Jay Taylor tracks gold, energy and tech stocks for his subscribers. He makes the case that the US is headed for deflation instead of inflation as a result of printing the excess money for Quantitative Easing II and Operation Twist.

Tom O’Brien is one of the country’s most dependable sources of financial news. He has his own radio show and is the author of Timing the Trade, a book on investing. We discuss whether the glitter is off gold as an investment.

Here is the lineup of guests on BRAINSTORMIN’ with Billy the Brain for Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Listen at or on AM 1400 in Ventura at 10 o’clock am Pacific time.

Marshall Berol is an investment advisor with over 20 years experience. He is a value-oriented, Contrarian investor. His mutual fund, Encompass, is the #2 ranked mutual fund by Morningstar overall among all the mutual funds Morningstar tracks. He tells us where the value is in today’s uncertain market.

Vikram Mansharamani is a Yale economist who examines the booms and busts in the first decade of the 21st Century and posits they can be identified and resolved. We look back at the roller coaster ride over the past decade from his book BoomBustology.

Hugh Aldersey-Williams takes the dry subject matter contained in the Periodic Table of Elements and makes it fun. He is the rare hybrid who bridges the best of science and the arts in his book Periodic Tales.