Economist, columnist, radio host and international conference speaker Jerry Robinson is says the 2013 economic outlook includes more volatility.

On his “Follow the Money Weekly” program this week he discusses several factors that can contribute to sudden changes.

Among those are the pressure that now is on the global economy, the factors in the real estate market that affect personal wealth such as mortgage rates, what the joint military training experiment by China and Russia means, what the scandal about the government invading Americans’ privacy means and what the Federal Reserve is doing.

Robinson also addresses specific issues raised by listeners, such as how to develop a retirement account and just exactly why is gasoline still $4 a gallon even though oil prices have dropped.

Tom Cloud comes to the microphone to deliver the latest precious metals market update – where palladium is the topic of the day, and then certified financial planner Jay Peroni looks at investments.

He notes that one company worth watching is Cracker Barrel, which has averaged an annual gain of more than 27 percent for the past five years.

And John Bearss’ Retirement Minute reveals how nine out of 10 Americans age 65 and older receive Social Security benefits.

He addresses concerns over how much Americans rely on that.

Podcast is :55:42.

Previous podcasts:

Is this the calm before the storm?

The decline of the global stock market

Signs in the sun, moon and stars

All eyes on stocks rally

‘This isn’t your grandfather’s economy’

Gold dropping? Why not to worry

What’s to love about gold, silver prices

Let the printing presses roll!

New challenge rattles economy’s foundation

Big Brother looking at your bank account

Currency war pushes stocks to new realms

America and the ‘Age of Fiat’

Entitlement liabilities? Try $120 trillion

Paycheck to paycheck, and what to do about it

Boosting your savings – now!

Germans want gold reserves returned

‘The unbelievably bogus debt ceiling debate’

Investing in what people need

Is America on the eve of a civil war?

Becoming your own banker

Again? Feds printing and spending more

Why you should care about petrodollar system

The real story about the fiscal cliff

Last hurrah from a state statesman

Housing starts up, prices grow, and that’s bad?

Stock-market rally ‘flashing warning signs’

Staying afloat through global monetary flood

How to cope when the government prints money

Future of the dollar and fate of the euro

‎Welcome to time of unlimited currency printing

Lies, propaganda and the 2012 vote

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Jerry Robinson is an economist, published author, columnist, radio talk show host, and international conference speaker. Robinson has been quoted as an economic authority by USA Today, FoxNews and many other news agencies. His columns have appeared regularly in numerous print and web publications, including WND. In addition, Robinson is also the editor-in-chief of the popular economic newsletter, “Follow the Money Quarterly.”

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