Lance Roberts


It’s your politics, your life and your money.  Lance Roberts is an investment strategist and co-portfolio manager for the StreetTalk Advisory Group.  He brings an economic perspective and unique focus to the day’s news helping listeners understand how it impacts their money.

Lance is also the Chief Editor of the X-Report, a weekly subscriber based-newsletter that is distributed nation wide. The newsletter covers economic, political and market topics as they relate to the management portfolios.

Latest articles from Lance Roberts Show:

Why The Government Is Mistaken About Inflation

Surge In Corporate Borrowing Laying Seeds For Next Crisis


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  1. Der says:

    I found your show earlier this year and think it’s a much better alternative to the competition in the same time slot which has become Earnest T. Bass meets “Hee Haw”.
    My only suggestion is for more interviews with local congressmen, etc. for their comments on what they are specifically doing to correct the many problems now being faced.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. doug mccann says:

    Hi Lance:
    I enjoy your show very much, I have not been able to reach you by phone so I will ask you to please reply to my question: Are self directed IRA’s legitiment? am thinking of transfering my 401K and buying a house to sell and holding the mortage.

    Thank you

    Doug McCann

  3. JOE VALADEZ says:

    I listen from work all day to different conservative radio programs. Please do not change your show! I now look forward to hearing your program the most because I seem to understand issues better from your perspective. You have certainly gotten good reviews from my family as well, since I turn your program on when I get home. Thanks for asking for listeners comments.

  4. Rolf Strauss says:

    With the election only weeks away, may I suggest that you get all candidates for US congress and senate from Harris County, Texas on your show. We know nothing about their plans for our country. Do they think that the voters are just going to buy the pig in a poke?

    This is very important to us.

  5. Rolf Strauss says:

    Great show tonight Mr. Roberts! discussing the Governor’s lawsuit,this is important stuff we don’t get to hear anywhere else.

  6. Jim Lockwood says:

    Comments on the show. Lance. I’m glad to see you have your own show. You know, for better or worse, your “brand” is as a financial expert. And part of that brand that is your primary differentiator is the fact that you do your own research. That is the reason I listen to you and not CNBC or other financial shows. Gary Kaltbaum, who I also listen to does his own research, but is not anywhere near as rigorous as you are. It’s that differentiation that made you so successful with StreetTalkLive.

    With the new show, you are a conservative commentator. And while you certainly find interesting topics, I don’t get the sense that you are doing the same level of research that you do in the markets. How could you? And so, in my opinion, your differentiation from other conservative commentators is limited.

    There are times that you take a current news topic and make the connection to the financial markets an I think that is when you give your best performance. So perhaps you could differentiate by taking the headlines and digging below the surface to help your listeners understand how the events will impact the markets, their ability to retire and their quality of life.

    Hope these comments help.

  7. Karen DeSantis says:

    On your show this evening you mentioned that you were thinking of changing your format and you were taking comments on what your listeners wanted. Well I hope you KEEP YOUR CURRENT FORMAT. I liked Street Talk a lot but was THRILLED when you went to political commentary. The great thing about your show is that it now offers both – clear and insightful political commentary that includes the financial perspective – from someone who actually knows what he’s talking about. I can’t think of any part of your show that needs to be changed. Keep up the good work!

  8. Rolf Strauss says:

    I forgot to add,, we need to have our US congressmen and Senators on, it is almost election time and they don’t have a plan.

  9. Rolf Strauss says:

    Hi Lance,
    You do a great job,
    I would however prefer more local news, Harris county, State of Texas, Border updates,, Houston,,,the other stuff we can get al plenty of different outlets.

  10. Clint says:

    With Obama wanting to grant amnesty to all illegals it seems that maybe we should just declare all of North and South America as part of the United States. The despots and dictators are pushing their people to the US anyway, at least then we can start collecting taxes and take over their natural resources. And to take over that much land the US bullet and bomb makers would have huge growth, as would weapons makers, transportation providers, etc. Or we can sit on our hands and let the rest of the world pick our pockets I guess???

