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Who is Jim Shepherd?

Jim Shepherd is known for his independence, objectivity and integrity and by the fact that his predictions and advice are often at odds...
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The Great Bull Market 1982-2000

Throughout history bull markets have been born out of pain and adversity and truly climb a wall of worry until they're on a firm footing...
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The Psychology of the Markets

One of the most difficult things for most investors to understand is that in the investment markets, often the opposite of what you feel...
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Interviews

February 1st, 2013

Jim Shepherd was interviewed by Chuck Jaffe of MARKETWATCH on his 'Money Life Show'. To listen to the interview, CLICK HERE.

May 22, 2012

Jim Shepherd was interviewed by Chuck Jaffe of MARKETWATCH on his 'Money Life Show'. To listen to the interview, CLICK HERE.

September, 2009

Jim Shepherd was interviewed by George Brooks of Equities magazine for their September 2009 issue: "A Case for the Bear ... Contrarian Jim Shepherd doesn't buy the bull".
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February 5, 2008

Jim Shepherd was interviewed by Chuck Jaffe on his 'Your Money' show On WBIX The Business Station AM1060.
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September 28, 2007

Jim Shepherd was interviewed by Chuck Jaffe on his 'Your Money' show On WBIX The Business Station AM1060.
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June 25, 2007

Jim Shepherd was interviewed by Chuck Jaffe on his 'Your Money' show On WBIX The Business Station AM1060.
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June 13, 2005

Jim Shepherd was interviewed by Mike Norman on BizRadio 1320.
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March 1, 2005

Jim Shepherd was interviewed by Mike Norman on BizRadio 1320.
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December 27, 2004

Jim Shepherd was interviewed by Victor Adair CKNW Money Talks.
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July 29, 2004

Jim Shepherd was interviewed by Victor Adair CKNW Money Talks.
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May 26, 2004

Jim Shepherd was interviewed by Victor Adair CKNW Money Talks.
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March 3, 2004

Jim Shepherd was interviewed by Chuck Jaffe on Business 1060. In the interview Jim referred to this page.
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February 18, 2004

Jim Shepherd was interviewed by Mike Norman on Business America Radio.
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October 3, 2003

Jim Shepherd was interviewed by Chuck Jaffe on Business 1060.
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News Room

Below you'll find links to recent business and economic news articles that have the potential to impact the market and economy. They are selected from the hundreds of news items written every day, most of which do not reflect what is really important to the future direction of the economy and US stock market.
These items are posted on a random basis so it's worth visiting the site frequently to stay informed.


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Demand for Home Loans plunges to 14 yr. Low
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Jobless claims rise more than expected last week
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Watch Out! Global deflation Looms
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Eurozone upturn fails to dispel deflation fears
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Sales of existing homes slowed in March
22-Apr-2014
The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest
22-Apr-2014
Dividend Deal ‘Epidemic’ Intensifies Junk Alarm
21-Apr-2014
Stocks Are More Expensive Now Than At The Peak Of The Dotcom Bubble
21-Apr-2014
'Wall Street Has Gone Insane'
21-Apr-2014
Fannie, Freddie cut housing-market forecasts for 2014
20-Apr-2014
The Fed has Lost Control - Systemic Failure Flashing Warning Signals Now
20-Apr-2014
Americans Have Already Forgotten One Of The Biggest Lessons Of The Financial Crisis
19-Apr-2014
Major Study Finds The US Is An Oligarchy
18-Apr-2014
The Number That Has Goldman Sachs Worried About High Frequency Trading
18-Apr-2014
U.S. EQUITIES ARE FAR MORE BEARISH THAN INVESTORS REALIZE
18-Apr-2014
Home price slowdown leaves millions underwater
17-Apr-2014
Applications for US jobless aid edge up to 304,000
17-Apr-2014
Painful 2013 leaves European banks' returns well below target
17-Apr-2014
Hedge funds suffer worst start to year since 2008
16-Apr-2014
Bank of America posts loss
16-Apr-2014
Housing Market Slow to Hit Its Spring Stride
15-Apr-2014
Russia on brink of financial crisis as showdown with West escalates
15-Apr-2014
Lower gas prices keep consumer inflation in check
15-Apr-2014
UK inflation falls to 1.6%


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SAMPLE Newsletter

March Madness!   No Not Basketball

The notion that the labor market has improved so dramatically as evidenced by the decline in the official unemployment rate is one of the most specious of all claims by all those that would wish to maintain the illusion of economic recovery. ... more

Trial By Fire:   A Brief History Of Fed Heads

It seems that, since the Fed became more active in the markets over the years, not only have bigger bubbles and busts occurred, but each subsequent cycle required an even larger bubble to try to ameliorate some of the effects of the previous bursting. It is rather easy to understand why many blamed Alan Greenspan for the crash of 1987. After all, the market had been cruising along, making regular new highs year after year, finally peaking during the period in August 1987. Then, in early September the Fed elected to raise the Discount Rate and increase the Federal Funds target rate. Less than two months later, the market experienced the largest one-day crash ever. ... more

If The Facts Bother You,   Just Ignore Them!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of unemployed persons declined by 490,000 in the month of December, 2013. Does that mean, as some would interpret this data, that the reason for this decline was due to massive job growth? Unfortunately not. The reality is that, once again, the labor force participation rate declined further, moving to a fresh 36 year low.... more