Archive | January, 2013

Attending My Last Electric Nissan Leaf Rally

It was a typical fall day in San Francisco, the fog wafting in and out through the Golden Gate Bridge. I took the opportunity to attend a company sponsored rally of Nissan Leaf drivers on the Marina Green. These were the fanatics, the diehards, the truly devoted. These were people who were willing to bet […]

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Spoiled for Choice

Boy, am I spoiled for choice on what to do this weekend. On the one hand, I have been invited to join the president on the reviewing stand for Monday’s inauguration in Washington DC. On the other, the Maverick’s World Surf competition near California’s Half Moon Bay is on the same day, which has not […]

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January 18, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“I’m afraid there are going to be ashes in my stocking this year,” said Bill Gross of bond giant PIMCO, about his expectation of poor return for bond funds this year.

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Follow Up – (TLT) January 17, 2013

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) January 17, 2013

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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January 17, 2013

Global Market Comments January 17, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trades: (APRIL 19 CHICAGO STRATEGY LUNCHEON) (MLP’S ARE ON FIRE), (CVRR), (SXCP), (AMJ), (EEP), (KMP), (TLP) (ALL I WANT TO DO IS RETIRE)

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MLP’s Are On Fire

Master Limited Partnerships have been on fire since the beginning of the year. Once the deal on the “Fiscal Cliff” was done, and these instruments’ special tax treatment protected, it was off to the races. These unique and versatile instruments combine the tax benefits of a limited partnership with the liquidity of publicly traded securities. […]

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All I Want to do is Retire

I have always believed that if you don’t have a sense of humor, then you better get the hell out of this business. Below is a link to a YouTube video entitled “All I Want to do is Retire” which covers the decline of the brokerage industry over the last 20 years. The video is […]

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January 17, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“If we’re in a bubble, then we’ll act bubbly,” said legendary hedge fund manager, David Tepper.

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January 16, 2013

Global Market Comments January 16, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trades: (VIX), (VXX), (AAPL), (SPY), (IWM), (BA), (TLT), (USO), (FXY), (YCS), (FXE), (YCS), (EUO), (GLD), (SLV)

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My 2012 Report Card

I’ll give myself a “B” on this one. Sure, with the Trade Alert Service generating a 14.87% net profit for the year, I was able to bring in double the Dow average, and triple what most hedge funds delivered, including some of the biggest ones. But for once, I did not achieve true greatness. I […]

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Trade Alert – (AAPL) January 15, 2013

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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January 15, 2013

Global Market Comments January 15, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trades: (ON EXECUTING TRADE ALERTS), (THE FINAL WORD ON THE ELECTRIC NISSAN LEAF) (NSANY), (TSLA)

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On Executing Trade Alerts

From time to time I receive an email from a subscriber telling me that they are unable to get executions on trade alerts that are as good as the ones I get. There are several possible reasons for this: 1) Markets move, sometimes quite dramatically so. 2) Your Trade Alert email was hung up on […]

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The Final Word on the Electric Nissan Leaf

After driving my all-electric Nissan Leaf four-door hatchback for two years, my final conclusion is that it is absolutely the perfect second car for most American families. Some 90% of all US driving is less than 40 miles a day, and this car is targeted at that market. If a spouse has a reliable daily […]

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