American Monetary Association

Bitcoin is in the news, and there's an amazing rush on cryptocurrencies and seemingly a new coin coming out every day. So it's becoming more obvious that we're in a bubble.

But what's the real future of cryptocurrencies?

Jason Hartman talks to Tama Churchouse, co-founder of Churchouse Publishing Limited and lead cryptocurrency analyst at Stansberry Churchouse Research, about what's going on in the world of cryptocurrency. Tama explains the differences between things like Bitcoin and Etherium, and the two look into what the government's future role in cryptocurrency will look like.

Key Takeaways:

[1:14] Why is there a sudden runup in cryptocurrencies?

[5:53] The average transaction fee for Bitcoin is making it impossible to scale

[9:58] There are currently over 1,500 different cryptocurrencies with a market cap of around $520 billion

[11:54] There are currently protocols being written on the blockchain that you can buy into

[14:28] An explanation of "CryptoKitties" and how it can be applied to other avenues

[15:58] Etherium created a standardized token and how it's aiding in ICOs

[18:06] Etherium doesn't scale and is expensive to use, creating some serious drawbacks

[19:20] How Tama learned about cryptocurrency

[26:01] Is decentralized decision making really a good idea or will it just bog everything down?

[30:14] Cryptocurrency isn't really a great investment at the moment (perhaps it will become one), so what do we do with it today?

[32:34] Bitcoin mania has people declaring it a storer of value, but it takes at LEAST a generation to be able to make such a claim

[34:54] Will the government let cryptocurrencies go on (and can they even squash it if they try)?

[38:03] Tama believes 2018 will bring a wave of regulations on to cryptocurrencies

[40:52] How Tama would destroy Bitcoin if he really wanted to

[43:46] One cryptocurrency you SHOULD NOT BUY

Website:

www.StansberryChurchhouse.com

www.CoinMarketCap.com

"The government doesn't like competition in anything, especially currency"

"ICOs are, by far and away, Etherum's biggest proof of concept use case at the moment"

Direct download: AMA_204_Tama_Churchhouse.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Ed Mermelstein, founding partner of Rheem Bell & Mermelstein LLP, about what the GOP tax plan will likely do to foreign investment in US real estate. Ed describes how foreign investors are CURRENTLY investing in the US, and whether this plan will make the money flow in to the country or go running away to other countries. This impact will have especially large effects on big name markets like New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Key Takeaways:

[1:26] Will the proposed tax plan make the US real estate market more or less attractive to foreign investors?

[3:41] The typical business designation that foreign investors use

[6:15] Why some changes in deductions will effect investment in big cities like NY, LA, SF

[9:21] Which countries some of the major US markets get most of their foreign investment dollars from, and how the investors are using their properties

[13:24] Are any foreign governments buying US real estate?

[16:26] The US is in a sweet spot where European and Asian investors will invest, but it doesn't go overboard because of logistics like time differences and distance

Website:

www.RBMLLP.com

www.OneAndOnlyRealty.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

Foreign investment tends to sometimes make the news in a negative manner, but we should also consider the benefits of foreign investment in the United States

Direct download: AMA_203_Ed_Mermelstein.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

There seems to be a new cryptocurrency popping up every week, with markets being discovered, and new algorithms occurring all the time. There's a new player in town, however, and it's serving a market that so far has been avoided, and that's Christianity.

Jason Hartman talks with Luke Forstmann, co-founder of Christ Coin, about what his cryptocurrency is based on, how you get it, how their currency actually gives back to communities, and the plethora of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) that are popping up.

Key Takeaways:

[1:08] How the cryptocurrency craze now is similar to the internet craze in the late-90s, early 2000s

[3:42] What is an ICO (Initial Coin Offering), and when does it happen?

[8:52] What happened during Christ Coin's ICO?

[9:43] How do you set the initial price on something like Christ Coin?

[11:54] What is the LifeChange platform Christ Coin is utilizing?

[15:41] How do you get/earn Christ Coins?

[19:17] What it means when you buy Christ Coins, and how you can track its impact

Websites:

www.ChristCoins.io

www.LifeChange.io

www.CoinBase.com

www.Mercury.Cash

www.Bittrex.com


"It is ICO mania out there, and people are figuring out new ways to launch new companies using cryptocurrency & the ICO method"

Direct download: AMA_202_Luke_Forstmann.mp3
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2018's Meet the Masters event was already packed with great speakers like Jason Hartman, Garrett Sutton, Brian Smith, Danielle DiMartino-Booth, John Burns, and more. Today, Jason Hartman is proud to announce that former Congressman (and America's foremost advocate for liberyt) Ron Paul will be joining the fold to headline the event.

Ron Paul was most recently a Republican candidate for President in 2008 and 2012, and served in the US House of Representatives for Texas for more than 25 years in all. He is a critic of policies like the USA Patriot Act and has criticized the federal governments fiscal policies a multitude of times. He's also outspoken against Federal Reserve, and the US tax code.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.CampaignForLiberty.org

Direct download: AMA_Ron_Paul_Announcement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm EST

Jason welcomes client, Clay Slocum to the show. Clay is a millennial who currently has four properties in his real estate portfolio. Before buying his first property, Clay worked diligently with Oscar, his Investment Counselor, and a Local Market Specialist to play around with the numbers and he discovered his initial investment could grow exponentially. Clay shares his insights on the power of compounding interest, asset protection, and the Memphis market.

Key Takeaways:

[2:15] Compound interest can be a powerful tool against inflation.

[7:57] Engineers take an analytical approach to investing.

[10:07] After 18 years, $100,000 grow to 14 million.

[17:28] Jason explains a Deferred Sales Trust.

[21:24] If you are on the fence about investing talk with an investment counselor.

[32:18] Asset Protection is a complicated subject you should speak with a lawyer about.

[41:43] Resources for tax help.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Meet the Masters of Income Property 2018

www.RealEstateTools.com

Compound Interest Calculator


"Opportunity cost is a cost most people don’t evaluate."

"When it comes to asset protection most people think about the internal threat, not the external threat which can be costlier."

Direct download: AMA_201_Clay_Slocum.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Bob Sutton, author of The A**hole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt, about how to deal with people who are a consistent bear and you can't avoid completely.

Sutton studies organizational change, leadership, innovation, and workplace dynamics. He has published over 150 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals, management outlets such as Harvard Business Review and the McKinsey Quarterly, and news outlets including The New York Times, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal. His books include Weird Ideas That Work, The Knowing-Doing Gap (with Jeffrey Pfeffer), and Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense (with Jeffrey Pfeffer).

Key Takeaways:

[1:33] The reaction Robert got from his first book on "jerks"

[5:20] Some people seem to enjoy being mean down to their core, what does Robert make of the idea that women are attracted to bad boys like that?

[8:51] The "rhythym method" of dealing with jerks

[12:20] How you can pick the right time to fight back against jerks

[16:27] We're all slow to notice our own weaknesses

Website:

www.BobSutton.net

www.Twitter.com/Work_Matters

Direct download: AMA_200_Robert_Sutton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

Adam Kokesh is an American libertarian who plans to run on the ticket for the 2020 election. His platform calls for a "new American revolution" and has announced plans to run with an eye on the "orderly dissolution of the federal government." His 2014 book FREEDOM! outlines his beliefs and philosophy.

Jason Hartman and Adam discuss his libertarian beliefs, and what exactly a dissolution of the federal government would look like, and if it's even feasible.

Key Takeaways:

[0:53] Who really needs government

[4:10] The great lie behind government

[7:52] How to go about cutting the size of government while maintaining order

[12:10] How you can minimize violence and theft by eliminating government and police

[16:46] Adam's proposed dissolution of the federal government

[17:40] The only executive order Adam would sign as President

Website:

www.TheFreedomLine.com

www.KokeshForNotPresident.com

Direct download: AMA_199_Adam_Kokesh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

If you want an early peak into a respected year end review, then you need to listen to what Professor David Collum has to tell Jason Hartman. The two discuss the dangerous situation that's being created by entities like the Fed and our own government that will lead to disasterous implications. The problem is, nobody knows when the can will be allowed to stop. We've been able to stave it off for years now, but the bill will come due at some point.

The two also look into the idea of "free speech" on college campuses and how to solve the intolerance shown by the left in that regard, as well as why Warren Buffett continues to lie about the equity market.

Key Takeaways:

[2:36] The merits of price gouging, and why price gouging laws are destructive

[5:40] The issue of free speech on college campuses, and whether it actually exists today

[10:11] If you want to solve the issue with students shouting down speakers, the administrators need to grow a backbone and punish the violators

[13:29] The metrics that show if equities are overpriced are fraudulent

"We shouldn't progress to the mean, we should regress to it, and that gets you to 60-70% regression."

[15:40] David is looking at a 50-70% reduction in the equities market

[18:50] What would happen to the economy if the Fed actually raised rates to something like 4%, and why it's a completely different world than when Voelker gave the economy its "hard medicine"

"Overvaluation is appreciation pulled forward, and undervaluation is deferred appreciation"

[22:40] Warren Buffett is a massive insider who likes to lie about the state of the market

Website:

www.Twitter.com/DavidBCollum

David Collum's Cornell Faculty Page

David's Previous Year End Reviews

Direct download: AMA_198_David_Collum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56am EST

Investment Counselor and Local Market Specialist Liaison, Carrie joins Jason Hartman to see if he can correctly predict the effect the rise in interest rates will have on the US economy. Jason reminds us the Feds don’t directly impact mortgage rates but by directly impacting short-term rates all rates will be affected. For those of you who have income properties, the higher interest rates will put upward pressure on rents.

Key Takeaways:

[3:41] What does the spike in interest rates mean for investors?

[9:55] Higher interest rates will put upward pressure on rents and lessen the concentration of wealth.

[14:05] Local Market Specialists and Investment Counselors are always working in the client’s best interest.

[23:29] It’s important to get pre-approved for financing in today’s seller’s market.

[24:58] Jason hints about the location for the next Venture Alliance Mastermind.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Grant's Interest Rate Observer

www.VentureAllianceMastermind.com

***The Property Tour Referenced in This Episode Has Passed***

"The Fed has weapons it can use to fix the economy and interest rates are one of those weapons."

Direct download: AMA_197_Interest_Rates.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm EST

Tyler Sheff, host of the Cash Flow Guys podcast, invited Jason Hartman on his show to discuss the different market types in the USA, and got some tips on remote managing as well. Jason explains that the stigma behind buying homes sight unseen, as well as self managing properties a thousand miles away, has abated some due to the wonders of technology.

Key Takeaways:

[1:56] What Jason learned when he owned properties in 11 states

[6:52] Whether Tampa is a linear, hybrid, or cyclical market

[11:18] Our brains relation to the number 3 and how it relates to Jason's diversification strategy

[15:57] Jason's experience of beginning to self manage his remote properties

[18:30] When tenants are connected directly rather than through a property manager they tend to take care of more things themselves

[23:32] The need for standardized data when evaluating properties

Website:

Meet the Masters 2018

www.RealEstateTools.com

www.CashFlowGuys.com

Direct download: AMA_196_Tyler_Sheff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Jason Hartman welcomes Economist Mike Norman to the show to discuss Modern Monetary Theory or MMT. Mike shares examples of common misconceptions people have of the US monetary system and economy, such as the US debt clock, that inflation equals growth, and how the tax system works. He believes that the US has an unlimited supply of capital and balancing the budget or functioning as a fixed monetary system would accomplish the opposite of what is needed to create growth.

Key Takeaways:

[0:55] Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) explains the value of money.

[3:54] A tax system is required to create demand for money.

[8:46] A fixed monetary system creates cycles of economic depressions and recessions.

[11:08] The US national debt is a summation of what is owned by the US and its constituents.

[18:39] A dollar must be created and pumped into the economy before it can be used to pay a tax debt.

[21:01] The US has an unlimited amount of new capital.

[26:28] There is a difference between inflation and growth.

Website:

Mike Norman on YouTube

Direct download: AMA_195_Mike_Norman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Jason welcomes Patrick Donohoe of The Wealth Standard Podcast to discuss the dirty details of pensions, insurance policies and Ponzi schemes. Jason describes the difficulties and common mistakes average retail investors make when investing in financial services. And, Pat gives a comprehensive overview of how to make the most of your existing policies in order to invest your money in the most historically-proven asset class, income property.

Key Takeaways:

[1:15] Is the US a giant Ponzi scheme?

[4:21] Understanding the difference between pension benefit plans and contribution plans is essential.

[14:05] The financial service industry preys on retail investors.

[19:39] Harry Markopolos is waiting to capitalize on a market correction.

[25:59] Analyzing the patterns and mistakes of the middle-class investor.

[34:17] The Wealth Standard Podcast focuses on helping individuals understand the comprehensive nature of the economy.

[36:39] Pat explains how policyholders can reduce their risk and get investment money for cash-flow properties.

