Archive | December, 2012

Asset Allocation 101

There is no single answer to asset allocation, and it is every man for himself. One thing that I can tell you with certainty is how a hedge fund approaches the issue. The biggest hedge funds run thousands of positions across countries, industries, sectors, and currencies that are dynamically hedged on a real time basis. […]

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December 12, 2012 — Quote of the Day

“As long as the Europeans are reactive instead of proactive, we are going to see a slow motion wreck in Europe,” said Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of the bond giant, Pimco.

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Trade Alert – (AAPL) December 11, 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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December 11, 2012

 Global Market Comments December 11, 2012 Fiat Lux SPECIAL EMERGING MARKETS ISSUE Featured Trades: (JANUARY 4 CHICAGO STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (IS IT TIME TO BUY CHINA?), (FXI), (CYB), (EWH), (FXA),(IT’S OFF TO THE RACES WITH EMERGING MARKETS),(EWZ), (RSX), (PIN), (EWY), (TUR), (EWC), (IDX), (EWT) iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund WisdomTree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan Fund HongKong […]

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Is it Time to Buy China?

Avoiding emerging markets generally, and China specifically, has been one of my more prescient market calls this year. I never believed in the hard landing scenario proffered by uber bear, Jim Chanos, for two seconds, betting instead that the Middle Kingdom would settle down to a more sedentary 6-7% GDP growth rate. Once a new […]

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It’s Off to the Races With Emerging Markets.

With a Chinese recovery now possibly on the table, it’s time to reach back into our archives and dust off all that old research on emerging markets. Jim O’Neil is the fabled analyst who invented the “BRIC” term a decade ago, and who has since been kicked upstairs to the chairman’s seat at Goldman Sachs […]

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December 11, 2012 — Quote of the Day

There is growing evidence that China is starting to recover. If that happens, it is going to restart the entire global manufacturing cycle. Emerging markets have been the missing link for the entire year,” said Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist of Wells Capital Management.

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Follow Up – (TLT) December 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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Trade Alert – (TLT) December 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. 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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December 10, 2012

Global Market Comments December 10, 2012 Fiat Lux Featured Trades: (DECEMBER 12 GLOBAL STRATEGY WEBINAR) (JAPANESE BONDS HIT NINE-YEAR HIGHS), (FXY), (YCS), (FXE), (FXF) (WATCH ABROAD FOR MARKET DIRECTION) (EWG), (EWQ), (EWU), (EWH), (FXI), ($SSEC) Currency Shares Japanese Yen Trust ProShares UltraShort Yen Currency Shares Euro Trust Currency Shares Swiss Franc Trust Germany iShares France […]

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Don’t Miss the December 12 Global Strategy Webinar.

My next global strategy webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 12 at 12:00 noon EST. 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 assets in the world to buy, the most expensive to sell short, and the appropriate […]

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Japanese Bonds Hit Nine-Year High.

Japanese government bonds hit a new nine-year high yesterday, and yields dropped under a subterranean 70 basis points. The move was great news for the hedge fund community, which is running huge short positions in the Japanese yen. The shakeout was prompted by next Sunday’s national elections. Front-runner, Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, has promised […]

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Watch Abroad for Market Direction.

Apple has been the lead stock for the market for most of 2012. But if you depended on Steve Jobs’ creation for market direction this week you would have absolutely had your head handed to you. Apple plunged a mind numbing 24%, cutting an eye popping $140 billion of its market capitalization, while the S&P […]

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December 10, 2012 — Quote of the Day.

“Bonds right now are very dangerous. Bonds are trouble. Interest rates are going to go up a lot next year and a lot of people are going to lose money. You have to be prepared for that,” said George Young of Villere & Co. Balanced Funds.

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Trade Alert – (IWM) December 7, 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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