April 25, 2011 – Meet the 'Risk Off' Portfolio

SPECIAL 'RISK OFF' ISSUE THE 'ANTI QE2' PORTFOLIO Featured Trades: (BAC), (XLF), (SDS), (TLT), (JNK), (CU), (FCX), (ABX), (AMR), (FXE), (UUP)   1) Meet the 'Risk Off' Portfolio. I believe that several asset classes are in the process of making important medium term tops, and that it is time to start building short lists of […]

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April 25, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults,' said French observer Alexis de Tocqueville in his 1835 book Democracy in America.

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April 21, 2011 – Last Chance to Participate in the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s April 28 Phoenix Luncheon

Featured Trades: (PHOENIX STRATEGY LUNCHEON)   1) Last Chance to Participate in the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s April 28 Phoenix Luncheon. Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday, April 28, 2011. A three course lunch will be followed […]

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April 21, 2011 – Get Ready for Your Tax Hit

Featured Trades: (THE COMING TAX HIT) 2) Get Ready for Your Tax Hit. No matter what anyone promises you today, this week, or this year, your taxes are going up. At $1.3 trillion, the budget deficit is so enormous that bringing it into balance merely through spending cuts is a mathematical impossibility. Chopping funding for […]

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April 20, 2011 – Report from Libya

Featured Trades: (REPORT FROM LIBYA)   1) Report from Libya. Over the weekend, I managed to catch up with a friend of mine who just escaped from Libya by the skin of his teeth. Sent there by an oil major to explore for deep water oil and gas in the Gulf of Sidra, he spent […]

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April 20, 2011 – Is USA Inc. a ‘SELL?’

Featured Trades: (USA, INC.)   2) Is USA Inc. a ‘SELL? What would happen if I recommended a stock that had no profits, was cash flow negative, and had a net worth of negative $44 trillion? Chances are, you would cancel your subscription, demand a refund, de-friend me from you Facebook account, and delete my […]

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April 20, 2011 – Columbia is Popping Up on My Radar

Featured Trades: (COLUMBIA), (GXG)   3) Columbia is Popping Up on My Radar. My current scenario for global equities has them selling off over the summer, then a rebounding led by emerging markets starting sometime in the fall. In that case you want to start building short lists of high growth countries to pile into, […]

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April 19, 2011 – Macro Millionaire Portfolio Blasts to New All-Time High

Featured Trades: (MACRO MILLIONAIRE PERFORMANCE) 1) Macro Millionaire Portfolio Blasts to New All-Time High. Followers of the Mad Hedge fund Trader's Macro Millionaire model portfolio hit an all-time high on Friday, reaching a five month return of 25.35%. That compares to a much more modest return of 10% for the S&P 500, and 0.05% for […]

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April 19, 2011 – The End of QE2 is In the Market

Featured Trades: (THE END OF QE2 IS IN THE MARKET), (TBT), (TLT), (SPY)   2) The End of QE2 is In the Market. No one has been more negative about the long term outlook for the Treasury bond markets than I. At the rate that we are piling on spending while chopping back on tax […]

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April 18, 2011 – Come Join the Mad Hedge Fund Trader for the April 28 Phoenix, Arizona Strategy Luncheon

Featured Trades: (PHOENIX STRATEGY LUNCHEON)   Come Join the Mad Hedge Fund Trader for the April 28 Phoenix, Arizona Strategy Luncheon. Come join me for lunch for at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday, April 28, 2011. A three course lunch will be […]

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April 15, 2011 – The Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s May 20 San Francisco Luncheon

Featured Trades: (SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON)   1) The Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s May 20 San Francisco 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 be followed by a 45 […]

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April 15, 2011 – Something is Bubbling in Natural Gas

Featured Trades: (NATURAL GAS), (UNG), (DVN), (CHK)   2) Something is Bubbling in Natural Gas. Today's surprise release of figures showing a shocking draw down in natural gas supplies throws a great spotlight on what has undoubtedly been the red headed step child of the energy space for the last three years. While oil prices […]

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April 14, 2011 – Paris Strategy Luncheon Review

Featured Trades: (PARIS STRATEGY LUNCHEON REVIEW), (FXE) 2) Paris Strategy Luncheon Review. The full force of soaring oil prices really hit home when I took a taxi to the Paris airport yesterday. As we passed a gas station, I mentioned to the driver that I didn't know that they sold gas by the gallon in […]

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April 14, 2011 – Where's the Beef?

Featured Trades: (WHERE'S THE BEEF?), (SPX), (SPY)   3) Where's the Beef? With the Q1 earnings season now underway, investors seeking a repeat of Q4's blistering results are about to be sorely disappointed. While calendar 2010 delivered a white hot 41% improvement in reported earnings, the growth rate for the most recent quarter could deliver […]

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April 14, 2011 – What Are Technology Stocks Trying to Tell Us?

Featured Trades: (WHAT ARE TECHNOLOGY STOCKS TRYING TO TELL US?), (XLK), (AAPL)   4) What Are Technology Stocks Trying to Tell Us? If you are a perma bull or a believer in the return of the 'old normal', please email me the hidden meaning of the two charts below. Technology stocks have been the preeminent […]

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