutal for investors was because of the Federal Reserve rapidly raising interest rates. While one more small rate hike before the year's end is possible, Matt still thinks the rate cycle is nearly over. This would, in turn, be good for equities and move the markets higher. Then, Brett shares some of his AI-industry favorites... and notes that the market as a whole has the potential to massively increase productivity, leading to increased margins. Specifically, Brett believes there's a structural change happening in the companies that make up the stock market. Finally, Brett and Matt talk briefly about housing supply and homebuilders before launching into the energy sector. Brett emphasizes that while there's a push for green energy, we're going to need fossil fuels for a very long time. Plus, Matt highlights the problem of many renewable-energy projects being completely built but unable to get onto the energy grid because the grid is so old. ➡️ Watch Here
This week in Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey are joined by their Stansberry Research colleague, Bryan Beach. Bryan is the editor of Stansberry Venture Value, which is Stansberry's small-cap value newsletter. Dan and Corey kick off the podcast by dissecting the latest in the market, starting with the recent Republican political debate and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's presence in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (00:00) Bryan then joins the conversation to break down his value-investment approach. This approach extends across industries and is guided by the pursuit of "value nuggets." One of Bryan's central investing tenets involves identifying companies that have experienced significant declines in value. And right now, the Software as a Service ("SaaS") space is a prime example of such undervaluation. (20:53) The conversation then shifts to Bryan's previous role as an accountant. He recalls Wall Street's historical inclination toward upfront software-purchase models, which encompassed future maintenance packages and fees. But Salesforce changed all that in the early 2010s by reshaping the software landscape. The transition toward the SaaS model gained remarkable traction between 2015 and 2021. (27:50) More recently, SaaS companies have experienced a downturn in popularity. But Bryan sees this as an opportunity. Bryan and Dan go into how if Warren Buffett were a young investor today, he would likely be captivated by the software sector. The two draw connections between Buffett's historical interest in newspapers and the appeal of software business today. Bryan highlights their affordability and upward momentum, making them prime investment candidates. (46:00) ➡️ Watch Here
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey are joined by Keith Weiner. He's the founder and CEO of Monetary Metals, a gold investment firm. But first, Dan and Corey kick off the podcast by discussing the potential implications of stress in the bond market, and how bond yields have been showing signs of movement. Plus, they highlight that the yield curve could be signaling a recession sign. (00:00) Next, Keith joins the conversation by sharing his beliefs on gold and the world's monetary system. He starts with his "origin story," describing how he founded and then sold a successful software company. Then Keith and Dan shift gears to dive into the current state of the economy. With three of the largest bank failures in history this year and the U.S.'s credit being downgraded recently, they discuss how this may be affecting people's attitudes toward gold. (18:34) Finally, Keith goes on to share his insights on the debate of gold versus bitcoin. He emphasizes that gold's stability and millennia-long history of wealth preservation give it an edge over any cryptocurrency. While bitcoin has seen speculation and massive price fluctuations, gold's enduring stability makes it an attractive choice for conservative savers, even in times of economic uncertainty. (40:53) ➡️Watch Here
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey welcome Artem Milinchuk to the show. He's the founder and Head of Strategy for FarmTogether. First, Dan and Corey kick off the podcast by discussing the last CPI and PPI reports. While the CPI reading came in at 3.2% inflation, certain components within the CPI are much higher. Inflation is still here, and now it's just a matter of what direction it goes and what the Federal Reserve does next. (00:00) Next, Artem joins the conversation to share the benefits of farmland investments. Farmland boasts comparatively lower volatility than stocks, real estate, gold, and other asset classes. Artem highlights that the charm of farmland lies not only in its resilience during inflationary and recessionary periods but also in its capacity to diversify portfolios. (16:15) The discussion shifts to the impact of elevated prices and interest rates on farmland investments. Artem provides insights into the broader farmland market, revealing that a significant majority (98%) of farmland is currently family-owned. He anticipates substantial changes in ownership over the next two decades, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture projecting a transformation of up to two-thirds of farmland. (24:00) Artem shares his extensive experience investing in farmland on behalf of others since 1992, achieving impressive returns of approximately 10.5%. He concludes by drawing a noteworthy comparison between farmland investing and U.S. Treasuries, highlighting farmland's potential as a robust hedge against inflation. (44:57) ➡️ Watch Here
