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EPISODE 142 ▪ February 20, 2020
The Best Way to Play the Coronavirus Outbreak
FEATURING: David Collum
Dan gives us an update on the handling of the Coronavirus by the Chinese government. Did they increase the risks by trying to cover it up? What are investors to do, if anything? He then introduces this week’s guest, David Collum, who is Professor and Chair of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department at Cornell University. David writes an annual "Year in Review." It's a macroeconomic assessment of the markets that is a must-read. Dan and David hit it off like old friends, discussing a wide variety of topics like the Coronavirus, the Fed, and the chance of an upcoming recession. They even do a deep dive on controversial topics like climate change and the Jeffrey Epstein story. David makes a stunning claim, calling the Epstein story, "the biggest story in American history..."
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EPISODE 141 ▪ February 13, 2020
To Be Truly Successful, You Have to Go All In
FEATURING: Mark Minervini
On this week's episode, Dan begins by revisiting the discussion he had with last week's guest, Raoul Pal... Raoul predicted that bonds were due for one more epic run up as the Federal Reserve cut interest rates. Will the Coronavirus inspire further rate cuts from the Fed? Dan also discusses how listeners in our feedback emails tend to worry about Fed policy and other macro issues. Dan's advice is to "stop worrying about the macro stuff or become a lot more interested in bonds." Later on, Dan welcomes new guest, Mark Minervini, of Minervini Private Access. Mark is one of the world's most successful stock traders on the planet and an international performance coach. Mark won the U.S. Investing Championship in 1997 with an astonishing 155% annual return.
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EPISODE 140 ▪ February 6, 2020
Buy Bonds, Wear Diamonds and Own Property In the Caymans
The Coronavirus continues to spread, now with cases outside of China. Dan discusses how you can track the outbreak and begs the question "Is the situation worse than is being reported?" If so, how much worse? And how does that affect the global equities market? He then introduces this week’s guest, Raoul Pal. Raoul worked as a hedge fund manager at Goldman Sachs before retiring and founding RealVision. Raoul now also writes for the Global Macro Investor in an effort to advise institutions on their macro-investing strategy.
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EPISODE 139 ▪ January 30, 2020
What the Coronavirus Means for Markets
FEATURING: Bryan Beach
As the numbers for both infections and fatalities for the coronavirus continue to climb worldwide, Dan assesses the impact that a full-blown epidemic could have on markets, in ascending orders of magnitude. As in every crisis, some companies will be more affected than others – and that includes heavyweights like his recommendation of Starbucks, for reasons he goes over. He then introduces this week’s guest, Bryan Beach of Stansberry’s Venture Value. A former “Big 4” Auditor with a Bachelor’s and Masters degree in accounting, Bryan has a unique ability to sift through SEC filings, finding both opportunities and red flags.
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EPISODE 138 ▪ January 23, 2020
What’s the Most Valuable Asset in the World Right Now?
Dan kicks off this episode with his thoughts on Apple and where it could go from its $1.4 trillion market cap. The first thing he’s noticed about Apple this year is that its earnings didn’t double in 2019, while revenues and net income both fell. Yet the stock market chose to raise its valuation from 13x earnings to 16s earnings. Dan then turns to a question posed to Stansberry editors –what's cheap and unpopular with investors right now– before turning to this week’s podcast guest. Meb Faber is a co-founder and chief investment officer of Cambria Investment Management, and host of The Meb Faber Show podcast. He has authored numerous white papers and leather-bound books, and graduated from UVA with a double major in Engineering Science and Biology.
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EPISODE 137 ▪ January 16, 2020
Tesla’s Stock Just Made History – Now What?
FEATURING: Harris Kupperman
In a week where Tesla’s $75/share price tear made history, Dan dissects the craziness of the headlines we’re seeing. Dan then provides research and historical perspective on growth darlings versus value investments before getting to this week’s interview. This episode’s interview is with Harris Kupperman, founder of the hedge fund Praetorian Capital, here to discuss two of his highest-conviction investing ideas today.
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EPISODE 136 ▪ January 9, 2020
What's Next After Gold's Big Boost?
FEATURING: Austin Root
In this week’s podcast we talk about gold’s big boost following the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani… and what’s next. Extreme Value Editor Dan Ferris shares why he’ll be surprised by truly big moves in gold this year.  Our special guest, Austin Root, Portfolio Manager of Stansberry’s Portfolio Solutions stops by the podcast to share his experience about working for three hedge funds Porter Stansberry considers the best in history. Listen now!
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EPISODE 135 ▪ January 2, 2020
Top 10 Potential Surprises of 2020
Instead of the usual “predictions for 2020” being made in a host of financial-themed podcasts this year, Dan Ferris is doing something different to ring in the New Year. In this week’s episode, he gives his assessment of where the markets stand right now – what’s priced in, and what would surprise investors in 2020 in beyond. From an as-yet unforeseen market dip that sparks of a far bigger wave of panic selling, to the VIX, or “fear index” – here are the tea leaves you can read into – and biggest possible surprises to keep an eye out for – in 2020.
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EPISODE 134 ▪ December 26, 2019
The Ultimate “Science of Success” Handbook
FEATURING: Albert-László Barabási
In our last broadcast of 2019, Dan Ferris quickly recaps what a year it’s been from a 27% gain for the stock market to $12 trillion negative interest-yielding bonds in the world, to the third-ever impeachment of a U.S. President. Even so – this episode isn’t dedicated to a year-end review of markets, which Dan notes just about everyone is doing now. Instead, it’s about reviewing the very best and most important episodes of Stansberry Investor Hour – including a few that have changed Dan’s life.
