Volatility Melt Down Continues

The market was buzzing today about the continued collapse of volatility and the significance thereof today. Today the chief whipping boy was the double leveraged Velocity Shares 2X Vix ETF (TVIX), which cratered 33% on the day, and down 90% from its October high. This was on a day when the ETF should have gone […]

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Decoding What’s in Your Pocket

If you want to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of financial matters, then here are the Latin translations of the script on the backside of a US dollar bill. “ANNUIT COEPTIS” means “God has favored our undertaking.” “NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM” translates into “A new order has begun.” The Roman numerals at the base […]

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A Century Forecast on Emerging Markets

I love making very long term forecasts, because they give tremendous insights into the future of the global economy, and because at my advanced age, I won’t live long enough to see if I am right or wrong. Check out the chart below which shows predicted GDP growth rates for a 100 year period from […]

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Buy Indonesia on the Dip

If you are looking for another emerging market to add to your list of things to buy on big dips, then take a look at Indonesia. The world’s largest Muslim country offers a combination that I love, a population with great demographics that is also a major energy and commodities exporter. The archipelago is the […]

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March 23, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“If you can’t make yourself loved, make yourself feared,” said Meyer Amschel Rothschild, founder of the banking dynasty.

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What’s Going on With the VXX?

Much of Wall Street was scratching their heads yesterday as the iPath S&P 500 Vix Short Term Futures ETN (VXX) plunged to new lifetime lows despite a 69 point decline in the Dow index. It wasn’t supposed to work that way. Falling markets should send investors scrambling to buy downside protection in the form of […]

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Leading Economic Indicator of the Week

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The Fusion in Your Future

Expect to hear a lot about ignition in the next year. No, I don’t mean the rebuilt ignition for the beat up ’68 Cadillac El Dorado up on blocks in your front yard. I’m referring to the inauguration of the National Ignition Facility next door to me at Lawrence Livermore National Labs in Livermore, California. […]

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Connecting Up America

Until now, the country’s power grid has been divided into three unconnected chunks, making transnational transmission impossible, leading to huge regional mispricing. While California and New York suffered from brown outs and sky high prices, electricity was given away virtually for free in Texas. A group of power companies is now proposing to build the […]

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March 22, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“Inflation steals from savers, and inflation is the logical consequence of printing too much money,” said Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett.

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Follow Up – (VXX) March 21, 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 – (VXX) – March 21, 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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Sign Up Now for Text Messaging of Trade Alerts

Paid subscribers are now able to receive instantaneous text messages of my proprietary Trade Alerts. This eliminates frustrating delays caused by traffic surges on the Internet itself and by your local server. To activate your free service, please log in to your account at www.madhedgefundtrader.com, look under your name on the right, and click on […]

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An Evening With James Baker III

“We have 3,500 nuclear weapons left over from the cold war we don’t need, they take 20 seconds to re-aim, we’re not afraid to use them. And by the way, they’re already aimed at you.” That is the approach James Baker III thinks America should take with Iran, Ronald Reagan’s Chief of Staff and Secretary […]

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March 21, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“I suspect the analysts who follow Apple are great people and are nice to their mothers. But as a group those people missed the last quarter by 40%, so I’m not listening to them. The stock is a trading sardine for a while. It’s a high beta stock which is leveraged to the market which […]

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