TFMR Podcast #26 - David McAlvany of McAlvany Financial Group


I met David McAlvany last month at FreedomFest in Las Vegas. I asked him to come on for a podcast and he happily obliged. I'm glad he did.

At FreedomFest, I showed up the first morning to hear presentations from John Browne and Peter Schiff, both of EuroPacific Capital. They were terrific but so was this other guy who I'd never heard of before. His name is David McAlvany and I was immediately struck by the feeling that here was someone who "gets it".

Since I'm often asked if I "know any good financial advisors", I thought that David would be a good person to introduce to Turdville. He seems to see the world as we do and he is doing his level best to warn the masses of the coming disasters. His firm is producing a three-part video series that promises to be educational and informative. The first video came out a few months ago and is linked below. I strongly encourage you to take some time to watch the video once you've finished listening to the podcast.

If you suspect that David and his company can help you in any way, more information can be found at

The Fuse is Lit | European Perils | Part 1


Aug 24, 2012 - 5:06pm


i love yer podcasts

Aug 24, 2012 - 5:13pm
Prize Fighter
Aug 24, 2012 - 5:32pm

Great grab Turd.  I just

Great grab Turd. I just subscribed to David's YouTube channel a few weeks ago. I think there was an article posted here about Top 10 most trusted alt-news sites or something to that effect. David was listed with a few others I had not heard about. Right away I enjoyed his delivery, knowledge and was impressed with his on-location reports from around the world. Looking forward to hearing this!

Aug 24, 2012 - 5:47pm

First Video the Obama Song,

First Video the Obama Song, really hilarious, whether you love him or hate him, it is hilarious either way.

Second Video --Nickelback--no joke here, Nickelback chills in Maui and they own a sibling of my older dog, bought from same breeder. Plus they are of my few liked semi-modern bands.

R man J
Aug 24, 2012 - 5:51pm

Gold from McAlvany

My first several gold coin purchases were from McAlvany. It's been about 10 years since I've been in touch, so looking forward to listening. Needless to say, those 1999-2003 purchases have earned "best in stack" status.

Aug 24, 2012 - 6:08pm

Don't care for him

David is extremely knowledgeable and very articulate, but he comes across as a know-it-all. I used to receive the McAlvany weekly podcast, but I unsubscribed because I just couldn't stand his grandiose speaking style. I also think he has too much faith in the current system.

Thanks for the podcast.

Aug 24, 2012 - 6:22pm

BofA Has NO Money

Well, I went to my BofA here in Nevada about 1130 NV time. Being payday for the few that still have jobs here in Nevada, thanks Harry Reid, I wanted to get in ahead of the crowd. After making my deposit I asked for $700 in hundreds back, since fiat still necessary. I was told I could only have 5 $100's and the rest in 20's. As I left I jokingly told the cashier that she needs to go to the bank and get some cash. She looked at me seriously and in a hushed voice said, "there isn't any"!


Aug 24, 2012 - 6:33pm

Thanks TF

Everyone appreciates the effort you're putting into this for the community.

Things like these random and dedicated podcasts with a diverse group of individuals are one of the many things that make this site unique and a destination that should be regularly visited for updates and other news topics.

Thanks to David McAlvany for doing this podcast

Short Stack
Aug 24, 2012 - 6:35pm

As old as kingdoms themselves....

This attitude of some to disregard the message because they don't like the messenger.

Take a case in history. When Pharoah sent a messenger to the Hittite King, the Hittite King killed the messenger not because he didn't like the message, but because the messenger spoke while standing. The king felt he should have knelt before him first.

If a messenger is knowledgeable of what he speaks, and speaks with the confidence of one who knows, why should that be any reason to disregard his message ?

Aug 24, 2012 - 6:39pm

The new growth model?

The black market. Simple. That's the next growth industry. Anything else I can help you with?

