September 30, 2013 – MDT – Midday Missive

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 30, 2013 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 30, 2013

Global Market Comments September 30, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (NOVEMBER 1 SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (HAVE CALM WATERS RETURNED FOR SHIPPING STOCKS?), ($BDI), (DRYS), (SEA), (GNK), (RIO), (BHP), (KOL), (FXA), (EWA) Baltic Exchange Dry Index ($BDI) DryShips, Inc. (DRYS) Claymore/Delta Global Shipping (SEA) Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd. (GNK) Rio Tinto … [Read more...]

November 1 San Francisco Strategy Luncheon

San Francisco

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in San Francisco on Friday, November 1, 2013. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide-ranging discussion and an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to date view on stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, precious metals, and real estate. And … [Read more...]

Have Calm Waters Returned for Shipping Stocks?

Lutine Bell

Traders are stunned by the performance of the shipping stocks this month, which have been far and away a top market performer. The big questions they are now asking are “Is it real?” and “Is it sustainable?” This sector has been down for so long that most investors left it for dead a long time ago. All that was missing was the tolling of the Lutine Bell at the insurance … [Read more...]

September 30, 2013 – Quote of the Day

Stop Watch

“For several decades on Wall Street, the short term sensibility has been encouraged and compensated very highly,” said Michael Lewis, author of “The Big Short.” … [Read more...]

September 27, 2013 – MDT – Midday Missive

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 27, 2013 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 27, 2013

Global Market Comments September 27, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (GOING BACK INTO JAPAN), (DXJ), ($NIKK), (FXY), (YCS), (BE CAREFUL, YOUR PC IS WATCHING) WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity (DXJ) Nikkei Index ($NIKK) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (FXY) ProShares UltraShort Yen (YCS) … [Read more...]

Going Back Into Japan

Japanese Fan Dancer

The smart people I know believe that prime minister Shinzo Abe’s plans to revive the Japanese economy will succeed, paving the way for a decade long bull market that will take the Nikkei Index ($NIKK) up to new highs. The dumb people I know argue vociferously and passionately that Abe will fail miserably, and that the economy and stocks will crash and burn as early as next … [Read more...]

Be Careful, Your PC is Watching

computer

Hey! You there, staring at this monitor. This is your PC talking to you. No, not you over there standing in the background. I’m talking to the guy sitting in front of me poking at my keys. Ouch! That one hurt! So you thought no one was watching, did you? Let me set you straight. About a month ago you clicked on a certain website, and I installed myself as a cookie on your … [Read more...]

September 26, 2013 – MDT – Webinar/Currency Follow Up

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (DXJ) September 26, 2013

Alert

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. … [Read more...]

September 26, 2013 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 26, 2013

Global Market Comments September 26, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (THE GOVERNMENT THAT CRIED WOLF), (BREAKFAST WITH BOONE PICKENS) … [Read more...]

The Government That Cried Wolf

Obama

Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, is warning us that the government will run out of money on Monday. Maybe, by rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, he can continue crucial payments, like Social Security and veterans benefits, through October 16. After that, we are officially broke. Bills for what the government has already spent will go unpaid. Welcome to the deadbeat … [Read more...]

Breakfast With Boone Pickens

Boone Pickens

Reformed oil man, repenting sinner, and borne again environmentalist, T. Boone Pickens, Jr. says that “When we turn the US green, it will have the best economy ever.” I met the spry, homespun billionaire at San Francisco’s Mark Hopkins on a leg of his self-financed national campaign to get America to kick its dangerous dependence on foreign oil imports. For the past 30 … [Read more...]

September 25, 2013 – MDT – Euro Pattern alert

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (SPY) September 25, 2013

slider-05-trader-alert

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. … [Read more...]

