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Not Your Father’s Railroads

When I rode Amtrak’s California Zephyr service from Chicago to San Francisco last year, we passed countless trains heading west hauling hoppers full of coal for shipment to China. This year I took the same trip. The coal trains were gone. Instead I saw 100 car long tanker trains transporting crude oil from North Dakota […]

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The Worst Trade of All Time

One of the great asset management blunders of all time has to be the European Community’s decision to sell its gold reserves in the wake of the launch of the Euro in 1998. The decision led to the fairly rapid sale of 3,800 tons of the yellow metal at an average price of $280/ounce, reaping […]

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April 12, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“When you look at the size of the US work force over the next 30 years, it is going to increase by 30%. That compares to Japan, where it is going to be shrinking, Europe, where it is contracting, and even China, where it turns down. The idea that the baby boomers are going to […]

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April 11, 2013

Global Market Comments April 11, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (APRIL 12 SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (JAPANESE CASH TSUNAMI HITS US), (SPY), (DXJ), (BAC), (AAPL), (TBT), (TLT), (GLD), (SLV) (TURKEY IS ON THE MENU), (TUR), (TKC) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity (DXJ) Bank of America Corporation (BAC) Apple Inc. (AAPL) ProShares UltraShort […]

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April 12 San Francisco Strategy Luncheon

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, April 12, 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, […]

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Japanese Cash Tsunami Hits US

When Japanese central bank governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, announced the most aggressive monetary stimulus program in history last week, he no doubt expected Tokyo share prices to head for the moon. In that, he has succeeded admirably, the yen hedged Japanese equity ETF (DXJ) soaring by 13.4% in the five trading days since he lobbed his […]

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Turkey is on the Menu

I am building lists of emerging market ETF’s to snap up during any summer sell off, and Turkey popped up on the menu. The country is only one of two Islamic countries that I consider investment grade, (Indonesia is the other one). The 82 million people of Turkey rank 15th in the world population, and […]

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April 11, 2013 – Quote of the Day

There are three things that kill bull markets, interest rates, inflation, and valuation, and none of those are prevalent as we sit here. Equity markets are discounting too pessimistic of a future,” said Jeff Mortimer, Director of Investment Strategy, BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

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Trade Alert – (SPY) #3 April 10, 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 – (SPY) #2 April 10, 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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Trade Alert – (SPY) April 10, 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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April 10, 2013

Global Market Comments April 10, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MAY 8 LAS VEGAS STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (AN EVENING WITH GOVERNMENT MOTORS), (GM), General Motors Company (GM)

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May 8 Las Vegas Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, May 8, 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 […]

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An Evening With “Government Motors”

Long-term readers of this letter are well aware of my antipathy towards General Motors (GM). For decades, the company turned a blind ear to customer complaints about shoddy, uncompetitive products, arcane management practices, entitled dealers, and a totally inward looking view of the world that was rapidly globalizing. It was like watching a close friend […]

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April 10, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“Nobody knew it was August, 1982 until it was August, 1984,” said Chris Verone, head of technical analysis at research boutique Strategas.

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