With the Fourth of July coming up next week, we take a look at the world of finance through the eyes of our country’s founders – a “Founding Fathers Finance Party,” so to speak.

As the recent volatility in the stock market continues, we take a look at some of the reasons the market has been even more unpredictable than usual lately, and what affect the Federal Reserve decision to leave interest rates alone could have on stocks.

  As the stock markets continue their wild swings, some financial experts are calling the volatility we’'ve experienced during the last several months the “new norm” for 2015, which is not welcome news to the average investor. Joining us to look at the current markets and discuss smart ways to invest your money for the long haul are Crit Thomas, senior investment strategist with Touchstone Funds; and, local financial advisor Chris DeSimio.

  Recent gains in manufacturing are helping power the U.S. economy, with the area of the country once referred to as the rust belt now starting to take on a new shine. Dr. Julie Heath, director of The Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati, and investment advisor Chris DeSimio join us to discuss the manufacturing sector and how it is driving the current economy, and affecting the financial markets.

Managing Your Money

Feb 5, 2014

  Whether saving and investing for a house, college or retirement, you need to know how to best make your money work for you. Madelynn Matlock, senior portfolio manager with Pioneer Investments, a global investment manager, and Investment Advisor Chris DeSimio discuss how to take control of your finances, with a look to emerging markets.

  Two of the most common resolutions people make each year are to manage their money more wisely, and to finally start putting together an investment plan that will provide financing for future needs, from college tuition to retirement. But few ever keep those resolutions. We take a look at some common investment dos and don’ts, and discuss the right approach to investing in 2014.

Retirement Investing

Nov 6, 2013

  Financial experts recommend you start saving for retirement as soon as you can afford it, ideally with your first paycheck. But few do, and many of us are into our fifties before we realize we need to get serious about saving and investing for what we hope will be our golden years. Foster and Motley Financial Planner David Foster and local Financial Advisor Christ DeSimio shed some light on investing for your retirement.

Efficient Frontier

While historically the biggest drops in the stock market have taken place in the month of September, October seems to get the blame as the worst month for investing. But is there a best or worst time to put your money in the stock market? Investment Advisor and Writer William Bernstein joins Chris DeSimio and Mark Heyne for a look at the current investment numbers, along with some history and an overview of the markets.

Peter Sorrentino from Huntington Funds

Jun 28, 2013

June has been an interesting month on Wall Street, with new highs and large drops. To help put all that volatility into perspective, Peter Sorrentino from Huntington Funds spends a few minutes On the Money with Chris DeSimio.

International Investing update from Madelon Matlock

Jun 21, 2013

With our economy so tied to the world economy, it’s time to check in with our international investing expert, Madelon Matlock, from Boston-based Pioneer Investments on this week’s On the Money with Chris DeSimio.

Investing news from David Osborn

Jun 14, 2013

David Osborn of the Cincinnati firm Osborn, Rohs, Williams and Donohoe is On the Money with Chris DeSimio with a mid-month look at Wall Street and news affecting your portfolio.

Bob Lutz spent 47 years with General Motors and retired as one of the most respected leaders in the auto industry. He’s now written a book on leadership that says it all right from the title: Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership and he’s on the phone and On the Money with Chris DeSimio.

David Foster, Recently Named One of Most Influential

May 31, 2013

On the Money with Chris DeSimio features an interview with David Foster, CFP, CPA, Foster & Motley, in Cincinnati, OH, who was recently named one of the 30 most influential people by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.

Investing news from John Bowling

May 24, 2013

It’s time to go On the Money with Chris DeSimio and John Bowling, retired founder of Bowling Portfolio Management and former longtime Cincinnati resident, to gain his perspective on the recent happenings on Wall Street and how that’s affecting your investments.

Matt McCormick from Bahl & Gaynor

May 17, 2013

Bahl & Gaynor’s Matt McCormick is On the Money with Chris DeSimio to take a mid-month look at news from Wall Street.

A look at the failed energy policies of the U.S.

May 10, 2013

For more than 40 years, the United States has tried to develop comprehensive policies on energy, yet each of these efforts has failed. Peter Z. Grossman has written an extensive book about these failed policies called, U.S. Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure he is this week’s guest On the Money with Chris DeSimio.

