July 31, 2014

Global Market Comments July 31, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MAD HEDGE FUND TRADER SETS NEW ALL TIME HIGH WITH 24% GAIN IN 2014), (TLT), (TBT), (FXE), (EUO), (SPY), (AAPL), (MSFT), (ONSHORING TAKES ANOTHER GREAT LEAP FORWARD), (TSLA), (UMX), (EWW) iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) CurrencyShares Euro ETF […]

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Mad Hedge Fund Trader Sets New All Time High with 24% Gain in 2014

I have invented a new kind of trading. I call it “averaging up.” No, I’m not talking about scaling into ever higher prices, greater numbers of shares, or dollar cost averaging. The “averaging up” I’m talking about has to do with altitude, the type measured in feet or meters. Thus, last week saw me calling […]

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Onshoring Takes another Great Leap Forward

Have you tried to hire a sewing machine operator lately? I haven’t, but I have friends running major apparel companies who have (guess where I get all those tight fitting jeans?). Guess what? There aren’t any to be had. Since, 1990, some 77% of the American textiles workforce has been lost, when China joined the […]

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July 31, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“Some in the media have quoted me using a four letter word to dismiss the Correspondents’ dinner as a concern. I have not sought a correction,” said former Secretary of State and presidential contender, Hillary Clinton.

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Trade Alert – (GM) Stop Loss – July 30, 2014

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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July 30, 2014 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors […]

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July 30, 2014

Global Market Comments July 30, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MY OLD PAL, LEONARDO FIBONACCI), (TESTIMONIAL)

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My Old Pal, Leonardo Fibonacci

I remember the 12th century like it was yesterday. In those days, the leading intellectuals used to get together and drink wine by the gallon, which then was really little more than rotten grape juice. The problem was that we all used to pass out before anybody came up with a great idea. Then someone […]

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Testimonial

Thank John for his ceaseless banter. I enjoy this service so much. Great stories!!!! I hope our paths cross soon. Thank you. Bill North Carolina

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July 30, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“Revenues stink in the banking area. This decade will be the worst for revenue growth since the Great Depression,” said Mike Mayo, the controversial banking analyst at the Asian broker and research house, CLSA.

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July 29, 2014 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors […]

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July 29, 2014

Global Market Comments July 29, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (TAKING PROFITS ON MY EURO SHORT), (FXE), (EUO), (HAVE CALM WATERS RETURNED FOR SHIPPING STOCKS?), ($BDI), (DRYS), (SEA), (GNK),  (RIO), (BHP), (KOL), (FXA), (EWA) (TESTIMONIAL) CurrencyShares Euro ETF (FXE) ProShares UltraShort Euro (EUO) Baltic Dry Index ($BDI) DryShips, Inc. (DRYS) Claymore/Delta Global Shipping (SEA) Genco […]

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Taking Profits on my Euro Short

The market marked our Currency Shares Euro Trust (FXE) August, 2014 $136-$138 in-the-money bear put spread at its maximum value of $2.00 last Wednesday. So I accepted the invitation to take profits and get out. For purposes of my P&L I’ll assume that it costs you two cents to execute, so I posted a selling […]

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Have Calm Waters Returned for Shipping Stocks?

The shipping stocks have had an OK year so far in 2014. The big question remains: “Is it real,” and “Is it sustainable?” This sector has been down for so long that most investors left it for dead a long time ago. All that was missing was the tolling of the Lutine Bell at the […]

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Being one of your option-phobic subscribers, I’m always glad to see ETF alternatives presented to the options trades.  I purchased the 2X Short natural Gas ETF (KOLD) as the alternative to your late February options trade on (UNG) put options.  When you closed this trade at a profit, I inquired whether I should hold onto my […]

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