Archive | October, 2011

Watch Me on Money Show TV

My friend, Charles Githler, organizer of the hugely successful Money Shows, graciously invited me to appear as a keynote speaker at the recent Las Vegas event. You will never find more talent, useful tools, and new points of view under one roof than any other confab of this kind. And best of all, they are […]

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Quote of the Day: October 27th

“A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain,” said the American poet laureate, Robert Frost.

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SOLD OUT! Orlando November 10th Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, November 10, 2011. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide ranging discussion and an open ended question-and-answer period. I’ll be giving you my up-to-date view on stocks, bonds, currencies, […]

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Sold Out! Portland November 25th Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Lunch, which I will be conducting in Portland, Oregon at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 25, 2011, the day after Thanksgiving. A three course lunch will be followed by a PowerPoint presentation and an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving […]

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Winging My Way Back From China

I am writing TO you from my first class seat on Singapore Airlines, winging my way the 12 hours from Hong Kong to San Francisco. While most airlines jettisoned their first class sections years ago as a cost saving measure, Singapore carried on to maintain its reputation as the best airline in the world. The […]

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An Afternoon With Helen Thomas

I managed to catch up with my former white House Press Corp colleague, Helen Thomas, when her national book tour swung through San Francisco. At 91, Helen is the oldest and longest serving member of this esteemed group of journalists, and has the traditional right to ask the first question at each press conference. The […]

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Quote of the Day: October 26th

“Seek the truth, and let the chips fall where they may,” Said White House Correspondent, Helen Thomas, about her profession, adding “I’m a cynic with hope.”

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SOLD OUT! San Francisco November 4th Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in San Francisco on Friday, November 4, 2011. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide ranging discussion and a 60 minute question-and-answer period. I’ll be giving you my up-to-date view on stocks, bonds, currencies, […]

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The New War on Hedge Fund Managers

Yang Yanming was slowly led from his cell by two burly uniformed guards in Beijing’s central prison to a waiting van in the courtyard guards, his hands cuffed behind him and his head bowed. Once in the vehicle, he was strapped to a gurney, hooked up to an IV, and given a highly concentrated injection […]

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Tea With Secretary of State George Schultz

Having spent time as an economics professor at MIT, Dean of the University of Chicago business school, Treasury Secretary, and Secretary of State, George Schultz has certainly covered all the bases. Now 89, he is the senior statesman and eminence gris of San Francisco, as well as a major philanthropist. When I read his bio, […]

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Quote of the Day: October 25th

“Freedom of the press is only true if you own a press,” said A.J. Liebling, a famed journalist for the New Yorker.

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October 21, 2011

“It amazes me how quickly amnesia sets in,” said Stephen Crawford, former co-president of Morgan Stanley, about the willingness of hedge funds to re-leverage positions in these conditions.

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October 20, 2011

“To get rich is glorious!” said Deng Xiaoping, the Chinese general who launched the country’s modern economy in the seventies.

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October 19, 2011

We have been pretending that we’re too big to fail. We’re not too big to fail, You can jump off of a 90 story building and feel fine for the first 89 stories. It’s the sudden stop at the end that tells you you’re not.” said Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist and author of […]

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October 18, 2011

“At some point in 2011, knuckles are going to be turning white, and we’ll see whatever rabbits Ben Bernanke is going to have to pull out of his hat”, said David Rosenberg of Gluskin, Sheff in Associates

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