Trade Alert – (SPY) October 31, 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. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (FXE) October 31, 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...]

October 31, 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...]

October 31, 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...]

October 31, 2013

Global Market Comments October 31, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (TRADE ALERT ON RISK CONTROL), (TLT), (TBT), (FXE), (SPY) (MY TAKE ON OBAMACARE), (XLV) iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV) … [Read more...]

Trade Alert on Risk Control

Market

In the wake of the Federal Reserve’s decision not to taper and to leave interest rates unchanged, our long positions are soaring and our short positions are collapsing. No surprise here, as both the Mad Hedge Fund Trader and the Mad Day Trader nailed the market’s reaction well in advance with a profusion of timely Trade Alerts over the last few days. Treasury bonds have … [Read more...]

My Take on Obamacare

Obamacare site

So much BS is flying about over the Obamacare issue that I can’t resist the temptation to put in my two cents worth. There was no chance this was going to work on day one, and I warned senior administration officials as much on many different occasions. Even the Massachusetts health care plan only saw 100 sign ups in the first month, and it was supported by both … [Read more...]

October 31, 2013 – Quote of the Day

Line Chart

“I grew up trying to separate the emotion of the market from what reality is. Eventually, emotion is just a big sine wave that fluctuates around reality. Eventually, it will catch up,” said Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (AAPL) October 30, 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. … [Read more...]

October 30, 2013 – SPU’s & 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...]

October 30, 2013 – MDT – VIX 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...]

October 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...]

October 30, 2013

Global Market Comments October 30, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (WHEN GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE), (SPY), (HEDGE FUNDS CIRCLING OVER THE EUROPEAN WRECKAGE), (BWX), (IGOV), (ITLY), (EU), (BUND), (FXE), (TESTIMONIAL) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) SPDR Barclays International Treasury Bd (BWX) iShares International Treasury Bond (IGOV) PowerShares DB Italian Treas Bond ETN … [Read more...]

When Great Minds Think Alike

Goldilocks

Exactly 84 years ago from yesterday, the Great 1929 stock market crash occurred. The Dow Average plunged a stunning 30 points to 230, a one-day decline of 12%. The ticker tape lagged the market by two hours, and the newly bankrupt were jumping out of downtown windows. I remember it like it was yesterday. Well not really. But a number of friends over the decades lived … [Read more...]

Hedge Funds Circling Over the European Wreckage

George Clooney

Have you ever wanted to spend your summers basking in the sunlight at your mountain top Tuscan villa, surveying the manicured vineyards which produce your own estate bottled wine? Are you drawn by the cachet of claiming George Clooney as a celebrity neighbor on the model strewn shores of Lake Como? How about a luxury apartment that is walking distance from the Vatican? Hedge … [Read more...]

Testimonial

Dear John, I'm extremely passionate about markets and am already building a hedge fund at the age of 31. Please continue to be yourself and inform. I want to learn from you all I can to successfully understand the next likely moves based on your insights and reasoning. I just wish you were my uncle and could give me years of one on one time to teach me how to fish. Thanks … [Read more...]

October 30, 2013 – Quote of the Day

Baseball-Catcher

“If you can’t catch the most extraordinary event in our lifetimes, what do we really know? How in the world did I miss it?” said Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve. … [Read more...]

October 29, 2013 – MDT – IBM 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...]

October 29, 2013 – MDT – VIX Position Update

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 – (FXE) October 29, 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...]

October 29, 2013 – MDT – VIX 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 – (SPY) October 29, 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. … [Read more...]

October 29, 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...]

October 29, 2013

Global Market Comments October 29, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MAD DAY TRADER EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR), (THE RUN IN BONDS IS OVER), (TLT), (JNK), (HYG), (MUB), (ELD), (LINE), (AUSTERITY HITS WALL STREET) iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond (JNK) iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG) iShares National AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF … [Read more...]

