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More than ever before, there’s a pronounced disconnect between the economy and the stock market and it’s growing worse. The new normal is an economy that is fundamentally broken--one that can’t be fixed by an election, a vaccine, or a social movement.

You’re wondering how we rebuild from here and how to radically adjust the way you think about investing, wealth preservation, and how you position the future of your family.

In the Wiggin Sessions, we connect with key thinkers and industry experts and do a deep dive into history, politics, economics, and philosophy--and discuss their real-world impact on financial markets and our lives.

Join your host, Addison Wiggin, founder of Agora Financial, each Friday for a new episode of The Wiggin Sessions where he interviews such great minds as Juan Enriquez, George Gilder, Jim Rickards, James Altucher, Bill Bonner, Dan Denning.

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More than ever before, there’s a pronounced disconnect between the economy and the stock market and it’s growing worse. The new normal is an economy that is fundamentally broken--one that can’t be fixed by an election, a vaccine, or a social movement.

You’re wondering how we rebuild from here and how to radically adjust the way you think about investing, wealth preservation, and how you position the future of your family.

In the Wiggin Sessions, we connect with key thinkers and industry experts and do a deep dive into history, politics, economics, and philosophy--and discuss their real-world impact on financial markets and our lives.

Join your host, Addison Wiggin, founder of Agora Financial, each Friday for a new episode of The Wiggin Sessions where he interviews such great minds as Juan Enriquez, George Gilder, Jim Rickards, James Altucher, Bill Bonner, Dan Denning.

    Decoding Today's Contemporary Socio-Political Dynamics with Michael Rectenwald

    Decoding Today's Contemporary Socio-Political Dynamics with Michael Rectenwald

    Are you curious about the interconnectedness of the COVID-19 pandemic, woke ideology, big tech, the Great Reset, and the call for stakeholder capitalism?
    Today, I sit down for an in-depth conversation with Michael Rectenwald, the Mises Institute-affiliated author, and former educator, to delve into a tapestry of topics spanning the mysterious threads connecting various aspects of today's socio-political landscape.
    Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Rectenwald is a Ph.D., public speaker, columnist, entrepreneur, and the author of numerous books, including “Beyond Woke”  and "The Great Reset and the Struggle for Liberty."
    Listen in for a behind-the-scenes exploration of woke ideology's infiltration in academia, Silicon Valley's shift to left-wing authoritarianism, concerns and the challenges to free speech, and strategies for grassroots opposition and decentralization. Plus, gain insights into Michael Rectenwald's Libertarian Presidential campaign.
    Tune in as Rectenwald offers a roadmap to understanding the intricacies of our contemporary world.
    Don't forget to join the sessions, and if you enjoyed this episode, subscribe and share. 
     
    Key Takeaways
    Rectenwald discusses the controversy during his tenure at NYU, the historical roots of ideological influence, and the impact of tax-exempt foundations on American universities
    How his experiences at NYU took Rectenwald from a former Marxist professor to a vocal advocate for liberty critical of woke ideology
    Michael shares his ideas on what woke ideology represents
    Shedding light on concerns regarding censorship by proxy, government interference in social media, and evidence of government ties to Facebook and Google funding from the CIA
    Examining Donald Trump and his presidency—a symbol of opposition or a figure whose policies often align with establishment
    What Michael Rectenwald's candidacy for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination is all about
    The history of centralized power in the U.S.
    Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as pivotal steps towards decentralization
    The potential for liberty-minded approaches in fractured states
     
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    Resources
    The Great Reset and the Struggle for Liberty: Unraveling the Global Agenda
    Beyond Woke
    Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom
    The New Empire of Debt: The Rise and Fall of an Epic Financial Bubble
    The Anatomy of a Bust
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    Beyond Bias: Unpacking Trends for Wealth Creation in the Next Decade with Garrett Baldwin

    Beyond Bias: Unpacking Trends for Wealth Creation in the Next Decade with Garrett Baldwin

    “My passion is really around finance and economics. I spend a significant amount of time studying both academically and from journalistic curiosity, three major anomalies in the market that I build my strategies around,”- Garrett Baldwin

    Today, on "The Wiggin Sessions," Garrett Baldwin, joined the conversation to discuss a range of topics spanning journalism, economics, energy, and the four pivotal trends that he believes hold the key to profitable investment opportunities.

