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This is the first national financial radio program covering primarily mutual fund investments. Hosts Adam Bold, Denny Smith and Andy Smith take calls and deliver their insights with a down-to-earth approach.

This is the first national financial radio program covering primarily mutual fund investments. Hosts Adam Bold, Denny Smith and Andy Smith take calls and deliver their insights with a down-to-earth approach.
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Las Vegas, NV

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This is the first national financial radio program covering primarily mutual fund investments. Hosts Adam Bold, Denny Smith and Andy Smith take calls and deliver their insights with a down-to-earth approach.

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English

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7201 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Suite 110 Las Vegas, NV 89128 (888) 833-8637


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Ask Andy: Pension vs. lump sum – Oscar is curious about the advantages of taking his pension as a lump sum OR monthly payments. Seems like a simple choice, but Andy notes that this is actually a really complex question. He helps break it down to three con

5/19/2018
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Bob and Andy celebrate the men and women who serve because it’s Armed Forces Day in America! In the investing world, there’s much to celebrate, including positive news so far this earnings season and rebound in the stock market. Bill Tracy from the Financial Engines Research Center sits down to discuss Q1 earnings and their impact on the market. Also, with the help of Duke University professor Dan Ariely, the guys explore the concept of ”loss aversion” and how it can impact financial...

Duration:00:41:04

Avoiding the doctor to save cash? – The guys take a listen to the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, who talks about a recent trend of patients avoiding doctor visits because of worry over high medical bills. But could it be costing more in the long run? Also,

5/12/2018
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Andy may have been on vacation, but that doesn’t mean the market took any days off! Back from breathtaking Scotland, Andy gives his take on recent market activity, the start of earnings season, and of course interest rates. Also, the guys dive deep into a well of topics with Don Luskin, CIO of Trend Macrolytics. Plus, are you avoiding the doctor simply to skip the bill? Be careful because this could end up costing even more.

Duration:00:41:04

Argument against Andy’s anti-annuity attitude – Judy has a question about annuities, and Andy doesn’t mince words when it comes to his stance on these products. He will continue to take a stand and look out for investors who are feeling pressured to buy.

5/5/2018
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As the calendar turns from winter to springtime, take a listen to some of the best segments from Investing Sense in what has been a wild 2018. From a very bullish start to the beginning of the year, to the recent rise in interest rates and stock market volatility, Andy and Bob have nailed the market action so far this year. Plus, hear some of the best listener conversations covering everything from target-date funds, company stock, and angry annuity salesmen!

Duration:00:41:04

LIVE Portfolio Review - with a chart! – John recently fired his advisor because of faulty logic about stocks, bonds, and their relationship with interest rates. Andy agrees that John was right in his suspicions and helps cut through the advisor’s jargon.

4/28/2018
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It’s important for investors to avoid emotional reactions to political headlines, but it’s helpful to stay informed of what’s happening, why it’s happening, and what it means for YOU. To these ends, the guys welcome back Washington D.C. insider JT Taylor and Trend Macrolytics CIO Don Luskin, covering a wide range of topics from FANG stocks to the recent trade skirmish with China, and much more!

Duration:00:41:01

LIVE Portfolio Review – Larry is close to retirement, and has a sizeable 401k, but he’s concerned about how withdrawing from the 401k might impact Social Security payments. Andy explains how the earnings limits rule applies in Larry’s situation, which sho

4/21/2018
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The goal of this show is to help hard-working Americans get to and through retirement. Due to the remarkable run of the market over the last 9 years, many investors are now ready to take the plunge into retirement, but may still need help taking that next step. Andy has an easy way for you to get started today! Plus, special guest Kyle Bingham joins the show to share how he helped his mother optimize her Social Security benefits.

Duration:00:41:04

Age gap, longevity, and retirement – St. Louis area Financial Engines advisor Jeff Klever shares the story of Bill and Edith, a couple with a drastic age difference, and how he was able to help them better prepare for retirement, especially given the fact

4/14/2018
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Investing can be emotional, especially when there’s a non-stop flow of news stories that directly affect the markets. Andy re-assures listeners that there ARE positive trends around the globe, and you don’t need to ride this roller-coaster alone. Plus, Senior Investment Analyst Bill Tracy shares his charts and trends that the Research Center is following, including rising oil prices and sector performance.