Mad Day Trader Educational Webinar

Jim Parker

Jim Parker, The Mad Day Trader, will be hosting an educational webinar on Wednesday, October 30 at 12:00 EDT. Ignore Jim Parker at your peril. Since he started his Mad Day Trading service in April, he has clocked a stunning 150% profit, independently audited. There’s no better trading service than the proven. Get any piece of that, and you have made your year. To register for … [Read more...]

The Run in Bonds is Over

The End is Near-sign

This is a bet that the ten-year Treasury bonds, now trading at a 2.50% yield, don’t fall below 2.40% over the next 14 trading days. It has to make this move on top of an unbelievable decline in yields from 3.0% to 2.50% since September. And it has to do it quickly. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday to consider whether they should raise rates, lower them, or leave them … [Read more...]

October 29, 2013 – Quote of the Day

Man-Google Glasses

“The consumers have voted with their eyeballs,” said Mark Mahaney, the Internet analyst at RBC Capital, about Google’s breakout through $1,000 a share. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (TBT) October 28, 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...]

October 28, 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...]

Trade Alert – (TLT) October 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. … [Read more...]

October 28, 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...]

October 28, 2013

Global Market Comments October 28, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND THE NOVEMBER 1 SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (WHY US STOCKS ARE DIRT CHEAP), (SPY), (IWM), (QQQ), (TSLA) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) … [Read more...]

Last Chance to Attend the 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...]

October 28, 2013 – Quote of the Day

girl with money

If you can get a dividend higher than the yield on ten-year debt, it’s an opportunity we haven’t seen in our lifetime. On a five-year horizon, investing in large multinationals with high dividends will have a large payday,” said Lawrence Fink, CEO of BlackRock. … [Read more...]

October 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...]

October 25, 2013

Global Market Comments October 25, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (FEEL LIKE INVESTING IN A STATE SPONSOR OF TERRORISM?), (GAF), (AFK), (EZA), (WHO SAYS THERE AREN’T ANY JOBS?), (WILL GOLD SUFFER THE FATE OF THE $10,000 BILL?) (GLD), (GDX) (THE TWELVE DAY YEAR) SPDR S&P Emerging Middle East & Africa (GAF) Market Vectors Africa Index ETF (AFK) iShares MSCI … [Read more...]

Feel Like Investing in a State Sponsor of Terrorism?

African

How about buying shares in a country whose leaders have stolen $400 billion in the last decade and have seen 300 foreign workers kidnapped? Another country lost four wars in the last 40 years. Still interested? How about a country that suffers one of the world's highest AIDs rates, endures regular insurrections where all of the Westerners get massacred, and racked up 5 … [Read more...]

Will Gold Coins Suffer the Fate of the $10,000 Bill?

$10,000 Bill

The conspiracy theorists will love this one. Buried deep in the bowels of the 2,000 page health care bill was a new requirement for gold dealers to file Form 1099's for all retail sales by individuals over $600. Specifically, the measure can be found in section 9006 of the Patient Protection and Affordability Act of 2010. For foreign readers unencumbered by such concerns, … [Read more...]

October 24, 2013 – MDT – Energy ETF’s 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...]

October 24, 2013 – MDT – TBT 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...]

October 24, 2013 – MDT – Midday Missive w/Trade Alerts

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...]

October 24, 2013 – MDT – AUD/JPY Closing 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...]

October 24, 2013 – MDT – Oh Canada

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...]

October 24, 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...]

October 24, 2013

Global Market Comments October 24, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (THE CASE AGAINST TREASURY BONDS), (TBT), (TLT), (MY PERSONAL LEADING ECONMIC INDICATOR), (HMC), (NSANY), (DXJ) (A FILM REVIEW OF “MARGIN CALL”) ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (HMC) Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (NSANY) WisdomTree … [Read more...]

Film Review of “Margin Call”

Kevin Spacey

Now it’s time for some cultural edification. I first became aware of “Margin Call” as a pre-production project four years ago when news leaked out that the principal actors, Kevin Stacey, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, and Jeremy Irons, were reading The Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader to learn about the industry and get in character. The plot covers a 24-hour period on the eve … [Read more...]