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EPISODE 133 ▪ December 19, 2019
The Hidden Dangers of Private Equity-Backed Companies
FEATURING: Dan Ramussen
As signs of dangerous, unrestrained euphoria mount – including one Mitsubishi analyst publicly assuring investors this is a “zero-risk environment” Dan brings on a guest to this week’s show who is uniquely qualified to assess the hidden dangers of private equity-backed companies as Wall Street continues to gorge on private equity deals. Dan Rasmussen is the founder of Verdad Capital, who before that worked at Bain Capital and Bridgewater Associates. In 2017, he was named to the Forbes “30 under 30” list.
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EPISODE 132 ▪ December 12, 2019
Where Do FAANG Stocks Go From Here?
Add $120,000 bananas to the list of market top indicators, as Dan explains what’s behind the artwork mania that’s taking place alongside frothy stock market valuations – and a $12 trillion bond bubble that’s only a little less insane than its August 2019 peak. Dan then gets to other metrics that warn valuations are looking increasingly toppish, before explaining why, counterintuitively, reality may not catch up to investors and markets for a long while.
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EPISODE 131 ▪ December 5, 2019
What 2019 Has in Common With 1929
FEATURING: Ben Morris, Drew McConnell and Greg Diamond, CMT
We have a very special interview segment this week – a “trader’s roundtable” with three Stansberry colleagues who have spent years trading stock options, here to show their strategies and takes on what 2020 could bring for investors. As every year winds down, it’s natural to reflect on how the market’s done for the last 12 months. But Dan says there are only two specific situations where it actually pays off – and now is one of the times to take a hard look at the overall stock market.
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EPISODE 130 ▪ November 27, 2019
How to Find the Next Business Genius
Dan starts out this week by continuing his discussion of share repurchases.  He’ll show you the man who put share repurchases on the map, investing legend Henry Singleton (1916-1999).  Singleton was an MIT-trained PhD engineer who liked to play chess without looking at the board, preferring to keep it all in his head.  Dan talks about the two things Singleton did to secure his reputation as a bona fide business genius. 
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EPISODE 129 ▪ November 21, 2019
Is Bitcoin Breaking Away From a "Crypto Winter?"
We have a special guest this week: Crypto Capital editor Eric Wade, who’s hot off a major crypto seminar with Ron Paul, where he briefed attendees on the future of money and the coming clash of competing currencies. Eric has a storied career as an investor and entrepreneur, from buying and selling web domain names for $1 million, to personally mining Bitcoin years before the craze went mainstream.
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EPISODE 128 ▪ November 14, 2019
A Warning We Haven't Seen Since 2008
This week’s episode is all about stories, including a dive by Dan into numbers and statistics, and which ones to disregard in a world where the vast majority of data is just noise. For instance, the private equity firm KKR’s bid for a record-breaking acquisition is capping a pattern that we really haven’t seen since 2008. It’s a $57 billion acquisition, or more than $70 billion if you include debt to be acquired, but Dan shows why those numbers are actually distractions to the much bigger story and historical warning at hand.
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EPISODE 127 ▪ November 7, 2019
How to Recognize the Start of a Trend
FEATURING: Micheal Covel
This week Dan clears up last episode’s remarks about his views on the bull market before turning immediately to this week’s podcast guest, Michael Covel. Michael is a five-time author whose financial background includes work at Solomon Brothers before an undercover group of investors caught his attention for their new way of doing things – and far superior profit-making abilities. Michael pulls back the veil on trend following in this episode, explaining how to know when to act on a possible trend, and why you can ignore almost all of the information about any company or commodity you’re deluged with to focus on five constant questions.
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EPISODE 126 ▪ October 31, 2019
What a Difference a Year Makes
With no guest this week, Dan is free to look back on the first year of his predictions and observations since taking the helm of Stansberry Investor Hour roughly a year ago. From the ongoing bull market, still standing even after a few rough patches, to the rash of IPOs and continuing dominance of FAANG stocks, there’s a lot to unpack. Dan gets to Google’s eye-popping growth in its latest report, and Beyond Meat’s first-ever profit that, seemingly paradoxically, took a bite out of its share price – though the stock is down 22% since Dan recorded based on what Dan calls a far more significant Tuesday development for share price.
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EPISODE 125 ▪ October 24, 2019
Why WeWork is On Life Support
FEATURING: Jason Goepfert
In a week with the latest drama with WeWork on full display, Dan breaks down the ultimatum it faces from SoftBank and its founder Adam Neumann’s $1.7 billion parachute, and also shares insights from some of the more insightful Vegas speakers from last month. He then gets to this week’s guest, Jason Goepfert. With the Dow dropping as much as 1,000 points last month, you won’t want to miss Jason’s thoughts on the edge that sentiment analysis can give investors – and how it can put both your and everyone else’s emotions to work for you.
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EPISODE 124 ▪ October 17, 2019
Why Gold Could Fall Over The Next Few Months
We guarantee you'll learn plenty from this week's guest, Mark Dow.  Dan never fails to learn something valuable from reading Mark's website and Twitter posts.   Mark runs Dow Global Advisors and the @BehavioralMacro twitter feed and blog, where he shares his trade ideas and risk management techniques, along with macro commentary. He has more than 20 years of experience as a policy maker, investor, and trader—all of which focused on global macro and emerging markets.
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EPISODE 123 ▪ October 10, 2019
The Biggest Bubble Ever? Live From Las Vegas
Recording from Las Vegas for the annual Lifetime Stansberry Conference, Dan shares some of the insights he revealed to the most elite members of Stansberry Research, and a book recommendation that’s prompted his newest recommendation he just unveiled in Vegas. He then gets to the biggest bubble in history, which is giving rise to things like Austria’s 100-year bond unrolled last summer, and explains why this is, in fact, bigger than the tech or housing bubble or any other mania we’ve seen.
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