Website:

Be Your Bank

The Wealth Standard Podcast

The Wizard of Lies

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Direct download: AMA_194_Patrick_Donohoe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am EST

Jason Hartman and Richard Duncan continue discussing what Richard thinks will happen if the government stops supporting the global bubble, how the government can get back in the black on the spreadsheets, and why today is unique in terms of economic history.

Richard Duncan is Chief Economist at Black Horse Asset Management, the author of The New Depression: The Breakdown of the Paper Money Economy and The Dollar Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Cures. His Macro Watch video series can help individuals to clearly understand how the financial system really works. Mr. Duncan previously held the position of economist for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] The rules completely changed when we ditched the gold standard and went to a paper money economy

[10:35] The winners in our new, global economy

[13:16] How governmental policy is driving the global bubble

[16:15] Never in human history have we seen what happens when the economy becomes global and money is printed in this abundance

[21:33] How we can pull our nation out of debt

Website:

http://BlackHorse.com.sg

The New Depression: The Breakdown of the Paper Money Economy

The Dollar Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Cures

Direct download: AMA_193_Richard_Duncan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm EST

Jason Hartman welcomes Richard Duncan for the first of a two-part conversation about what is driving the economy, and which mistakes could catapult the US into a recession.

Richard Duncan is Chief Economist at Black Horse Asset Management, the author of The New Depression: The Breakdown of the Paper Money Economy and The Dollar Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Cures. His Macro Watch video series can help individuals to clearly understand how the financial system really works. Mr. Duncan previously held the position of economist for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Key Takeaways:

[1:01] Richard Duncan has a unique, insider’s view of world economics and FIAT money.

[6:06] In the US, when credit grows less than 2% the US goes into recession.

[11:17] Creditism is the new Capitalism.

[13:37] Looking back at the policies which saved the world economy in 2008.

[19:35] It’s a very sensitive moment in the economy as the Fed is considering reversing quantitative easing.

[23:27] Globalization has changed the way the economic game is played.

Website:

http://blackhorse.com.sg

The New Depression: The Breakdown of the Paper Money Economy

The Dollar Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Cures

Direct download: AMA_192_Richard_Duncan.mp3
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Jason talks with the co-founder of Reaganomics, Paul Craig Roberts. Together, they discuss some of the international threats that could face America, thanks to the recent actions from Washington. Specifically, they deal with issues of demography, currency and military developments in Russia and China and consider the potential impact of each of these on the United States.

Key Takeaways:

[1:55] The ruble should be strong in comparison to the dollar, and yet the ruble is risking collapse.

[5:49] The reserve currency status no longer seems as stable when we look at potential drops in use of the dollar.

[13:04] Paul Craig Roberts describes the US’s current position with regards to Russia and China.

[23:03] We’ve got a whole generation of people who now can’t afford to live on their own terms.

[25:56] The discussion moves to inflation and how it could transform the US economy.

[35:03] With so many problems, is there a solution?

Website:

www.PaulCraigRoberts.org

Originally recorded in 2014

Direct download: AMA_191_Paul_Craig_Roberts.mp3
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Ever wonder why some people are liberals and others are conservative? Is there something different in their brain chemistry or is it just the way they were raised?

Dr. Rossiter is board certified in both general and forensic psychiatry. For more than forty years he has diagnosed and treated mental disorders, with a special interest in personality pathology and its developmental origins. He's also author of the book The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, and talks about the belief that government can solve our problems and politicians have our best interests at heart.

Key Takeaways:

[2:18] The differences in mindset between liberals and conservatives

[5:38] Big government countries oppress religion because government needs to be the highest power

[9:56] Communist and socialist regimes have killed nearly 200 million people in the past century

[13:36] The people who describe themselves as caring are callous when they get power

[18:40] Politicians don't seem to have a grasp on obvious economic truths

[21:15] Adolescents need something to commit to and idealize things and people

[25:07] Big government is a great deal for the ruling class

Website:

www.LibertyMind.com

The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness

Direct download: AMA_190_Lyle_Rossiter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15am EST

Mark Meckler co-founded the Tea Party Patriots, and is also an author. On the show, Mark talks about his organization, self-governance, and why people hate the Tea Party movement so much.

Key Takeaways:

2:30 – The Tea Party founded was in 2009.

4:45 – Why is the Tea Party hated so much?

16:45 – What is an amendment convention? Mark explains.

21:50 – Congress passes board enabling acts and the regulators actually do the legislating. Mark and others are working towards stopping this.

25:40 – Elections are not enough, but with that said, we still need to vote.

28:05 – Would Texas become the Hong Kong of the United States?

31:00 – Remember, the larger the government, the smaller the citizen.

Website:

Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution by Mark Meckler

The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic

www.ConventionOfStates.com

(Originally recorded in Nov 2014)

Direct download: AMA_189_Mark_Meckler.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am EST

In the early 1980s, Seth Merrin was an intern on Wall Street who saw ways the industry could change for the better. His first startup was an order management software that asset managers around the world use. He later created the company Liquidnet Holdings that allows institutional investors to trade large blocks of stock.

Jason Hartman caught up with Seth to talk about his newest book, The Power of Positive Destruction, and how business owners can take ideas from other industries and disrupt theirs.

Key Takeaways:

[0:46] The premise for the Power of Positive Destruction

[2:53] Taking things from one successful industry, and applying them to your different industry, can provide huge boons

[5:35] The positive destruction created by companies like Uber, Lyft, AirBnB, etc

[8:59] The art and science of launching a company

[12:24] How Seth applied the principles from his book on his own companies

[16:05] Whether Wall Street is swinging back toward being an institutional game, and how Seth's platform plays in that

[21:03] The idea of corporate responsibility, and how the proceeds from the book sales are going to help house the orphans of the genocide in Rwanda

Website:

www.PositiveDestructionBook.com

www.LiquidNet.com

"You either have a culture by design, or you have a culture by default. And you don't want to have a culture by default."

Direct download: AMA_188_Seth_Merrin.mp3
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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?

Website:

www.CongressmanBob.com

Trumping Trump: Making Democrats Progressive Again

Direct download: AMA_187_Bob_Filner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:39am EST

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

Website:

www.HarryDent.com

www.DentResearch.com

Direct download: AMA_186_Harry_Dent.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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.

Website:

Clash of the Financial Pundits by Jeff Macke

@JeffMacke

Update: Jeff Macke is no longer with Yahoo! Finance

Direct download: AMA_185_Jeff_Macke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

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

Website:

www.MishTalk.com

www.MishMoments.com

Direct download: AMA_184_Mish_Shedlock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

New lending rules means new investment strategies for real estate investors. That's why it's important to keep up with what Fannie Mae is doing with loans. Jason calls in one of his lenders to find out what's changed recently and how that will effect what you're buying, and how you're buying properties.

Key Takeaways:

[1:45] Your first 10 properties can be purchased with only 20% down

[3:58] Rising interest rates mean you should lock in your rate sooner rather than later

[8:52] 85-90 days in the maximum time to lock in a rate.

[10:23] What loan level price adjustments to rate means

[12:37] The Trump administration may replace the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

[17:30] The ease or difficulty of qualifying for a loan.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: AMA_183_Better_Financing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

Single-family homes sales rose in January. This has made income property inventory low. Jason shares a live recording from a previous seminar in which he thoroughly explains why investing in a single family home as income property is the only logical investment during an inflationary period. And, if the signs are correct the U.S is entering an inflationary period under the Trump administration.

Key Takeaways:

[0:44] Inflation induced debt destruction by way of a mortgage.

[2:51] Jason explains how the government manipulates inflation numbers through hedonic adjustment.

[10:19] The ultimate investing equation.

[17:38] Anything that does not produce income is not an investment.

[19:29] Cash and bonds are destroyed by inflation.

[21:31] The IRS does not account for inflation.

[24:45] During deflationary periods people default on their loans.

[27:08] If you have a corporate job you are paying more taxes than the self-employed.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: AMA_182_Asset_Matrix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

Bubbles abound in the world of investing, and today is no different. Jason welcomes Harry Dent, author of The Sale of a Lifetime, about what's going on today in the stock market, real estate market, political world, and worldwide economic statuses. Harry points out what nation in Europe that reminds him of Japan before their massive downturn, and gives Jason a rundown of what to look for BEFORE you see a bubble burst.

The two look at what you might actually want to be investing in when the bubble bursts.

Key Takeaways:

[4:42] The massive bubble that is Chinese real estate

[12:46] Why Harry studies 80-250 year cycles when the world is rapidly changing today

[15:31] Examining the Trump rally

[24:02] Why Jason hates the Case Shiller Index

[28:14] The phases of a housing crash

Website:

www.HarryDent.com

Direct download: AMA_181_Harry_Dent.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59am EST

For this 10th Episode, Jason goes off topic and welcomes William Poundstone, author of the new book, Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts are So Easy to Look Up. Mr. Poundstone is also the author of the New York Times best-selling books, Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of Scientific Betting System that Beat the Casinos and Wall Street, Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value and How to Take Advantage of It and Gaming the Vote: Why Elections Aren’t Fair and What We Can Do About it.

Key Takeaways:

[1:12] William explains the premise of his latest book, Head in the Cloud.

[5:03] Having a general knowledge of baseline facts and the Dunning-Kruger effect have humbling assets.

[7:28] The larger a person’s vocabulary is akin to their ability to think.

[11:12] How does America stack up on the map of ignorance?

[13:43] Americans will vote for judges with less ethnic sounding names if they don’t know the candidates.

[19:51] The Kelly Formula informs a user of the optimal amount you should be putting on each bet or investment.

Website:

www.William-Poundstone.com

Direct download: AMA_180_William_Poundstone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04pm EST

Frances Donald, Senior Economist at Manulife Asset Management and Chief Economist at John Hancock Financial Services, explains to Jason the changes in consumer, investor, and executive sentiment numbers in the home and job market. While we don't know exactly why the economic is experiencing such a resurgence, Frances does attribute at least some of it to the potential policy changes Trump is looking to bring.

Frances and Jason also discuss pent up real estate demand, and how student loan debt is impacting that.

Key Takeaways:

[0:57] Investor sentiment gives a positive outlook for the US economy

[3:39] Is Trump the cause of the economic forecast?

[4:56] Rising interest rates present a challenge for the housing market

[7:57] Trump is inspiring confidence in companies all across the country

[9:38] Real estate investment is a small part of the total economy

[14:30] There are two true drivers of rental housing

[16:47] The housing and rental markets are not currently in their natural order

[20:26] The importance of demographics in relation to wage growth

Websites:

www.JohnHancock.com

@FrancesDonald

There are fewer multipliers to growth from a rental market than there are from a housing market.

Direct download: AMA_179_Frances_Donald.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:39am EST

Jason Hartman talks with James Dale Davidson, co-founder of Agora Publishing, Founder of the National Taxpayer’s Union, co-editor of Strategic Investment for the Sovereign Society, and founder of Newsmax. James has just written his newest book, The Breaking Point: Profit from the Coming Money Cataclysm. James believes that, in his lifetime, we are likely to see a massive marketplace disaster compliments of Obamacare, Chinese ghost towns, printing money, and other bad economic decisions.

Key Takeaways:

[1:20] The Western Civilization has a new business model and social contract

[5:57] Some of Trump's support came because middle class white voters are experiencing a decline in their life expectancy

[9:13] What does the US economy look like under a Trump presidency?

[10:27] James' latest book, The Breaking Point, examines the relationship between drug companies and the food industry.

[14:19] Some business savvy for our politicians would help them out a lot

[18:00] Bernie Sanders and Karl Marx share some similarities

[20:02] Fake capital lets people borrow money practically for free

[27:26] We can't keep passing the buck down generation after generation

[31:22] Chinese ghost towns used more cement in a dozen years than our entire country did in the 20th century

[37:27] Chile has provided most of the copper used by the Chinese

[40:48] We are staring into the face of the biggest economic crisis in history

Website:

The Breaking Point: Profit from the Coming Money Cataclysm

www.SovereignSociety.com

Direct download: AMA_178_James_Davidson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

The housing market is always on a pendulum, but where are we now? Self driving cars are going to be changing the dynamics of our society, but are they going to push more people into the city or have more people moving to the suburbs? Jason Hartman and Matt Slepin, President of Terra Search Partners, discuss what is going on in real estate today, and how our changing environment is impacting real estate in the future.

Key Takeaways:

[2:36] Where Matt thinks we are in the business cycle, and whether we've overbuilt apartments

[6:49] The issues going on in the retail and office investment markets, and why apartment investing makes more sense these days

[11:13] The rise of the autonomous vehicles and how they will change the real estate demand equation

[15:29] What does Urban Land Institute do and what issues are being discussed?

