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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bob Brinker Makes National Radio Hall of Fame List

Bob Brinker and 15 others made the 2010 National Radio Hall of Fame (NRHOF) nomination list.  

Bob Brinker joins Carl Kasell, Bob Kingsley and Howard Stern (Howard Stern Fan Club) on the 2010 list of nominees in the "National Active" category.

One of my radio favorites, Ron Ownes of KGO was also nominated in the "Local or Regional - Active" category.

Bob Brinker was nominated last year too.  See Bob Brinker Nominated to 2009 National Radio Hall of Fame

The National Radio Hall of Fame online balloting will begin on June 14, 2010 and will end at midnight on August 1st. Votenet, a highly respected online vote tabulating firm, will supervise the balloting.

Voting is free and open to the public; however a simple online registration will be required. Please visit to learn more.

The NRHOF Steering Committee will meet on August 4th to ratify the voting results and will then select additional 2010 inductees, including worthy posthumous and non on-air individuals.

The National Radio Hall of Fame inductions will take place during a live national radio broadcast from Chicago on Saturday, November 6th. Westwood One will produce and distribute the two-hour broadcast at 10 p.m. (ET).

Monday, May 24, 2010

TIPS vs GNMA Performance with 2.2% Inflation Rate

TIPS vs GNMA Performance update with 2.2% CPI-U Inflation Rate.  Both securities are backed by the U.S. government.

Bob Brinker continues to recommend Vanguard's GNMA Fund, VFIIX, on his radio show. Over the course of last year, I sold out of my "explore portfolio" position in Vanguard's GNMA fund and replaced it with individual TIPS.  A good, recommended alternative is Vanguard's TIPS fund, VIPSX.
Vanguard Comparison Table
Vanguard Fund (5/24/10)
Total Bond Index
Prime Money Market Fund
Inflation Protected Security Fund (TIPS)
Total Stock Market Index Fund (for comparison)
Last Week's CPI Press Release says Year-over-year CPI rose at a 2.2% rate.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All  Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.1 percent in April, the U.S.  Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the index increased 2.2 percent before seasonal adjustment.
  • My 5-yr TIPS with a 1.25% base rate will earn 3.35% at this rate of inflation.
  • My 20-yr TIPS with a 1.375% base rate will earn 3.575% at this rate of inflation

In the Retairement Advisor newsletter, we recommended the TIPS fund from Vanguard, VIPSX, over TIPS for all of 2009 and so far this year.
2009 Total Return
VFIIX = 6.9%
VBMFX = 5.9%
VMMXX = 0.53%
VIPSX =  10.8%
VTSMX = 28.7%
  • GNMA:  Government National Mortgage Association (”Ginnie Mae”) securities. 
  • TIPS:  Treasury Inflation Protected Securities 
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Since 12/31/98 "Kirk's Newsletter Explore Portfolio" is UP 159% (a double plus another 59%!!) vs. the S&P500 UP a tiny 8.6% vs. NASDAQ UP a tiny 3.5% (All through 12/31/09
In 2009, "Kirk's Newsletter Explore Portfolio" gained 33.5% vs. the DJIA up 18.8%

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Phil Storer Will Offer Expert Advice on Bob Brinker's Moneytalk - May 30

Author and stock and commodities veteran Phil Storer will share his trading tips with listeners on Bob Brinker's Moneytalk radio show in a May 30 interview that will be conducted by guest host and business journalist Lynn Jimenez .
Storer is the author of a new book Chalk Talks for Traders – Easy Xs and Os from a Proven Market Pro, intended to help investors master technical techniques used by successful trading professionals. He is a long-time expert on predicting the direction and duration of market moves.  

Read the book Chalk Talks for Traders before the interview then call in with your questions!

Chalk Talks for Traders – Easy Xs and Os from a Proven Market Pro is available now for $32.96 at (includes shipping and handling) and for less than $20 (currently $19.24) by clicking my link.

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Bob Brinker's Moneytalk is a nationally broadcast show that airs from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT on weekends. In Storer’s radio interview with Ms. Jimenez, Storer will explain the trading tools outlined in his book.
Storer is Director of Trading for the commodity division of Dillon Gage Inc., a full-service brokerage firm based in Dallas, Texas.
For more information on Moneytalk, consult your local listings for broadcast times and go to To call the program, dial (800) 934-2221. In the show, Bob Brinker answers investment questions from around the country and discusses current issues.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Moneytalk with Bob Brinker Guest Hostesses

Neale Godfrey was the guest hostess of "Money Talk with Bob Brinker" on Saturday May 15, 2010.  Neal has written many books to help teach children about investing.  Her latest is Money Doesn't Grow On Trees: A Parent's Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children

Lynn Jimenez, author of the book ¿Se Habla Dinero? The Everyday Guide to Financial Success (English and Spanish Edition) and business reporter for KGO Radio in San Francisco, was the guest hostess on Sunday May 16.  See Lynn Jimenez Fan Club for more about Lynn.