September 25, 2013 – MDT – Midday Missive

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 25, 2013 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 25, 2013

Global Market Comments September 25, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MAD HEDGE FUND TRADER HITS THREE YEAR 100% GAIN), (JOIN THE INVEST LIKE A MONSTER SAN FRANCISCO TRADING CONFERENCE), (WHY I’M BUYING THE TREASURY BOND MARKET), (TLT), (TBT) iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas Bond (TLT) ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) … [Read more...]

Join the “Invest Like a Monster” San Francisco Trading Conference

Trademonster

I am pleased to announce that I will be participating in the Invest Like a Monster Trading Conference in San Francisco during October 25-26. The two-day event brings together experts from across the financial landscape who will improve your understanding of markets by a quantum leap and measurably boost your own personal trading performance. Tickets are available for a … [Read more...]

Why I’m Buying the Treasury Bond Market

Quad

The Fed’s decision not to taper, and therefore keep interest rates lower for longer, gave a great flashing green light to the bond market. It has been off to the races ever since, with the iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT) blasting through resistance this morning to new two month high. As this is off a double bottom on the charts that has been unfolding since … [Read more...]

September 25, 2013 – Quote of the Day

Balloon

“The Fed is not worried about inflation in the next few years and want growth first, growth second, and growth third. With the stabilization of Europe, the apparent pick up in China, and a US economy still on a reasonable footing, the Fed’s heavy leaning to a growth policy should lead to a pretty favorable environment for the markets,” said legendary hedge fund manager, David … [Read more...]

Mad Hedge Fund Trader Hits New All Time High

2013 TA Performance

The Trade Alert service of the Mad Hedge Fund Trader has posted a year-to-date gain of 43.24%, a new all time high. Performance since inception 33 months ago soared to 98.29%. This pegs the average annualized return at 35.7%, putting me in the absolute top tier of all hedge fund managers. These numbers come off the back of a blistering September month to date of up +5.66%. … [Read more...]

September 24, 2013 – MDT – Closing Trade Alert! 30 Yr. Futures

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 24, 2013 – MDT – 30 Yr. bonds Trade of the Day Follow Up

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (TLT) September 24, 2013

Alert

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. … [Read more...]

September 24, 2013 – MDT

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 24, 2013

Global Market Comments September 24, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (APPLE’S BLOWOUT NUMBERS SEND BEARS SCAMPERING), (AAPL), (QCOM), (CHL), (SSNLF), (MSFT), (GOOG), (EXPIRATION OF MY YEN BEAR PUT SPREAD), (MY PERSONAL LEADING ECONOMIC INDICATOR), (NOTICE TO MILITARY SUBSCRIBERS) Apple Inc. (AAPL) QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) China Mobile Limited (CHL) Samsung … [Read more...]

Apple’s Blowout Numbers Send Bears Scampering

Line Up - Queue

Apple’s (AAPL) report this morning that it sold a stunning 9 million model 5s and 5c iPhones has bowled over even the company’s most optimistic cheerleaders and sent the bears running. The consensus estimate had been only for 5 million units. At the opening highs, shares were up $30 to $497, well above the $468 that prevailed at my September 11 Trade Alert to buy the … [Read more...]

Expiration of my Yen Bear Put Spread

Japanese Girl

Add this one to the “WIN” column. I strapped on this position because I believed that the world was adding risk, expecting major bull moves, once it becomes clear that the multiple disasters now threatening the world don’t actually happen. The list includes war with Syria, the taper, the Bernanke replacement, the debt ceiling crisis, another sequester, yada, yada, yada.  A … [Read more...]

My Personal Leading Economic Indicator

Troll Dolls

One of the joys of having small children is that you get to know the guy at the local plumbing supply shop really well. It’s amazing what will fit down a toilet these days. He once told me that when Troll Dolls hit the market, every plumber in the country was guaranteed a job for life. When I went there yesterday I thought I’d pick up some leading economic indicators as … [Read more...]

Notice to Military Subscribers

Soldier

To the dozens of subscribers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the surrounding ships at sea, thank you for your service! I think it is very wise to use your free time to read my letter and learn about financial markets in preparation for an entry into the financial services when you cash out. Nobody is going to call you a baby killer and shun you, as they did when I returned from … [Read more...]