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2/27 11:30 ET Goon Evans speech
2/28 8:30 ET Pers Income and Spending
2/28 8:30 ET Core Inflation
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Key Economic Events Week of 2/24

2/25 9:00 ET Case-Shiller home prices
2/26 10:00 ET New home sales
2/27 8:30 ET Q4 GDP second guess
2/27 8:30 ET Durable Goods
2/27 11:30 ET Goon Evans speech
2/28 8:30 ET Pers Income and Spending
2/28 8:30 ET Core Inflation
2/28 9:45 ET Chicago PMI

Key Economic Events Week of 2/17

2/18 8:30 ET Empire St Manu Idx
2/19 8:30 ET Producer Price Idx
2/19 8:30 ET Housing Starts & Bldg Perms
2/19 2:00 ET January FOMC minutes
2/20 8:30 ET Philly Fed
2/21 Fed Goons all day at Chicago Conf.
2/21 9:45 ET Markit flash Feb PMIs

Key Economic Events Week of 2/10

2/11 10:00 ET Job Openings
2/11 10:00 ET CGP Hump-Hawk House
2/12 10:00 ET CGP Hump-Hawk Senate
2/13 8:30 ET CPI
2/14 8:30 ET Retail Sales
2/14 9:15 ET Cap Ute & Ind Prod
2/14 10:00 ET Business Inventories

Key Economic Events Week of 2/3

2/4 10:00 ET Factory Orders
2/5 8:15 ET ADP Employment
2/5 9:45 ET Markit Service PMI
2/5 10:00 ET ISM Service PMI
2/6 8:30 ET Productivity & Unit Labor Costs
2/7 8:30 ET BLSBS
2/7 10:00 ET Wholesale Inventories

Key Economic Events Week of 1/27

1/28 8:30 ET Durable Goods
1/28 10:00 ET Consumer Confidence
1/29 10:00 ET Pending Home Sales
1/29 2:00 pm ET FOMC Fedlines
1/29 2:30 pm ET Powell presser
1/30 8:30 ET Q4 GDP first guess
1/31 8:30 ET Pers Inc and Spending
1/31 9:45 ET Chicago PMI
2/2 10:00 pm ET Chiefs win SB LIV

Key Economic Events Week of 1/13

1/14 8:30 ET CPI
1/14 9:00 ET Goon Williams
1/15 8:30 ET PPI and Empire Fed
1/16 8:30 ET Retail Sales and Philly Fed
1/17 8:30 ET Housing Starts
1/17 9:15 Et Cap Ute and Ind Prod

Key Economic Events Week of 1/6

1/7 8:30 ET US trade deficit
1/7 10:00 ET ISM Services PMI
1/7 10:00 ET Factory Orders
1/8 8:15 ET ADP employment
1/9 8:00 ET Goon Chlamydia speech
1/9 1:20 ET Goon Evans 2:00 ET Goon Bullard
1/10 8:30 ET BLSBS
1/10 10:00 ET Wholesale Inventories

Key Economic Events Week of 12/16

12/16 8:30 ET Empire State Manu Idx
12/16 9:45 ET Markit flash PMIs Dec
12/17 8:30 ET Housing Starts and Bldg Perms
12/17 9:15 ET Cap Ute and Ind Prod
12/19 8:30 ET Philly Fed
12/20 8:30 ET Final guess Q3 GDP
12/20 10:00 ET Pers Inc and Spending
12/20 10:00 ET Core Inflation

Key Economic Events Week of 12/9

12/10 8:30 ET Productivity and Unit Labor Costs
12/11 8:30 ET CPI
12/11 2:00 pm ET FOMC fedlines
12/11 2:30 pm ET CGP presser
12/12 8:30 ET PPI
12/13 8:30 ET Retail Sales
12/13 10:00 ET Business Inventories
12/13 11:00 ET Goon Williams speech

Key Economic Events Week of 12/2

12/2 9:45 ET Markit Manu PMI
12/2 10:00 ET ISM Manu PMI
12/2 10:00 ET Construction Spending
12/4 9:45 ET Markit Services PMI
12/4 10:00 ET ISM Services PMI
12/5 8:30 ET Trade Deficit
12/5 10:00 ET Factory Orders
12/6 8:30 ET BLSBS
12/6 10:00 ET Wholesale Inventories

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