October 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...]

October 23, 2013 – MDT – VIX Closing Trade

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...]

October 23, 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...]

October 23, 2013 – MDT – AUD/JPY

AUDJPY 10-23-13

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...]

October 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...]

October 23, 2013

Global Market Comments October 23, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (THE WORST IS YET TO COME), (SPY), (MY OLD PAL, LEONARDO FIBONACCI), (TESTIMONIAL) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) … [Read more...]

The Worst is yet to Come

White House in Decay

I was not surprised to see the belated September nonfarm payroll come in at a miserable 148,000. It clearly shows that companies were already hunkering down with their overheads in the run-up to the recent DC slugfest. The figure had been delayed by the Washington shutdown, which froze all government data releases. In fact, the job market is weaker than even this number … [Read more...]

My Old Pal, Leonardo Fibonacci

Leonardo Fibonacci

I remember the 12th century like it was yesterday. In those days, the leading intellectuals used to get together and drink wine by the gallon, which then was really little more than rotten grape juice. The problem was that we all used to pass out before anybody came up with a great idea. Then someone started importing coffee from the Middle East and thinkers stayed awake long … [Read more...]

October 22, 2013 – MDT – ORL’s & IBM Stop 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...]

October 22, 2013 – MDT – Midday Missive – w/GS Stop

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...]

October 22, 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...]

October 22, 2013

Global Market Comments October 22, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND THE INVEST LIKE A MONSTER SAN FRANCISCO TRADING CONFERENCE) (WHAT TO DO NOW?), (SPY), (TESTIMONIAL) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) … [Read more...]

Last Chance to Attend 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 that 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...]

What to Do Now?

Airplane Seat

I am completing one of the best trading years of my 45-year career in the stock market. The Trade Alert service is up by a stunning 41.5% so far in 2013 and by 96.55% since inception 35 months ago. Pretty much every forecast I made for the year came true (click here for “My 2013 Annual Asset Class Review”). The question now is: “What to do here?”  How do I beat the … [Read more...]

October 21, 2013 – MDT – Midday Missive – VIX

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...]

October 21, 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...]

Trade Alert – (TLT) October 21, 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...]

Trade Alert – (FXA) October 21, 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...]

October 21, 2013

Global Market Comments October 21, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (NOVEMBER 1 SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (SEND ME YOUR IDEAS), (REVISITING THE FIRST SILVER BUBBLE), (SLV), (SLW) iShares Silver Trust (SLV) Silver Wheaton Corp. (SLW) … [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...]

Send Me Your Ideas

The Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader is now approaching its seventh year of publication. During this time, I have religiously been pumping out 1,500 words a day, or eight double spaced typed pages, of original, independent minded, hard hitting, and often wickedly funny research. I’ve been covering stocks, bonds, commodities, precious metals, real estate, and agricultural … [Read more...]

Revisiting the First Silver Bubble

Nelson Bunker Hunt

With smoke still rising from the ruins of the recent silver crash, I thought I'd touch base with a wizened and grizzled old veteran who still remembers the last time a bubble popped for the white metal. That would be Mike Robertson, who runs Robertson Wealth Management, one of the largest and most successful registered investment advisors in the country. Mike is the last … [Read more...]

October 18, 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...]

October 18, 2013 – MDT – VIX 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...]

October 28, 2013 – MDT – Crude…Housekeeping

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...]

October 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...]

October 18, 2013

Global Market Comments October 18, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (OCTOBER 23 GLOBAL STRATEGY WEBINAR), (THE SHUTDOWN IS OVER…FOR NOW), (SPY), (EUROPEAN STYLE HOMELAND SECURITY), (TESTIMONIAL) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the October 23 Global Strategy Webinar

Robin Williams

My next global strategy webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 23 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...]

The Shutdown is Over….For Now

Arm Wrestling

After 16 days of high drama, bluster, and handwringing, the Great Washington Shutdown of 2013 is finally over. President Obama held fast and won. The Republicans kept changing their goals by the day and lost. But what we got was anything but a resolution. The next shutdown is now scheduled for January 15, and the Treasury bond default has been pushed back to March, … [Read more...]

