Archive | November, 2012

Attend My Options School.

Sometimes market moves call for options, and I’ve used a lot of them recently. Can options be profitable? The proof is in the pudding as my strategies have paid off handsomely. However, I do get a lot of questions about option strategies and how best to place trades. In an effort to help my readers […]

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November 7, 2012 — Quote of the Day.

“We cannot continue to run trillion-dollar deficits and remain a powerful nation,” said Leon Panetta, current Defense Secretary and former Director of the CIA.  

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November 6, 2012

Global Market Comments November 6, 2012 Fiat Lux Featured Trades: (FAREWARE TO THE 2012 ELECTION), (AAPL), (GOOG), (SPY), (IWM), (FXE), (FXY), (TRICK-OR-TREATING IN CALIFORNIA) Apple, Inc. Google, Inc. S&P 500 SPDR’s Russell 2000 iShares ETF Currency Shares Euro Trust ETF Currency Shares Japanese Yen Trust

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Farewell to the 2012 Election.

I feel like former president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the minute after he launched the D-Day invasion — “It’s out of our hands now,” he said, “it’s all up to the men.” I have left no stone unturned in my analysis of the November 6 election results. The Seven-Eleven coffee cup selection poll, which has correctly […]

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Trick-or-Treating in California.

One of the great joys of every October is my trick-or-treat duty on Halloween night. Time for an evening with a young leopard and a go-go girl from the eighties. This year, as kids ran across front lawns to their next victims, they stumbled across campaign posters for Obama, Romney, and a myriad of other […]

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November 6, 2012 — Quote of the Day.

“The Depression is over,” said President Herbert Hoover in May, 1930. It still had eight more years to run.  

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Nonfarm Payroll Signals Major “RISK ON”.

Analysts were stunned by Friday’s October nonfarm payroll, which came in at a solid 171,000, vastly better than the 30,000-150,000 that the trading community expected. The headline unemployment rate edged up to 7.9%.  More importantly, August and September were revised up by 84,000. It all makes the conspiracy theories offered up to explain last month’s […]

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What to do in November.

Since this is such an important development for investors on the calendar, I thought I would repeat this piece from a few weeks ago. After all, we need every edge we can get! If I had a nickel for every time that I heard the term “Sell in May and go away” this year, I […]

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An Adrenalin Shot for Uncle Buck.

It was just a matter of time before the dreadful long-term fundamentals of the Japanese economy finally fed through to their currency. It appears that the much better-than-expected October US jobs data has at last done the deed. The logic of the foreign exchange market is quite simple. A stronger-than-expected US economy means that there […]

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November 5, 2012 — Quote of the Day.

“If we’re looking at a new normal economy, you’re going to see slow growth going forward, something like 3%-6% for both stocks and bonds. You are not looking at double digit growth for any investor that we had in the past,” said Bill Gross of bond giant PIMCO.

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Trade Alert – (FXY) November 2, 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 – (FXE) November 2, 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. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen.

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Economic Policy for the Second Obama Administration.

The call came in from Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner’s office. He was inviting me to join a select group of hedge fund managers to suggest economic policy priorities for the second Obama administration. He was leaving the job in three months, and wanted to make sure I knew the key career staffers who would carry […]

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November 2, 2012 — Quote of the Day.

“If it bleeds, we can kill it”, said former governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the hit movie, Predator.  

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Trade Alert – (IWM) November 1, 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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