[19:22] What Matt has learned in his real estate podcast

[22:51] Two conflicting trends in property management

Website:

www.TerraSearchPartners.com

Direct download: AMA_177_Matt_Slepin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm EST

The Trump administration will bring changes to the real estate market. Legislation and regulation changes could help small and medium size banks while also increasing the amount of lending done by the biggest banks. Jason Hartman talks with Bob Pozen, Senior Lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management and former Associate General Counsel for the SEC, about these things, and what is realistic to expect under President Trump. Bob is author of Extreme Productivity and Too Big to Save.

Key Takeaways:

[2:11] Legislation that may be changed through banking system while Dodd-Frank is left as is.

[5:50] Small and medium sized banks need regulation relief

[7:33] Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are having problems because they were never made public or private

[11:13] FHA and VA insure all mortgages made by banks

[11:55] Real estate prices will rise as money flows into the market

[14:46] Rising rates will bring a temporary increase in home purchases, but will level off soon thereafter

[15:28] Pozen was chosen by President Bush to join a bipartisan commission to strengthen Social Security.

[17:00] Security and Exchange Commission has constraints regarding employees working for corporations after their service.

[19:22] Getting to the gist of Bob Pozen’s book Too Big to Fix.

[21:59] Peer-to-Peer lending is pretty much unregulated.

[23:38] As the economy strengthens banks should lend more.

Websites:

www.BobPozen.com

Direct download: AMA_176_Bob_Pozen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42pm EST

Doug Casey is a (successful) speculator, a libertarian philosopher, and a best-selling author. He has a reputation for his sometimes controversial insights into politics, economics, and investments. His speculation is often called "rational speculation", and he's one of the authorities on the matter, and is highly regarded in the high-potential natural resource sector.

Doug's new book, Speculator, is a venture into fiction, a departure for him. Jason Hartman and Doug discuss the new book, how to be an international man today, and real estate all over the world.

Key Takeaways:

[1:45] A quick rundown of Doug's new book Speculator

[4:40] Speculator is the first in a series, and has some main topics that Doug explores.

[8:35] Doug's book International Man made him semi-famous and is the most sold book in Rhodesian history

[12:30] The world's move toward the singularity

[15:50] The scam that is college education and tuition

[20:20] Diversifying yourself internationally

[24:20] Is the world flat now?

[29:00] We're at the beginning of the next crash while riding the tail of the previous crash

Website:

www.CaseyResearch.com

Speculator: High Ground


"The economy is falling apart again, but this time it's going to be much different, and much worse"

Direct download: AMA_175_Doug_Casey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

It might look like a children's book, but Goodnight Obama is more than just that. It's an important reminder that parody is critical in this day and age.

Dr Jerome Corsi is author of Goodnight Obama, and is also head of the Washington, DC News Bureau for Alex Jones and Infowars.com. The two discuss his newest book, as well as what Jerome is expecting out of President Trump, and where we are in the business cycle.

Key Takeaways:

[1:10] The idea behind Jerome's Goodnight Obama book

[6:41] Whether people who didn't vote for Trump are going to be pleasantly surprised when they realize what he's doing in office

[17:30] What Trump means when he talks about "infrastructure spending" isn't what most liberals think

[21:46] According to the idea of business cycles we're due for a recession. Is it going to hit Trump, will he avoid it, or is the idea of a business cycle outdated?

[24:23] The USA return to a carbon based economy

Websites:

www.WND.com

@Jerome_Corsi

www.GoodnightObama.com

Direct download: AMA_174_Jerome_Corsi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EST

Tevi Troy, President of American Health Policy Institute and former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, joins Jason Hartman to discuss his newest book Shall We Wake the President?: Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office.

The two take a look into the history of American presidents handling of disasters, as well as trying to look at our current president, Donald Trump, to see if there are any signs as to how he might handle a disaster. Jason also probes the former Deputy Secretary about how the Republicans might actually be able to craft a replacement for Obamacare that the Democrats might actually support, and that would actually improve our system.

Key Takeaways:

[1:07] The best and worst presidents at handling disasters

[4:43] How Tevi thinks Donald Trump will handle disasters

[7:20] The newness of Trump's cabinet to politics could create a problem if there's an early disaster during his presidency

[10:29] How pop culture impacts presidents

[13:05] Tevi outlines a path that he believes Republicans should take to get a new healthcare bill passed

[16:10] How Trump's participation in pop culture might play a role in his presidency

Website:

www.TeviTroy.org

@TeviTroy

Shall We Wake The President?

Direct download: AMA_173_Tevi_Troy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Just before the election, Jason Hartman talked with Bill Ayers, a retired Professor of Education, contributor to academic journals, and an original member of the Weather Underground. Bill has written several books, including his newest, Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto. Jason and Bill discuss eight major points from his book, and look into what the US can do to right itself.

Key Takeaways:

[1:28] Demand the Impossible calls for Americans to release their imaginations and consider the impossible.

[3:51] The eight issues addressed in Bill Ayers’ Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto.

[5:06] Privatized prisons are destroying America. The US has 20% of the prisoners in the entire world.

[6:50] What does public safety look like for free people in a democratic society?

[9:09] You can't label Bill has a tax and spend liberal

[12:28] The US needs a massive education reform

[21:14] Democratic and the Republican parties agree on war and Wall Street, but little else.

Website:

www.BillAyers.org

www.HaymarketBooks.org/pb/Demand-the-Impossible

Direct download: AMA_172_Bill_Ayers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

The market is moving and it seems to be moving in the right direction for real estate investors. The historical average for appreciation for single family homes is ~6% nationwide. If you are already an income property investor, the good news is rents may be pushing upward. Jason’s guest today is the author of the new book, Global Shocks: An Investment Guide for Turbulent Markets. Nick Sargen is Senior VP and Chief Economist at Fort Washington Investment Advisors. He is a former economist at Morgan Guaranty trust, Salomon Brothers, Prudential Insurance and JP Morgan. He shares his insights about how the markets will react to a Trump presidency.

Key Takeaways:

[1:05] President-elect Trump may lead the US with a pro-business stance.

[4:33] Trump is a spender which could lead to higher interest rates.

[5:45] Nick Sargen worries about Trump’s trade issue.

[9:41] Budget deficits do not mean inflation.

[12:08] Trump will be a pro-growth, real estate president.

[15:00] The market is moving with the belief that all of Trump’s policies will promote growth.

[17:50] Diving into the Global Shocks: An Investment Guide to Turbulent Markets book.

[20:24] How to capitalize on a bubble.

[24:08] Financial institutions have led the way during the current stock market rally.

Website:

Nick Sargen

Global Shocks

Direct download: AMA_171_Nick_Sargen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Kare Anderson about the nuances of human communication. Kare is an Emmy award winning journalist, reporting for such outlets as NBC, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Huffington Post.

Kare's TED Talk on becoming an opportunity makers has over a million views, she's a co-founder of 9 PACs, and author of such books as Mutuality Matters and Moving From Me to We. She's considered an expert on connective behavior.

Key Takeaways:

[2:32] What does connective behavior mean?

[4:49] Simple ways for people to connect include getting specific sooner, showing warmth before competence, sitting sidle and walking.

[7:33] Create a bigger pie when someone is attacking you.

[8:49] Don't let other people determine your behavior, plan your own course first

[9:27] A connective leader has the most clout.

[12:05] Look for something you like about someone and keep it in mind every time you see that person.

[16:28] How do journalists like Kare Anderson get people to open up and provide a fuller, richer story during an interview?

[19:50] How did the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner and Diane Sawyer handle their roles during the interview?

[25:44] To have a meaningful and accomplished life means being grounded and truly listening to other people.

Website:

www.SayItBetter.com

“Getting specific sooner means giving the important details first.”

Direct download: AMA_170_Kare_Anderson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am EST

Jason Hartman talks with Nick Adams, founder and Executive Director of FLAG, the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness. The two take some time to discuss Nick's bestselling book, The American Boomerang: How the World’s Greatest Turnaround Nation Will Do It Again. They also delve into their expectations for Trump's presidency, and Nick explains why he's of the belief that Trump very well might be a great American president for the next 8 years.

Key Takeaways:

[1:51] The American Boomerang details what Nick thinks an American Renaissance needs to actually take place

[3:41] Nick is a proud Trump supporter, and started reading Trump's work when he was 11 and read The Art of the Deal

[7:40] The Tall Poppy Syndrome does not apply in the US.

[12:12] American is considered exceptional in the world culturally, militarily, economicly, and scientifically

[15:31] Consumer confidence needs to improve to ramp up the economy

[16:30] 5 key elements America needs to get an economic boomerang

[20:18] What should we expect in President Trump's 4 years?

Website:

www.flagusa.org

Direct download: AMA_169_Nick_Adams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Robert Johnson, President and CEO of the not for profit American College. Dr Johnson has written Invest with the Fed: Maximizing Your Portfolio Performance by Following Federal Reserve Policy, Strategic Value Investing, and the study What to Expect When You’re Electing. The two men investigate market strategies, how one party controlling Congress and the Presidency does to the economy, and how asset classes react to interest rate changes.

Key Takeaways:

[3:08] The reforms the Republican party could bring while controlling two branches of the government

[6:34] Invest with the Fed analyzed how asset and equity classes perform during different interest rate environments.

[9:22] Stock market growth is higher when democratic presidents are serving or when there is political harmony.

[12:00] Long-term perspectives show the economy and the stock market move forward together.

[14:40] The best strategy is a long-term market strategy.

[16:19] Equity real estate investment trusts perform very well during rising rate environments.

[18:14] Will the cost of small business financing go up under a Trump administration?

[21:00] Is this time going to be different?

Website:

www.theamericancollege.edu

Direct download: AMA_168_Robert_Johnson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with James Adams, former Waffle House employee and analyst. His new book, Waffle Street: The Confessions & Rehabilitation of a Financier, tells of his time working on Wall Street during the housing market crash. After exiting the modern version of organized crime that is Wall Street, James got a job at Waffle House. His time there led him to write his book (now movie starring Danny Glover).

James explains the central banking system, the ramifications of printing money, and which major nation the next crisis might wipe out.

Key Takeaways:

[1:25] James' original title for the book

[5:02] While some areas of the book are dramatized, the crisis was on a bigger scale than anyone could imagine.

[6:25] Haphazard underwriting and an improbable US housing decline made many US financial institutions to reassure clients until the crash happened

[9:23] The ripple effects of leverage because of how out of whack rent to home price ratios were

[12:05] James fears the treasury balance sheets of G8 countries could be the cause for another meltdown.

[14:23] Central banks are creating electronic liabilities.

[16:10] What needs to be done to the banks before we can even begin to solve our underlying problems

[21:59] Printing money works until it doesn't

[22:38] Japan has many factors that are working against their long term success

[23:58] Are options on Japanese debt a good idea?

[26:05] The Waffle Street film is trending well on Netflix and is experiencing good distribution.

[27:10] James has another movie and works as a Senior Research Analyst

Website:

http://www.wafflestreetmovie.com
https://twitter.com/wafflestmovie

Direct download: AMA_167_James_Adams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

Jason Hartman and Ed Conard, founding partner of Bain Capital, discuss the current economic situation facing America. Conard is the author of Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy is Wrong, and The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class. The conversation includes discussion on CEO pay, the tech industry, and the impact of current regulations on competition in the marketplace.

Key Takeaways:

[1:28] Ed the tremendous growth Bain Capital was able to achieve while he was there with Mitt Romney

[3:30] Bain Capital offered clients the ability to invest in capital management and management supervision deals

[5:07] Bain Capital also used a higher risk strategy, which allowed them to capitalize on investments in undervalued assets.

[7:21] The Upside of Inequality explores the American workers productivity

[12:18] The US economy is accelerating and the Fortune 400 continues to have turnover, which are both good signs for our country

[14:47] CEO pay may grab headlines, but it may not be quite so outlandish

[19:36] Tech companies pay less taxes and have fewer regulations

[21:22] Profitability in the tech sector continues to grow

[22:23] There's a profitability squeeze in most of the economy

[24:45] Trained talent and risk tolerance are the limiting factors to growth in this new economy.

Website:

www.EdwardConard.com
www.twitter.com/edwardconard

Direct download: AMA_166_Ed_Conard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Jason Hartman and one of his clients, Gary Pinkerton discuss an article from Vox.com called "27 Charts That Will Change How You Think About the American Economy". The reporter of the story notes that productivity, demographics, and inflation have all changed in the US economy in the past few years. The two looking into what it means for real estate investing if people continue working past social security mandated ages, what kinds of work opportunities are available to people, and how Americans spend thrift ways (combined with the lack of real wage growth) have left many unable to purchase a home.

