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The World’s Largest Solar Plant.

Unfortunately, I know Blythe, California too well. This natural blast furnace is in a God-forsaken corner of the state where I hunted jack rabbits as a kid, the Indians survived on Gila monsters for protein, and it regularly reaches 130 degrees in the shade. It is also where Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper crossed the […]

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The Price Tag for Clean Coal.

I wanted to get the lowdown on clean coal to see how clean it really is, so I visited some friends at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The modern-day descendant of the Atomic Energy Commission (where I had a student job in the seventies), the leading researcher on laser-induced nuclear fission, and the administrator of our […]

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Testimonial.

I’ve been an almost-daily reader of your blog for about a year now. You helped me through some rough times and after this summer, I’m personally able to say that I’ve vetted and profited off your information enough to justify paying for a peek behind the curtain. I’d like to join the Trade Alert Service […]

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November 8, 2012 — Quote of the Day.

“I went out to a pub last night and, amazingly, everyone was spending money, drinking up, and having a good time. There’s a recession only for the participants in the industry. There’s no recession for 98% of the population,” said Andrew Brough, a fund manager at Schroeder’s.  

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November 7, 2012

Global Market Comments November 7, 2012 Fiat Lux Featured Trades: (JANUARY 4, 2013 CHICAGO STRATEGY LUNCH), (ELECTIONS IN DAYS GONE PAST), (SPY), (IWM), (AAPL), (FXY), (FXE), (GLD), (JPM), (BAC), (ATTEND MY OPTIONS SCHOOL) S&P 500 SPDRs Russell 2000 iShares Apple, Inc. Currency Shares Japanese Yen Trust Currency Shares Euro Trust SPDR Gold Trust Shares J.P. […]

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Elections in Days Gone Past.

I am headed for the airport shortly and wanted to dash off a quick note. On Wednesday, I am hosting my Houston strategy luncheon, and Thursday I am conducting my options school in Tampa, Florida (see below). On Friday, I am the keynote speaker at the HS Dent Network conference. So it will be a […]

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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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