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March 18, 2011 – Stopped Out of My Yen Short

Featured Trades: (STOPPED OUT ON MY YEN SHORT), (FXY), (YCS)   2) Stopped Out of My Yen Short. My standing stop loss order to cover my short in the Japanese yen got triggered right as it dipped under ¥80, a new all-time high. The massive flight to cover huge yen carry trades is the cause, […]

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March 18, 2011 – My Shopping List of Technology Stocks

Featured Trades: (MY SHOPPING LIST OF TECHNOLOGY STOCKS), (AAPL), (CSCO), (HPQ), (ORCL), (GOOG), (INTC), (JDSU), (QQQ), (ROM), (XLK)   3) My Shopping List of Technology Stocks. Hedge fund managers are smacking their lips, maneuvering to take advantage of the recent sharp sell off by technology stocks. They are building shopping lists of where to pounce […]

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March 18, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'The seller has an upper hand, as a girl might if she were the only female at a party attended by many boys. That lopsided situation would be great for the girl, but terrible fort the boys,' ' said 'Oracle of Omaha', Warren Buffet, CEO and the largest shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway.

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March 17, 2011 – QE2 Just Ended Early

Featured Trades: (QE2 JUST ENDED EARLY), (DIG), (JJG), (AAPL) 1) QE2 Just Ended Early. Many observers believe that the massive sell off that we have seen in global equity markets are purely the result of the Great Sendai Earthquake. Fat chance. I think the earthquake is masking the true causes of the liquidation, the end […]

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March 17, 2011 – The True Story on Nuclear Power

Featured Trades: (NUCLEAR POWER STOCKS), (CCJ), (NLR), (GE)   2) The True Story on Nuclear Power. Having once worked for the Atomic Energy Commission at the Nuclear Test Site in Nevada, I do have some insights into the melt down at Fukushima. The media is wallowing in an orgy of misinformation that is approaching epic […]

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March 17, 2011 – The Volatility Spike

Featured Trades: (THE VOLATILITY SPIKE), (VIX)   3) The Volatility Spike. For those of you who have not seen a volatility spike happen before, this is what it looks like up close and ugly. This is why many hedge funds keep a long volatility position on their back book as a kind of diaster insurance. […]

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March 17, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet is dangerous. It is ridiculous to talk about raising rates when these countries are so weak. You really only have a recovery in one country, and that is in Germany,' said my old mentor, Barton Biggs, founder and managing partner of the giant hedge fund Traxis Partners.

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March 16, 2011 – April 8 Paris Strategy Luncheon

Featured Trades: (PARIS STRATEGY LUNCHEON) Note To Subscribers: For anyone who upgrades from the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader daily newsletter to the Macro Millionaire trading service this month, the first $100 will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross for earthquake relief. I have been in touch with its officials and the […]

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March 16, 2011 – What the Japanese Earthquake Means for the US Market

Featured Trades: (WHAT THE EARTHQUAKE MEANS FOR THE US MARKET)   2) What the Japanese Earthquake Means for the US Market. I went into the Japanese earthquake positioning for a big 'RISK OFF' trade, and it now looks like we are getting it in spades. The black swans are alighting. So how much damage is […]

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March 16, 2011 – Rampant Wage Inflation Strikes China

Featured Trades: (INFLATION IN CHINA)   3) Rampant Wage Inflation Strikes China. I rely on hundreds of ‘moles’ around the world whose job it is to watch a single, but important indicator for the world economy. One of them checks for me the want ads in the manufacturing mega city of Shensen, China, and what […]

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March 14, 2011 – Emergency Japanese Earthquake Update

EMERGENCY JAPAN EARTHQUAKE UPDATE Featured Trades: (EWJ), (FXY), (YCS), (TLT), (SPY), (VIX), (USO)   1) I just got off the phone with several frightened, somewhat dazed survivors of the Japanese earthquake who work in the financial markets, and I thought it important to immediately pass on what they said. Some were clearly terrified. Japan’s economic […]

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March 14, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'In order to make money in the market, you have to be an independent thinker,' said hedge fund titan Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates.

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March 11, 2011 – April 4 London, England Strategy Luncheon

Featured Trades: (LONDON STRATEGY LUNCHEON)   1) April 4 London, England Strategy Luncheon. Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in London, England on Monday, April 4, 2011. A three course lunch will be followed by a 45 minute PowerPoint presentation and a […]

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March 11, 2011 – The Bear Market in Treasury Bonds Takes a Breather

Featured Trades: (THE BEAR MARKET IN BONDS TAKES A BREATHER), (TLT), (TBT)   2) The Bear Market in Treasury Bonds Takes a Breather. I have been a huge bear on the Treasury bond market, much to the delight of my readers for the past six months, who have made fortunes from this advice. I know […]

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March 11, 2011 – Roll Call of the Dead

Featured Trades: (ROLL CALL OF THE DEAD), (SPX), (QQQQ), (EEM), (EFA)   3) Roll Call of the Dead. I guess that market didn’t like my prediction yesterday that they were gearing up for a sell off (click here for ‘Are the Equity Markets Headed for a Fall’). What a difference a day makes! Today, the […]

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