Key Takeaways:

[3:40] How Gary became a fan and follower of Jason

[5:57] Timothy Lee's article on Vox.com, "The 27 Charts that will change how you think about the American economy"

[10:07] The service industry provides a key indicator in regards to the American standard of living

[13:59] Labor force numbers have been on the decline since 2000

[16:30] The main areas of the country that are showing growth are urban

[21:05] Timothy shows inflation-adjusted home prices in chart #19

[26:18] Construction costs have not kept up with housing prices

[30:42] American retirement is no longer a set definition

Websites:

www.VentureAllianceMastermind.com
www.vox.com/new-money/2016/10/10/12933426/27-charts-changing-economy

Direct download: AMA_165_Gary_Pinkerton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Jason Hartman talks with Daren Blomquist, Senior VP at ATTOM Data Solutions and the Executive Editor of ATTOM’s award-winning Housing News Report. The two look into the impact our new President, Donald Trump, could have on real estate investing, how he might change the economy, and what sort of regulations (or lack thereof) that might impact our investing future.

Key Takeaways:

[1:43] A Trump presidency's impact on real estate investors and our economy

[5:55] Lack of wage growth has caused affordability issues

[8:46] Housing bubbles tend to be created by lower interest rates

[11:33] Housing prices continue escalating while home ownership has dropped to a 50 year low

[15:43] What impact would repealing Dodd-Frank have?

[19:11] ATTOM’s Housing News Report article explains the phenomenon of big banks running away from the mortgage business

[20:16] October 2016 saw a continued increase in foreclosure activity

[24:29] The promised $1 trillion infrastructure investment will help real estate investors.

[25:36] Get the Housing News Report free for a year by emailing marketing@attomdata.com and mention "Creating Wealth"

Websites:

http://www.realtytrac.com
http://www.realtytrac.com/news/tag/marketing-list
http://www.attomdata.com

Direct download: AMA_164_Daren_Blomquist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Andrew Wright, CEO and Managing Partner at the commercial real estate firm Franklin Street. Andrew has been involved in over $1 billion in real estate and finance transactions, as well as more than $800 million in debt resolution since 2009.

Jason and Andrew discuss how commercial real estate has had to adjust to the changing social dynamics, and where you might best be investing your money today.

Key Takeaways:

[1:20] What to expect from our first real estate president

[4:44] Retail centers have had to substantially change thanks to the internet

[8:16] Warehouse and delivery industries have seen a boon because of the internet bringing in things like same day shipping

[12:39] Andrew gives his opinion on how much more room we might have to grow

[16:48] Andrew dissects the current cap rate availability for commercial real estate

[18:53] The 1 investment Andrew loves today

Website:

www.franklinst.com

Direct download: AMA_163_Andrew_Wright.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am EST

Jason Hartman talks with Ed Martin, former President of The Eagle Forum and former Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, about the conservative case for Donald Trump.

Jason and Ed discuss the vision they believe Trump has, the willingness to do what's right for America, how America can fix our trade issue, and the dangers of the establishment like the Clintons represent.

Key Takeaways:

[1:45] Whether we need a conservative case for Trump when many of his former stances seem liberal

[4:32] Where Ed stands on free trade

[8:47] The difficulty of creating a level playing field between nations when discussing trade

[13:10] Why we need someone to come in and shake things up

[16:40] The Clintons as the status quo

Website:

www.eagleforum.org
The Conservative Case for Trump

Direct download: AMA_162_Ed_Martin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52pm EST

James D. Kuhn is President of New York City’s Newmark Grubb Knight Frank commercial real estate advisory firm. James joined Jason Hartman to discuss the impending Trump presidency. They discussed everything from what it could mean for everything from real estate markets to the potential for inflation in the US. Without a political record to look back on, if Trump properly handles trade policies and corporate initiatives, he could spur job growth in struggling communities.

Key Takeaways:

[2:03] Trump could have a serious impact on real estate

[6:12] Trump's trade policies will definitely create winners and losers

[11:19] James wholeheartedly believes the link between the lower and middle class benefiting from job growth is education.

[14:14] Online college should be accessible to all and cheap

[16:14] Real estate investors are having trouble finding value even before the election

[19:00] When will the Fed decide the US is ready to handle some inflation?

[20:42] Real estate is the last great investment opportunity

[23:09] Never forget, thou shall not gamble in real estate investing

Websites:

www.ngkf.com

Direct download: AMA_161_James_Kuhn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

Dan Millman has written 17 books, including his new book “The Four Purposes of Life”. He opens up about the special life calculator which uses numbers from your birth date to help illuminate your life path.

Dan is a former world champion athlete and martial arts instructor who, after a 20 year spiritual journey founded the Peaceful Warrior's Way. His work was even transformed into a feature film starring Nick Nolte, called "Peaceful Warrior".

Key Takeaways:

[2:05] Dan's journey while writing The Four Purposes of Life

[4:09] What are the Four Purposes of Life?

[6:26] Expanding on Purpose #4 – Attend to the arising moment

[11:55] What impact increasing your quality of presence can have on your life

[13:35] Purpose #1 – being graceful while learning the lessons of life

[17:31] Purpose #2 – Your career and your calling aren't necessarily the same thing

[20:45] Purpose #3 – Discover life’s path

[25:25] The purpose of Dan's books

[26:05] 12 required courses in the school of life

[27:40] Dan's contact information

Website:

Everyday Enlightenment

The Four Purposes of Life

Direct download: AMA_160_Dan_Millman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm EST

Jason Hartman was joined by Joel B. Pollak as they discussed his new book: See No Evil, 19 Hard Truths the Left Can't Handle. Joel is Senior Editor-at-Large and In-House Counsel at Breitbart News in Los Angeles, California, and also Editor of Breitbart California.

Before coming to work with Breitbart.com founder Andrew Breitbart, he ran for Congress as a Republican, Tea Party-backed candidate in his home state of Illinois. He was also a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute, focusing on human rights and international law.

He holds law and bachelor's degrees from Harvard University, and a masters degree from the University of Cape Town. Joel has two other books: The Kasrils Affair: Jews and Minority Politics in Post-Apartheid South Africa (University of Cape Town Press, 2008), and Don't Tell Me Words Don't Matter: How Rhetoric Won the 2008 Presidential Election (Self-published, 2009).

He is a contributor to Canada's Sun News Network, and a frequent guest on Fox News and CNN.

Key Takeaways:

[1:56] The liberal intolerance

[6:15] The monologue vs the dialogue media, and how it looks in regard to liberals and conservatives

[10:10] Why government funds any form of media

[13:35] How people refuse to talk about violence in movies, video games, and other liberal media

[18:00] The relabeling and redefining serious issues, and why words matter

[22:00] The debate about climate change, and how the left wants population control to protect resources, and why we should view people as the resource to solve the problem

Websites:

www.twitter.com/joelpollak
www.breitbart.com

Direct download: American_Monetary_Association_159_Joel_Pollak.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Arthur Margon, partner at Rosen Consulting, about Chinese investments in the United States, the state of real estate in the USA and more in this episode. Arthur recently co-authored a report with the Asia Society on the topic of Chinese Investment in U.S. Real Estate

Arthur is in charge of Rosen Consulting's New York office and has more than 20 years experience in real estate consulting and market analysis. He has developed securitization models, restructured bank loan portfolios, and served as an independent fiduciary in a major pension fund reorganization.

Key Takeaways:

[1:20] What's happening with Chinese investors in USA real estate at the moment

[4:30] Whether the Chinese government wants to discourage investment abroad or not

[9:20] How bad the slowdown in China actually is

[12:50] How China's crackdown on corruption, and the change to a consumer economy has impacted both China and the rest of the world

[16:50] What the next 10 years look like for China as they try and do a number of things economically which no government has been able to pull off

[21:30] Why a war with China makes no sense for anyone, and what sort of thing would actually spark an incident

[24:10] Arthur's real estate forecast for the USA

Website:

www.rosenconsulting.com
Free Asia Society Report: Breaking Ground: Chinese Investment in US Real Estate

Direct download: AMA_158_Arthur_Margon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EST

Dr. Nima Sanandaji is the president of the ECEPR. He has written more than a hundred policy papers on subjects ranging from integration and womens career progress to the changing geography of successful enterprise and the future of jobs. He is the author of the new book Debunking Utopia, Exposing the Myth of Nordic Socialism.

Key Takeaways:

[2:00] Why the left might want to rethink pointing to the Nordic countries as examples of socialism

[7:50] How much bringing the free market to Nordic countries in the late 19th century changed them, and when the shift to the welfare state began

[11:30] Comparing the Nordic people to Nordic Americans to see who has it better

[15:10] How Nordic countries achieved what they needed BEFORE they became welfare states

[20:20] Who Nima's desired audience is, and why

[23:15] Who really lost when the welfare state expanded

Website:

www.ecepr.org
www.nordicparadox.se

Direct download: AMA_157_Nima_Sanandaji.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Mark Anthony Hammond, host of the Make America Great Again podcast, before the election, about the sensation that is Donald Trump and why he is so popular among the voters. Mark's podcast (since ended due to unforseen circumstances) was the only podcast dedicated to the idea of "Make America Great Again".

Key Takeaways:

[2:10] The explosive growth of the #MAGA podcast

[7:20] How feminism has been such a bad deal for women

[11:55] Why globalism is a disease

[16:10] How Obama has given domestic terrorists legitimacy

[20:15] How Democrats treat minorities worse than dogs, and how they're able to fool them

[25:20] How Bernie and Trump supporters are similar

Website:

MAGA Podcast on iTunes

Direct download: AMA_156_Mark_Hammond.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Thomas A. Schatz is president of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) and its lobbying affiliate, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW).

Mr. Schatz is a nationally-recognized spokesperson on government waste and has been interviewed on hundreds of radio talk shows from coast to coast.  He is a regularly featured guest on national television news programs and local news broadcasts.  His appearances include ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CBS’s “60 Minutes,” FOX News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” NBC’s “Nightly News,” and PBS’s “The News Hour.”  He was a regularly featured guest on the "Pork Watch" segment of CNBC’s "Squawk Box."  His editorials on fiscal policy have appeared in publications nationwide, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Schatz has testified numerous times on government waste issues before committees of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, as well as before state and local legislative and regulatory bodies.

During his 30 years with CAGW, Mr. Schatz has helped make CAGW a “leading government watchdog on fiscally conservative issues, like taxes and earmarks,” according to National Journal. He has been named one of the “top lobbyists” in Washington for the past six years by The Hill. The newspaper also cited CAGW for its leading role in successfully pushing for the congressional earmark moratorium, which was identified as one of the “top 10 lobbying victories” of 2010.

Prior to joining CAGW in 1986, Mr. Schatz spent six years as legislative director for Congressman Hamilton Fish Jr. and two years practicing law and lobbying.

Key Takeaways:

[1:37] This years pork report

[4:00] What Congress has done with spending bills that is creating less transparency and less trust in the system

[8:02] The difference that having a business person in the White House rather than a lawyer/politician might make

[11:55] If people are actually paying attention to local politics

Website Mentioned:

www.cagw.org

Direct download: AMA_155_Tom_Schatz.mp3
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Chuck Dixon is a well-known, freelance graphic novel writer who has worked on the Batman series for 11 years for DC, adapted the Hobbit to a comic and adapted the new book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich with hopes of disseminating the information to an entirely new audience. Jason and Chuck talk politics, journalism or the lack of it and conspiracy theories.

Key Takeaways:

[1:19] Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash was adapted into a comic book by Chuck Dixon so the information could reach a wider audience.

[3:01] The Clintons have patterns of behavior which do not bode well for democracy.

[5:26] No one will come forward to rat on the Clintons because they reward loyalty.

[7:27] The Clinton’s relationship with Vladimir Putin allowed Russia to have holdings in uranium mining in the US.

[14:51] Chuck has always wanted to be in comics and spent 11 years doing Batman books for DC Comics.

[19:31] Chuck was required to prove that the characters in his comic book actually represented real things said by the Clintons.

[23:07] Real journalism in non-existent in the US today.

[28:29] Contact information for Chuck Dixon.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich

Chuck Dixon on Facebook

Direct download: AMA_154_Chuck_Dixon.mp3
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Christian Stadler is a Professor of Strategic Management at the Warwick School of Business, strategy contributor to Forbes magazine and is author of the book Enduring Success: What We Can Learn from the History of Outstanding Corporations. He offers his thoughts and insights about the perception vs. reality of Brexit, immigration and Jason’s second favorite subject, the self-driving car.

Key Takeaways:

[2:12] Economists agree that Brexit is not a good economic idea, here’s why.

[6:04] It could also be more difficult more difficult to battle terrorism with open borders.

[15:29] Current political positions are considerably right compared to the former government.

[16:58] Immigration is still considered a good thing for the country who accepts the immigrants.

[27:53] Poor immigrants can understand markets and create products that others don’t.

[24:06] Talking points of the possible benefits of the self-driving car.

[29:21] Contact information for Christian Stadler.