CNBC regular and president of the investment firm of Farr, Miller & Washington in Washington, D.C., Michael Farr, is On the Money with Chris DeSimio to discuss the newly released job report, current investment news, and his most recent book, Restoring our American Dream- The Best Investment.

Volatility seems to the best way to describe the recent happenings on Wall Street. Scott Dooley, Senior VP at Haberer Registered Investment Advisers is On the Money with Chris DeSimio to provide some perspectives on the recent rockiness of the market, and some thoughts on what might come next.

What is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Apr 19, 2013

The two-year old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is still a bit of a mystery to most people – what does it do, what laws does it enforce, how do consumers access it? David Pepper and Michael Hurley from the Cincinnati office of the law firm

This week's investing news with Jeff Cox of

Apr 12, 2013

On the Money with Chris DeSimio welcomes back Jeff Cox, senior writer for His columns cover a wide range of market and investing news and he is widely respected as a financial journalist.

Peter Sorrentino from Huntington Funds

Apr 10, 2013

The beginning of March will bring two critical pieces of news for investors: the monthly jobs report and the beginning of massive government spending cuts due to Congress being unable to reach a compromise on the federal budget. So there’s no better time to have Peter Sorrentino, CFA, Senior Vice-President and Senior Portfolio Manager from Huntington Funds in studio and On the Money with Chris DeSimio.

Investing clubs : what they are and what they do

Mar 29, 2013

The complexities of today’s investment options require more education and understanding of all the options available and how to best determine what investments are right for you. Better Investing has been educating investors since 1951, and with today’s technology, accessing their expertise is easier than ever. Jim and Gretchen Hurt from Better Investing talk about their approach and an upcoming April 13 event when they go On the Money with Chris DeSimio.

Business Reporter Steve Watkins

Mar 22, 2013

Steve Watkins, business reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier, is On the Money with Chris DeSimio to share his thoughts on some of the top local business stories.

Declan O'Sullivan from Bahl & Gaynor

Mar 15, 2013

Not just because it’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, but because he knows his investments, Declan O’Sullivan from the local investment firm of Bahl & Gaynor will be On the Money with Chris DeSimio to discuss the week on Wall Street.

Investment Expert Louis Navellier

Mar 8, 2013

The investment world is juggling a lot these days: sequestration, fiscal cliffs, debt ceilings, jobless claims, inflation, and more. With a look at some of these issues and their impact on your investments and investment options, Louis Navellier is On the Money with Chris DeSimio. He holds an MBA, edits several leading stock advisory newsletters and is a frequent seen on CNBC, Bloomberg or read in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes and others.

Jim Rogers, Investing Expert

Feb 22, 2013

Jim Rogers is a name every serious investor knows. He’s spent years studying the markets, not just here at home, but all around the globe. His books have been must-reads and now he’s put pen to paper to write his memoir. Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets details his early years in Alabama, then on Wall Street, to his co-founding of the tremendously successful Quantum Fund. But it’s not just a typical memoir. He still makes observations on the state of the markets today and some trends he sees for the future. Jim Rogers is On the Money with Chris DeSimio to share some thoughts about the markets and his book from his current home in Singapore.

We are now into the second month of the New Year, so time to get an update on activity in the investing world from our friends Dale Coates and Jason Jackman from Johnson Investment Counsel as they spend some time On the Money with Chris DeSimio.

International Investing in 2013

Jan 18, 2013

With all the financial news here in the US and around the world, it’s time for an international look at what to expect in 2013 and how that will affect your investments. Madelon Matlock, now working for the prestigious Pioneer Investments out of Boston, is On the Money with Chris DeSimio to discuss international investments.

Brian Wesbury from First Trust Advisors, Chicago

Jan 4, 2013

With the start of a new year, and the fiscal cliff apparently averted, there is still much to discuss in the national economy and, in particular, market and investing news. So why not go to a nationally recognized expert to get some answers? Brian Wesbury is the chief economist for First Trust Advisors, LP in Chicago as well as an author, blogger and regular guest on all the financial new channels. He is On the Money with Chris DeSimio with a big picture look at the recent happenings in Washington and what he anticipates for 2013.