Bruce, where have you been?

Hey guys, I did not fade away! Quite the contrary I put STW Radio on hiatus in Los Angeles so I could focus on our whole new Straight Talk Wealth Radio and online media VERSION 2.0! And I’m not kidding that it is totally NEW and IMPROVED!

STW is underway to launch nationally in at least 10 cities by early 2012, and my new weekly NEW VIDEO BLOG is a key part of our whole upgrade. So please watch this video and let the Video-Me tell you the full story. ( 8 minutes )

Straight Talk Wealth Radio Vlog #1

This is the first in a new video-intensive blog by Straight Talk Wealth Radio Host Bruce Weide. It is primarily introducing the new improved blog to his opted in fan and list base. Go to www.StraightTalkWealth.com and see the full series of video blog entries.


Featuring interviews with David Stockman and Gretchen Morgenson from Bill Moyers’ PBS news series

Do YOU understand how the Crisis of 2008 even occurred? Could it happen again? Has the government made it all better now? Or is the other shoe about to drop?

Most working people with IRAs, 401Ks and brokerage stocks and funds may barely understand the underpinnings of the crisis beyond just the fact that their retirement hopes and dreams were seriously dashed or set back in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. But those were only the EFFECTS.

Unless you are going to keep a blind faith in our government, (and heaven knows, most of us lead such busy lives, it’s not like we have a world of time to study these things), then we must confront the CAUSES.

The root of the 2008 Crisis is nested in the very banking system, which permeates so many aspects of the economic life of our country, and how it inevitably became “Too-Big-to-Fail”. Who should have been jailed for this? Where are the culprits now?

David Stockman on Crony Capitalism

January 20, 2012
Moyers & Company explores the tight connection between Wall Street and the White House with David Stockman, former budget director for President Reagan.

Now a businessman who says he was “taken to the woodshed” for telling the truth about the administration’s tax policies, Stockman speaks candidly with Bill Moyers about how money dominates politics, distorting free markets and endangering democracy. “As a result,” Stockman says, “we have neither capitalism nor democracy. We have crony capitalism.”

Stockman shares details on how the courtship of politics and high finance have turned our economy into a private club that rewards the super-rich and corporations, leaving average Americans wondering how it could happen and who’s really in charge.

“We now have an entitled class of Wall Street financiers and of corporate CEOs who believe the government is there to do… whatever it takes in order to keep the game going and their stock price moving upward,” Stockman tells Moyers

Gretchen Morgenson on Corporate Clout in Washington

January 20, 2012
Moyers talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and columnist Gretchen Morgenson on how money and political clout enable industries to escape regulation and enrich executives at the top.

Check out Gretchen Morgenson’s book, Reckless Endangerment, on how Fannie Mae led the pack in facilitating an industry of “Too-Big-To-Fail” on Amazon.com

UPDATE – Wall Street Journal Opinion Section – How Huge Banks Threaten The Economy 4 April 2012 – by Richard W. Fisher and Harvey Rosenblum

Listen to the Extended Podcast Edition of Straight Talk Wealth Radio – The NEXT Banking Crisis! Could 2008 Happen Again? (below).

EXTENDED PODCAST VERSION: The NEXT Banking Crisis! Could 2008 Happen Again? (86:18)


Harry S. Dent is predicting that the Dow (DJIA) could drop to 3800 in the near future as America goes into a double-dip Depression!

Watch this 3-part in-depth interview with Harry Dent and Straight Talk Wealth Radio Host, Bruce Weide, and discover:

  • What is the basis of his forecasting? (See more below under “The Dent Method”)
  • Did the Baby Boom actually cause the current economic crisis?
  • Will American pull out of this recession soon? What can make things turn around?
  • How will the European Crisis end and what will its effects ultimately be on America?
  • Is our monetary system headed for hyper-inflation, or a deflationary depression?

In the early 1990′s during the George H.W. Bush recession, when things looked bleak and America had trouble reading Mr. Bush’s lips, Harry predicted that the coming decade was going into one of its most historic boom periods ever in his book The Great Boom Ahead.

In all of his past books since 1989, Dent saw an end to the Baby Boom spending cycle around the end of this decade. Currently asserting in his most recent book, The Great Crash Ahead, that “All major bubbles go back to where they started”, Mr. Dent is forecasting the DJIA to drop back into the 3000 range, within the next year or two.

Using exciting new research developed from years of hands-on business experience, Harry S. Dent, Jr. offers a refreshingly positive and understandable view of the economic future. As a best selling author on economics, Mr. Dent is the developer of The Dent Method – an economic forecasting approach based on changes in demographic trends.

The Dent Method: Economic forecasting based on changes in demographic trends

What is it? Why use it?

The Dent Method – a long term economic forecasting tool based on demographic trends – is used by Financial Advisors and individual investors to help predict the health of the economy as well as the stock markets years and decades in advance by identifying long-term trends that help build an overall financial picture.

The Dent Method claims that it has consistently proven that the age structure of the population has the power to influence consumption demand in a predictable, substantial and consistent manner.

Developed by economic expert Harry S. Dent, Jr. in the late 1980’s, The Dent Method offers a unique view of economic forecasting because it suggests that demographics and spending trends affect our economy, stock prices, inflation, interest rates, innovation cycles, new technologies, product and industry trends, real estate, immigration and domestic migration, and new business models for management and organization. This method also shows how to recognize and potentially profit from economic cycles, as well as helps pinpoint the best careers in growth industries, the best places to live, the hottest potential investment sectors, and the key technologies that will change everyday lives.

For more information on HS Dent, please contact them or call 1-888-307-3368.


This show, featuring Scott Warner, looks at the incredible stock market run-up since March of 2009. In some cases stocks have just about DOUBLED!

So what should we expect for the next 10 years? Will it be the 1990′s or the 2000′s?

And more importantly, what can you do to take advantage of this strong bull market, but make sure you actually can hold onto your gains if the tides should turn, later this decade.