Archive | August, 2012

Trade Alert – (SPY) August 13, 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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Double Up or Bail on Your JC Penny Short?

The stock of the day last Friday was, no doubt, JC Penny (JCP), one of the most heavily shorted stocks in the market, which announced Q2, 2012 earnings. Despite a huge miss, the stock soared by 20% because the losses were not as bad as many expected. This leads to the question of whether traders […]

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Testimonial

I am a UH-1Y Huey helicopter pilot in the US Marine Corps. I am currently deployed aboard the USS Boxer as a Forward Air Controller with Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Our area of responsibility is the Middle East, which is where I’m writing this from now. I have been a follower […]

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August 13, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“I used to tell lies. But I’ve given it up, because the field has become overrun with amateurs,” said the great American 19th century humorist, Mark Twain.

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Trade Alert – (SPY) August 10, 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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Don’t Miss the August 15 Global Strategy Webinar

My next global strategy webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 15 at 12:00 noon EST. This webinar will be broadcast from back home in San Francisco, so everything should work. I’ll be giving you my updated outlook on stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, precious metal, and real estate. The goal is to find the cheapest […]

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When Bad Becomes Good and Worse is Even Better

Welcome to the “Heads I win, tails you lose” market. The prospect of imminent quantitative easing by the US, Europe, China, and even Japan is supporting asset prices globally. The worse the economic data reports, the greater the likelihood of such action, and the higher prices can rise. In this topsy turvey world, bad becomes […]

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Bring Back the Uptick Rule!

When the Dow crashed 514 points on August 8, 2010, the market lost a staggering $850 billion in market capitalization. High frequency traders were possibly responsible for half of this move, but generated a mere $65 million in profits, some 7/1,000’s of a percent of the total loss. Are market authorities and regulators being penny […]

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August 10, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“My feeling is that the bond market is grossly overvalued. We’re going to have 2%, 3%, 4% inflation. That’s what Bernanke is really saying. If we are going to have interest rates at zero for two years, that is actually going to push inflation up higher,” said professor Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School of […]

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Trade Alert – (SPY) August 9, 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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Europe’s Big Problem

Europe has a big problem. No, it is not the continuing sovereign debt crisis, the lack of leadership, or the possible departure of up to a quarter of its membership, although these are all major worries.  Nor is it the Euro, the currency that everyone loves that has been declining for the last two years. […]

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Musings of a Dinosaur

I often get accused by readers of being a dinosaur, of being insensitive to the feelings of others, and of living as a relic from a previous age. Well, you all may be right. So it is with some amusement I run a piece that I have lifted from my friend, Dennis Gartman’s, The Gartman […]

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August 9, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“We’re getting three business cycles a week with this kind of volatility,” said Kevin Ferry of Cronus Futures.

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Trade Alert – (SPY) Aug. 8, 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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The One Bright Spot in Real Estate

After my weekly dump on residential real estate, I feel obliged to reveal one corner of this beleaguered market that might actually make sense. By 2050 the population of California will soar from 37 million to 50 million, and that of the US from 300 million to 400 million, according to data released by the […]

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