Archive | February, 2012

The Looking Glass Market

If you feel like this market has sucked you down a rabbit hole, you have plenty of company. I have never seen such a profusion of contrary cross market indicators. Traders are running up shares prices while companies are cutting earnings forecasts. Economists are raising GDP forecasts as rising energy prices are taking them the […]

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Taking a Bite Out of Stealth Inflation

When I visited the local Safeway over the weekend, I was snared by some uniformed pre-teens, backed by beaming mothers behind a card table selling Girl Scout cookies. I was a pushover. I walked away with a bag of Thin Mints, Lemon Chalet Creams, Do-Si-Dos, and Tagalongs. I have to confess a lifetime addiction to […]

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March 1, 2012 – Quote of the Day

When I left the Treasury Department, 92% of the American public were against the TARP, but only 60% were against torture. That gives you some idea how much Americans are against bailouts,” said for Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson.

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Trade Alert (VXX) February 29, 2012

As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price.

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Trade Alert – (MSFT) Update February 29, 2012

As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price.

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Trade Alert – (MSFT) February 29, 2012

As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price.

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It’s All About the Euro

Wednesday will be all about the Euro. That is the day that the European Central Bank announces the result of the next tranche of its quantitative easing program, the LTRO, or Long Term Financial Reorganization policy. This is the program that allows European banks to borrow unlimited funds at 1% with no questions asked. This […]

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Check Out Obama’s Latest Stimulus Package

There is no limit to how far president Obama is willing to go to stimulate the economy and reassure his election. So I had to be amused when a friend sent me a link to his latest proposal. Warning: the source is a college humor website, so I would take it with so many grains […]

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February 29, 2012 – Quote of the Day

I don’t know that the retail investor matters anymore. They didn’t come back to the market after the 2000 crash. The idea that the individual investor believes in the stock market now is challenged. We have a market that is increasingly institutional investors trading back and forth with each other”, said Dan Greenhouse, chief global […]

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Trade Alert – (AAPL) February 28, 2012

As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price.

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Tesla Leaps Into the Future With Its New Model X

Elon Musk certainly came up with a winner with his unveiling of Tesla’s Model X on February 9. When I first heard the specifications of Tesla’s new Model X, I was floored. The all- electric vehicle offers four wheel drive. It has spacious seating for seven. It accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour […]

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Rampant Wage Inflation Strikes China

I rely on hundreds of ‘moles’ around the world whose job it is to watch a single, but important indicator for the world economy. One of them checks for me the want ads in the manufacturing mega city of Shensen, China, and what he told me last week was alarming. Wage demands by Chinese workers […]

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February 28, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“Above $100 a barrel we are starting to flirt with demand destruction, and at some point that will begin to kick in, probably later this year,” said Tom Petrie, co-founder of Petrie Parkman, a Houston energy based investment bank.

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Coincident Economic Data Says Market is Topping

This is one of the most bizarre markets I have ever seen. The worse the economic outlook gets, the higher the market goes. But it doesn’t breathe like a normal market, with plenty of corrections along the way giving traders a chance to get in. It has been a straight line up with nary a […]

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The Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Long Term Model Portfolio

I am frequently asked to propose a long term portfolio that investors can just buy and forget about. They have no interest in sitting on the edge of their seat waiting for my next trade alert, staying up all night to catch the European opening, or scanning every wire service headline to glean a momentary […]

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