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You may not be the only renaissance man around today but you certainly must be the most unselfish. We vicariously live what you are living today and what you have experienced in the past through your wonderful prose. Oh, and by the, we also get paid (profits)!! John, go see my doctor in New York […]

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June 24, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“I used to tell lies. But I’ve given it up, because the field has become overrun with amateurs,” said the great American 19th century humorist, Mark Twain.

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Trade Alert – (FXY) Expiration – July 23, 2012

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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SOLD OUT Last Chance to Come Join Me for the Zermatt, Switzerland July 27, 2012 Seminar

Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Seminar, which I will be conducting high in the Apls in Zermatt, Switzerland at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 27, 2012. A PowerPoint presentation will be followed by an open discussion on the crucial issues facing investors today. Coffee, tea, and schnaps […]

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The Declining America Myth

It seems that it has become fashionable to bash America these days. As I run around the country giving my strategy luncheons, I hear a lament that has become all too familiar. America has peaked as a civilization, the story goes, and will follow the British, French, Roman, and even the Egyptian empires into the […]

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July 23, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“We’re all just one trade away from humility, Bud,” said a stockbroker in the classic film, Wall Street.  

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The Death of the Bond Vigilantes

Back in the seventies and eighties, when inflation was soaring well into double digits, the markets were regularly punished by a band of gun slinging traders known as the “bond vigilantes.” Hard asset prices were running amuck, and there was a laser like focus on the growth of the money supply. We have just witnessed […]

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The Bipolar Economy

Corporate earnings are up big! Great! Buy! No wait! The economy is going down the toilet! Sell! Buy! Sell! Buy! Sell! Help! Anyone would be forgiven for thinking that the stock market has become bipolar. There is, in fact, an explanation for this madness. According to the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, the answer […]

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Say Goodbye to Your Favorite Teacher

Don’t bother taking an apple to school to give your favorite teacher, unless you want to leave it in front of a machine. The schoolteacher is about to join the sorry ranks of the service station attendant, the elevator operator, and the telephone operators whose professions have been rendered useless by technology. The next big […]

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Thoughts at Sea Aboard the Queen Mary 2, Part III

50 degrees, 26.68 minutes North, 022 degrees, 29.98 minutes East, or 1,000 nautical miles South of Iceland, heading 089 degrees. Four days of hearing foghorns is starting to get tiring. Captain Wells has been ducking many of his social responsibilities, feeling more secure in the bridge close to the radar. After a few days of […]

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July 20, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“Who knew the blockbuster this year would be a horror show,” said Tony Crescenzi, market strategist and portfolio manager at bond giant, PIMCO.

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The Wisdom of Crowds

I happen to be a firm believer in the wisdom of crowds, which argues that the actions of millions of participants can deliver a far more efficient answer than any single individual. Think of ants building a colony, where each ant is senseless, but collectively can beat mainframe computers for their utility in design. Any […]

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Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing. As a fanatical follower of the price of everything, I have long been an avid viewer of the television program, Antiques Roadshow, for 14 years, and the English version of the show well before that. This is where you learn what stuff like majolica is. […]

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Money Down the Drain?

Who was the top paid state employee in California last year? The governor? The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? How about the leader of the Senate? Nope. It was a prison psychiatrist who took home an eye popping $838,706, most of it in overtime. I love it! The state drives people insane by sending […]

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Thoughts at Sea Aboard the Queen Mary 2, Part II

48 degrees, 02.12 minutes North, 043 degrees, 42.08 minutes East, or 1,000 miles south of Greenland. When I visited the computer center, I was stunned to learn that they were offering three one hour long classes on Apple products and programs every hour, all day long. They covered iMacs, iPads, IPods, IPhones, and all of […]

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