Mentioned in This Episode:

http://www.christianstadler.org

Direct download: AMA_153_Christian_Stadler.mp3
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Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo is a Professor of Economics at Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business, a Senior Fellow at Mises Institute, a columnist for Lew Rockwell  and author of the new book, The Problem with Socialism. He joins Jason to discuss the problems Socialism creates for the poor and shares examples of how Socialism has failed other countries around the globe.

Key Takeaways:

[1:55] What is the problem with Socialism?

[5:58] Breaking down the scheme of demonizing a class and the belief that taxing the rich will save an economy.

[10:28] The truth about Sweden is when they moved towards Socialism there were no new jobs created for 55 years.

[12:42] Examples of how welfare programs harm the poor by creating a vicious cycle of dependency.

[15:43] How does Socialism cause pollution?

[19:07] Raising the minimum wage was designed to support higher wage union workers.

[23:40] Big corporations have always been behind creating regulations as a way to create monopoly power.

Website Mentioned:

The Problem with Socialism
www.lewrockwell.com

Direct download: AMA_152_Thomas_DiLorenzo.mp3
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Jack Cashill  is an independent writer and producer and, on a contractual basis, the Executive Editor of Ingram’s Magazine.

In addition to his work with Ingram’s, Jack has written for Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, AmericanThinker.com, and regularly for WorldNetDaily.

Within the last decade Jack has written seven books of non-fiction — First Strike, Ron Brown’s Body, Hoodwinked, Sucker Punch,What's the Matter with California, and Deconstructing Obama. Three of his books have cracked Amazon’s top ten list. Jack has produced a score of documentaries for regional PBS and national cable channels, including the Emmy Award-winning, The Royal Years.

Jack has a Ph.D. from Purdue University in American studies, has taught media and literature at Purdue and at Kansas City area universities, and served as a Fulbright professor in France

Key Takeaways:

[2:38] Jack's thoughts on the Brexit

[4:15] Who the base of the left are these days

[7:19] Where the breakthrough came in terms of creating a culture that would create a long term, successful economy

[9:40] Where the contempt for our culture is derived

[13:05] How greed pervaded all layers of our culture in the 2008 housing crisis, not just the lenders like the media portrayed

[16:33] How the Jewish code and the usury ban led to a helpful (but not exactly healthy) relationship between the two

[19:30] Whether the bible conflicts when it comes to credit

[21:50] What we need to make capitalism succeed

[23:31] Why we need to question the root cause of things, not just address the symptoms, or else we end up hurting the people we're trying to help

[26:16] What actually happened with TWA 800

Website Mentioned:

www.cashill.com

Direct download: AMA_151_Jack_Cashill.mp3
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Andrea Tantaros worked as a spokesperson for Massachusetts Governor William Weld, then-Congressman Pat Toomey and former National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Thomas Reynolds. She started Andrea Tantaros Media, which provided crisis management and media strategy consulting to Fortune 500 companies and political campaigns.

Tantaros joined Fox News Channel in April 2010 as a political contributor. In 2011, she was named one of the co-hosts of The Five. After only several months airing, The Five consistently beat its competitors on MSNBC and CNN combined and, by 2013, it was the second-most-watched program in all of cable news. Her popularity led to her being named one of the hosts of Outnumbered in 2014.

Andrea is now author of the book Tied Up in Knots: How Getting What We Wanted Made Women Miserable, and talked with Jason about the book and the state of affairs between men and women today.

Key Takeaways:

[1:16] If feminism backfired

[4:09] How an increase in women's responsibilities and work life have been somewhat offset by health issues

[5:39] The hook up culture and the death of romance

[7:32] Andrea believes there are liberals out there who are calling for a return to tradition

[11:18] How the idea of a "sisterhood" among all women is a sham

[14:01] If "50 Shades of Gray" set feminism back any

[18:26] Some feminist beliefs have hurt men who want to help and protect women

Websites Mentioned:

Tied Up in Knots: How Getting What We Wanted Made Women Miserable

Direct download: AMA_150_Andrea_Tantaros.mp3
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Chris Versace is the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Tematica Research and the editor of Tematica Investing, a subscription newsletter that utilizes a thematic approach to investing that that capitalizes on my near 20 years in the investment industry.

He is also the co-author of Cocktail Investing: Distilling Everyday Noise into Clear Investment Signals for Better Returns.

Key Takeaways:

[2:05] Whether recent elections are to be considered a mandate against Obama

[5:30] One of Chris' favorite investment themes today

[9:38] Where inflation is going to hit first

[12:26] How robotics is changing everything

[13:26] The stock sector Chris is really excited about

Websites Mentioned:

www.chrisversace.com

Direct download: AMA_149_Chris_Versace.mp3
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Roger Stone is an alternative historian who was one the legendary American Republican political consultant who has played a key role in the election of Republican presidents from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Stone also served as an assistant to Senator Bob Dole. Stone is the author of "The Man Who Killed Kennedy - the Case Against LBJ". Stone is also the author of Nixon's Secrets, a broader look at the rise and fall and rise and fall and final comeback of Richard Milhouse Nixon.

Key Takeaways:

[2:21] Comparing Richard Nixon with Barack Obama

[5:42] The importance of Nixon's China trip with the closing of the gold window

[8:12] Making the case that Lyndon Johnson was the linchpin of the JFK assassination

[11:44] LBJ and the Warren Commission

[12:13] Lee Harvey Oswald's role in the JFK assassination

[15:17] The possibility of Hillary's run for president in 2016

[18:01] The problem that continues to remain for America, the weakness of the dollar

[19:34] How the Republicans could use a weaker economy for a resurgence

Website Mentioned:

www.stonezone.com

Direct download: AMA_148_Roger_Stone.mp3
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Avik Roy is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He is also the opinion editor at Forbes, and has advised Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on policy. In 2015, Roy was a senior advisor to former Texas governor Rick Perry; in 2012, he served as a health care policy advisor to Mitt Romney. He is the founder of Roy Healthcare Research, an investment research firm, and previously was an analyst and portfolio manager at Bain Capital and J.P. Morgan. Roy is the principal author of The Apothecary (the Forbes blog on health care policy and entitlement reform), as well as author of Transcending Obamacare: A Patient-Centered Plan for Near-Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency (2014) and How Medicaid Fails the Poor (2013). His research interests include the Affordable Care Act, universal coverage, entitlement reform, international health systems, veterans’ health care, and FDA policy.

Key Takeaways:

[1:34] Avik's "near universal" healthcare idea

[3:52] How the government could spend less money than we spend today, yet cover more people with better coverage

[6:47] How much of an impact breaking up regional medical clinic monopolies could have on healthcare costs

[8:56] Why it matters that we don't know how much our insurance is paying for medical care

[10:58] How Medicaid is failing

[13:26] Why we have to think of healthcare like any other market, and not some unique part of society

[15:14] The shocking revelation that for as much as the government spends on Medicaid, it might not actually be helping people

[17:28] The best way to understand Donald Trump

[20:20] How closing the border would lead to rising wages

Websites Mentioned:

www.twitter.com/avik
www.forbes.com/opinion
www.facebook.com/forbesaroy

Direct download: AMA_147_Avik_Roy.mp3
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Paul Vigna is a markets reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering equities and the economy. He writes for the MoneyBeat blog and hosts a daily news show of the same name.

Michael J. Casey writes for The Wall Street Journal, covering global finance in his “Horizons” column. He is a frequent contributor to the Journal’s MoneyBeat blog and co-authors the daily “BitBeat” with Paul Vigna. He is the host of the book-themed video series “WSJ Afterword” and a frequent guest on and host of “The News Hub” and “MoneyBeat.”

Paul and Michael are co-authors of the new book "The Age of Cryptocurrency".

Key Takeaways:

[1:12] How Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are challenging the world order

[3:14] How money not backed by a government is possible

[5:17] Anyone can make a cryptocurrency, including governments

[6:58] How you can set up your own cryptocurrency

[9:30] The issue of concentration of ownership in Bitcoin and how it can be made more democratic

[12:16] If governments will use regulation to end cryptocurrency but how it would be pretty hard to do

[15:52] Decentralized exchanges and the Block Chain can be used for things such as copyrights, and how the Block Chain makes your claim irrefutable, and how you can do it

[18:58] Don't think of this as a currency, but rather an exchange of information

[22:16] What, if anything, the average person should be doing with cryptocurrency right now

[22:58] Different potential ways to invest in cryptocurrencies

Websites Mentioned:

www.theageofcryptocurrency.com
www.wsj.com

Direct download: AMA_146_Vigna_Casey.mp3
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Mary Spio is Chief Visionary & Product Architect at CEEK VR. She started her career as a Deep Space Engineer working with companies such as Boeing Digital Cinema, Intelsat and Aerospace Corp developing technologies that have changed media and communications. Through her ventures she's provided technical guidance and content solutions for over 200 radio stations, Microsoft XBOX, Tribune News Company, Coca Cola, Toyota and much more.

Every once in a while something comes along with the potential to shift the way we do things, as a Digital Cinema pioneer at Boeing, she had the rare opportunity to help create the technology that changed the entire movie distribution paradigm working with Lucas Films, 20th Century Fox and other major studios. From there she pioneered an online video distribution platform that became the defacto standard for many media companies and brands to distribute their content digitally. And now…here she is again building what she believes will be the standard for mixed reality content creation and distribution CEEK.

Mary talks with Jason about where virtual reality is now, where it's going and what it all means for the individual.

Key Takeaways:

[2:28] How quickly technology in the virtual reality world is changing

[4:57] The best VR technology on the market today

[6:31] The difference between virtual and augmented reality

[9:34] Mary describes a virtual reality experience

[12:17] How CEEK has had to meld their new technology with existing file types

[15:35] The consumer readiness of VR technology and how phones might be the first things targeted

[18:05] How Mary got into the VR world

[20:56] The entry cost for VR technology

Website:
www.ceek.com

Direct download: AMA_145_Mary_Spio.mp3
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JC Watts is a former Congressman from Oklahoma, President of Feed the Children, co-chair of the Coalition for AIDS Relief in Africa, founder and Chairman of JC Watts Companies and Watts Consulting Group. He's also the author of the new book Dig Deep: 7 Truths for Finding the Strength Within.

In Dig Deep, J.C. Watts offers seven powerful maxims that have kept him grounded throughout his roller-coaster career from star college quarterback to U.S. Congressman. The first black Republican ever elected to a leadership position in Congress, Watts resisted the rat-race of Washington and eventually declined re-election. His seven simple principles are a blueprint for living a fulfilling and meaningful life without falling to the temptations of reckless ambition or indulgence. Dig Deep is a powerful, simple guide that will help readers find the courage and faith to live the best life possible.

Key Takeaways:

[6:13] The need for more tax payers, and how you create that

[10:43] Why adversity can be good for us, as long as we're willing to change

[14:05] Why "we've always done it this way" isn't good enough anymore

[17:00] JC's work with Feed the Children

[19:45] How forgiving can set you free

[23:18] An unfortunate series of events leading up to JC's first elected office that taught him an important lesson in forgiveness

Websites Mentioned:

www.wattsconsultinggroup.com
Dig Deep: 7 Truths to Finding the Strength Within

Direct download: AMA_144_JC_Watts.mp3
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Henry Olsen is an elections analyst and political essayist who studies conservative politics, both here and abroad. He looks at election returns and poll data to understand why people vote the way they do and how conservative politicians and thinkers can best advance their ideas in the climate they face. Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Prior to that, he was a vice president at the American Enterprise Institute, a vice president at the Manhattan Institute, and president of the Commonwealth Foundation. He has also been a lawyer at the firm currently known as Dechert, a clerk for the Honorable Judge Danny J. Boggs on the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, a staffer for the California Assembly Republican Caucus, and an associate at the political consulting firm of Hoffenblum-Mollrich. Olsen graduated with a B.A. in political science from Claremont McKenna College, and received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. His new book is called The Four Faces of the Republican Party.

Mr. Olsen has worked in senior executive positions at many center-right think tanks. He most recently served from 2006 to 2013 as Vice President and Director, National Research Initiative, at the American Enterprise Institute. He previously worked as Vice President of Programs at the Manhattan Institute and President of the Commonwealth Foundation.

Key Takeaways:

[4:22] Why more funding hasn't solved our educational systems woes

[9:05] The odd discrepancy of how technology hasn't driven down the cost of college education

[14:32] Examining the Bernie Sanders tax plan

[19:29] The Republican candidates tax plans

[23:39] Why moving to a European style society might hurt the people who are down right now but want to get back on their feet

[25:18] Trump's laughable tax plan

Websites Mentioned:

www.henryolsenpolitics.com

www.twitter.com/henryolseneppc

The Four Faces of the Republican Party

Direct download: AMA_143_Henry_Olsen.mp3
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Jeffrey Lord, a former Reagan White House political director, is a columnist and contributing editor for The American Spectator. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His work has been published around the country, including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Weekly Standard, National Review Online, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Harrisburg Patriot-News.

