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John Williams & Louis Navellier
Alternative economist, John Williams of Shadowstats.com sees economic Armageddon on the horizon.
Over $100 trillion in US obligations make maintaining the national debt, impossible.
The actual inflation rate that most people experience is much higher than the official figure, which boosts revenues by hundreds of billions of dollars.
Despite protests to the contrary, the real unemployment rate remains stubbornly elevated (Figure 1.1.).
Our guest rejects the notion of domestic economic recovery - he expects quantitative easing (QE) to resume with gusto, leading to runaway inflation and elevated gold prices.
John Williams anticipates dollar selling and weaker economic conditions to send US share indexes lower in 2018.
Louis Navellier of Navellier & Associates says investors should ignore the naysayers, US equities will rally into the holiday season.
Investors cannot shake their insatiable appetite for equities dividend payments, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy of ever higher prices.
The flattening yield curve suggests that the upcoming FOMC quarter point rate hike slated for December, will likely be the last of the cycle.
Given the host's forecast of 24,000 by 2018 and Louis Navellier's growth estimate of 11%; upgrades are examined via the Navellier Rating Service.
Companies reviewed include Insurance company Aflac, Prudential (PUK), Bristol Myers (BMY) and Phillips 66 (PSX) as solid dividend paying candidates, and China's Twitter company Weibo (WB) (figure 1.1.).
Louis Navellier advises each portfolio hold at least 4-8% gold as a ballast to right the portfolio amid tepid financial conditions.
Our guest is concerned that extensive use of robotic trading on Wall Street could lead to another 2015-style flash crash.
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Chairman/CEO/CIO Louis Navellier is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Navellier & Associates, Inc., located in Reno, Nevada. Mr. Navellier is also editor of four leading stock advisory newsletters: Emerging Growth, Quantum Growth, Blue Chip Growth, and Global Growth. A recognized expert in translating what had been purely academic techniques into real market applications, he believes that disciplined, quantitative analysis can select stocks that will significantly outperform the overall market. Mr. Navellier employs a three-step, highly disciplined, bottom-up stock selection process, focusing on quantitative analysis, fundamental analysis, and optimization of the securities selected for the portfolio. In 1980, Mr. Navellier began publishing his research in his stock advisory newsletter, the MPT Review. Since 1987, he has been active in the management of individual portfolios, mutual funds, and institutional portfolios. A charismatic figure with a reputation for solid leadership, Louis Navellier has been covered by a wide range of international media. In addition to appearing on CNBC, Bloomberg, The Nightly Business Report, and Wall Street Week, he has been featured in Barron's, Forbes, Fortune, Investor's Business Daily, Money, Smart Money, and The Wall Street Journal. Most recently he was profiled in Kenneth A. Stern's book Secrets of the Investment All-Stars in the interview "Louis Navellier, A Man Who Has Beat Them All." He is also featured in Alan R. Ackerman's Investing Under Fire: Winner Strategies from the Masters for Bulls, Bears, and the Bewildered.
John Williams aka Walter J. "John" Williams was born in 1949. He received an A.B. in Economics, cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 1971, and was awarded a M.B.A. from Dartmouth's Amos Tuck School of Business Administration in 1972, where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar. During his career as a consulting economist, John has worked with individuals as well as Fortune 500 companies.
John Williams' Shadow Government Statistics is a monthly electronic newsletter that exposes and analyzes the flaws in current U.S. government data and reporting, as well as in certain private-sector numbers. It also looks at the financial markets free of the hype so often put forth in the popular financial media. Generally published on the second Wednesday of the month, the newsletter is supplemented by Flash Updates and occasional Alerts that highlight unusual developments.
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