Duration:00:41:04

The Senior Nomads, part 2: Re-writing the rules of retirement – Rather than settle down in retirement as most people do, Michael and Debbie decided to uproot themselves and travel the world. Our producer Chris continues his conversation with this fascinat

4/7/2018
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If you’ve felt some queasiness due to all the market’s ups and downs, consider this show as medicine for the market’s ills. Financial Engines Senior Financial Analyst Bill Tracy is back to help the guys understand what is causing all this motion and decipher what the latest market trends and activity actually mean. Plus, Andy talks with author and New York Times critic Dwight Garner about his unusual relationship with money. 484399

Duration:00:41:04

The Senior Nomads, part 1: A new perspective on retirement – Rather than settle down in retirement as most people do, Michael and Debbie decided to redefine retirement and travel the world. Chris tracked them down in Australia, so take a listen as as he t

3/31/2018
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This year’s market feels different because last year’s was a “beauty.” But recently, the market has acted like a beast. Andy helps you place the recent volatility in historical perspective. Plus, analyst Bill Tracy is back to share insights from the Research Center, and producer Chris has a conversation with one of the most interesting and inspiring retired couples: The Senior Nomads!

Duration:00:41:04

LIVE Portfolio Review – This week’s review is for David, who would like to start building a retirement portfolio, but is worried about entering the market due to volatility. Andy provides some advice on keeping recent volatility in context over a long tim

3/24/2018
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In recent shows, Bob and Andy talked about the bright future of technology, but today, they dive even deeper into the massive opportunities of the new “digital” economy and what it means for American investors. Also, with tax deadlines fast approaching, our resident tax expert Ed Lyon talks about the changing tax landscape. Plus, investment analyst Bill Tracy joins the show to share his valuable insights on current market trends and whether recent volatility presents a buying opportunity.

Duration:00:41:04

Argument against Andy’s anti-annuity attitude? – It’s no secret that Andy considers annuities to be a terrible product and he will take a stand and look out for investors who are feeling pressured to buy. Apparently, some of his latest rants have ruffled

3/17/2018
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As the market continues on the path to recovery, Bob and Andy revisit Bill Miller’s call for a “melt up” in stocks. Also, the guys tackle a number of calls and emails about target-date funds and Andy breaks down a recent controversial news story about these funds that are common in 401ks and other retirement plans. Plus, an insurance salesperson emails the show to confront Andy about his anti-annuity stance!

Duration:00:41:04

Ask Andy: Hybrid Retirement Income Annuities – Due to the market pullback and uptick in volatility lately, it seems like insurance companies can smell fear and are trying to capitalize on it with high cost products. John from Illinois calls the show curio

3/10/2018
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Bob and Andy learn a valuable lesson from Shark Tank: the experts are often wrong! Even though the show is strictly for entertainment, the lesson applies to news and financial media. But how can investors separate a personalized financial plan from the noise and bombardment from fear-mongering TV pundits, breaking news, and even advertising? Also, the guys look toward two important deadlines fast-approaching on the financial calendar: required minimum distributions (RMDs) and tax day.

Duration:00:41:04

Ask Andy: Post pullback roundup – Andy makes the rounds through calls and emails, including questions about whole life insurance, dividend paying stocks, and fixed index annuities. Bob noticed a trend in these topics: the recent pullback in the market has

3/3/2018
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In a society that tends to focus on the negative, Andy continues to carry the torch and point out positive trends, especially when it comes to technology and medical advances. This week, the guys blast off and look into the amazing advances in the new space race and other breakthrough technologies that are leading the way. Also, former Olympic athlete and author Alex Allred joins the show to talk about caring for aging parents.

Duration:00:41:04

Ask Andy: Robo-advisors? – Listening from Louisiana, Shawn calls in to ask about Robo-advisors. Bob tells a story about his friend who made a surprising discovery about his Robo-advisor during the recent market meltdown. Andy explains the importance of th

2/24/2018
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Only two months in, and 2018 has already been a wild year for investors. From the stock market pullback and rising interest rates, to life expectancy and the risk of inflation, the guys help you make sense of what’s happening right now. Andy believes there is plenty of reason to be optimistic and offers an easy way for you to capitalize on America’s bright future.