He is also the author of the new book "What America Needs: The Case for Trump". Jason and Jeffrey recently talked about if a Trump presidency was actually possible, and, if it was, what it might actually look like.

Key Takeaways:

[1:48] How the media has portrayed Trump and the misportrayals of Trump supporters

[4:11] The dangers of political correctness

[7:46] The condescension of people toward Trump supporters and how Trump and Ronald Reagan have something in common

[9:23] The history of liberal smear tactics

[12:07] How a conservative like Jeffrey ended up a CNN contributor

[13:27] What the average Trump supporter ACTUALLY looks like

[14:54] What draws people to Trump

[15:34] Why the details don't matter

[20:35] The KKK relationship with the Democrats

[21:52] Contrasting what Trump is suggesting doing with the Muslim nationalization process to what FDR did following Pearl Harbor to Japanese, Germans and Italians

[24:25] How Trump reminds Jeffrey of a certain Eddie Murphy character

[27:07] How Trump is using his media savvy to run his campaign on the cheap

[30:51] What a Trump presidentcy might look like

[33:10] The economy that comes from having a tough guy in the Oval Office

Websites Mentioned

What America Needs, The Case For Trump on Amazon

Direct download: AMA_142_Jeffrey_Lord.mp3
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Richard C. Wilson is CEO of The Miami Family Office, a $500M AUM single family office. Richard is also the founder of Wilson Holding Company which employs over 30 professionals and produces over $10M a year in revenue through various operating businesses which include Billionaire Family Office and The Family Club, the largest membership-based family office association (FamilyOffices.com), along with holdings in the training, single family office management (SingleFamilyOffices.com), investment conference, search, data research, physical bullion, private equity (PrivatEquity.com), food, and energy industries.

Richard has spoken at over 150 conferences in 17 countries and has the #1 bestselling book in the family office industry, The Single Family Office: Creating, Operating, and Managing the Investments of a Single Family Office.  Richard has his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University, his M.B.A. from University of Portland, and has studied master’s level psychology through Harvard’s ALM program while previously residing in Boston.

Key Takeaways:

[2:20] Why you should care about what people worth $20+ million are doing with their money

[4:13] Some important terminology for dealing with family offices

[6:35] Looking back at some of the original family offices and the changes that have taken place since then

[10:49] Why there's a need for family offices

[14:11] How the middle class investor can take the framework of a family office and use it to fit their situation

[16:26] A key strategy you can take from family offices of the ultra-wealthy

[19:24] What sorts of holdings the family offices have

[22:56] Why the US is the haven for the ultra-wealthy

[26:26] Family offices, surprisingly, sometimes even go after distressed markets

[27:38] How you can find a family office to partner with in your deals

Websites Mentioned:

www.familyoffices.com

Direct download: AMA_141_Richard_Wilson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

Chris Dancy is touted as “the Most Connected Man on Earth,” and the world is watching those connections carefully. For 25 years, Dancy has served in leadership within the technology and healthcare industries, specializing in the intersection of the two.

Chris entered the public dialog concerning digital health as the media started to focus on wearable technology. He earned his moniker by utilizing up to 700 sensors, devices, applications, and services to track, analyze, and optimize his life--from his calorie intake to his spiritual well-being. This quantification enables him to see the connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity, and quality of life.

A noted keynote speaker and executive workshop retreat facilitator, Chris guides organizations and audiences on a journey--a disruptive, breathtaking journey--into the future of computing, when behavior becomes the ultimate interface.

Key Takeaways:

[3:27] Every major corporation is surveilling you, they just have a different name for it to make it sound better

4:27] Chris tells Jason how he went about starting to collect data on himself and how he decided what to do with it

[7:13] How Chris' background as a Database Analyst led him to be able to collect all his data on himself

[9:07] The one piece of equipment that's already doing tracking for you, whether you know it or not

[10:29] How categorizing your purchases by feeling rather than type can change the way you view your habits

[11:35] Wanting to collect data is good, but data isn't very high on the food chain of your life

[12:28] The internet is turning into the INNERnet

[14:06] What could cause the death of apps

[16:42] As technology improves, we're heading towards devices that can track anything we want, from blood oxygen to reading blood with spectral imaging

[18:29] How marketing could be changed as companies are able to get more and more data about our lives and the one place on Earth that's ALREADY doing this

[20:02] The new world of data collection and surveillance is new and, admittedly, scary

[21:00] Whether we should be optimistic or pessimistic about the direction we're headed with technology and surveillance

[23:11] What is singularity and how far off it might be

[24:45] The people who are going to be the most important as we move into quantum computing

Websites Mentioned:

www.chrisdancy.com
www.twitter.com/chrisdancy

Tweetables:

[6:32] "there's this interesting relationship about our lives when you experience everything through a connected interface, that you realize there's filtered information that you can benefit from"

[8:03] "We're entering an age very rapidly, in the next 4 years (and I'd say we're already, it's done), where you can't afford to live without the internet"

[18:08] "Disney's probably the most surveilled, convenient, safe space on Earth"

[19:57] "People don't have the ability to not weaponize facts, and we live in a world full of facts and data"

Direct download: AMA_140_Chris_Dancy.mp3
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John G. Taft is CEO of RBC Wealth Management in the U.S. Mr. Taft is responsible for RBC's wealth management growth strategy in the U.S. which consists of helping clients achieve their financial objectives through a full- service wealth management offering (investment management, retirement planning, cash management, credit and lending, insurance trust, estate planning and other solutions); and enhancing the productivity of financial advisors and relationship managers in RBC's Private Client Group, Correspondent Services, Advisor Services and U.S.-based international businesses.

Mr. Taft has worked in financial services since 1981. He has served as Chairman-Elect and Chairman of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the leading securities industry trade group representing securities firms, banks and asset managers in the United States. He is an industry thought leader who frequently speaks at government and industry events and who is widely quoted in the media. He is also executive sponsor of the firm's PRIDE group, representing the interests of LGBT employees and clients.

He is the author of “A Force for Good: How Enlightened Finance Can Restore Faith in Capitalism,” for which Mr. Taft gathered more than 20 industry leaders to share their fresh perspectives on creating solutions for positive social outcomes and a sustainable financial future. He is also the author of "Stewardship: Lessons Learned from the Lost Culture of Wall Street," which explores the importance of stewardship as a core principle.

Jason talks with John about the state of the financial services industry today, what it COULD be, and how we can get it there again.


Key Takeaways:

[4:10] Why Wall Street falls into the cycle of corruption at least once every generation

[5:22] If anyone actually goes to work on Wall Street to help people

[6:39] John gives a surprise example of a country whose financial sector is doing what we want ours to do, but with a lot fewer financial institutions

[7:33] Why financial services institutions actually exist (hint: it's not to make money for the share holders)

[8:56] Why the original reasoning for Wall Street is so important, and where you can look today to prove that it's still true

[10:22] The important fact about capitalism that gets lost in the income inequality discussion

[12:37] Real markets vs the expectations market and the importance of keeping them separate

[15:36] Trying to find a solution to the reoccurring financial services industry problems, whether that be more regulation, less regulation, or something out of left field

[18:11] The "Future of Finance" initiative being done by the Charter Financial Analysts to try and bring morality back into the financial services industry

[19:03] Why the term "financial innovation" doesn't have to make you cringe and shield your wallet

[20:48] RBC Wealth Management's views on their belief that we're in a long term secular bull market for equities

Websites Mentioned:

www.cfainstitute.org
Robert Shiller's book - Finance and the Good Society
www.rbcwealthmanagement.com

Direct download: AMA_139_John_Taft.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

Cheryl Bachelder is the author of the new book "Dare to serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others". Cheryl has served as CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. since 2007. Ms. Bachelder has led a remarkable turnaround of the company’s financial results with a compelling strategic roadmap for growth and an inspiring purpose and set of principles. The results – industry leading performance for the franchise owners and the shareholders. Ms. Bachelder has more than 35 years of experience in brand building, operations and public-company management at companies like Yum Brands, Domino’s Pizza, RJR Nabisco, The Gillette Company and The Procter & Gamble Company.

At the time of Ms. Bachelder’s 2007 appointment to CEO, Popeyes’ guest visits had been declining for years, restaurant sales and profit trends were negative. The company stock price had dropped from $34 in 2002 to $13. The brand was stagnant, and relations between the company and its franchise owners were strained. Ms. Bachelder and her team created a workplace where people were treated with respect and dignity yet challenged to perform at the highest level. Silos and self were set aside in favor of collaboration and team play. And the results were measured with rigor and discipline.

By 2014, average restaurant sales were up 25 percent, and profits were up 40 percent. Popeyes’ market share had grown from 14 percent to 21 percent, and the stock price was over $40. In 2012, Ms. Bachelder was recognized as Leader of the Year by the Women’s Foodservice Forum and received the highest industry award, the Silver Plate, for the quick service restaurant sector, presented by the International Food Manufacturer’s Association. She was also recognized as a 2012 Nation’s Restaurant News’ Golden Chain Award recipient.

Key Takeaways:

[4:23] Why the mom and pop restaurants seem to be fading away and being replaced by franchises

[6:52] How restaurants are starting to implement analytics and technology to get ahead in the marketplace

[10:19] How Popeye's is starting to forecast demand of their customers

[12:20] What a $15 minimum wage would mean to companies like Popeye's

[17:18] How having Louisiana roots has led to Popeye's differentiate from the competitors

Websites Mentioned:

www.cherylbachelder.com
www.daretoserveleaders.com

Direct download: AMA_138_Cheryl_Bachelder.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

Chris Martenson, PhD (Duke), MBA (Cornell) is an economic researcher and futurist specializing in energy and resource depletion, and co-founder of PeakProsperity.com (along with Adam Taggart). He is also author of the book "Prosper!: How To Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting" As one of the early econobloggers who forecasted the housing market collapse and stock market correction years in advance, Chris rose to prominence with the launch of his seminal video seminar: The Crash Course which has also been published in book form (Wiley, March 2011). It's a popular and extremely well-regarded distillation of the interconnected forces in the Economy, Energy and the Environment (the "Three Es" as Chris calls them) that are shaping the future, one that will be defined by increasing challenges to growth as we have known it.

Key Takeaways:

[4:22] How Brazil's debt and dropping commodity prices are destroying the nation

[8:10] Japan's population peak and what will become of their nation once all the youth leave

[12:21] What would actually happen to our economy if we actually normalized interest rates

[19:26] How exposed banks might be because of their use of derivatives

[24:57] Unsustainable trends that are going to have to stop, but when will the ball drop?

[30:52] Why Chris has been out of the market for a few years and when he'll consider getting back in

[34:00] The coming robotic revolution and how it will reshape our society

[37:12] What's going to happen by 2030 that should really make us consider what we're investing in as a country

[40:35] Why emotional capital is going to be so important moving forward

Website Mentioned:

www.peakprosperity.com

Direct download: AMA_137_Chris_Martenson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

Eric is from Detroit, Michigan.  He was politically interested from an early age, and in the late 1960s, he began to follow political developments through magazines and the Wall Street Journal. In 1976, he attended a speech in Detroit by economist Milton Friedman. It happened to be the day that Friedman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics.

From late 1973 to early 1976, Eric worked running drill presses at Detroit Broach and Machine where he was a member of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 7489. Eric’s direct political activities began in 1976 with a contribution to the Libertarian Party presidential campaign of Roger MacBride. Eric read about the sweeping regulations of campaign activities based on the 1974 Federal Election Campaign Act amendments, which were sold as a response to Watergate.  Their actual intent, and the result, was to handicap challengers and therefore entrench incumbents.  Many aspects of the law were ruled unconstitutional in the 1976 Buckley v. Valeo decision, but unfortunately the Supreme Court decided to rewrite the law rather than reject it.

Eric is currently a part of The Wisconsin Club for Growth and Citizens for Self Governance.

Key Takeaways:

[4:07] How governmental resources are being used to shut down political speech

[9:13] The impact of Citizens United and the truth behind it

[14:06] How we can stop the entrenched politicians and impose term limits

[20:31] The monologue vs dialogue media

Websites Mentioned:

www.selfgovern.com

Direct download: AMA_136_Eric_OKeefe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16am EST

Real estate was not Marshall’s first business avenue. At the age of 14 he started a successful vending business, growing to over 400 machines in 4 years. In college, Marshall ran a lawn-mowing business, servicing over 200 foreclosed home through a government contract with the Veteran’s Administration.

In September of 2014 Marshall Saunders sold his half ownership of RE/MAX Results to his business partner to pursue his interest in community funded real estate. Marshall was a Broker/Owner in RE/MAX Results since October 2008, in which time the company doubled its number of agents and offices and grew to become the largest RE/MAX franchise in the world. Before being Broker/Owner, Marshall was a Sales Executive with RE/MAX Results for 10 years, specializing in investment property, corporate relocation, and transitioning first-time homeowners from renters to buyers.