    Garrett Baldwin, a distinguished research economist and financial writer, holds degrees in economics, finance, and business from Hopkins, Purdue, and Indiana universities. Drawing from his extensive trading experience, he has lent his expertise to clients across 27 different countries, specializing in risk assessments. Currently, he spearheads the mission of Money Map Press, aiming to maximize profitability through strategic investing.

    Listen in to hear Garrett’s insight on media bias, the intricate challenges of transitioning to a sustainable energy model, and the trade-offs involved in pursuing green energy alternatives. He shares his opinion of the web of cause and effect that shapes our financial landscape and the broader implications of the potential shifts in the global economic landscape.

    Tune in to discover the Four Ds, the crucial trends to watch over the next decade: De-Americanization, Deregulation, Decarbonization, and Digitalization so you can navigate these uncharted waters, worry less about the news cycle, and cultivate your wealth.

    Don't forget to join the sessions and get access to our new special report called “The Anatomy of a Bust” about the banking crisis of 2023.  
    Key Takeaways Garrett shares how his journalism background revealed media bias and its impact on perception
    How bias intertwined with politics, economic theories, and social media shapes today's media landscape and led to the rise of citizen journalism
    Why traditional indicators like the M2 money supply index might not carry the same importance as they used to
    How China's rise, and evolving financial landscapes impact the markets
    The role of inflation targeting in policy decisions
    What “crisis” he believes the FEDS will use as the catalyst for balance sheet expansion
    Garrett shares his proactive strategies for predicting market downturns and safeguarding investments
    The challenge of transitioning away from the US dollar due to dependency on US dollar debt and complex global dynamics
    Garrett’s four key trends to watch over the next decade: De-Americanization, Deregulation, Decarbonization, and Digitalization
    How the ongoing trend of decarbonization, driven by government regulations, is shaping industries and trading markets
    The impact of digital currencies like FedNow on financial institutions and the economy
    Why it’s essential to understand the interplay between central bank policies and different sectors to make informed investment decisions


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    Resources This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital

    Capital Wars: The Rise of Global Liquidity

    Stewart Brand
    The Anatomy of a Bust
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    From Debt Debate to Energy Trends to AI, Shah Gilani's Market Insights

    From Debt Debate to Energy Trends to AI, Shah Gilani's Market Insights

    "AI is going to change the world, and that means every company that employs AI, and everyone is going to have to employ it is going to have some measure of success with it. And those that do have more than a measure of success are going to do exceptionally well," - Shah Gilani

    Today, on “The Wiggin Sessions,” we sit down with Shah Gilani, to discuss how to navigate the evolving landscape of the financial markets and the AI disruption.

    Shah Gilani possesses an unparalleled financial background. Beginning his career as a market maker on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, he played a key role in developing the Volatility Index (VIX). With extensive experience in top financial institutions Shah serves as the editor of Hyperdrive Portfolio, offering subscribers the potential for remarkable gains. Catch Shah on CNBC, Forbes, and MarketWatch, as well as Fox Business's "Varney & Co."

    Shah shares his expertise on a range of topics, including the role of the Federal Reserve in shaping the financial market, and the potential consequences of selling treasury bills, the impact of remote work on commercial real estate, the ripple effects of AI-driven algorithms on trading strategies, and more.
     
    Listen in as Shah provides insights into three specific investment options as well as his predictions on the future of energy markets, the real estate sector, and the banking crisis. Whether you're seeking to refine your investment strategy or stay ahead of market shifts, tune in for Shah's actionable insight.

