The Ultra Bull Argument for Gold

I am constantly barraged with emails from gold bugs who passionately argue that their beloved metal is trading at a tiny fraction of its true value, and that the barbaric relic is really worth $5,000, $10,000, or even $50,000 an ounce (GLD). They claim the move in the yellow metal we saw in recent years […]

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An Evening With Hillary Clinton

When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton passed through San Francisco last week I jumped at the chance to get an up to date overview on American foreign policy. The former first lady was making a brief San Francisco stop on her way to meet leaders on an extended Asian tour. She showed up wearing […]

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June 11, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“If there were no way to short stocks, the probability of stock market bubbles would be much greater,” said hedge fund manager, Bill Ackman, of Pershing Square.

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The Next China Boom

The call was scratchy and barely audible. I was instructed to not mention any names. I should only use the prearranged code words when talking about political parties. You never know when the phones in China are tapped. I was just about to get a heads up that the People’s Bank of China was going […]

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June 8, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“Public sentiment is everything,” said Abraham Lincoln.

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Trade Alert – (TBT) June 7, 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! Come Join Me For The Beverly Hills June 11, 2012 Strategy Seminar!

Come join me for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Seminar, which I will be conducting in Beverly Hills at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 11, 2012. A PowerPoint presentation will be followed by an open discussion on the crucial issues facing investors today. Coffee and snacks will be made available, but no food. […]

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Ben Bernanke Will Say Nothing on Thursday

All eyes will be focused on Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, on Thursday looking for any hints that further quantitative easing is on the way. Don’t get your hopes up. I don’t expect the esteemed former Princeton professor to conveniently tip his hand. At the most he might make a reference to “keeping all options […]

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The Mystery of the Government Windfall

I heard a fascinating story from my friends at the US Treasury the other day. Even though unemployment is high, personal tax refunds were plummeting and tax revenues were soaring. What was even more puzzling was that the states with the worst unemployment rates, like California, Nevada, and Florida were seeing the heftiest increases. Weren’t […]

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June 7, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“China has more dry gunpowder than just about anyone in the world. But it now looks like the soft landing is turning into a hard landing,” said John Brynjolfson, managing director of hedge fund Armored Wolf.

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Trade Alert – (FXY) June 6, 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) June 6, 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 June 6 Global Strategy Webinar

My next global strategy webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 6 at 12:00 noon EST. I’ll be giving you my updated outlook on stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, precious metal, and real estate. The goal is to find the cheapest assets in the world to buy, the most expensive to sell short, and the appropriate […]

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Reach for Yield With Master Limited Partnerships

The dramatic collapse in the price of oil is creating a rare opportunity to get into some of the highest yielding paper in the financial markets, master limited partnerships (MLP)’s. These are LP’s that are publicly traded on a securities exchanges. These unique and versatile instruments combine the tax benefits of a limited partnership with […]

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Watch the ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Replay in California

It’s another sign of the times when the weekend fruit picker population is doubled by people hard hit by the economy, looking to save money on food costs. After driving through miles of undulating brown hills studded with oak trees, passing mile upon mile of horse ranches, rusted out cars, and abandoned mobile homes, you […]

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