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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Time to Pick up Some (TBT)

This is the year of the one way move. That has been the harsh lesson of the marketplace since trading commenced at the New Year. We have seen this in Apple, the S&P 500, the Japanese yen, bank shares, natural gas, the volatility index, and now it looks like the Treasury bond market. Once a […]

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Good News on MF Global

I received an email from the MF Global bankruptcy trustee this morning indicating that they would be returning another $685 million to customers. Of this amount, $600 million will go to customers who traded on US exchanges, $50 million to those who traded on foreign exchanges, and $35 million who were holders of physical metals. […]

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An Apple Dividend at Last!

After a 15 year hiatus, Apple (AAPL) has restored its dividend, announcing a 2% annual yield that exactly matches the average for the rest of the S&P 500. It also announced a $10 billion share buyback. The only thing missing that the cheerleaders were hoping for was a 10:1 share split. The move now makes […]

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Investors Will Win the ETF Price War

Many hedge fund traders are unhappy about the current near monopoly enjoyed by the top three ETF issuers, Black Rock, State Street, and Vanguard, which control 83% of the market. At last count more than 1,100 ETF’s were capitalized at more than $1 trillion. The result has been grasping management fees, exorbitant expense ratios, and […]

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March 19, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“I think we’re headed towards VAT taxes. It’s only a question of how long it takes for them to wake up and figure it out. You can’t tax the wealthy enough to close the budget deficit we have,” said Leon Cooperman of hedge fund Omega Advisors.

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