Trade Alert – (SPY) December 2, 2011

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. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen.

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Hedge Funds: The New Dumb Money

Much of the fury in yesterday’s nearly 500 point “melt up” in the Dow was generated by hedge funds panicking to cover shorts. Convinced of the imminent collapse of Europe, the impotence of governments, and the death spiral in sovereign bonds, many managers were running a maximum short position at the Monday opening, and for […]

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December 2, 2011 – Quote of the Day

“Don’t get greedy. Don’t expect much. This is a single and double type of market. You’ve got to play it this way,” said Jeffrey Kleintop, a market strategist at LPL Financial.

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Central Bank Bazooka Sends Markets Flying

The world’s major central banks launched a coordinated attempt to restore liquidity to the financial markets today, sending risk assets everywhere flying. The group moved to substantially lower interbank dollar swap rates, from 100 to 50 basis points. These swaps involve Federal Reserve dollar deposits with the European Central Bank and offsetting ECB Euro deposits […]

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China’s Rate Cut is a Game Changer

For the first time in three years, China (FXI) has cut its prime lending rate by 50 basis points. The timing caught many analysts by surprise, as such move was not expected until the lunar new year in early February. Perhaps recent data showing collapsing exports prompted the Mandarins in Beijing to hurriedly move up […]

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Watch out for the New “RISK ON” ETN (ONN)

Mark Fisher of MBF Asset Management and Dennis Gartman of the eponymous Gartman Letter joined forces today to launch a new exchange traded note, or ETN, that promises to capture the “RISK ON” trade. The instrument is designed as an improvement over the old Volatility Index ETF where traders attempted to capture short term market […]

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December 1, 2011 – Quote of the Day

“I wouldn’t want to see everyone get down to where Detroit is before we declare a bottom in residential housing,” said David Blitzer, chairman of the S&P 500 Index Committee.

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Trade Alert – (JEF) Nov. 30, 2011

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. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen.

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September Case- Shiller Delivers Housing Blow

My worst fears about the deteriorating state of the US residential housing market were confirmed today with the release of the closely watched Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Nationwide, Q3 delivered a 3.9% decline in home prices, hot on the heels of a whopping 5.8% plunge in Q2. Most markets are at 8-10 year lows with […]

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Austerity Hits Wall Street

This year, your bonus is that you get to keep your job. That is the bad news that will be dished out to many disappointed staff during annual reviews at the major Wall Street firms this year. We all know that volumes have been trading at subterranean levels which have created a real drought of […]

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November 30, 2011 – Quote of the Day

“We’re spending billions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let’s rebuild America first. If you build us a bridge or a school in West Virginia we won’t blow it up and we won’t burn it down,” said Senator Joe Manchin.

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Bear Trap Sprung

The coming bear trap that I warned about last week sprung this morning on the non-subscribing unwary, triggering panic buying by short sellers in all “RISK ON” assets. Oil (USO), gold (GLD), silver (SLV), copper (CU), and foreign currencies all moved in lockstep to the upside. The trigger was news that leaked out over the […]

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November 29, 2011 – Quote of the Day

“It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price” said Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett.

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The Case Against Treasury Bonds

If you want to delve into the case against the long term future of US Treasury bonds in all their darkness, take a look at Foreign Affairs, the establishment bimonthly journal read by academics, intelligence agencies, and politicians alike, which I am sure you all have sitting on your nightstands. In a well-researched and thought […]

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November 28, 2011 – Quote of the Day

“Better to have stop and go, than no go at all,” said hedge fund legend, George Soros, about the choppy prospects for the US economy.

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