American Monetary Association

Jason and guest, Bob Filner, debate the Trump Administration, how the remiss government regulators are towards financial institutions, and the need for a complete reinvention of the Democratic party. As the former House Committee Chairman on Veteran’s Affairs, Bob Filner tackled Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan by threatening to press charges for their unethical treatment of military personnel by foreclosing on their mortgage loans. Mr. Filner was also the Mayor of San Diego and this interview comes on the heels of the release of his new book, Trumping Trump: Making Democrats Progressive Again.

Key Takeaways:

[:58] Bob Filner shares the purpose behind his book, Trumping Trump.

[3:26] Will the Tobin tax discourage trading and betting on non-asset based investments?

[5:20] Bob would like to rebrand the democratic party as the party of the working people.

[7:18] Bob threatened Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan for foreclosing on military personnel’s home while they were serving in active duty.

[13:20] It is pathetic how easily you can buy justice.

[14:12] Does the financial system need less or more regulation?

[24:21] The problem with the Trump administration as Bob Filner sees it.

[29:27] Trump’s policies could have a devastating affect on the US economy.

[31:23] What benefits the American worker more jobs and higher pay or low cost imported goods?


Trumping Trump: Making Democrats Progressive Again

Direct download: AMA_187_Bob_Filner.mp3
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In 2016 Jason was joined by Harry Dent, from Dent Research, to discuss the tax benefits you can get from moving to a US territory like Puerto Rico, some cyclical markets that are out of control, demographic problems around the world, inflation, and foreign investors in US real estate.

Key Takeaways:

[1:05] Harry's new home in Puerto Rico, and the tax benefits he can receive

[5:03] Vancouver real estate is out of control

[10:16] Japan's biggest problem is a demographic problem

[14:06] Previously Harry had predicted a drop in gold which hasn't happened, does he still believe it's going to go down or was he wrong?

[18:46] In a deflationary environment the only chance you have to make money is in yield, which can be found in linear markets with cash flowing properties

[24:07] Most foreign real estate investors are legally laundering their money out of their country


Direct download: AMA_186_Harry_Dent.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks to Yahoo Finance’s Jeff Macke about the impact of changing technologies, the perception of Doomsday skepticism and what underemployment means for those seeking jobs and those hiring. Macke also ways in on the inflation/deflation debate and discusses some of the points raised in his book Clash of the Financial Pundits.

Key Takeaways:

[1:39] Discrepancies between what we're told by the press and economic realities

[5:00] New technology and human resources can combine to end extreme inefficiency.

[8:10] Underemployment is a tricky issue when we have so many graduates with massive student debt who still can’t get a job.

[12:36] How many jobs will this new technology end up replacing?

[16:44] Investing with a belief in a Doomsday end is not a good idea

[18:04] Are we headed toward inflation or deflation?

[22:03] – There are two real ways of making money as a pundit: make other people money or just scare them.

[23:20] The gold-bugs focus so much on the math, but it’s just not all about math. We now have so many other factors that come into play, and we can’t forget about them.


Clash of the Financial Pundits by Jeff Macke


Update: Jeff Macke is no longer with Yahoo! Finance

Direct download: AMA_185_Jeff_Macke.mp3
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At some time or other, every asset class has been in a bubble. Whether it's the dot-com bubble of the 90s or the housing bubble in the 2000s, booms and busts are commonplace at this point. When they happen you have to make sure you're diversified and prepared for the downturn.

But what happens if it's not just one asset class? What if the bubble is...everything?

Mish Shedlock, economist and investment advisor at SitkaPacific Capital Management, talks with Jason about just this phenomenon, and provides some thoughts on ways you can protect yourself in the middle of this everything bubble.

Key Takeaways:

[2:57] Mish's Rule of Progress

[10:13] The Shiller P/E Ratio Chart and what it says about the market today

[11:58] The Buffett Indicator

[15:53] The Mish Shedlock investing thoughts for right now

[19:31] How asset inflation is leaving investors behind

[23:57] Some real estate price examples on the East coast that show the dangerous bubble we're probably in, and how policies are set up to aid the rich in their wealth creation


Direct download: AMA_184_Mish_Shedlock.mp3
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