European Style Homeland Security

CleeseJohn2

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Libya, and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940, when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from … [Read more...]

Testimonial

I have been following your trades for a while to the tune of several hundreds of thousands in profits. Kindly sign me up to the "A" team. Even after investing for over 30 years, some as a Wall St. pro, I need help with this market. Keep up the good work. BF West Chester, Pennsylvania … [Read more...]

October 18, 2013 – Quote of the Day

Man on Tight Rope

“The process for the investor to move out the risk curve is not complete,” said Leon Cooperman, the legendary hedge fund manager at Omega Advisors, who is projecting modestly positive returns for stocks in 2014. … [Read more...]

October 17, 2013 – MDT – Full Moon Trading

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...]

October 17, 2013 – MDT – AUD/USD Closing 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...]

October 17, 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...]

October 17, 2013 – MDT – IBM & GS 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...]

October 17, 2013 – MDT – IBM & GS 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...]

October 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...]

October 17, 2013

Global Market Comments October 17, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (DOGS OF THE DOW REVISTED) (XME), (XLB), (DBB), (JJG), (MOO), (DBA), (GLD), (SLV), (PLEASE USE MY FREE DATA BASE SEARCH) SPDR S&P Metals & Mining (XME) Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) PowerShares DB Base Metals (DBB) iPath DJ-UBS Grains TR Sub-Idx ETN (JJG) Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF … [Read more...]

Dogs of the Dow Revisited

Dogs Playing Cards

Sitting at my lakefront estate at Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village, I began to cogitate on what my trading portfolio for 2014 should look like. Then I thought, “Why wait?” Better to get the message out now than wait two and a half more months. The entry point for risk assets is better now than it will be early next year. So let’s get the lead out and start posting those … [Read more...]

Please Use My Free Data Base Search

Search

The original purpose of this letter was to build a database of ideas to draw on in the management of my hedge fund. When a certain trade comes into play, I merely type in the symbol, name, currency, or commodity into the search box, and the entire fundamental argument in favor of that position pops up. You can do the same. Just type anything into the search box with the … [Read more...]

October 17, 2013 – Quote of the Day

Clowns

“They closed the circus, but they’re still paying the clowns. What’s going on in Washington is disgraceful,” said Leon Cooperman, the legendary hedge fund manager at Omega Advisors. … [Read more...]

October 16, 2013 – MDT – 30 Yr. Bonds – TLT 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...]

October 16, 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...]

October 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...]

October 16, 2013

Global Market Comments October 16, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (ONSHORING TAKES ANOTHER GREAT LEAP FORWARD), (TSLA), (UMX), (EWW), (THE BULL MARKET IN MUSTANGS) Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) ProShares Ultra MSCI Mexico Cppd IMI (UMX) iShares MSCI Mexico Capped (EWW) … [Read more...]

Onshoring Takes another Great Leap Forward

Man Fixing Machine

Have you tried to hire a sewing machine operator lately? I haven’t, but I have friends running major apparel companies who have (guess where I get all those tight fitting jeans?) Guess what? There aren’t any to be had. Since, 1990, some 77% of the American textiles workforce has been lost, when China joined the world economy in force, and the offshoring trend took flight. … [Read more...]

The Bull Market in Mustangs

Horses-Mustangs

Sitting here in the Silver State of Nevada, high in the Sierras, I feel obliged to comment on a bull market of a different sort. The Western US has found a new wrinkle in the housing collapse, where homeowners are desperately struggling to cut living costs to meet the next doubling of their adjustable rate mortgage payments on their underwater houses. Raising horses can … [Read more...]

October 16, 2013 – Quote of the Day

Drowning

“When your opponent is in trouble and drowning politically, you throw them a fire hose. We threw them a lifeboat and a machine gun. On a tactical basis this is an incredibly stupid move,” said Republican strategist, Mike Murphy. … [Read more...]

October 15, 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...]