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Testimonial.

I am incredibly impressed with this product. I have just been reading and listening since last night, but as a professor for 42 years and now the vice provost of a major university, I believe I can spot when someone has got it; and you do. I cannot wait to begin trading. Hard work has […]

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October 16, 2012 — Quote of the Day.

“I would say that you’ve had a generation’s worth of experience in the last five years,” said Morgan Stanley large cap bank analyst, Betsy Grasek.

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What to do on November 1.

If I had a nickel for every time that I heard the term “Sell in May and go away” this year, I could retire. Oops, I already am retired! In any case, I thought that I would dig out the hard numbers and search through the truth behind this old trading adage. It turns out […]

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Taking Profits on Gold.

I am happy to run large, overweight positions in assets that have powerful momentum behind them and are breaching new highs by the day. I am not so happy to run such positions that have stalled or gone to sleep, and that is the case with gold. With our (GLD) December, 2012 $157-$162 Call Spread […]

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Testimonial.

I see Business Week’s list of America’s best cities lists San Francisco as number one. Maybe that’s because the most interesting man in America lives there (you). I’ve never been there and wish I could go to your luncheon there this month. Fortunately, I have your newsletters to keep me entertained. I don’t have a […]

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October 15, 2012 — Quote of the Day.

“Hello, 911? There is an old man beating a child on my TV,” said comedian Bill Maher about the vice presidential debate.

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Sign up for 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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The Truth Behind the Numbers.

There has been much gnashing of teeth and the tearing of hair over the recent jobs figures. First, we saw a stunning drop in the headline unemployment rate on Friday, from 8.2% to 7.9%, a new four-year low. This morning, we got a blockbuster drop in the weekly jobless claims of 30,000 to 339,000, the […]

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October 12, 2012 — Quote of the Day.

“The fiscal cliff is not going to happen. Sequestration never works because politicians are in charge,” said Kyle Bass of hedge fund Hayman Capital Management.  

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Playing Corn From the Short Side.

We are entering the dead period for agricultural products. The harvest is almost in. Any weather events we see from here on will affect next year’s crop more than this year’s. There are no more significant, market-moving reports due out of the Department of Agriculture in the foreseeable future. And we enter the quit season […]

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Smash the Rally in Oil.

I love it. First, Israel’s right-wing prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, calls for a snap election. Many observers are viewing this as a referendum on war with Iran. Then, terrorists blow up the Iran-Turkey pipeline, a major 1-million-barrel-a-day supplier to Europe. Next, we learn that U.S. troops have been dispatched to our ally, Jordan, to prevent […]

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October 11, 2012 — Quote of the Day.

“Going into yearend you not only have performance risk, you have bonus risk, and ultimately job risk,” said Jeffrey Saut of Raymond James.  

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Global Trading Dispatch Threatens New All-Time High.

The Trade Alert Service of Global Trading Dispatch, my market-beating trade mentoring service, is within a hair’s breadth of blasting through to a new all-time high. As of the end of September, the performance since inception stood at 61.03%, giving ecstatic followers an average annualized 33.3% return. So far in 2012, nimble traders have picked […]

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Apple Has Not Gone Rotten.

When the adulation for a stock turns universal, you better run a mile. That is what happened when the iPhone 5 was launched nearly a month ago, the greatest consumer product in history. Since then, the stock has been trading like grim death. Has Apple truly gone rotten? I don’t think so. The last several […]

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Testimonial.

I have been following your letter religiously for the past four years. I value your opinions, knowing they are truly independent and not beholden to a mutual fund or investment bank. Your ability to recognize, and put out actionable advice during market extremes is unique in my experience. Your recent (TLT) long recommendation was a […]

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