  11. Regina says:

    Ebola is not a virus spread by respiratory transmission. It is more like hepatitis b or HIV. It is spread by contact with blood or human secretions or by sexual contact. So blood products should start to be checked for it to prevent spread

  12. Rolf Strauss says:

    WSJ and big business seem to be in favor of the establishment’s pro amnesty agenda, which will only hurt the working citizens. The whole push for cheap labor is totally anti free market principle and is only designed to further the greed of big business. When the market is manipulated in any way by government , it ceases to be a FREE MARKET. Subsidies and artificial low interest rates and manipulation of wage control are all anti free market.
    Needless to say, amnesty will only increase unemployment which leads to more money spent on welfare, so, the supposed savings on a product are reversed and will cost the tax payers an arm and a leg.

  13. salim virjee says:

    I use to read your articles some 12 years back but after the crash i gave up. Once again I want to start reading again.


  14. paul says:

    I’m middle class American ( came legally to US almost 40 years ago ) in past few years I lost 40% of my worth thanks to Obama. Using savings to support my monthly expenses. make 30% less than before. I do not have idea how we can save in future for our retirement. is almost impossibility at this moment.
    Democrats want’s more illegals and I’m not willing anymore to pay for them. I pay for 2 sons college from my own money. We suffer with my wife to be sure to provide education. Elementary and high school: we send them to private schools and of course pay from our own pocket. Never use government help for anything. Is just not possible anymore to pay so high taxes and get more people to support. Our children’s doing OK but unable to save at this time. Each have a child and both working. Food prices are astronomical for them and us. Where this government people think we can get more money ? Our medical insurance went up again. car insurance, homeowner insurance, property taxes are up also.

  15. Don says:

    The gentleman who just called about Obama and Indonesia forgets that Obama was a child when he went to Indonesia and had no choice in anything. A minor can’t loose their citizenship based on the laws of another country.

  16. Don says:

    Lance, racism first started when the single celled protozoa started thinking they were better than the amino acids.

    Aloha from Hawaii.

  17. K Drury says:

    Why are they busing the illegal immigrants to places where they are not welcomed? Shouldn’t they be bused to places like Washington DC, the White House, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, etc. where their sympathizers are. These sympathizers own huge mansions. Surely they will welcome these poor children to their neighborhoods and their homes, make them comfortable, take good care of them before President Obama deports them. This is the opportune time for them to show their humanity!

  18. Rebecca says:

    In regards to the Catholic Church asking parishoners to house illegal minors, this is from the Catholic Charities website of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (I googled “are churches in houston providing housing for unaccompanied…” and it came right up.)

    Nurturing and Caring Foster Care Parents Needed:
    When refugee and immigrant children arrive in the United States without a parent or loved one to provide the shelter, security and sustenance they deserve, Catholic Charities is one of the agencies that provides specialized foster care services for resettled unaccompanied refugee children. This foster care program for children leaving federal detention facilities is extremely important for children who are:

    Unable to name any family members or appropriate sponsors
    Facing prolonged immigration cases that make their future uncertain
    Hindered from returning to their home country in a timely manner
    Engaged in in-depth interviews or a gradual transition to family reunification
    At risk for and possible victims of trafficking, trauma or torture

  19. admin says:


    Great Show.


  20. Mel Oller says:

    Lance, a couple of days ago you had an interesting conversation with a caller about possible reforms to immigration. The solutions you and your caller agreed on..normalization of status, no citizenship, background checks, etc. are all contained in the 2012 Texas GOP Platform, and are called “The Texas Solution”. I hope you would consider having one of the founders of TXSIP, Norman Adams, on your program to discuss this common sense approach that I believe all conservatives can support.

  21. Dennis Acosta says:

    This land grab that BLM is threating on the TX and OK border, could it have anything to do with the Keystone pipeline.
    What pipe lines are in that area?

  22. Pat Mooney says:

    If the market is rigged as you and Mr. Lewis contend and disaster of some kind is inevitable, why should I not remove all my 401K money and take a lower loss of money now rather than wait to lose 60% or more of it when the market crashes between now and the end of 2015? 2016?

