January 30, 2010 – The Mad Hedge Fund Trader Interviews Andrew Horowitz of The Disciplined Investor on Hedge Fund Radio

The liquidity driven rally is going to have to get some legs on its own, or there will be big problems very shortly, says Andrew Horowitz, president and founder of Fort Lauderdale, Florida based Horowitz & Company. Andrew, who has built a major presence on the Internet at www.thedisciplinedinvestor.com, argues that investors are getting worn out by an onslaught of … [Read more...]

January 29, 2010

Global Market Comments January 29, 2010 Featured Trades: (McCARTHY HEARINGS), (GOLD), (ABX), (PCY), (LQD)   1)'Have you no shame, sir?' That is what I expected Treasury secretary Tim Geithner to cry out during his congressional grilling today. The circus was preceded by a Republican congressmen holding up emails for the cameras proving Geithner's perfidy in … [Read more...]

January 28, 2010

Global Market Comments January 28, 2010 Featured Trades: (SOUTH KOREA), (EWY), WON), (TIGERS), (LEMURS), (HEDGE FUND RADIO) 1) I have been banging on about South Korea (EWY) for some time now as the 'K' that should be in 'BRICK', the country that has successfully carved out a niche between the rock and the hard place, China and Japan, yada, yada, yada. Click here … [Read more...]

January 27, 2010

Global Market Comments January 27, 2010 Featured Trades: (EXIT SRATEGY), (PALLADIUM), (PALL), (CANADIAN MAPLE LEAF),  (MILLENNIUM GENERATION) 1) I can tell you with absolute certainty that the 'Exit Strategy' the Fed's Bernanke is contemplating is nothing less than a total, unadulterated myth. This is the fairy tale you read to your young children at night where the … [Read more...]

January 26, 2010

Global Market Comments January 26, 2010 Featured Trades: (HEDGE FUND RADIO), (TRADER MARK), (ATHR), (ASIA), (DRWI), (BRF), (RSX), (IDX), (EWA), (VNM), (JAL), (NISSAN MOTORS), (NSANY), (NISSAN LEAF)   1) My guest on Hedge Fund Radio this week was Mark Hanna, publisher of the wildly popular, www.fundmymutualfund.com investment website, who believes that the US … [Read more...]

January 25, 2010

Global Market Comments January 25, 2010 Featured Trades: (SPX), (TBT), (GLD), (FXA), (UNG), (WHEAT), (CORN), (SOYBEANS), (CYB), (OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE) 1) At the Friday close, technical analyst to the hedge fund stars, Charles Nenner, put out his long awaited sell signal on the S&P 500, with the market's definitive break of the crucial 1,125 support level. From here … [Read more...]

January 23, 2010 – The Mad Hedge Fund Trader Interviews Mark Hana aka “Trader Mark” on Hedge Fund Radio

"Trader Mark", who's real name is Mark Hana, is the  publisher of the wildly popular, www.fundmymutualfund.com investment website He believes that the US economy is in a 'drugged pleasure dome that kicks the can down the road,' and will bring 'another ugly episode in the market.' If the S&P 500 breaks the 200 day moving average, which is looking increasingly likely by … [Read more...]

January 22, 2010

Global Market Comments January 22, 2010 Featured Trades: (FXI), (GOOG), (WFC), (EL NINO)   1) After getting the FBI's take on the Google brouhaha, I thought I get the other side of the story over dinner with Zhou Wenzhong, China's ambassador to the United States, and the former vice minister for international affairs. Google gives us a crucial lead in the global … [Read more...]

January 21, 2010

Global Market Comments January 21, 2010 Featured Trades: (FXI), (CYB), (BRK/A), (BNR), (BTU), (ANR) Note to Readers: Anyone interested in joining me for lunch in San Francisco on Friday, April 23 or New York on Friday, May 7, please email me at [email protected] to indicate potential interest. I'm currently building a book.The cost will be $95 for a three course sit … [Read more...]

January 20, 2010

Global Market Comments January 20, 2010 Featured Trades: (BIDU), (GOOG), (RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE), (SHORT CANDIDATES), (CBS), (SIRI), (HTZ), (RAD), (M), (LVS), (AMR), (CAL), (S), (AMD)   1) Long time readers of this letter know that I have been a huge fan of China's premier Internet search engine, Baidu (BIDU), recommending it back when it was $120/share (click … [Read more...]

January 19, 2010

Global Market Comments January 19, 2010 Featured Trades: (T), (VZ), (HYG), (JNK), (CRUDE), (OIL), (NATURAL GAS), ($WTIC), (USO), (UNG) 1) Long time futures trading veteran, Yra Harris, thinks we are in a mini bubble now, which is not built on excessive leverage, and therefore won't go as high as previous ones.  The carry trade is now pouring into large cap … [Read more...]