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey are joined by Patrick Yip, director of business development at the American Precious Metals Exchange ("APMEX"). Dan and Corey kick off the podcast by discussing the latest news surrounding their skepticism of the U.S.'s credit downgrade and discuss the recent jobs report and the implications of unemployment levels reaching a historic low. (00:43) Then, Patrick joins the conversation to talk about the silver and gold markets and their respective prices. He notes that there's almost a lack of interest in precious metals right now, which has led to them being undervalued. Patrick believes that a recession would give them the chance to appreciate significantly in the coming years. (19:40) With regards to the role of the U.S. dollar as a global reserve currency, Patrick raises concerns about the dollar being weaponized for political agendas. This would prompt investors to seek refuge in gold and silver. Yip also delves into the nuances of choosing between coins, bars, and rounds in the precious metals market. And he offers practical advice for investors based on their individual preferences and investment goals. (38:46) Then, Dan asks Patrick about the idea of minting a trillion-dollar platinum coin as a way to avert the debt ceiling... To hear Patrick's opinion on whether this proposal would work and what would happen to the price of precious metals if the government were to mint such a coin, check out today's podcast. (52:40) ➡️ Watch Here
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey are joined by an anonymous guest referred to as "Doomberg." Dan and Corey kick off the podcast by discussing the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will keep raising interest rates. Corey mentions that Chairman Jerome Powell let some "subliminal thoughts" on inflation slip, hinting at what the Fed may be planning from here. (00:00) Next, Doomberg joins the conversation to discuss why he and the rest of his team have decided to remain anonymous and shares his thoughts on Ontario's energy-strategy document and how the province is far ahead of the U.S. in its energy journey. (19:15) Doomberg then discusses his take on climate change. He mentions that he's bullish on the human spirit and the ingenuity required to fight climate change. That said, he believes it's unfair to minimize the impact that modern human development has had on the environment. The state of industrial pollution, for example – especially in China – is a real-world scandal. (29:50) Finally, Doomberg concludes with the prospect of a gold-backed currency and nuclear power. He and Dan discuss the ongoing anti-nuclear propaganda and the need to reevaluate the public perception of nuclear energy as a viable and safe solution to climate change. (45:53) ➡️ Watch Here
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, investing veteran Rick Rule returns to the show. Rick is president and CEO of Rule Investment Media and a director at Sprott. He joins Dan and Corey to talk about the trend of global electrification and all things copper. (00:00) Dan and Corey kick off the podcast by discussing a crucial topic – the global net-zero-emissions target set by institutions, corporations, and governments. To achieve this ambitious goal by 2050, there will need to be an increase in green-power generation and electric vehicles. A significant rise in demand for this essential resource would lead to higher copper prices. (00:48) Rick then joins the conversation to share his profound insights on the electrification of the world. The copper talk continues, with Rick passionately emphasizing that achieving net-zero emissions is an inevitable and vital goal. Dan raises pertinent questions about copper production's inability to keep pace with demand. (22:07) Then, Dan and Rick cover the two major copper-producing nations that have been at the forefront of meeting this demand... Chile and Peru. While Chile's mining industry is threatened by shifting political priorities, Peru grapples with the influence of nongovernmental organizations. (43:18) ➡️ Watch Here
On this week's Stansberry Investor Hour, Dan and Corey welcome frequent guest Marko Papic back to the show. Marko is a partner and chief strategist for asset-management platform Clocktower. Together, they tackle the shifting landscape of globalization, the dominance of the U.S. dollar, and investment opportunities in emerging markets. (00:00) Dan and Corey kick off the podcast by discussing the perplexing issue of the U.S. government "losing money while making money." They explore the implications of this inefficiency and its connection to the broader topics of inflation, recent Consumer Price Index data, and the Federal Reserve's monetary policies. (00:41) Then, Marko joins the conversation to share his thoughts on multipolarity, or the distribution of power among several countries. Despite the rise of emerging markets and the global shift toward multipolarity, the U.S. dollar remains the predominant currency worldwide. Marko believes "the dollar will continue to have stickiness as a predominant currency," but he predicts a steep decline within the next year." (28:07) Marko concludes by highlighting that investors can still profit by adopting a longer-term perspective that considers geopolitical and macroeconomic trends. He suggests keeping an eye on economies with favorable prospects, such as Indonesia's control of the Nickel market, Vietnam's vital role in global trade, and Mexico's refrain from fiscal stimulus packages. (45:57) ➡️ Watch Here