  23. Ken Watson says:

    Nancy Pelosi deserves the Fickle Finger of Fate Award!

  24. George Cronfel says:

    Hi Lance, my hunch is that interest rates will remain low for several years. If interest rates do stay low, how will gold fare ?
    george Cronfel
    Houston, Texas

  25. Steven says:

    Hey Lance. I was listening to your comments on “Obama’s America 2016″ by Dinesh Desouza, and I heard you say that it is a very “left leaning” movie.

    To the contrary Desouza portrays Obama very negatively, and attempts to expose what he (Desouza) believes Obama is leading the country towards, which is not a good picture.

    I’m not suggesting you watch it, but you do need to understand that this movie is very supportive of the anti-Obama, anti-Liberal crowd, so much so that Obama has indicted Desouza for corrupt campaign financing in 2012 for revenge against him for producing the movie that reflects Obama in a very negative light.

    Great show!

    Steven Romero

  26. Heather Carter says:

    Where has Lance gone? 3/13/2014 and 3/14/2014 on radio, CT 5-6 PM Lance was not on that station, 700 am/ KSEV 700AM, Houston.

    I have not been able to locate his program. M. Savage is the host of that hour.

    Please will you tell me how I might find Lance’s radio station … .Why the change of stations/times?

    Thank you.

    Heather Carter

  27. Danny Crumpton says:

    Lance, I need to find a good accountant that can help me with my two overseas condos. I just purchased one this year and have owned the other one for a few years using it as a vacation home not renting it. I’m confused as to how to do my taxes etc… I’ve jumped into something that I have no idea about. I want to do the right thing and pay the least amount of taxes too.

  28. Billy Rogers says:

    I enjoy your show

  29. Mary Etta Farquhar says:

    Please add my email to your mailing list. Thanks.

  30. Mary Etta Farquhar says:

    I tried to signup to receive your newsletter, but wasn’t successful. Do I need to use MS Outlook? I had problems with MS Outlook. Probably operator error. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  31. John says:


    I want to tell you how much I enjoy your show. Early evening is a period when I’m walking my dog, and want to listen to the radio, but haven’t liked my choices previously. Discovering your show was a breath of fresh air, and exactly what I was looking for. I like that you have a conservative point of view, which I share, but I love that you spend a fair amount of time talking about the economic aspects of things, because that’s often not covered as much by other shows.
    Keep up the great work, love the show.


  32. Hussey says:

    Crimea. It’s not Krim ee a, it sounds like ‘cry me a’ river. I was screaming at my radio every time you said it (it was a tough day at work) :) I’ve been to Kiev (we have an office there) so I’ve heard it pronounced a lot. Of course in Ukrainian its something completely different, but the ‘accepted’ pronunciation is ‘Cry me a’

  33. Lonnie says:

    Move the financial part of the show from 7-8pm to an hour earlier.

  34. Larry Tischler says:

    I think it was last week, you commented on how Belgium bought our bonds. And how it all seemed very odd. Well now Putin is threatening to default on his US bank debt and get people to not buy our treasuries if we impose sanctions. He controls he flow of energy to the Europeans, and they will cave to his demands in Ukraine. Vlad, always three plays ahead of the idiots in the Whitehouse.

  35. Thomas B says:

    I was listening to you(?) yesterday (2/26) on Houston 770, when a ‘normally conservative’ person called in support of a federal judge declaring Texas’s ban on same sex marriage as unconstitutional. The caller quoted Thomas Jefferson (actually Ayn Rand): “A majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities”.

    The radio host dropped the ball in his response stating that the law was in place for economic reasons, completely dismissing the caller’s reasoning.

    Minority rights cannot be the only (or primary) consideration in the passage or enforcement of laws.

    There is a minority of people who claim polygamy as a right based on their religious (Mormon and Muslim) beliefs. Utah was not allowed statehood until the territory banned the practice of polygamy. If we use the same standard of protecting the rights of the minority, then every law banning polygamy must be declared unconstitutional and overturned.

    There is a minority of people who claim the torturing and killing of animals as a right based on their religious beliefs. If we use the same standard of protecting the rights of the minority, then every law banning animal torture and sacrifice must be declared unconstitutional and overturned.

