The Volatility Death Spiral Continues

Mr. Market sometimes speaks in mysterious tongues, and you really have to wonder what he is struggling to tell us by taking the Volatility Index (VIX) down to a subterranean $13 handle on Friday, a new five year low. A number of advisors have been recommending that investors load up on the (VIX) in recent […]

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The Mystery of the Brasher Doubloon

I’ll never forgot when my friend, Don Kagin, one of the world’s top dealers in rare coins, walked into the gym one day and announced that he made $1 million that morning.  I inquired “How is that, pray tell?” He told me that he was an investor and technical consultant to a venture hoping to […]

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August 20, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“We can’t even have a decent conversation about tax reform because there is so much mythology out there,” said former Treasury Secretary, Paul O’Neill.

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Trade Alert – (AAPL) August 17, 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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The Fat Lady is Singing for the Japanese Yen

“Oh, how I despise the yen, let me count the ways.” I’m sure Shakespeare would have come up with a line of iambic pentameter similar to this if he were a foreign exchange trader. I firmly believe that a short position in the yen should be at the core of any hedged portfolio for the […]

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Get Ready to Buy the Bond Market

The Treasury bond market has just suffered one of the most horrific selloffs in recent memory, taking the yield on ten year paper up from 1.38% to an eye popping 1.83% in weeks, a three month high. Yields have just risen by an amazing 38%. This has dragged the principal Treasury bond ETF (TLT) down […]

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Testimonial

I have had an incredibly amazing first year with you John. The return you made for us is outstanding. After receiving one year of your education I got that feeling of being ahead of the market and especially of the Private Banking guys. What a nice feeling it is. I hope you will keep your […]

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August 17, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“The good news is that we have moved away from heart attack mode in the European Community,” said Gillian Tett, US managing editor of the Financial Times.  

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Trade Alert – (MS) August 16, 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 16, 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 – (FXY) August 16, 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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The Election is Over: Obama Won

For the second time in four years, the Republican Party has blown a presidential election through the choice of a running mate. What little chance the GOP had in winning the election has gone up in smoke with the selection of Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to join the ticket. Think of him as a Sarah […]

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Time to Pick Up Some Gold

Gold has clearly evolved into a call option on global quantitative easing. Don’t think of it just as the stuff your dentist puts in your teeth or the thing your girlfriends gets you to wrap around her finger anymore. I don’t think that the Federal Reserve will implement QE3 at its September 16-17 meeting, or […]

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August 16, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“Liquidity is not a financial term, it is a psychological term,” said former Federal Reserve governor Alan Greenspan.

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Follow Up – (GLD) August 15, 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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