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The Debt Ceiling Crisis is Cancelled

I am sitting here in front of a crackling hot fire at my lakeshore estate in Nevada’s Incline Village. It is a brilliantly clear day, with mallard ducks skimming the surface of Lake Tahoe, and the Canadian geese flying in formation overhead. Snow covered Mount Tallac, some 30 miles to the South, looks so close […]

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Don’t Miss the January 23 Global Strategy Webinar

My next global strategy webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 12 at 12:00 noon EST. 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 […]

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January 22, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“Market players are starting to become desensitized to the Armageddon, end-of-the-world stories,” said Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management.

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January 18, 2013

Global Market Comments January 18, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trades: (ATTENDING MY LAST ELECTRIC NISSAN LEAF RALLY) (SPOILED FOR CHOICE)

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Attending My Last Electric Nissan Leaf Rally

It was a typical fall day in San Francisco, the fog wafting in and out through the Golden Gate Bridge. I took the opportunity to attend a company sponsored rally of Nissan Leaf drivers on the Marina Green. These were the fanatics, the diehards, the truly devoted. These were people who were willing to bet […]

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Spoiled for Choice

Boy, am I spoiled for choice on what to do this weekend. On the one hand, I have been invited to join the president on the reviewing stand for Monday’s inauguration in Washington DC. On the other, the Maverick’s World Surf competition near California’s Half Moon Bay is on the same day, which has not […]

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January 18, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“I’m afraid there are going to be ashes in my stocking this year,” said Bill Gross of bond giant PIMCO, about his expectation of poor return for bond funds this year.

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Follow Up – (TLT) January 17, 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 – (TLT) January 17, 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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January 17, 2013

Global Market Comments January 17, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trades: (APRIL 19 CHICAGO STRATEGY LUNCHEON) (MLP’S ARE ON FIRE), (CVRR), (SXCP), (AMJ), (EEP), (KMP), (TLP) (ALL I WANT TO DO IS RETIRE)

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MLP’s Are On Fire

Master Limited Partnerships have been on fire since the beginning of the year. Once the deal on the “Fiscal Cliff” was done, and these instruments’ special tax treatment protected, it was off to the races. These unique and versatile instruments combine the tax benefits of a limited partnership with the liquidity of publicly traded securities. […]

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All I Want to do is Retire

I have always believed that if you don’t have a sense of humor, then you better get the hell out of this business. Below is a link to a YouTube video entitled “All I Want to do is Retire” which covers the decline of the brokerage industry over the last 20 years. The video is […]

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January 17, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“If we’re in a bubble, then we’ll act bubbly,” said legendary hedge fund manager, David Tepper.

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January 16, 2013

Global Market Comments January 16, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trades: (VIX), (VXX), (AAPL), (SPY), (IWM), (BA), (TLT), (USO), (FXY), (YCS), (FXE), (YCS), (EUO), (GLD), (SLV)

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My 2012 Report Card

I’ll give myself a “B” on this one. Sure, with the Trade Alert Service generating a 14.87% net profit for the year, I was able to bring in double the Dow average, and triple what most hedge funds delivered, including some of the biggest ones. But for once, I did not achieve true greatness. I […]

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