    Don't forget to join the sessions and get access to our new special report called “The Anatomy of a Bust” about the banking crisis of 2023.
    Key Takeaways The implications of recent debt ceiling passages on financial markets
    The role of AI in reshaping trading strategies and market dynamics
    Navigating the potential impact of Treasury bill sales on investor portfolios
    The key to weathering market shifts and mitigating risks
    Shah's insights into the interplay between rising interest rates and inflation
    Why it’s vital to understand the FDIC Coverage Limitations (and the "FDIC put")
    How the banking crisis could lead to a collapse of credit
    The future of energy markets considering the climate-friendly solutions
    Shah's predictions for the real estate market and potential challenges brought by remote work
    The impact of the recent credit rating downgrades
    What the AI disruption means for investors and the future of trading
    How narrative-driven investing is influencing market sentiment and trends
    Shah's predictions for the long-term outlook for markets
    Connect with Shah Gilani Shah Gilani

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    Resources Hyperdrive Portfolio
    The Anatomy of a Bust
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    Unveiling Gold Markets: Insights with Peter Spina

    Unveiling Gold Markets: Insights with Peter Spina

    "There's no other currency of trust except for gold," - Peter Spina
    One asset stands strong in a world where trust in traditional currencies is being questioned.
    Central banks worldwide are increasing their gold purchases to unprecedented levels, seeking stability amidst geopolitical tensions and the volatility of fiat currencies.
    As macroeconomic conditions evolve and cryptocurrencies rise, one question remains: How do these factors shape the value of the US dollar and the price of gold?
    Today, on “The Wiggin Sessions," Peter Spina, the Founder, and President of GoldSeek, one of the top three most visited gold resources in the world, joins me to discuss the changes he’s witnessed in the gold market since he got his start in it 30 years ago. 
    Peter Spina is a seasoned professional in the precious metals markets. His experience with the precious metals markets started in the mid-1990s, which led to the creation of GoldSeek.com in 1995 and  SilverSeek, the leading silver website. Peter's expertise has earned him media recognition, with appearances in reputable outlets like “Investor’s Business Daily,” “MarketWatch,” and “Reuters.”
    Peter delves into the world of macroeconomics and geopolitics, shedding light on their influence on the value of the US dollar and how these things shape the gold market in unexpected ways. Plus, his insight on the advent of cryptocurrencies and how his investment strategies have shifted. 
    Listen in as Peter shares his specific strategies for both seasoned and first-time gold and silver investors, his recommendation for how much you should hold in your portfolio, and what you should look out for when buying precious metals. 
    Don't forget to join the sessions and get access to our new special report called “The Anatomy of a Bust” about the banking crisis of 2023. 
    Key Takeaways How the gold market has changed over the years
    The influence of geopolitical events and major institutional players on the gold market
    The effect of the crypto winter on Peter’s investment strategies
    How mainstream investors' quest for the hottest market bubbles has led to opportunities in the gold market
    Peter's insight on the manipulation of the futures market and the price of precious metals
    Why NOW is a good time for first-time gold investors to enter the market
    Building a physical gold portfolio should be a long-term approach, as gold prices can be volatile but can also experience significant increases during periods of crisis.
    Peter shares his recommendations for individual investors, including portfolio allocation and considerations when buying precious metals
    Connect with Peter Spina Peter Spina | GoldSeek
    SilverSeek
    Peter on LinkedIn
    Peter on Twitter 
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    • 42 min
    From Debt Deal to Market Turbulence with Zach Scheidt

