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Why Jim Chanos is Wrong on China

Hedge fund titan, Jim Chanos, is well known for his extremely bearish views on China. He says that the cracks are spreading on the façade, real estate sales are falling, and that the economic engine is starting to sputter. This will be bad news for the rest of us, as China imports 50%-80% of the […]

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Drinks With Robert Reich

The commencement speaker at this week’s graduation ceremonies at the University of California at Berkeley just so happened to be Robert Reich, Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Labor, and an old friend of mine, who now a distinguished professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy. I attended a couple of Bob’s economics classes, and his […]

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May 31, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary,” said Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder.”

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May 30, 2013

Global Market Comments May 30, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (JULY 8 LONDON STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (THE BOTTOM IS IN FOR THE AGS), (CORN), (WEAT), (SOYB), (DBA) (THE ONE ECONOMIC INDICATOR YOU CAN RELY ON) (AN EVENING WITH MALCOLM GLADWELL) Teucrium Corn (CORN) Teucrium Wheat (WEAT) Teucrium Soybean (SOYB) PowerShares DB Agriculture (DBA)

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July 8 London Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in London on Monday, July 8, 2013. A three-course lunch will be followed by a PowerPoint presentation and an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to date view on stocks, bonds, […]

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The Bottom is in for the Ags

Take a look at the drought monitor below, and you’ll see that it looks exactly like the one we saw a year ago. Yes, that’s the one right before we saw prices double for corn (CORN) and most other agricultural products. The global warming trade may be about to return with a vengeance. If the […]

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The One Economic Indicator You Can Rely On

There is no end to which I am willing to go to understand the future direction of the world economy. So when I learned that the price of Brazilian bikini waxes was going through the roof, I had to sit up and take note. Last month, the price of the popular beauty treatment soared by […]

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An Evening With Malcolm Gladwell

I spent an evening with the New Yorker magazine columnist, Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, and probably the most prolific publisher of original, consensus challenging ideas today. Half English and half Jamaican, the preeminent challenger of clichés and stereotypes was himself a cliché and a stereotype. He wore the standard […]

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May 30, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone,” said the legendary economist, John Maynard Keynes, founder of the modern monetary system.

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May 29, 2013

Global Market Comments May 29, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (JULY 2 NEW YORK STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (RECOLLECTIONS OF A MARINE), (THE BLACK SWAN SOLUTION TO OUR ENERGY PROBLEMS)  

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July 2 New York Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Seminar, which I will be conducting in New York, NY on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. An excellent three-course lunch will be provided. A PowerPoint presentation will be followed by an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to […]

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Recollections of a Marine

As the son of a Marine who served on Guadalcanal in 1942, I had an unusual childhood. The memories all came flooding back to me as the HBO program, The Pacific, which aired once again over this Memorial Day weekend. Every scene in the ten-hour series I had already heard about around campfires, at veteran’s […]

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May 29, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“When asked how he manages the time to be chairman of Microsoft, run the world’s largest charity, and raise three kids, Bill Gates answered “I don’t mow the lawn.”

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May 28, 2013

Global Market Comments May 28, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MAY 29 GLOBAL STRATEGY WEBINAR), (ANNOUNCING THE RELAUNCH OF HEDGE FUND RADIO), (SKYBRIDGE CAPITAL’S ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI ON HEDGE FUND RADIO) (SPY), (EWJ), (DXJ), (TLT), (FXY),  (YCS), (IDX), (EWM), (EWS), (GLD) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) iShares MSCI Japan Index (EWJ) WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity (DXJ) iShares […]

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