Duration:00:41:04

The start of a new bear market? – Many investors are worried about the possibility of a new bear market. Andy gets technical and reminds us that data tells the truth. With the help of Warren Buffet, the guys give reasons to be optimistic, and how investor

2/17/2018
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The recent spike in market volatility has the financial media in a tizzy. But Andy has an almost controversial idea: the last few weeks in the market were actually NORMAL. Join the conversation as Bob and Andy dissect the reasons behind recent stock market activity, look at historical market corrections and dips, and explain why there is reason to see opportunity even when the media spreads fear.

Duration:00:41:04

Full Interview: Don Luskin – Andy’s been urging listeners to keep an eye on interest rates for the past few months. We’re lucky to be joined again by Chief Investment Officer at Trend Macrolytics and friend of the show, Don Luskin, to take a deep dive int

2/10/2018
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Financial markets from stocks, to bonds and interest rates, to currencies are all seeing an increase in volatility over the last couple of weeks. Sometimes, in order to see where we are, we need to step back and look at where we came from. Bob and Andy offer some much-needed perspective for the recent market swings, along with practical steps and guidance for listeners after the wild ride this week.

Duration:00:41:04

Full Interview: JT Taylor – From the outside looking in, the government seems so dysfunctional these days. So, we dialed up our good friend JT Taylor to help make sense of the circus in D.C. Join JT as he shares the real story behind the absurd shutdown a

2/3/2018
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A controversial statement from Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, might have some investors re-thinking cash holdings, but Andy reiterates why financial planning requires long-term thinking and is much more personal than a trendy soundbite. Also, listen and learn from conversations with two special guests: Trend Macrolytics Chief Investment Officer, Don Luskin, gives his view on the tax cuts and the economy, while Washington insider JT Taylor returns to chat about the...

Duration:00:41:04

First, do no harm – Lost in the mix of market performance, full implementation of the fiduciary rule is delayed until 2019 under President Trump. Though the stock market applauds deregulation in the business world, this is one regulation that keeps people

1/26/2018
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Some investors may worry the market is “too high,” others might let political views prevent executing an investment strategy, but Andy sees a lot of folks are finally looking to invest, citing the huge sums of money flowing into funds. He repeats how valuable it is to have a financial plan and fiduciary advisor by your side, along with a way to get started if you don’t know how. Plus, the Wall Street Journal recently blasted advisers and brokers for allegedly pushing high-priced products....

Duration:00:41:04

Deep dive into the new tax cuts – For individual investors, the new tax code could add another layer of complexity in an already complex world. But what does the new tax code mean for the market, economy, and jobs? Listen to insights from Bill Miller and

1/20/2018
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The S&P 500 is off to its best start in over 30 years, but the stock market isn’t the only market on the move. Now the bond market is breaking out. This begs the question: Are rising rates good or bad for stocks? Andy breaks down both sides of this question, which leads to an important realization about your portfolio and investment expectations. Plus, Olympic bobsledder Alex Allred joins the show to share her story of triumph, tragedy, and the healing power of humor.

Duration:00:41:04

Full Interview: Deacon Hayes – Deacon Hayes, author of the new book “You CAN Retire Early,” talks about how it IS possible for nearly anyone to retire early. What does that look like and what steps can you take now to reach this goal?

1/12/2018
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Last year was historic for the stock market, not only because of the positive returns every month, but also because of the low volatility on which these returns were earned. The stock market is off to great start this year, but will the smooth ride continue? Plus, our live portfolio review asks the question: when is NOT taking enough risk actually a BIG risk? Also, if you’re already struggling with your resolutions, Andy gives his S.M.A.R.T. guidelines for setting goals in 2018 and beyond.

Duration:00:41:04

The “I” word: Inflation – Inflation is one of the risks that can disrupt your financial future and delay your dreams and it can be stealth-like. Andy gives a real-life example of this “silent killer,” and Bob asks the important question: Where are we righ

1/6/2018
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As the great Yogi Berra once said, “It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.” After a record-setting year in the stock market, many investors are wondering what’s next. Bob and Andy stress the importance of managing fear when it comes to financial planning. Plus, the guys reveal a free and easy way to make sure your portfolio is on the right track!

Duration:00:41:04

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