May 18, 2011 -Taking Aim at the Small Caps

Featured Trades: (TAKING AIM AT SMALL CAPS)   2) Taking Aim at the Small Caps. One of the cardinal rules of any hedge fund manager is to buy the cheapest assets in the world, and go short the most expensive assets against them. In a perfect world your longs go up, your shorts go down, […]

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May 17, 2011 – Last Chance to Attend The Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s May 20 San Francisco Strategy Luncheon

Featured Trades: (SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON)   1) Last Chance to Attend The Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s May 20 San Francisco Strategy Luncheon. Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in San Francisco, California on May 20, 2011. A three course lunch will […]

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May 17, 2011 – Chewing the Fat With Harry S. Dent

Featured Trades: (CHEWING THE FAT WITH HARRY S. DENT)   2) Chewing the Fat With Harry S. Dent. Given the fresh dose of uncertainty besieging the markets these days, I thought I'd touch base with my pal, co-conspiring Eagle Scout, and fellow traveler, Harry S. Dent. Harry runs an independent research boutique, which has accurately […]

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May 17, 2011 – Airline Stocks Are Cleared for Takeoff

Featured Trades: (AIRLINES STOCKS ARE CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF)   3) Airline Stocks Are Cleared for Takeoff. The checklist is complete, the IFR clearance is in hand, and it is now time to push the throttles to the firewall for the airline stocks. I almost never remind readers of past trade recommendations which came good, but […]

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May 17, 2011 – European Style Homeland Security

Featured Trades: (EUROPEAN STYLE HOMELAND SECURITY)   4) European Style Homeland Security. The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Libya, and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have […]

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May 17, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'The investment theme over the last several weeks has changed from 'go global' to 'stay home,' said Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research.

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May 16, 2011 – The Markets Are On a Knife Edge

Featured Trades: (THE MARKETS ARE ON A KNIFE EDGE) 1) The Markets Are On a Knife Edge. All global asset classes are within a hair's breadth of completely breaking down. The S&P 500 sits perilously on its neckline. Just below here there are a ton of sell stops that could pare 5% off the index […]

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May 16, 2011 – The Corn Conundrum

Featured Trades: (THE CORN CONUNDRUM), (JJG), (DBA), (CORN)   2) The Corn Conundrum. In the days of olde, the prices of agricultural commodities were determined by the birds, the bees, and Mother Nature. No more. The Mississippi River basin is suffering once in a century floods, thousands of acres of farmland have been destroyed, and […]

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May 16, 2011 – The Passing of a Great Man

Featured Trades: (THE PASSING OF A GREAT MAN)   3) The Passing of a Great Man. It was with a heavy heart that I boarded a plane for Los Angeles to attend a funeral for Bob, the former scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 108. The event brought a convocation of ex-scouts from up and down […]

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May 16, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'The speculative fever seems to have broken. The old adage that the best cure for high commodity prices is high commodity prices is working,' said Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research.

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May 13, 2011 – This Chart Keeps Me Awake at Night

Featured Trades: (THIS CHART KEEPS ME AWAKE AT NIGHT) 2) This Chart Keeps Me Awake at Night. The forest and the trees are the constant dilemma facing traders on hedge fund desks, the exchange floor, the commodities pits, or behind PC's at home. While spending all day focusing intently on the tree in front of […]

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May 13, 2011 – A Review of the Gold Fundamentals

Featured Trades: (A REVIEW OF THE GOLD FUNDAMENTALS), (WORLD GOLD COUNCIL), (GLD), (ABX)   3) A Review of the Gold Fundamentals. With gold crashing through to $1,500 this morning, I thought that I would once against re-examine the fundamentals for the barbarous relic. That is most easily done by reading the Q1 report from the […]

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May 12, 2011 – Trade School

Featured Trades: (TRADE SCHOOL) , (SPY),   1) Trade School. I fielded a lot of questions at yesterday’s Macro Millionaire webinar on how I was able to make so much money with small positions. As of today, the year to date theoretical returns for the model portfolio is 34%, putting it in the top 1% […]

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May 12, 2011 – Give Dr. Copper an A+ for Accuracy

Featured Trades: (COPPER), (CU), (CAT), (FCX)   2) Give Dr. Copper an A+ for Accuracy. No one has been singing louder the praises of the predictive power of copper prices (CU) louder than me this year. They call the red metal 'Dr. Copper' because of its uncanny ability to forecast the future direction of the […]

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May 12, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'Long term, the pressure on commodity prices is only one way, and that is up, said Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar (CAT).

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