Key Takeaways

[4:29] How crowdfunding is changing the rules of investing

[8:04] How the Jobs Act changed over 100 years of law and changed everything

[13:13] If crowdfundings growth and use in real esate will push prices higher

[19:02] Why banks might just end up loving clients who use crowdfunding

[21:56] How crowdfunding investments with real estate would look

[24:53] Why banks seem to let homes go into foreclosure rather than helping borrowers


Websites Mentioned:

www.saundersdailey.com

Direct download: AMA_135_Marshall_Saunders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20am EST

John Addison has been engaging and inspiring audiences with his relatable leadership message for more than two decades.  As former Co-CEO of Primerica, John has worked side by side with many of the titans of American business: Art, Williams, Sandy Weill, Jamie Dimon, Bob Lipp, Pete Dawkins, and Joe Plumeri – to name a few. John has a magnetic stage presence and is highly sought after as a public speaker.

Key Takeaways:

[5:31] The biggest competition Primerica faces as they target the middle class workers

[9:23] How complicated your financial future actually needs to be

[14:20] Buying homes and avoiding "ghost houses"

[18:26] How John was able to take Primerica public in the time of no IPOs

[24:58] John's views on the economy today and how the middle class' views of the system are impacting it

[30:51] How reactions to bad events grow the government and how we should maybe look at it instead

[34:58] The challenge to America that no politicians are talking about right now

Websites Mentioned:

www.johnaddisonleadership.com

Direct download: AMA_134_John_Addison.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm EST

Tren Griffin is a Senior Director at Microsoft, doing strategy, competitive analysis and business development, with a focus on software platforms and business models. He creates and helps execute "go to market" plans, working closely with the engineering and marketing teams. Before that, he was a partner at Eagle River, a private equity firm controlled by Craig McCaw with investments in software, communications and other technology industries including Nextel, Nextel Partners and many start-up firms. During some of this time served as an officer of portfolio companies XO Communications (VP Strategy) and Teledesic (VP Business Development).

Tren recently released his new book, Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor. The book presents the essential steps of Munger's investing strategy, condensed from interviews, speeches, writings, and shareholder letters, and paired with commentary from fund managers, value investors, and business-case historians. Derived from Ben Graham’s value-investing system, Munger’s approach is straightforward enough that even novices can apply it to their portfolios. Not simply about stock picking, it's about cultivating mental models for your whole life, but especially for your investments.

Key Takeaways:

[3:57] What you're looking for as a value investor

[8:42] How FOMO is hurting investors and how value investing avoids it

[13:35] If the corruption on Wall Street is impacting the Munger's and Buffett's of the world

[19:09] If the level of intelligence and activity on Wall Street makes it impossible for the average investor to have an edge

[24:03] Why the Warren Buffett's of the world don't care what the market is doing right now and in the near future

Websites Mentioned:

www.25iq.com
www.twitter.com/trengriffin

Direct download: AMA_133_Tren_Griffin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm EST

Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy.

He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.

Wood remains a leading expert on the elitist Trilateral Commission, their policies and achievements in creating their self-proclaimed “New International Economic Order” which is the essence of Sustainable Development on a global scale.

Key Takeaways:

[5:36] Where Orwell and Huxley fit into technocracy

[10:41] Why sustainability, while it sounds good, is a dangerous road

[15:53] What's solving our problems (hint: it's not government, charities or communism) and externalities

[19:33] What current threats we're facing

[24:41] The quest for immortality

Websites Mentioned:

www.technocracy.news

Direct download: AMA_132_Patrick_Wood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Christopher C. Horner is the author of "Red Hot Lies, How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud & Deception to Keep You Misinformed". He also serves as a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. An attorney in Washington, DC Horner has represented CEI as well as scientists and Members of the U.S. House and Senate on matters of environmental policy in the federal courts and the Supreme Court.

He has been a contributor in the Washington Times, National Review Online and Washington Examiner opinion pages, a guest columnist for United Press International, Energy Tribune and Spain's Actualidad Economica, and regularly contributed to the Brussels legislative news magazine EU Reporter. He has also written in Investor's Business Daily's opinion and the Wall Street Journal's letters pages.

Key Takeaways:

[5:22] England's soaring energy prices and how many seniors are dying each winter due to the inability to heat

[10:01] The belief of environmentalists that people are the scourge of the Earth and what they're missing

[15:37] The media's role in the climate change debate

Website Mentioned:

www.cei.org

Direct download: AMA_131_Chris_Horner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47am EST

Jason Hartman talks with Mark Ford, an American author, entrepreneur, publisher, real estate investor, filmmaker, art collector, and consultant to the direct marketing and publishing industries.

Ford is the author of essays and books on entrepreneurship, wealth-building, economics, and copywriting. He has also written a book of poetry and a book on word use titled Words that Work.

Ford's business writing is published under the pen name Michael Masterson. His books, Automatic Wealth and Ready, Fire, Aim, were recognized on the Wall Street Journal and New York Times Best Sellers lists.

Ford is active in real estate development both in the United States and abroad.

Key Takeaways:

[3:07] The history of the financial newsletter

[10:04] Breaking down "Ready, Fire, Aim"

[13:33] His movie making ventures

[17:42] Finding your optimal selling proposition

[23:05] Real estate investing

[28:53] How we let some industries teach us terribly

Websites Mentioned:
www.palmbeachgroup.com

Direct download: AMA_130_Mark_Ford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Jon Lieber, Chief Economist & Policy Research at Thumbtack about the entrepreneurial state of the USA, the sharing economy and more.

Key Takeaways:

[5:01] The ability of entrepreneurs to find ways to improve society that we didn't see we needed

[10:31] What's going on with governmental regulation in the sharing economy

[15:57] Why the sharing economy is helping workers and employers

[20:21] How governments create monopolies

Website Mentioned:

www.thumbtack.com
www.twitter.com/lieber2k

Direct download: AMA_129_Jon_Lieber.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38am EST

Jason Hartman talks about the current state of the American economy, stock market and housing market with Megan Greene, Chief Economist of Manulife & John Hancock Asset Management.

Key Takeaways:

[4:06] If high frequency traders really bring liquidity

into the market

[10:57] The cure all for our economic inequalities, and

why you'll never see it come to fruition

[13:10] Why we may not want to be relying on housing for

our economic revival

Website Mentioned:

www.johnhancock.com

Direct download: AMA_128_Megan_Greene.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Paul Mladjenovic is a CFP, national seminar leader, author and consultant. Since 1981, his specialties have been investing, financial planning and home business issues. Paul has written Stock Investing For Dummies (all four editions), Zero-Cost Marketing, Precious Metals Investing For Dummies, the Job Hunter’s Encyclopedia and the latest book, Micro-Entrepreneurship For Dummies.

Key Takeaways:

[4:11] How living in a communist country helped him in investing in a capitalist market

[10:41] What he's seeing now that concerns him

[18:07] How you need to do some diversifying in more than just your stocks

[26:27] The $50/month investing plan that will make you much better off in the long term

[30:58] The pension danger

[33:51] If the dollars reign as the reserve currency is in jeopardy

[38:08] Why you should own at least some gold

Website Mentioned:

www.ravingcapitalist.com

Direct download: AMA_127_Paul_Mladjenovic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Alvin Roth, Craig & Susan McGaw Professor of Economics at Stanford and author of "Who Gets What and Why"

Key Takeaways

[5:28] - what aspect of the real estate market surprises him the most

[11:45] - The market of organ donation

[16:24] Repugnant Transactions

[20:51] Government's role in contracts

[24:56] Signals and two kinds of messages we send

Direct download: AMA_126_Alvin_Roth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45am EST

Jason Hartman talks with John Gaver, editor and publisher of Action America and author of "The Rich Don't Pay Tax! ... or Do They?"

Key Takeaways:

[5:11] What the left is doing that's making people vote with their feet

[11:15] What data to look at that isn't corrupted by politicians and economists

[15:52] Discussing the concerns of a national sales tax

[21:40] Who a flat tax would hurt the most (it's not who you'd think)

Websites Mentioned:

www.therichdontpaytax.com
www.therichdontpaytax.com/calculator

Direct download: AMA_125_John_Gaver.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Salvatore Buscemi, author of The Art of the Raise about different deal structures in real estate investments.

Key Takeaways

[5:08] Importance of not investing based on personality

[10:03] What you need to do before you even set foot in a deal

[15:21] How different needs in investors change the investment strategy

[27:05] What Jason thinks nobody ever reads

[35:11] Why you need to know the other investors in the deal

Websites Mentioned

www.artoftheraise.com

Direct download: AMA_124_Salvatore_Buscemi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

Jason Hartman discusses 3 different strategies for investing in real estate, what an executive flip is, how to not get caught in the fools game, the difference between an investment and a speculation, the bubble of 2005 with David Wood, from Amplified Living.

Key Takeaways:

[5:30] "I prefer the high end flips because i think the people who are going to buy a million or 2 million dollar house, often lack vision."

[10:07] "If you're buying real estate with a long term vision of having complete financial freedom, then the money coming in you shouldn't be spending."

[21:02] - Everything about real estate investing involves disciplines

[26:57] - "And i find kindness is one of the great methods of negotiation"

Websites Mentioned:

www.amplifiedliving.com

Direct download: AMA_123_David_Wood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am EST

Mark Everson is currently a Republican presidential candidate for the 2016 election, as well as the former Red Cross CEO and former Commissioner of the IRS, about the current race and how stands out in a field as large as this.

 

Key Takeaways:

[4:24] I would suggest to you that we've lost this traditional approach to our nation

[9:55] Some of the Republicans would knee jerk, just defend Wall Street. I'm not doing that

[14:49] People tell me stories, people have the insurance but they're not using it!

Direct download: AMA_122_Mark_Everson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Aaron Clarey is the author of 5 books, his most current being Enjoy the Decline of America. He also an economist, running the blog Captain Capitalism. He talks with Jason about the USD status as the world's reserve currency, the current environment of political correctness, how the old economic building block of society is failing us and more.

Key Takeaways:

[6:25] - "pursuing such socialist and parasitic policies are not good at all for any country and should never be repeated again"

[10:15] - "we no longer value a child or the family as the basic building block of the economy"

[15:05] - if you want to nail it down to one thing, it's unfunded liabilities

[22:30] - they don't know that by voting Obama in twice that they have fundamentally shifted the tenor of the United States.

Mentioned in this episode:

CaptainCapitalism.blogspot.com

Direct download: AMA_121_Aaron_Clarey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56am EST

Nathan Jaye is the founder of Ziprz and contributor to the CFA Institute Magazine. In an article, Nathan interviewed Tom Brown, the global head of investment management at KPMG on some of the interesting financial changes we might see in the next decade and a half. Jason invites Nathan on the show to talk about the article he wrote and to discuss why millennials are not a fan of Wall Street. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[2:40] Nathan talks about the past financial crisis in 2008. 

[4:00] Why do millennials not relate to Wall Street? 

[7:05] Wall Street's business model wants to 'sit down and talk about it' and many millennials who are used to making purchases on the internet do not like that. 

[9:05] Nathan and Jason talk about robo advisers. 

[11:15] Technology will affect the way we traditionally bank.  

[15:45] We're slowly starting to see changes in technology-incorporated clothing.

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://ziprz.com/

 

http://blogs.cfainstitute.org/investor/2015/04/28/a-view-to-the-future-changes-in-the-investment-industry/

Direct download: AMA_120_Nathan20_Jaye.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13pm EST

Salvatore Buscemi is the author of Making the Yield: Real Estate Hard Money Lending Uncovered as well as the Managing Director for Dandrew Partners New York. He talks to Jason Hartman on the subject of finding experienced fund managers, the problems with crowd funding, dealing with inexperienced investors, and much more on today's show. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:45] Salvatore talks about his book, Making The Yield: Real Estate Hard Money Lending Uncovered. 

[2:50] You can't take $2,000 from someone and really invest or place that capital meaningfully. 

[9:00] People are going to real estate fund managers who have no experienced and are losing their money. 

[19:45] Real estate crowd funding deals are tricky, because now the developer is dealing with less experienced investors. 

[27:20] You can't make accurate predictions in an era where government and central banks intervene. 

[35:50] People want more control over their investments and rather invest in someone who they have a good relationship with. 

 

[39:30] Ask the hard questions first before you invest. 

Direct download: AMA2011920Salvator20Buscemi20RP20CW20503.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

Jason Hartman invites Kirill Storch of Electric Web to talk about some of the interesting developments that's happening in the mobile sector. Kirill tells Jason about how companies are putting smartphones on assembly lines to scan their products more efficiently, companies utilizing innovative tactics to make their internal processes go faster, and more.  

