November 23, 2011 – Quote of the Day

“Washington got the wrong message from the debt ceiling debate. They got the message that the downgrade didn’t matter very much when it came to the US Treasury’s ability to float debt. It’s the wrong message. We are watching a major economy like Italy having trouble getting financing from international capital markets. One day it […]

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Sold Out! Last Chance to Sign Up for the November 25 Portland Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Lunch, which I will be conducting in Portland, Oregon at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 25, 2011, the day after Thanksgiving. A three course lunch will be followed by a PowerPoint presentation and an extended question-and-answer period. I’ll be giving you my […]

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Watch Out for the Bear Trap

The volatility index (VIX) is just not buying this sell off. Even with the Dow down over 300 today, the (VIX) has only managed a meager 3% gain on the day. With a move in equities of this magnitude, you would expect volatility to rise by 15% or more. If traders and investors really believed […]

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Two Cheers for Paris Hilton

How unpopular is Congress? Freshman senator Michael Bennet of Colorado, who recently compiled the results of a popularity public opinion poll showing how far in the dumps the Congressional reputation has fallen. Only Fidel Castro is more despised than our august representatives on capital hill. 40% IRS 16% BP during the Gulf oil spill 15% […]

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Testimonial

I love it John. The analysis is great – and the trades are limited to a dozen or so vehicles I can follow. You make it so easy for us. The service continues to improve – alerts are more timely, text alerts are working nicely. My only wish is the webcasts were regularly posted same […]

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November 22, 2011 – Quote of the Day

“Europe is really too far away to get the American family to cancel that trip to Disney World. That is the guts of it,” said Federal Reserve Governor James Bullard.

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SPECIAL CHINA ISSUE

  I am writing this from the back of a taxi in Hong Kong’s Central district. My meetings with assorted bankers, hedge fund managers, Taipans, and the press stretched on longer than expected, with the result that I am now stuck in rush hour traffic on the way to the airport. So I might as […]

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November 21, 2011 – Quote of the Day

“The asymmetric risk is more on the upside than on the downside because people are prepared for the downside,” said Lawrence Fink, CEO of Blackrock, a manager of $3.3 trillion in assets.

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Trade Alert Update- (FXE) November 18, 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.

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Trade Alert – (FXE) November 18, 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.

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“RISK OFF” Strikes Again

You would think that this was going to be a good day. Weekly jobless claims fell to 388,000, a new six month low. New permits for home construction in October were up 10.2%. The October CPI even fell by 0.1%. But the second that Spanish bond yields spiked, it was all over but the crying. […]

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Who Says There Aren’t Any Jobs?

While recently winging my way across the South Pacific, I spotted an unusual job offer: WANTED: Social worker, tax free salary of $60,000 with free accommodation and transportation, no experience necessary, must be flexible and self-sufficient. With the unemployment rate stuck at 9.1%, and running as high as 45% for recent college grads, I was […]

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Testimonial

I’ve been reading your blog for a while and found it a helpful beacon in a sea of confusing and contradictory information as I try and make sense of the world (and try and make money from sense!). Kind regards. Toby London, England

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November 18, 2011 – Quote of the Day

“We know things are upside down when we have an Italian central banker and a German pope. That’s not the way it is supposed to be,” said Steve Cortez of Veracruz Research.

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Sold Out! November 25 Portland Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Lunch, which I will be conducting in Portland, Oregon at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 25, 2011, the day after Thanksgiving. A three-course lunch will be followed by a PowerPoint presentation and an extended question-and-answer period. I’ll be giving you my up-to-date […]

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