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January 9, 2013

Global Market Comments January 9, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trades: None

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Running a Few Local Errands

Returning from my transcontinental rail trip, I had a ton of local errands to run. Pick up the mail, the dry cleaning, and my newly resoled hiking boots, which suffered 1,500 miles of backpacking last year, all of it uphill. The Toyota Highlander was still a disaster from the Lake Tahoe trip, the Christmas tree […]

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January 9, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“My future is behind me,” said Vice President, Lyndon Banes Johnson, to an aide on the flight down to Dallas, Texas on November 20, 1963.

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Trade Alert – (SPY) January 8, 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 7, 2013

Global Market Comments January 7, 2013 Fiat Lux 2013 Annual Asset Class Review FOR PAID SUBSCRIBERS ONLY Featured Trades: (SPX), (QQQQ), (AAPL), (XLF), (BAC), (EEM),(EWZ), (RSX), (PIN), (FXI), (TUR), (EWY), (EWT), (IDX) (TLT), (TBT), (JNK), (PHB), (HYG), (PCY), (MUB), (HCP) (FXE), (EUO), (FXC), (FXA), (YCS), (FXY), (CYB) (FCX), (VALE), (MOO), (DBA), (MOS), (MON), (AGU), (POT), […]

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2013 Annual Asset Class Review

I am writing this report from a first class sleeping cabin on Amtrak’s California Zephyr. We are now pulling away from Chicago’s Union Station, leaving its hurried commuters, buskers, panhandlers, and majestic great halls behind. I am headed for Emeryville, California, just across the bay from San Francisco. That gives me only 56 hours to […]

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January 4, 2013

Global Market Comments January 4, 2013 Featured Trades: (LUNCH WITH THE TREASURY SECRETARY)

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Lunch With the Treasury Secretary

When I wake up at 4:30 am each morning to check the overnight markets and review the opening salvo of incoming emails, I often have trouble focusing in my groggy state. So I had to blink twice when the first message in my inbox politely inquired if I had time to meet the Secretary of […]

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January 4, 2013 – Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day “If You’ve lived long enough on Wall Street, you know that we shoot out wounded and eat our young,” said Brad Hintz, an analyst with Sandford Bernstein.

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Trade Alert – (IWM) January 3, 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 – (AIG) January 3, 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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January 3, 2013

Global Market Comments January 3, 2013 SPECIAL FOREIGN CURRENCY ISSUE Featured Trades: (LONG TERM DOLLAR TREND), (FXA), (FXC), (BNZ), (CYB), (FXE) (THE COMING COLLAPSE OF THE YEN), (THE BIG MAC INDEX), (MCD CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust WisdomTree Dreyfus New Zealand Dollar WisdomTree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan CurrencyShares Euro Trust

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Enjoy the Dollar Rally While it Lasts

Any trader will tell you the trend is your friend and the overwhelming direction for the US dollar for the last 220 years has been down. Our first Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton, found himself constantly embroiled in sex scandals. Take a ten-dollar bill out of your wallet and you’re looking at a world class horndog, […]

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The Collapse of the Yen: The Party Has Started

“Oh, how I despise the yen, let me count the ways.” I’m sure Shakespeare would have come up with a line of iambic pentameter similar to this if he were a foreign exchange trader. I firmly believe that a short position in the yen should be at the core of any hedged portfolio for the […]

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Where The Economist “Big Mac” Index Finds Currency Value.

My former employer, The Economist, once the ever tolerant editor of my flabby, disjointed, and juvenile prose (Thanks Peter and Marjorie), has released its “Big Mac” index of international currency valuations (click here for the link). Although initially launched as a joke three decades ago, I have followed it religiously and found it an amazingly […]

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