September 24, 2013 – Quote of the Day

Wicked Witch

“I’d much rather have the Wicked Witch of the East go away. We’d be way better off if we ended quantitative easing real fast so this scapegoat can get behind us,” said Ken Fisher of Fisher Investments. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (FXY) September 23, 2013

Alert

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. … [Read more...]

September 23, 2013 – MDT – Midday Missive

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 23, 2013 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 23, 2013

Global Market Comments September 23, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (NOVEMBER 1 SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (TAKE A LOOK AT OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM), (OXY), ($WTIC), (USO), (TESTIMONIAL) Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) Light Crude Oil ($WTIC) United States Oil (USO) … [Read more...]

November 1 San Francisco Strategy Luncheon

San Francisco

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in San Francisco on Friday, November 1, 2013. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide-ranging discussion and an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to date view on stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, precious metals, and real estate. And … [Read more...]

Take a Look at Occidental Petroleum (OXY)

Faberge Egg

I have kept oil companies in my long term model portfolio for many years now. But there are a lot of belles at the ball, but you can’t dance with all of them. While a student at UCLA in the early seventies, I took a World Politics class, which required me to pick a country, analyze its economy, and make recommendations for its economic development. I chose Algeria, a country … [Read more...]

Testimonial

Going to renew my membership today because you provide great ideas. I think you have a lot of integrity in your messages.  We may not agree politically, but you have nailed many of the concepts you sheppard.  I have become a fan and look forward to your writing every day Don Cleveland, Ohio … [Read more...]

September 23, 2013 – Quote of the Day

Jim Carrey

“The barriers to Wall Street are quite low, once you have the Ivy League credentials. If you’re a certain kind of kid who doesn’t actually know anything about anything, Wall Street is still a great place to go,” said Michael Lewis, author of “The Big Short.” … [Read more...]

September 20, 2013 – MDT – Spu’s – Spu/Bonds

EP US 9-20-13

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 20, 2013 – MDT – 30 yr. Bonds Trade of the Day Follow Up

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 20, 2013 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 20, 2013

Global Market Comments September 20, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (SEPTEMBER 25 GLOBAL STRATEGY WEBINAR), (REPORT FROM THE MATTERHORN SUMMIT) … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the September 25 Global Strategy Webinar

Robin Williams

My next global strategy webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at 12:00 noon EDT. Login in early to get a space. 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 securities with which to … [Read more...]

Report from the Matterhorn Summit

John Thomas-Matterhorn

From where I stand, the rolling foothills of Northern Italy spread out below me to the south. On my left lie the distinctive peaks of the Dolomite Alps. On my right I can see the massive expanse of Mont Blanc, at 15,781 feet the highest mountain in Europe. I am standing at the summit of the Matterhorn. Knock another item off the bucket list. I have been trying to climb this … [Read more...]

September 20,2013 – Quote of the Day

Baseball

“This is very bullish for markets. It’s bullish for markets intermediate term. Before, I thought we were in the seventh inning of a four-year bull market. Two waiters just came in and delivered another punch bowl. We’re going into extra innings, baby,” Said Stanley Druckenmiller of hedge fund Duquesne Capital Management, about the Fed’s decision not to taper. … [Read more...]

September 19, 2013 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 19, 2013 – MDT – AUD/JPY Trade Alert

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 19, 2013

Global Market Comments September 19, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (BEN GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO BULL MARKETS), (SPY), (USO), (TLT), (FXE), (FXA), (FXY), (FXB), (YCS), (GLD), (SLV), (HOW TO AVOID PONZI SCHEMES), (PLAY CHINA’S YUAN FROM THE LONG SIDE), (CYB), ($SSEC), (EEM) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) United States Oil (USO) iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas Bond … [Read more...]