    From Debt Deal to Market Turbulence with Zach Scheidt

    "Just because we get a debt deal this week doesn't mean that the all clear is sounded for investors. In fact, it creates a whole new set of risks for investors," - Zack Scheidt
    The ongoing debt debate has overshadowed the banking crisis in recent headlines and dominated the news cycle. In the Market, the prevailing sentiment was that a deal would be reached, and investors positioned themselves accordingly.
    But, following the debt ceiling passage, the Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, is expected to sell approximately $600 billion worth of treasury bills, injecting money into the Fed's checking account but raising a whole different set of questions, like where will this money come from? And what impact will the Treasury's selling of treasury bills have on the financial markets, including the S&P 500, as investors reallocate funds?
    Today, on “The Wiggin Sessions," Zach Scheidt, the investment director of The Essential Investor and the architect of The Essential Portfolio, joins me to help us navigate these complex dynamics and the implications for investors as these events continue to unfold.
    Zach is an expert in Wall Street's highest-performing income stocks and has developed a unique high-end put selling strategy. He previously ran two hedge funds with a combined asset total of over $100 million, making him well-versed in the financial industry.
    Zach sheds light on the impact of selling treasury bills to raise funds and its potential ripple effect on the market. He highlights the significance of practicing diversification (and avoiding overexposure to speculative stocks). 
    We also explore key topics, including the implications of rising interest rates on inflation and the Federal Reserve's actions, the influence of climate-friendly solutions on the fossil fuels market, the brewing challenges in the real estate sector, and Zach's predictions for the energy future. Plus, what he thinks will happen with the banking crisis and how investors can mitigate their risks.
    Listen in for valuable insights to help investors navigate these turbulent times. And for more, join the Essential Investor TODAY!
    Key Takeaways How the debt debate has diverted attention from other crises and slowed down the markets
    How a potential default on treasuries could lead to a banking crisis and market havoc
    The importance of diversification for investors
    The trouble brewing in the real estate market
    Why high inflation and the weakening dollar make this a favorable environment for owning gold
    How the transition away from fossil fuels and the negative signaling towards the oil and gas industry has hindered investments making it economically unsustainable for companies to explore new resources
    How rising interest rates pose challenges to the banking sector and which banks are more stable now
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    Gold and it’s Invaluable Role in our Global Economy With Adam Baratta

    Gold and it’s Invaluable Role in our Global Economy With Adam Baratta

    "15 years ago, our central bankers made a decision. I think it was the worst financial decision that we could have made. It's changed the future landscape of America and the world forever," — Adam Baratta
     
    A decision made 15 years ago by our central bankers forever altered the financial destiny of America and the world.
     
    Now, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the Federal Reserve is stuck. The grip of consumer inflation remains unyielding, offering them no easy way to lower interest rates.
     
    Meanwhile, our markets are entirely untethered for what's coming.
     
    We're facing the greatest debt bubble in history while we're on a freefall, hurtling from crisis moment to crisis moment. Brace yourself because when this bubble inevitably bursts, it's going to be really painful.
     
    So, what’s the solution? And how can you invest in a way that sets you up to be optimistic about what we’re facing?
     
    Adam Baratta is a two-time #1 national bestselling author with his books Gold is a Better Way, and
    The Great Devaluation and is one of the most dynamic voices in investments and the global economy. He is the CEO and Editor of Brentwood Research, one of the fastest-growing financial publishing firms in the country. His just completed book, The Seven Simple Laws of Inflation, explains why he expects inflation to be the number one issue facing the global economy over the next several years.
     
    Today, on “The Wiggin Sessions," Adam joins me to discuss his personal journey with gold, the future of the global economy, and the invaluable role of gold in navigating the uncertainties of the current monetary system.
     
    Listen in as he shares the significant changes happening in the world's monetary and value systems and the bigger picture of what's coming next. Plus, a look at the benefits of a 40-30-20-10 portfolio model in an inflationary market and how gold can serve as a vital hedge against the banking catastrophe that lies ahead.
     
    Key Takeaways

    The worst financial decision in America ever made
    The addictive nature of quantitative easing: why it’s only a temporary relief that’s setting the stage for long-term consequences
    How painful will it be when the bubble pops
    The risks and uncertainties associated with digital currencies (and their impact on the global economy)
    How a digital currency could lead to the nationalization of banks
    Why this isn’t necessarily a bubble to fear
    The only solution to the current devaluing dollar crisis
    Why Adam thinks gold is the key to a reset of the monetary system
    The importance of owning tangible assets as the printing of (more) money continues
    Why transition to a 40-30-20-10 portfolio model in an inflationary market
    How owning gold can serve as a vital hedge against the banking catastrophe that lies ahead


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    Resources The Price of Time: The Real Story of Interest
    Dopesick
    Financial Reckoning Day Fallout: Surviving Today's Global Depression   
    Get Your FREE digital copy of The Seven Simple Laws of Inflation
    S4:E3 This Man is Building a "Battle Bank"? - The Wiggin Sessions
    The Great Devaluation
    Gold is a Better Way 
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