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February 2, 2011 – April 4 London, England Strategy Luncheon

Featured Trades: (LONDON STRATEGY LUNCHEON)   1) April 4 London, England Strategy Luncheon. Come join me for lunch for 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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February 2, 2011 – Ponzi Schemes

Featured Trades: (PONZI SCHEMES) 2) I spent a sad and depressing, but highly instructional evening with Dr. Stephen Greenspan, who had just lost most of his personal fortune with Bernie Madoff. The University of Connecticut psychology professor had poured the bulk of his savings into Sandra Mansky's Tremont feeder fund; receiving convincing trade confirms and […]

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February 2, 2011 – More Insights on Egypt

Featured Trades: (MORE ON EGYPT) 3) More Insights on Egypt. I had dinner with Neil MacFarquhar, UN Bureau Chief and former Cairo Bureau Chief for the New York Times, to get the latest view of what is happening on the Arab 'street.' MacFarquhar grew up in Libya around the time I tried to visit the […]

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February 2, 2011 – The Long View on Emerging Markets

Featured Trades: (EWZ), (RSX), (PIN), (FXI) 4) The Long View on Emerging Markets. I managed to catch a few comments in the distinct northern accent of Jim O'Neil, the fabled analyst who invented the 'BRIC' term, and who has been kicked upstairs to the chairman's seat at Goldman Sachs International (GS) in London. Jim thinks […]

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February 2, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'The Fed only knows two speeds; too fast, and too slow,' said Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman to me over lunch one day.

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February 1, 2011 – Thoughts on Egypt

(SPECIAL MIDDLE EAST ISSUE) Featured Trades: (THOUGHTS ON EGYPT)   1) Thoughts on Egypt. When I first visited Egypt in 1977, they tried to kill me. I was accompanying US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on an Air Force jet as part of his shuttle diplomacy between Tel Aviv and Cairo. Every Arab terrorist organization […]

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February 1, 2011 – Quote of the Day

I enjoy issuing Berkshire stock as much as I relish preparing for a colonoscopy,' said Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/A).

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January 31, 2011 – Learning About VIX the Hard Way

Featured Trades: (THE VIX SPIKE), (VXX), (Q4 GDP)   1) Learning About VIX the Hard Way. We certainly received a highly instructive lesson on how the volatility index (VIX) works on Friday. All it took was a ten point drop in the S&P 500 to trigger a stampede to buy insurance against further declines, taking […]

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January 31, 2011 – So Close, Yet So Far on Gold

Featured Trades: (GOLD), (GLD), (DGZ), (GLL) 2) So Close, Yet So Far on Gold. Close, but no cigar on getting out of my gold puts on Friday. We opened low enough on Friday morning to get within striking distance of my downside target for the barbarous relic at $1,280. But once the rout in equities […]

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January 31, 2011 – Taking Some Cover on the (TBT)

Featured Trades: (TBT) 3) Taking Some Cover on the (TBT). The global equity markets are ‘cruisin for a bruisin.’ They are so overextended on the charts it is frightening, and the time to pay the piper is coming. I’m not looking for a collapse, just a missionary style 5%, 60 point correction, to at least […]

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January 28, 2011 – Now There’s Really Only Two Weeks Left Until The Mad Hedge Fund Trader February 11 Orlando Strategy Luncheon

Featured Trades: (ORLANDO STRATEGY LUNCHEON)   1) Now There’s Really Only Two Weeks Left Until The Mad Hedge Fund Trader February 11 Orlando Strategy Luncheon. Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Orlando, Florida on Friday, February 11, 2011. A three course […]

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January 28, 2011 – Japan’s Bill Is Now Due

Featured Trades: (JAPAN’S BILL IS NOW DUE), (YCS), (FXY) 2) Japan’s Bill Is Now Due. Do the hard work and the accidents happen in your favor. This is what I have been hammering away with at my junior traders and analysts for decades. You won’t find a more clear illustration of this time worn maxim […]

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January 28, 2011 – The Gold Sell Off Accelerates

Featured Trades: (THE GOLD MELTDOWN), (GLD), (GLL), (DGZ) 3) The Gold Sell Off Accelerates. Two weeks ago, I urged readers to take advantage of the coming collapse in gold. This development is now well in progress, and is accelerating faster than I anticipated. Perhaps I gave it a push? Things are happening so fast in […]

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January 28, 2011 – Testimonial

4) Testimonial. 'For the past three years, I have followed the advice of another 'trading' subscription. During the two months that I have participated in your 'Mad Hedge Fund Trader' recommended trades, I have banked and surpassed my gains of those three years. Plus your recommended trades that I am currently holding have a similar […]

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January 28, 2011 – Quote of the Day

‘It is almost dishonest to build up an accumulated debt for the Congress of the United States to meet in 1980. We can’t do that. We can’t sell the United States short in 1980, any more than in 1935,’ said Franklin Delano Roosevelt about his efforts to fund social security entirely from its own revenues.

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