    There are people who desire and are compelled to have sex with children. Do pedophiles need to ban together as a political organization to be called a minority with their own set of rights? If we use the same standard of protecting the rights of the minority, then every law banning pedophilia must be declared unconstitutional and overturned.

    This argument could apply to any law that has a moral basis, including sibling marriage, bestiality, rape, bank robbery…

    This is not an economic issue. It is a morality based law that has economic consequences.

    The proposed ‘Civil Unions’ grants the save economic benefits as a traditional marriage. But economic equality is not enough for this minority. They want 100% acceptance, validation and even glorification.

    My apologies if I am identifying you as the radio host if it were another.

  36. Larry Tischler says:

    I was deeply disappointed in Dr. Hotse today. I have been told his an arch conservative. What he said was the exact opposite of a conservative. He kept saying how Sen. Cornyn was giving him special treatment. And how if Cornyn was reelected (and McConnell defeated) Cornyn could throw even more good old boy
    influence his way. He was making the case to vote for Washington as usual.

    I had Steve Stockman for a Congressman when Newt engineered the Republican take over in 94. Steve was every liberal’s nightmare. The Dem Party threw tons of money into Nick Lampson in 96, and put a huge Dem organization into that race. I hear establishment Repubs talking against Stockman but they don’t release the nature of the so called ethics charges against him. He is in another district now but from what I here he is the same. I helped in his campaign night after night stuffing envelopes and folding passouts. I plan to do the same this year.

  37. jerry partlow says:

    + $900 a month ??? I… we are missing… and its a big hush-hush on govt end… but doable under what kind of definition on my end… how do you know if you are qualified… and are there circumstances that could terminate or cause a future loss that would translate into a bigger loss than gain ? jp

  38. Patsy says:

    What is a 770 Account?

  39. tom mcbride says:

    I was listening yesterday ( Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014). Heard you talk about possible “economic catastrophe” because of rising interest rate, or bond market interest rise. I would like to know how I could position myself for this event. A little info about me: 1. I am school teacher soon to retire on TRS at about $55,000 per year, 2) able to draw an offset pension from Social Security of about $500 month – i worked enough quarters to do this in private sector, 3) not much of any IRA, 4) intend on working part-time for about $18,000 year, 5) oil well royalties , unpredictable, of about $3600 year 6) still paying for house till I die. Thanks. What is the common man to do irregardless of our idiot Congress?

  40. Linda Lamgert says:

    I love your show. It is very informative.

  41. Matt Bade says:


    I’ve left 2 comments asking for the sources of your Jan 28 bitcoin explanation. Neither of my questions were posted. And there was no msg sent to my email as requested.

    I do not wish to be on the air, but will call around 6:00pm today in an effort for explanation. If being on the air is what it takes to hold you accountable for your statement, I’m glad to do that.


  42. David Sloss says:

    I listen to you via internet from Okinawa Japan. I think one thing we might be able to do to help the political situation is to look up who is running against the most egregious politicians and contribute what ever we can afford to that persons campaign fund. What do you think about that? Thanks, V/R, Dave Sloss

  43. Kate P says:

    The one caller who mentioned the Fox article was talking about a health sharing plan. Based on the law as it is, those people are exempt from Obamacare.

  44. Matt Bade says:


    Your description of bitcoin during the last 10 minutes on Jan 28th was very different from what I’ve read. Could you provide sources?


  45. Mark M. says:

    Lance, in your session with Ed this morning. you mentioned you had a write up on financial advise. Where is that posted?

    Thank you, Mark

  46. James Ulbricht says:

    Love your show, I

    need your latest news letter……


  47. Debbie Marsh says:

    Would like to receive your Street Talk report. Thank you.

  48. Derek says:

    what is that song that was played right before the commercial break on Wed 1-29 @ 5pm 23m 10s ?????

  49. James Pruitt says:


    Love Max’s “official” State of the Union address! Please, please, please post to your blog and to ZeroHedge!