Sunday, May 09, 2010

Bob Brinker Sunday's Only Moneytalk

Bob Brinker To Cut Time In Half

We have learned that beginning June 6th, Citadel Media's syndicated financial talk show "Moneytalk with Bob Brinker" will move to a Sunday-only schedule in the same time slot.

According to Bob Brinker's biography at Citadel
"Bob Brinker has nearly thirty years of investment management experience. He is the host of the weekend financial talk program MoneyTalk on the ABC Radio Networks. The program which celebrated its 24th anniversary on January 2010 is nationally broadcast live from 4 PM to 7 PM. Eastern time on Saturdays and Sundays. Bob answers investment questions from around the country and discusses current issues on the program."

Bob Brinker Market Outlook for May 9, 2010

Bob Brinker made it quite clear this weekend that he believes the current market weakness is a correction in an ongoing bull market.  See  below for a table, chart and market correction statistics. Brinker cited the troubles in Greece as a catalyst and pointed out that sometimes we get corrections that we don't see any reason for but this time we do have a reason.

Market Statistics:
May 8 2008 Started WeekEnded WeekChange% ChangeYTD %
S&P 5001186.691110.88-75.81-6.4-0.4

Since 12/31/98 "Kirk's Newsletter Explore Portfolio" is UP 159% (a double plus another 59%!!) vs. the S&P500 UP a tiny 8.6% vs. NASDAQ UP a tiny 3.5% (All through 12/31/09

In 2009, "Kirk's Newsletter Explore Portfolio" gained 33.5% vs. the DJIA up 18.8%
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As of 5/7/10, the explore portfolio was up 1.0% YTD (DOW down 0.5% )


Market Decline from Bull Market High calculations courtesy of David Korn


Closing High on April 26, 2010: 11,205.03
Close on Friday, May 7, 2010: 10,380.43
Percentage Decrease from Closing High to Present: 7.36%


Closing High on April 23, 2010: 1,217.28
Close on Friday, May 7, 2010: 1,110.88
Percentage Decrease from Closing High to Present: 8.75%


Closing High on April 23, 2010: 2,530.15
Close on Friday, May 7, 2010: 2,265.64
Percentage Decrease from Closing High to Present: 10.46%

We have an 8.75% decline in the benchmark S&P 500 from the highs. Back in January, we had an 8.13% correction on a closing basis.

Charts for:

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Moneytalk with Bob Brinker Guests & Books

Bob Brinker's guest Sunday May 9, 2010 was Roger Farmer, author of the book "How the Economy Works: Confidence, Crashes and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies"

Bob Brinker's guest Sunday May 2, 2010 was Gregory Zuckerman, author of the book "The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History"

Bob Brinker's guest Saturday May 1, 2010 was Roger Farmer, author of the book "Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster"

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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Record Moneytalk with Bob Brinker to your PC and Listen Anywhere - Anytime for FREE

We get a lot of questions from people asking why Moneytalk with Bob Brinker was removed from their local radio station, when will it return or what station can they listen to on the internet that has Moneytalk. 

We've found the easiest way to listen is to buy the software package "Replay AV" then record the show automatically each Saturday and Sunday to our PCs. 

I've been using ReplayAV to record Moneytalk for years and seldom listen live since I can skip the commercials.   I've found it can take just over an hour to listen to a full 3 hours of the show due to the numerous commercials and station breaks.

You can then listen to it any time you want and fast forward the numerous commercials.  Some upload the recordings to their iPods, iPhones and other MP3 devices to listen away from their computers. 

Steps to record the show:
  1. Try it for free first by downloading ReplayAV here
    The download file also includes Replay Converter and Replay Player.

  2. Once download has finished, click Open or Run from Current Location to begin the installation process.

  3.  Run ReplayAV

  4. Click "Open Recording Wizard" in the lower left hand of the window.

  5. Click "Browser the Media Guide"

  6. Click "Pick from 1330 Radio Shows"
  7. Type "Bob Brinker" in the "Show Name" box.

  8. Click "Find Show"

  9. Select a station from the list and click the little green plus sign that says "Add" under each show description.

    For example, click "Add" for "KCMO 710 AM Kansas City, MO" Saturday and Sunday.

  10. A box called "Edit Show Properties" pops up with the name "Bob Brinker 's Money Talk"

    Click "OK" button at the bottom of the window.

    Advanced Settings:

  11. Click "Splitting" tab and check "Split tracks every __ minutes" box and enter 10. I do that so I can listen while recording the show 10 minutes after the hour and skip through commercials.

  12. If you want to listen on your iPod, under "Basic" tab, set "After Recording, Convert to Audio - M4B iPod Audiobook (32 Kbps)"

    Replay Player can play back all formats and this lets you upload the file to your iPod.
  13. To find where Replay put temporary and final files for the show, click "File" and the "Folders" tab.

    C:\Users\BrinkerFanClub\Music\_Replay AV\
The best part besides fast forwarding past commercials  for all radios shows is you can record YouTube videos to your hard drive to upload later to your iPod and other video players.

Never miss your favorite Radio Shows.

Try it now for free! 

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