Ben Gives Green Light to Bull Markets

bb-image

I told you so! Ben Bernanke’s decision not to taper $85 billion a month of Federal Reserve bond purchases came as a surprise to everyone, but me. The reasons were legion. Blame Syria, blame the weak August nonfarm payroll, blame a near zero inflation rate, blame the coming debt ceiling crisis. The bottom line is that the numbers are just not there. The economy is growing … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Ponzi Schemes

Bernie Madoff

I spent a sad and depressing, but highly instructional evening with Dr. Stephen Greenspan, who lost most of his personal fortune with Bernie Madoff. The University of Connecticut psychology professor had poured the bulk of his savings into Sandra Mansky’s Tremont feeder fund; receiving convincing trade confirms and rock solid custody statements from the Bank of New … [Read more...]

Play China’s Yuan From the Long Side

Girl - Chinese

One of the oldest games in the foreign exchange market is to always buy the currencies of strong countries that are growing, and to sell short the currencies of the weak countries that are shrinking. Any doubts that China’s Yuan is a huge screaming buy should have been dispelled when news came out that it had displaced Germany as the world’s largest exporter. The Middle … [Read more...]

Taking Profits on Freeport McMoRan (FCX)

Pennies

This has been a real peach of a trade. In just eight days, (FCX) shares have jumped by 8%, taking the Freeport McMoRan October $28-$30 bull call spread from $1.68 to $1.93, a gain of 15%. And we did this by only risking 10% of our capital. We managed to achieve this profit when the price of copper actually went against us, falling some 3%. Clearly the equity aspect of this … [Read more...]

September 19, 2013 – Quote of the Day

David-Statue

“AIG was regulated by the Office of Thrift Supervision, which I abolished. Actually, instead of abolishing it, I wanted to change the name to the Office of Fig Leaf Dispensation,” said former chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank. … [Read more...]

September 18, 2013 – MDT – Fed Meeting

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (FCX) September 28, 2013

Alert

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. … [Read more...]

September 18, 2013 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 18, 2013

Global Market Comments September 18, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (THE ULTRA BULL ARGUMENT FOR GOLD), (GLD), (GDX), (ABX), (SLV), (AN EVENING WITH BILL GATES, SR.) SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX) iShares Silver Trust (SLV) … [Read more...]

The Ultra Bull Argument for Gold

gold20stack

We sit here in the calm before the storm awaiting the Federal Reserve’s decision to taper a little, a lot, or not at all. Every asset class on the planet is in a holding pattern until then. So I’ll take this opportunity to review the current state of play in gold (GLD). Since it peaked in the summer of 2011, the barbarous relic has been beaten like the proverbial red headed … [Read more...]

An Evening With Bill Gates, Sr.

Bill Gates Jr-Sr

I had a chat with Bill Gates, Sr. recently, co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private philanthropic organization. There, a staff of 800 helps him manage $30 billion. The foundation will give away $3.1 billion this year, a 10% increase over last year. Some $1.5 billion will go to emerging nation health care, and another $750 million to … [Read more...]

September 17, 2013 – MDT – AUD/JPY & Aussie

AUDJPY 9-17-13

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 17, 2013 – MDT – AUD/JPY Follow Up

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 17, 2013 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 17, 2013

Global Market Comments September 17, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (JOIN THE INVEST LIKE A MONSTER SAN FRANCISCO TRADING CONFERENCE), (IT’S ALL ABOUT LARRY), (SPY), (TLT), (FXY), (YCS), (FXA), (MSFT), (LUNCH WITH ROBERT REICH) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas Bond (TLT) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (FXY) ProShares UltraShort Yen … [Read more...]

Join the “Invest Like a Monster” San Francisco Trading Conference

Jon Majarian

I am pleased to announce that I will be participating in the Invest Like a Monster Trading Conference in San Francisco during October 25-26. The two-day event brings together experts from across the financial landscape who will improve your understanding of markets by a quantum leap and measurably boost your own personal trading performance. Tickets are available for a … [Read more...]