 

Key Takeaways:

1:50 – Most people only think about how smartphones can help businesses from a sales point of view. 

3:20 – The scan feature on the smartphone can now check in with assembly line managers to make sure everything is running smoothly. 

7:10 – Wearable technology will probably change the way we do business. 

10:00 – 10% of all US firms have invested in mobile technology and it's estimated by 2016, 30% of companies will catch on. 

12:40 – The solution to a company's problems might be right there in their pocket

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

ElectricWebMarketing.com

Direct download: AMA2011820Kirill20Storch.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 11:56am EST

John Rubina is a second time guest and sits down with Jason to talk about the economy and the huge money bubble that's happening right now. John is the author of Money Bubble: What to Do When It Pops and he talks a little bit about his book on the show. John and Jason sit down to talk about Switzerland's economy, what's happening with China, and much more on today's AMA show. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:00 – Germany is currently paying negative interest rates on bonds. How is that possible? 

5:15 – So many people want to open banks in Switzerland that the Swiss are telling customers that they have to pay them instead of vice verse. 

10:05 – Governments are keeping negative interest rates in order to stop a financial collapse. 

19:30 – If you add up all the debt in the US right now, it comes out to about $2 million per family. 

25:45 – The US can use their military power to get what they want, but at the end of the day there's no reason why China and India need US dollars to trade. 

32:15 – Since the 2008 crash, the world has taken on 57 trillions in new debt.

36:10 – Jason and John talk about the benefits of owning property. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

I Like Local

Car2Go

http://www.businessinsider.com/housing-recovery-about-renters-2015-3

DollarCollapse.com 

The Oil Card by Jim Norman

Direct download: AMA2011720RP20John20Rubino.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 4:04pm EST

Jay Sidhu is the CEO of Customers Bank and his bank has just come out with a new digital banking service called Mobile Bank that can be done right from your smartphone. Jason Hartman is interested in learning more about Mobile Bank and talks to Jay about how America's banking system is riddled with inefficiencies, Bitcoin, and more on today's show. 

 

Key Takeaways:

1:40 – Customers Bank is a business bank and Bank Mobile is a consumer bank. 

5:20 – What's the difference between Bank Mobile and Allied Bank? Jay explains. 

8:45 – Jay shares his thoughts on Bitcoin. 

15:40 – Jay believes the FDIC definitely has the money to pay in case a crisis happens. 

22:10 – Uber is great because there's finally some competition in the taxi monopoly and the same thing needs to happen in banking. 

24:00 – How does Mobile Bank make money if they have no fees? Jay explains. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode: 

BankMobile.com

Direct download: AMA2011620Jay20Sidhu.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

Jason Hartman invites Patrick Cox on to the AMA show to talk about the Apple watch, stem cell technology, and why the FDA is holding back on amazing advances in the scientific and medical community. Patrick Cox specializes in the field of transformational technology and has worked closely with scientists all over the world. You can visit Patrick at PatrickCoxDNA.com to see him experimenting on himself and creating brand new muscle tissue. 

 

Key Takeaways:

4:10 – There's a lot of scientific advances going on, but the media has always been bad at reporting science. 

9:40 – Right now there are drugs that can cure common life-threatening diseases, but the government takes a long time to approve them. 

15:10 – The FDA banned a natural product that reduced inflammation and one of Patrick's friends had a stroke because he couldn't take the plant anymore. 

22:30 – If the FDA is the problem, what are other countries doing in the regenerative field? 

26:00 – Patrick gives his opinion about the Apple watch. 

28:00 – Big technology companies are supporting medical companies, which can help with a lot of roadblocks the medical/science community is currently experiencing

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.patrickcoxdna.com/

https://www.mauldineconomics.com/

 

Direct download: AMA2011520Patrick20Cox.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

Richard Proteau is the author of Unraveling The Universal Life Scam (The Shorter Truth) and talks to Jason today on the show about universal life insurance and why it's almost always a bad investment (unless you're extremely wealthy). Richard talks about some of the differences between US life insurance and Canadian life insurance, does a break down on premiums, and more on today's AMA episode. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:30 – Richard explains the various types of life insurance you can have.

6:10 – There's always a state versus federal regulations war going on in the US.  

10:30 – Richard explains what 108 is and talks about universal life premiums. 

18:00 – Insurance companies are influenced in creating the best contract possible, but what's on paper may not actually be what's reality. 

22:40 – MERs, management expense ratios, are not shown on the contract and can fool the consumer into thinking they have a better deal than they really do. 

26:45 – Richard says buy insurance for the right reason. Jason and Richard both agree that insurance is not a good investment. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Unraveling The Universal Life Scam (The Shorter Truth) by Richard Proteau

http://www.consumerights.ca/

 

Direct download: AMA2011420Richard20Proteau.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Jason invites Jeffrey Tucker on to the AMA show to talk about the peer to peer economy as well as Bitcoin. Jeffrey is the CLO and founder of Liberty.me and he is also the Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education. On the show, Jeffrey talks about his book Bit by Bit, the up and coming peer to peer world, and much more. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:20 – Jeffrey explains what peer to peer means. 

5:20 – Jason talks about how the Cuban people make extra money by serving food to tourists in their own homes. 

12:40 – There are a lot of costs associated with regulation and that hurts the economy further. 

15:45 – Plane tickets are roughly the same price from 25 years ago. 

25:00 – Bitcoin is relatively private as long as your public address isn't attached to it. 

30:20 – Top-down planning is slowly beginning to erode. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Fee.org

http://tucker.liberty.me/

Bit by Bit by Jeffrey Tucker

Kitchensurfing

Eatwith

Blue Apron

Munchery

TaskRabbit

Fiver

Uber

Lyft

Direct download: AMA2011320jeffrey20Tucker.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 9:43pm EST

Mike Lingenheld appears on the AMA show today to talk about what's happening in the oil industry. He talks to Jason Hartman about different gold ratios and that there are gold/oil correlations to economic crises. Mike and Jason also do a deep dive and talk about the European economy as well as the dollar being the reserve currency. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:10 – What's happening with oil right now? 

5:00 – Saudi Arabia isn't hurting economically due to their vast savings from the oil industry. 

8:15 – Gold and silver does an accurate job in reflecting current inflation. 

12:30 – Whenever the gold and crude ratio goes above 20, there seems to be an economic crisis. 

15:30 – Mike thinks the US dollar will be the reserve currency for the next 15 years, at least. 

18:40 – If Greece wanted to exist, it wouldn't be the end of the world. 

20:45 – If Spain were to exist, there would be problems. Mike explains why. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaellingenheld/2015/01/21/texas-saudi-arabia-and-the-collapse-of-oil/

http://cupandhandlemacro.com/

Direct download: AMA2011220Mike20Lingenheld.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 1:26pm EST

Jason welcomes Linda P. Jones to the show. Linda is a podcaster and financial expert who teaches others how to have a wealthy mindset and how to build wealth the right way. She became a multimillionaire by the age of 39 and talks to Jason about her stock market background, six steps to building wealth, and where the US dollar is going. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:30 – Linda realized early on that mutual funds weren't going to make her rich. 

4:30 – People who are overly cheap or frugal do not have a wealthy mindset. 

9:30 – Linda shares her story on how she made money in stocks. 

14:20 – Even if you have a full-time job, having a side hustle is a great way to begin creating wealth. 

16:45 – About every 8.5 years the US sees a financial cycle. 

20:50 – Linda is a big fan of gold and silver and she explains why they're a great investment. 

 25:10 – The only reason the US has so much power is because they have a monopoly on money. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Money Love by Jerry Gillies

 http://www.lindapjones.com/

Direct download: AMA2011120Linda20P.20Jones.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

Jason Hartman invites Jeff Desjardins on to the American Monetary Association podcast today to talk about the neat infographics Jeff's company produces. Jeff is the president of Visual Capitalist and many of his infographics have been featured on Ink Magazine, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, and other news outlets. Jason and Jeff talk about Visual Capitalist, Bitcoin, and more on today's episode. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:15 – Jeff explains what Visual Capitalist is. 

5:45 – The infographics that Jeff's company produces are usually based on complex topics people have a hard time grasping. 

8:30 – Advertising with Visual Capitalist is more cost effective than on more main stream media websites. 

10:40 – Jeff talks about his favorite infographic that he and his team worked on. 

14:50 – Jason and Jeff talk about Bitcoin in this segment. 

15:45 – Jeff explains the hype cycle in technologies. 

19:55 – Jason would love to be wrong about Bitcoin, but you simply can't invest in it just yet. 

21:00 – A lot of people learn best visually, so Jeff would like to produce more content for them in the future. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/

Direct download: AMA2011020Jeff20Desjardins.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 11:51am EST

Ahu Yildirmaz is the Head of the ADP Research Institute. She has some great insight about the workforce market and gives the audience a sense of where the job growth is really happening in the United States and why. Ahu talks about how there's a lot of growth happening in both the South and West regions in the United States. Ahu also tells the audience that there is a gender gap between male and female hiring rates and explains why this might be on today's show with Jason Hartman. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:15 – Ahu talks about where she gets her data from in the employment reports that ADP produces. 

5:25 – Are people working more full-time or part-time hours? Ahu breaks it down. 

9:00 – Northeast and Midwest are lagging in terms of job growth. 

12:45 – Texas is doing exceptionally well right now. 

14:45 – Job growth is happening a lot faster for men than for women. 

16:15 – Why is there a gender gap? Ahu and Jason give their opinions on the matter. 

20:25 – When the economy is not good, employers are looking for people with experience so they don't have to spend resources on training new arrivals. 

22:45 – Ahu thinks robotic technology will be good for the job market. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

ADP.com

Direct download: AMA2010920Ahu20Yildirmaz.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

Dr. Windsor Holden is the Head of Consultancy & Forecasting with Juniper Research. He has written over 40 full-length reports while working with Juniper Research and he talks about one of his pieces, Mobile Commerce Markets, with Jason on the show today. Jason and Windsor talk about the future of mobile payments, Bitcoin, and how people can look forward to securer online transactions. 

 

Key Takeaways:

1:45 – What's the latest on mobile commerce? 

4:30 – Windsor explains what host card emulation is and why it's better. 

6:20 – The involvement of Apple and Apple pay means that the mobile commerce industry will be improving a lot faster. 

9:00 – Bitcoin has many hurdles to over come before it can be adopted by the mass market. 

11:00 – Bitcoin fluctuates more than gold or any other currency. 

12:30 – Windsor predicts that we will see a lot more tokenization in the future and less third party 

interactions. 

14:00 – Windsor gives out his website and how you can get his latest report on the mobile commerce market. 

16:10 – Mobile commerce and paying online will be much more simple, secure, and user friendly in the future.

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.juniperresearch.com/viewauthor.php?author=62

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Dr. David E. Goldberg is a professor, writer, and a civil engineer. David has written several books on the topics of engineering and algorithms. Some of these books include The Design of Innovation, Genetic Algorithms in Search, Optimization, and Machine Learning, and, his latest book, A Whole New Engineer. Jason sits down with David to pick his brains on the latest in AI technology, why there's a decline in engineers, and we also get to find out a little bit more about David's most recent book. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:10 – David jumps right in and talks about AI, Artificial Intelligence, technology. 

5:20 – To design a kidney by human hands is impractical, but nature has been able to create one for the past 3.5 billion years and more. 

9:15 – As better or new technologies arise, so will the ethical questions. 

12:45 – What's happening in engineering education right now? 

15:40 – Engineers were seen as heroes and that view reached its apex around World War one and two.

17:55 – Roughly speaking, 6.9 billion of us owe our existence to technology since our agriculture days.

20:30 – It's not just in the US where engineers feel unwanted; it's happening in Asia too. 

24:10 – Closing thoughts? Students who feel trusted end up doing the most innovative things. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode: 

The visible hand by Alfred Chandler

http://bigbeacon.org/

http://www.amazon.com/David-E.-Goldberg/e/B000APHEJU

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Ashlea Ebeling appears as Jason's AMA guest. She is a Forbes editor and talks about the different estate taxes you might face all across the United States. She also touches on federal and income tax on the show. She tells the audience every year she develops an interactive map on Forbes of where you should not die in the United States that you can check out in the show links. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:50 – How does New York's state tax have a 164% marginal tax rate? 

7:20 – Can you avoid estate taxes? Ashlea breaks down four way you can do this. 

11:30 – You have to be careful of inheritance taxes and need to look carefully into that before you give your properties away. 

14:20 – Ashlea likes the idea of Roth IRA. Jason thinks there's nothing stopping the government from changing the rules. 

18:10 – There are a lot of new tax rules and regulations happening for 2015 that people need to be aware of. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.businessinsider.com/bond-market-panic-phase-of-financial-crisis-2015-1

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/2014/09/11/where-not-to-die-in-2015/

http://taxfoundation.org/

https://twitter.com/ashleaebeling

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