  50. Alexander Burnett says:

    Ask Dan Patrick how he felt having his final remarks in the live debate last night muted in the houston audience. I am trying to get to the bottom of these shenanigans. KERA isnt real happy about me bringing this to light however. They vaguely responded to my lines of inquiry. I know I wasnt the only one who saw this as a cheap shot.

  51. Patsy Roman says:

    I signed up for your daily newsletter, but have not received it yet. When should I expect the newsletter?

  52. Bryan Christ says:


    I really need to be investing my IRA monies into some interest bearing vehicle. On account of my hectic schedule I have little time to do anything with them–so they’ve sat untouched for about 4 years now. The two accounts are at approximately 32k combined. They’re currently held with Fidelity. I don’t mind paying a performance based fee on an investment. I’m not looking for a big return, just a reasonable and safe return. Can you help point me in the right direction?

    BTW, I enjoy the show (when I can tune in) and the news letter.


  53. Ryan Nelson says:

    Lance, in the discussion regarding the closing of the bakery, many of the callers were simply off-the-mark. Of course, several were simply anti-Christian in rhetoric and were incensed at the idea that you would defend the bakery for their faith based stance.
    I would like to see if they held the same position had it been a halal bakery, which had refused service to a customer request for a rum cake. That too would have been a religious stance, that is perfectly reasonable and understandable based on the faith of the owners.
    I do not think they would have held the same sympathies toward the offended customer.
    It was not a civil rights issue. It is a freedom of religion discussion, and a free market discussion. Everyone else should get over themselves and quit finding reason to be so offended by the Christian community.

  54. Trey Barfield says:

    There is no propane shortage, its a logistics problem.
    PERC Propane Daily News

  55. William Gray says:

    Lance: I apologize for taking up your time with this question, but a week or so ago (I think), you mentioned and read some of the top 50 (or 100 ), financial happenings of 2013 and referenced Financial or Business Adviser Magazine(??) as a source for this information. Obviously, I was preoccupied and wasn’t listening closely, but you included in the list something about the exclusion of the Windfall Elimination provision of the Social Security Act, and, by the time my ears perked up, the discussion had moved to other things. Could you tell me where I could get this list of top financial events to confirm or deny what I thought I heard you say. My wife is a retired school teacher who had over forty quarters of credit in Social Security before she became a teacher (most school districts in Texas do not include Social Security as part of their benefit), but, because of this bizarre clause, the Social Security benefits that she should receive are severely penalized. I would be interested to see if this section of the S.S. Act has been repealed. –I always enjoy listening to your radio show and turn it on in the evenings whenever I can. Thank you in advance for your response.

  56. Tony Dang says:

    do you do private investment for individual? thanks

  57. Bill Glushko says:

    Hi Lance,

    Would appreciate your analysis of Kodiak Oil &Gas (KOG)… a Bakken play I’ve had for 3 years.
    What do you think about KOG stock price? Is there strong support at $10.70 ? What do you think
    about the stock price…
    Short term (2 weeks?). and longer term (6 months?, 1 year?)

    I own 4500 sh and also have a put spread on the stock..(sold 20 Jan 12.5 put contracts, bought 20 Jan 10.0 put contracts). Seems to have broken down, has recently retraced 20% to $10.7.

    Earnings out in early Feb… But I was undecided on whether to Buy To Close the put spread, or roll
    it out a few months. Thanks!

  58. Chip Kea says:

    Really have learned much from your show. Thank You.

    Many of us are under the impression the US is nearing bankruptcy because of all the talk of running huge deficits, and printing money. We feel what happened to the Soviet Union is right around the corner. And as a result I believe we look for inappropriate investments because of that fear.

    But I have never seen the facts presented. Would you lay out the facts for us, and help us understand just how close the US is to approaching that point. I’ve have never seen anyone trend spending, revenues and debt, assuming current trends continue, to determine when that point of bankruptcy would be. It might just help investors realize its not time to be digging a hole in the ground with those type of investments.

    Are we 5, 10, 20 years away…… if we change nothing we are doing today? I would really be interested if you could publish something on that. Many thanks and Wishing you a happy 2014.