It’s All About Larry

Janet Yellen

When I first heard about Larry Summers decision to withdraw his name from consideration as the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve, I thought “Whoa! “RISK ON, here we come.” I knew immediately that global stock (SPY), bond (TLT), and commodity markets would rocket and the dollar would crash (FXA), except against the Japanese yen (FXY), (YCS). That’s what we got in spades at … [Read more...]

September 16, 2013 – MDT – Nasd 100 Pattern Alert!

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 16, 2013 – MDT – AUD/USD Trade Alert! – Position Update AAPL

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 16, 2013 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 16, 2013

Global Market Comments September 16, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (NOVEMBER 1 SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (CATCHING UP WITH ECONOMIST DAVID HALE), (EEM), (GREK), (IWW), (EWJ), (NGE), (EWJ), (FXY), (YCS) (TESTIMONIAL) iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK) iShares Russell 3000 Value Index (IWW) iShares MSCI Japan Index … [Read more...]

November 1 San Francisco Strategy Luncheon

San Francisco

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in San Francisco on Friday, November 1, 2013. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide-ranging discussion and an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to date view on stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, precious metals, and real estate. And … [Read more...]

Catching up with Economist David Hale

David Hale

I have been relying on David Hale as my de facto global macro economist for decades, and I never miss an opportunity to get his updated views. The challenge is in writing down David’s eye popping, out of consensus ideas fast enough, because he spits them out in such rapid-fire succession. Since David is an independent economic advisor to many of the world’s governments, … [Read more...]

Testimonial

Nice work!  You do great analysis and execution. Dave Potomac, Maryland … [Read more...]

September 16, 2013 – Quote of the Day

Baseball

There are many companies in the US that are running out of time because of leverage. There is still $1 trillion in distressed or defaulted debt. Any company that could refinance has already done so. For all those companies that couldn’t refinance, they’re going to be hitting a wall this year or next year,” said Marc Lasry, chairman of Avenue Capital Management, a top performing … [Read more...]

September 13, 2013 – MDT – Yen Position Update with Midday Missive

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 13, 2013 – MDT – Yen Adjustment!!

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 13, 2013 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 13, 2013

Global Market Comments September 13, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MAD HEDGE FUND TRADER HITS ANOTHER NEW ALL TIME HIGH), (FXY), (YCS), (FCX), (AAPL), (FXA), (LOADING UP ON AUSTRALIA), (FXA), (EWA), ($SSEC), ($BDI), (UPDATE ON FREEPORT MCMORAN) (FCX) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (FXY) ProShares UltraShort Yen (YCS) Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. … [Read more...]

Loading Up on Australia

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It looks like I’m Waltzing Matilda again. I am going to use the two-cent drop last night to scale into a long position in the Australian dollar. This is a dip in the (FXA) that gives up one quarter of the four-cent move off of the August 88 cent bottom. The decline was triggered by dismal employment data showing that 10,200 jobs were lost in August. Many analysts had been … [Read more...]

Update on Freeport McMoRan (FCX)

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Those who bought my Trade Alert on the Freeport McMoRan (FCX) October $28-$30 bull call spread at $1.68 or best two days ago will be thrilled to see the charts below. They were prepared by my friends at Stockcharts.com, who offer a very reasonable subscription technical analysis product (click here for their site http://stockcharts.com ). After testing $26 three times over … [Read more...]

September 12, 2013 MDT – Yen Trade Alert

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (FXA) September 12, 2013

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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. … [Read more...]

September 12, 2013 – MDT – Midday Missive

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 12, 2013 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

September 12, 2013

Global Market Comments September 12, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (BUY APPLE ON THE DIP), (AAPL), (CHL) (PICKING UP FREEPORT MCMORAN), (FCX), (CU), (ECH), ($SSEC) Apple Inc. (AAPL) China Mobile Limited (CHL) Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) First Trust ISE Global Copper Index (CU) iShares MSCI Chile Capped (ECH) Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index … [Read more...]