January 16 – Hedge Fund Manager Yra Harris Covers the World with his Global Macro View of the Financial Markets and Tells all to The Mad Hedge Fund Trader on Hedge Fund Radio

Long time futures trading veteran, Yra Harris, thinks we are in a mini bubble now, which is not built on excessive leverage, and therefore won't go as high as previous ones.  The carry trade is now pouring into large cap equities with decent dividends and healthy balance sheets, like Verizon Communications (VZ) and AT&T (T). Why should banks bother lending to borrowers of … [Read more...]

January 15, 2010

Global Market Comments January 15, 2010 Featured Trades: (BILL MILLER), (JPM), (IBM), (VENEZUELA), (US TREASURY)   1)'Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer,' said the ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu. I read the diminutive book, Art of War, written in 400 BC, every year and am always astounded by how much applies to trading the markets. So when Legg … [Read more...]

January 13, 2010

Global Market Comments January 13, 2010 Featured Trades: (HYUNDAI), (KOREA), (WON), (EWY), (CYB), (REI) 1) I watched with both amazement and foreboding Japan's share of the US car market grow from 1% in the seventies to 40% in recent years. General Motors made excuses all the way up, as the Japanese ate an inexorably larger share of their lunch, until they … [Read more...]

January 12, 2010

Global Market Comments January 12, 2010 SPECIAL ETF ISSUE Featured Trades: (ETF's), (EEM), (EEG), (VWO), (GLD), (SLV), (QQQQ), (XLK), (PPLT), (PALL)   1) Exchange traded funds (ETF's) could soon replace traditional mutual funds as the primary investment vehicle for individuals because of the huge cost, tax, and liquidity advantages they offer. That's the … [Read more...]

January 11, 2010

Global Market Comments January 11, 2010 Featured Trades: (NONFARM PAYROLL), (THE OPTIONS WHISPERER), (CHINA'S ONE CHILD POLICY) 1) President Obama could not have looked more morose in reacting to the news that the December nonfarm payroll showed a further loss of 85,000 jobs, taking the unemployment rate to 10%. It's really tough to put lipstick on this … [Read more...]

January 9, 2010- ETF Trends Tom Lydon Discusses the Future of the ETF Industry on Hedge Fund Radio With The Mad Hedge Fund Trader

SPECIAL ETF ISSUE Featured Trades: (ETF's), (EEM), (EEG), (VWO), (GLD), (SLV), (QQQQ), (XLK), (PPLT), (PALL) 1) Exchange traded funds (ETF's) could soon replace traditional mutual funds as the primary investment vehicle for individuals because of the huge cost, tax, and liquidity advantages they offer. That's the opinion of Tom Lydon, publisher of … [Read more...]

January 8, 2010

Global Market Comments January 8, 2010 Featured Trades: (GLOBAL GDP GROWTH), (FXI), (IDX), (EWZ), (EWH), (EWY), (SPAIN), (BILL FLECKENSTEIN), (TBT), (GOLD), (WHEAT), (DIN), (JWN), (RIMM), (HEDGE FUND RADIO)   1) If you want to know who is going to win the international investment sweepstakes, take a look at the table of 2010 consensus GDP Growth Estimates … [Read more...]

January 7, 2010

Global Market Comments January 7, 2010 Featured Trades: (SPX), (DOW), (OBAMA), (DBA), (GLD), (MOO), (PHO), (USO) 1) With all of the handwringing about the zero return on US equities for the last decade, I thought I'd better take a look at the long term charts. It's very clear that we have been trading in a gigantic sideways narrowing wedge for the last … [Read more...]

January 6, 2010

Global Market Comments January 6, 2010 Featured Trades: (HEDGE FUND REGULATION), (CCJ), (NLR), (EWY), (BLONDES), (FXI), (EEM)   1) You'd think with the spectacular performance I was fortunate to bring in last year, I would have new investors pouring in over the transom, bombarding me with requests for offering documents, and asking for presentations to … [Read more...]

January 5, 2010

Global Market Comments January 5, 2010 Featured Trades: (TOP TEN SURPRISES OF 2010), (ZERO HEDGE), (HEDGE FUND RADIO), (MANAGED FUTRES ACCOUNTS), (CTA'S)   1) My Top Ten Surprises of 2010 My friend and former Morgan Stanley colleague, Byron Wien, now at Blackstone Group (BX), initiated this concept  a few decades ago, which I always find a useful … [Read more...]

January 4, 2010

2010 Asset Allocation Review January 4, 2010 The Thumbnail Portfolio Equities-up, then down Bonds-Corporates up, then down. Treasuries down, down, down Currencies-dollar up, then down Commodities-up, up, and way Precious Metals-sideways, then up Real estate-down to sideways 1) The Economy I am not of the 'V' or 'W' persuasion, but see a … [Read more...]

January 2, 2010 – The Mad Hedge Fund Trader Interviews Adam Rochlin from MF Global on Hedge Fund Radio

Managed futures accounts run by commodity trading advisors (CTA's) are increasingly becoming an important investment alternative for both individuals and institutions, says Adam Rochlin, the head of MF Global's alternative investment strategies business in New York. They give access to sophisticated strategies like global macro and high frequency trading to individuals and … [Read more...]