Here Comes the Next Peace Dividend.

When communications between intelligence agencies suddenly spike, as has recently been the case, I sit up and take note. Hey, you don’t think I talk to all of those generals because I like their snappy uniforms, do you? The word is that the despotic, authoritarian regime in Syria is on the verge of collapse, and […]

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September 4, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“For the third year in a row, high oil prices have slowed down the general economy, because disposable income is lost to high gasoline prices,” said John Hofmeister, former CEO of Shell Oil.  

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Business is Booming at Ruff Times

Following Howard Ruff for the last 35 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, and one of the original worshipers of hard assets. The great thing about the end of the world […]

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A Snapshot of America’s Native Indian Economy

When I was remodeling my 160-year-old London house, the chimney was in desperate need of attention. After the bricklayer crawled up the fireplace, he found a yellowed and somewhat singed envelope addressed to Santa Claus. Thinking it was placed there by my kids, he handed it over to me. In it was a letter dated […]

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Testimonial

I wouldn’t say that I’ve made a great deal of money from using your recommendations, as I’ve got caught by bad timing on silver, SDS, TBT and EUO. I’ve also done very well out of your other recommendations. Your views on the market are invaluable, and you’ve helped a lot in learning how to manage […]

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August 31, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“I mind my own business,” she told the Guinness World Records. “And I don’t eat junk food,” Said Besse Cooper, the world’s oldest person, on her 116th birthday in Monroe, Georgia.

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Trade Alert – (SPY) August 30, 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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Is “RISK ON”/”RISK OFF” Broken?

Here’s a chart that you don’t see very often, the one for iron ore priced in U.S. dollars. I’m sure that every miner working at BHP’s pits in the Australian outback goes to sleep with a print out of this chart clutched close to his chest. You can’t blame him, as his livelihood depends on […]

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August 29, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“I’m in the probability business, not the forecasting business. Certainties offer very low returns, uncertainties, high returns,” said venture capitalist, Vinod Khosla.

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Trade Alert – (MS) August 29, 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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Trade Alert – (SPY) August 29, 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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Don’t Miss the August 29 Global Strategy Webinar.

My next global strategy webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 29 at 12:00 noon EST. This webinar will be broadcast from back home in San Francisco, so everything should work. I’ll be giving you my updated outlook on stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, precious metals, and real estate. The goal is to find the cheapest […]

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Closing Trade Alert on the (TLT)

Buy to Cover the Short position in the (TLT) September $116-$111 put spread at $0.07 or best Closing Trade 8-28-2012 – 11:30 AM EST expiration date: 9-21-2012 Portfolio weighting: 5%on a delta basis ($5,000/100/$0.07) = 25 Contracts Eight days ago, I was dead-on correct in predicting that a risk reversal in the markets was imminent, […]

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Case Shiller Data Points to Real Estate Bottom.

Cheers went up from the real estate industry this morning when the Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller data was released. It showed the first year-on-year increases in prices since 2006. Calls went out from real estate agents around the country announcing that the bottom was in and that you better buy now before prices shoot up. […]

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August 29, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“Central banks can do whatever they want. But there is no monetary policy powerful enough to prevent the U.S. from going into recession in the first six months of next year if the fiscal cliff happens,” said strategist, Dan Greenhaus.

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