Archive | March, 2011

March 8, 2011 – China’s BYD Promises to Take Over the US Car Market

Featured Trades: (MY ALL ELECTRIC BOOBY PRIZE), (NSANY), (TM), (BYDDF)   2) China’s BYD Promises to Take Over the US Car Market. For years now, I have been chronicling in exacting detail my quest to buy an all-electric Nissan Leaf automobile as the ultimate hedge against rising oil prices (click here for ‘Getting Something for […]

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March 8, 2011 – Are Junk Bonds Peaking?

Featured Trades: (ARE JUNK BONDS PEAKING?)   3) Are Junk Bonds Peaking? There is no happier corner of the fixed income universe, which has been soaring like a bat out of hell for the past two years. Average yields for the bond class most sensitive to the economy have collapsed from 18% to near an […]

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March 8, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'You know you're no longer CEO when you get into the back of your car and it doesn't move,' ' said 'Oracle of Omaha', Warren Buffet, CEO and the largest shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway.

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March 7, 2011 – Thoughts on Oil and the Economy

Featured Trades: (THOUGHTS ON OIL AND THE ECONOMY) 1) Thoughts on Oil and the Economy. If at the beginning of the year I had told you that oil would go well above $100/barrel within two months, there would be a civil war in Libya, and the stock market would hit a new three year high, […]

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March 7, 2011 – An Update with Technical Analyst to the Stars, Charles Nenner

Featured Trades: (UPDATE WITH TECHNICAL ANALYST CHARLES NENNER)   2) An Update with Technical Analyst to the Stars, Charles Nenner. If you have not made your year by now, you are dead meat. Many of 2011's big moves have occurred, and there aren't going to be many fireworks for the rest of the year. Many […]

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March 7, 2011 – The February Nonfarm Payroll

Featured Trades: (FEBRUARY NONFARM PAYROLL)   3) The February Nonfarm Payroll. President Obama's political advisors were no doubt popping the champagne bottles on Friday morning when the February nonfarm payroll showed a gain of 192,000. It was the best report in two years. The headline unemployment rate handily dropped from 9.0% to 8.9%. The December […]

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March 7, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'The direction of interest rates is up. There is only one direction in the future and it is up. It's a timing thing,' said Kevin Ferry of Cronus Futures Management.

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March 4, 2011 – Thursday, March 31 New York Strategy Luncheon

Featured Trades: (NEW YORK STRATEGY LUNCHEON)     1) Thursday, March 31 New York Strategy Luncheon. The Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 31, 2011. The event will be held at an exclusive private club on Central Park South.  A three course lunch will be […]

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March 4, 2011 – Oil’s Big Push on Corn

Featured Trades: (OIL’S BIG PUSH ON CORN), (CORN), (DBA), (ADM), (JJG)   2) Oil’s Big Push on Corn. You would think that with oil crisis levitating over $100/barrel and gasoline continuing its relentless march towards $5/gallon, farmers would be wringing their hands, wondering how they can afford the fuel for their machinery. Not so. The […]

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March 4, 2011 – The Sword Hanging Over the Housing Market

Featured Trades: (THE SWORD HANGING OVER THE HOUSING MARKET)   3) The Sword Hanging Over the Housing Market. Some 97% of the financing for the housing market is about to disappear. That is how much bankrupt federal agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are taking down in loan guarantees to the residential housing market. Created […]

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March 3, 2011 – Why Warren Buffet Hates Gold

Featured Trades: (WHY BUFFET HATES GOLD) 1) Why Warren Buffet Hates Gold. The 'Oracle of Omaha' expounded at length today on why he despises the barbarous relic. The sage doesn't really care if the yellow metal hit an all-time high today of $1,440. He sees it primarily as a bet on fear. If investors are […]

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March 3, 2011 – Conspiracy Theory of the Day

Featured Trades: (CONSPIRACY THEORY OF THE DAY)   2) Conspiracy Theory of the Day. A confidential report from the Pentagon just made public says that the 2008 financial crisis was the result of targeted attacks by terrorists groups. A ramp up of oil prices that began in 2007 led to the bear raids against Bear […]

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March 3, 2011 – Watch Out for the Millennial Voter

Featured Trades: (MILLENIAL VOTERS)   3) Watch Out for the Millennial Voter.  I have been banging the table for years now about the importance of demographic trends for the economy, the financial markets, and the housing market. Well, politics is no different, as the table below of Obama’s approval rating shows. Millennials, who are now […]

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March 3, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'A house can be a nightmare if the buyer's eyes are bigger than his wallet and if a lender '“often protected by a government guarantee'”facilitates his fantasy,' said Warren Buffet.

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March 2, 2011 – Investors Will Win the ETF Price War

SPECIAL END OF THE MUTUAL FUND ISSUE Featured Trades: (ETF PRICE WAR) 1) Investors Will Win the ETF Price War. Many hedge fund traders are unhappy about the current near monopoly enjoyed by the top three ETF issuers, Black Rock, State Street, and Vanguard, which control 83% of the market. At last count more than […]

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