Financial Sense Staff


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Chief Investment Officer
cpuplava@puplava.com

Puplava Financial Services, Inc.
Chief Investment Officer
Puplava Securities, Inc.
Registered Representative
Financial Sense
Columnist & Guest

Chris graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He joined PFS Group in 2005 and is currently pursuing the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. His professional designations include FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Exam. He contributes articles and Market Observations to Financial Sense and co-authors In the Know—a communication for Jim Puplava's clients only—with other members of the trading staff.



Cris Sheridan's picture
Webmaster, Senior Editor, & Co-Host
cris@financialsense.com

Puplava Financial Services, Inc.
Research Assistant
Financial Sense® & Financial Sense® Newshour
Webmaster, Senior Editor, & Co-Host

Cris joined PFS Group in 2002. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from California State University-San Marcos. Mr. Sheridan manages FinancialSense.com in addition to content curation and editing. He also began hosting many of the FS Insider interviews starting in April 2014 with a wide range of economic and market analysts.



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James J Puplava CFP's picture
President, Founder
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Puplava Financial Services, Inc.
President
Puplava Securities, Inc.
President & CCO
Registered Representative

Financial Sense & Financial Sense Newshour
Author & Host

Mr. Puplava is an asset manager and financial professional who has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, ABC News: Nightline, The Wall Street Transcript, The Huffington Post, and the documentary film, "The End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless," among other publications and media sources. His experience in financial media began in 1988, with his hosting of Financial Sense Talkradio on various radio stations in San Diego. Today, he continues his weekly Financial Sense Newshour broadcasts and writes thought-provoking commentary for Financial Sense online, and oversees the portfolio management team at Puplava Financial Services, Inc. and Puplava Securities, Inc.

Mr. Puplava graduated cum laude in Political Science from Arizona State University. He then went on to graduate with honors with a Master's Degree in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). Among his many awards and achievements, in 2007 and 2009 Jim was nominated by his clients and professional peers as one of the San Diego area's best wealth managers.

Jim Puplava's professional designations include Certified Financial Planner; FINRA Series 7 and Series 24; and Life, Disability and Variable Insurance licenses. Mr. Puplava has been President of Puplava Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) since 1985. For twelve years, James Puplava held a position as Branch Manager for LPL Financial Services, LLC. In 1996, Mr. Puplava established the broker/dealer firm, Puplava Securities, Inc. (PSI) and is its President.

Jim and his wife, Mary, who live in San Diego near their three sons and their grandchildren, are involved in a number of philanthropic enterprises through their charitable foundation. Jim loves historical documentaries, sailing his Hanse 385, and is an avid reader.



Paul D Horn CFP CPWA MS's picture
Financial Planner

Puplava Financial Services, Inc.
Financial Planner
Puplava Securities, Inc.
Registered Representative
Financial Sense
Columnist & Guest

Paul joined PFS Group in 2015. He holds an M.S. of Investment Management and Financial Analysis from Creighton University. Paul earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 2013 and he achieved the designation of Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA), administered by Investment Management Consulting Association (IMCA) in 2017. His professional designations include FINRA Series 7, Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Exam; and Life-Only, Accident and Health, and Variable Contracts insurance licenses (California insurance license #0E60881). Mr. Horn has over a decade of experience with financial planning and wealth management services. He oversees the Financial Planning activities of the firm. Paul enjoys golf, the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.



Ryan Puplava CMT's picture
Chief Executive Officer, Technical Analyst
ryan@puplava.com

Puplava Financial Services, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Technical Analyst

Puplava Securities, Inc.
Options and Muni Principle
Registered Representative
Financial Sense & Financial Sense Newshour
Columnist & Guest

Ryan joined PFS Group in 1995. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance from San Diego State University. His professional designations include FINRA Series 4, Series 7, Series 53, and Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Exam. He earned the Chartered Market Technician's designation in 2007. Mr. Puplava is the Chief Executive Officer of PFS Group. He also contributes Markets Observations to Financial Sense® and is a frequent guest on Financial Sense Newshour. Ryan enjoys sailing, cycling and playing musical instruments.


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