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July 2, 2010 – Quote of the Day

'The Fed tapped the brakes, the economy hit the skids, and we went through the windshield,' said Brian Kelley of Kanundrum Capital.

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July 1, 2010 – Tesla: Sell the Sizzle, Buy the Steak

Featured Trades: (TSLA), (ELON MUSK)   1) Tesla: Sell the Sizzle, Then Buy the Steak. So far, the most successful thing Tesla Motors (TSLA) has done is sell stock. The IPO was an absolute blowout success, far and away the best this year, with book building at $14-$16, the size increased by 20%, pricing at […]

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July 1, 2010 – What is the Bond Market Really Telling Us?

Featured Trades: (TREASURY BONDS), (TBT) ProShares Ultra Short Lehman 20+ Year Treasury ETF 2) What is the Bond Market Really Telling Us? Everywhere I turn these days, I hear a rising clamor and rancor to cut the spending that is creating deficits that will lead to the death of us all and destroy the lives […]

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July 1, 2010 – This Crop Could Be Your Big Winner This Year

Featured Trades: (CORN), (WEAT), (SOYB) Teucrium Agricultural Trust Corn Fund Teucrium Agricultural Trust Soybean Fund Teucrium Agricultural Trust Wheat Fund Teucrium Agricultural Trust Sugar Fund 3) This Crop Could Be Your Big Winner This Year. Since the is an absolute dearth of things to do right here, I want to reiterate my call to buy […]

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July 1, 2010 – Quote of the Day

'I think we're in the last and craziest phase of the great bond bull market,' said Kevin Ferry of Cronus Futures Management.

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June 30, 2010 – Financial Reform has More Holes than Swiss Cheese!

Featured Trades: (FINANCIAL REFORM), (GS), (MS), (CBOE) Financials Select Sector SPDR ETF   1) Financial Reform has More Holes than Swiss Cheese. Whew! That was close! After 18 months of threats, saber rattling, and posturing about the demise of the competitiveness of the American banking system, we finally have a financial reform bill, although it […]

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June 30, 2010 – Trolling for Bargains in the Alternative Energy Space

Featured Trades: (PWER) 2) Trolling for Bargains in the Alternative Energy Space. I am always on the lookout for interesting alternative energy plays and stumbled across one the other day. Camarillo, CA based Power-One (PWER) is in one of the world’s largest producers of power conversion and management devices, which are going to play a […]

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June 30, 2010 – Business is Booming at “Ruff Times”

Featured Trades: (HOWARD RUFF), (GLD), (SLV) SPDR Gold Shares Trust ETF 3)  Business is Booming at “Ruff Times”. Following Howard Ruff for the last 33 years has always been eye opening, if not entertaining. The irascible Mormon is the publisher of Ruff Times (http://www.rufftimes.com / ), one of the oldest investment letters in the business, […]

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June 30, 2010 – The Tea Leaves for China Look Ominous

Featured Trades: (FXI) iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index ETF 4) The Tea Leaves for China Look Ominous. The truly significant move in the capital markets last night was the atrocious performance of the Shanghai market (FXI), which plunged 3.4%. The index is now off more than 30% in the past 14 months, and 21% this […]

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June 30, 2010 – Quote of the Day

'The housing sector is going back into the tank'”there is no doubt about it. Bank credit is in free fall,' said David Rosenberg, chief economist at Gluskin Sheff.

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June 29, 2010 – Why Silver Could Outshine Gold

Featured Trades: (SILVER), (SLV) iShares Silver Trust ETF   1) Why Silver Could Outshine Gold. The latest round of risk reduction by global hedge funds bashed silver (SLV), knocking $2.50 off of the $19.50 high seen in the heady days of May. Today we have made it back to $18.67, indicating that the white metal […]

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June 29, 2010 – Your Power Future is in California

Featured Trades: (POWER IN CALIFORNIA), (EIX), (PGE) 2) Your Power Future is in California. California has a long history of making great leaps to push the envelope on standards, like seat belts, catalytic converters, emissions, and mileage, which are then adopted nationally and globally. It looks like it is going to be no different with […]

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June 29, 2010 – Quote of the Day

'You always see people making ridiculous forecasts for Apple, and they always come true. They just constantly invent new customers with everything they come out with,' said Steve Grasso, head floor trader at Stuart Frankel.

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June 28, 2010 – A Grim Week for the “V” Crowd

Featured Trades: (‘V’ SHAPED RECOVERY), (YCS) Proshares Ultra Short Yen ETF 1) A Grim Week for the ‘V’ Crowd. Even the most optimistic permabulls have to be rethinking their scenario after looking at writing on the wall that is so obvious, they can see it with their own blinkered, tunnel visioned eyes. First, the nonfarm […]

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June 28, 2010 – Australian Dollar Owners Make a Killing

Featured Trades: (FXA), (EWA) Currency Shares Australian Dollar Trust ETF Australia iShares ETF 2) Australian Dollar Owners Make a Killing. Those who took my advice to buy the Australian dollar at the $.80 handle (click here for the call) are no doubt now shopping for the next vintage Ferrari to add to their collection, a […]

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