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July 31, 2013

Global Market Comments July 31, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (REPORT FROM BERLIN), (A SHORT HISTORY OF HEDGE FUNDS), (FAREWELL TO SENATOR DANIEL INOUE)

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Report From Berlin

I am sitting at my MacBook Pro typing this piece in the corner Suite on the sixth floor of the Hotel Adlon in Berlin. A half finished bottle of 2001 Chateau Pech sits on my desk, a product of the French Mediterranean coast. Out the window hundreds of tourists are milling about the imposing Brandenburg […]

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A Short History of Hedge Funds

Legendary Fortune Magazine editor, Winslow Jones, created the first hedge fund out of a shabby office on Broadway in New York City in 1948, and generated monster returns over the next 20 years. He got the idea of a 20% performance bonus, now an industry standard, from ancient Phoenician sea captains who kept a fifth […]

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Farewell to Senator Daniel Inoue

I was greatly saddened when I had learned of the passing of Senator Daniel Inoue of Hawaii, the Senate’s longest serving member, and a close friend. After 50 years last August the legislative body had come to dominate the all powerful Ways and Means Committee, eventually becoming the President Pro Tem. He was 88 when […]

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July 31, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“If we had not entered the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan would be over by now,” said Richard Engle, NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent, who spent five year in the country.

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July 30, 2013

Global Market Comments July 30, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (REPORT FROM VENICE), (AN EVENING WITH TRAVEL GURU ARTHUR FROMMER)

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Report from Venice

If you ever need someone to owe you a big favor, make sure it is the world’s best hotel. That is what I discovered when I checked into the legendary Cipriani Hotel in Venice, Italy. I had booked their cheapest room at $1,500 a day. Due to a screw up on the reservations, I learned […]

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An Evening with Travel Guru Arthur Frommer

Travel guru, Arthur Frommer, says that now is the best time to travel in 20 years, thanks to a combination of a strong dollar and desperate price-cutting forced by the recession. Five years after oil hit an historic peak at $148/barrel, when $500 fuel surcharges abounded, and the demise of the travel industry was widely […]

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July 30, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“If you can’t make yourself loved, make yourself feared,” said Meyer Amschel Rothschild, founder of the banking dynasty.

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July 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 […]

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July 29, 2013

Global Market Comments July 29, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (AN AFTERNOON WITH GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN), (TESTIMONIAL)

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An Afternoon With California Governor Jerry Brown

On my last trip to my lakefront estate at Lake Tahoe, I stopped off at the state capital, Sacramento, to look in on my old friend, Governor Jerry Brown. It is crucial that readers across the country, and indeed, around the world, know what Jerry is thinking. California has always been a “pathfinder” state, and […]

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Testimonial

I can’t tell you how much I enjoy your blog. It is the first place I go every morning and I miss you on the weekends. I stumbled upon your site about 4 months ago and have been addicted to it since day one. I really appreciate not only your insight into the markets, but […]

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July 29, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“You are either looking out five days or five years in this market. You’re either a surfer or a yacht. There are no small boats anymore,” said Bob Iaccino, a trader at Yourtrading room.com.

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July 26, 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 […]

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