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February 1, 2011 – Thoughts on Egypt

(SPECIAL MIDDLE EAST ISSUE) Featured Trades: (THOUGHTS ON EGYPT)   1) Thoughts on Egypt. When I first visited Egypt in 1977, they tried to kill me. I was accompanying US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on an Air Force jet as part of his shuttle diplomacy between Tel Aviv and Cairo. Every Arab terrorist organization […]

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February 1, 2011 – Quote of the Day

I enjoy issuing Berkshire stock as much as I relish preparing for a colonoscopy,' said Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/A).

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January 31, 2011 – Learning About VIX the Hard Way

Featured Trades: (THE VIX SPIKE), (VXX), (Q4 GDP)   1) Learning About VIX the Hard Way. We certainly received a highly instructive lesson on how the volatility index (VIX) works on Friday. All it took was a ten point drop in the S&P 500 to trigger a stampede to buy insurance against further declines, taking […]

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January 31, 2011 – So Close, Yet So Far on Gold

Featured Trades: (GOLD), (GLD), (DGZ), (GLL) 2) So Close, Yet So Far on Gold. Close, but no cigar on getting out of my gold puts on Friday. We opened low enough on Friday morning to get within striking distance of my downside target for the barbarous relic at $1,280. But once the rout in equities […]

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January 31, 2011 – Taking Some Cover on the (TBT)

Featured Trades: (TBT) 3) Taking Some Cover on the (TBT). The global equity markets are ‘cruisin for a bruisin.’ They are so overextended on the charts it is frightening, and the time to pay the piper is coming. I’m not looking for a collapse, just a missionary style 5%, 60 point correction, to at least […]

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January 28, 2011 – Now There’s Really Only Two Weeks Left Until The Mad Hedge Fund Trader February 11 Orlando Strategy Luncheon

Featured Trades: (ORLANDO STRATEGY LUNCHEON)   1) Now There’s Really Only Two Weeks Left Until The Mad Hedge Fund Trader February 11 Orlando Strategy Luncheon. Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Orlando, Florida on Friday, February 11, 2011. A three course […]

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January 28, 2011 – Japan’s Bill Is Now Due

Featured Trades: (JAPAN’S BILL IS NOW DUE), (YCS), (FXY) 2) Japan’s Bill Is Now Due. Do the hard work and the accidents happen in your favor. This is what I have been hammering away with at my junior traders and analysts for decades. You won’t find a more clear illustration of this time worn maxim […]

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January 28, 2011 – The Gold Sell Off Accelerates

Featured Trades: (THE GOLD MELTDOWN), (GLD), (GLL), (DGZ) 3) The Gold Sell Off Accelerates. Two weeks ago, I urged readers to take advantage of the coming collapse in gold. This development is now well in progress, and is accelerating faster than I anticipated. Perhaps I gave it a push? Things are happening so fast in […]

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January 28, 2011 – Testimonial

4) Testimonial. 'For the past three years, I have followed the advice of another 'trading' subscription. During the two months that I have participated in your 'Mad Hedge Fund Trader' recommended trades, I have banked and surpassed my gains of those three years. Plus your recommended trades that I am currently holding have a similar […]

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January 28, 2011 – Quote of the Day

‘It is almost dishonest to build up an accumulated debt for the Congress of the United States to meet in 1980. We can’t do that. We can’t sell the United States short in 1980, any more than in 1935,’ said Franklin Delano Roosevelt about his efforts to fund social security entirely from its own revenues.

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January 27, 2011 – Another Nail in the Market's Coffin

Featured Trades: (ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR GLOBAL MARKETS), (SPX), (SPY), (TNX) 1) Another Nail in the Market's Coffin. I think it was very interesting not to see what happened today, but what didn't. The Federal Reserve announced that it would continue its purchase of $600 billion in debt securities and keep interest rates […]

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January 27, 2011 – The Price of Stardom at Davos

Featured Trades: (DAVOS WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM) 2) The Price of Stardom at Davos. When I was a director of one of the largest banks in Switzerland, I found myself a frequent visitor to the Alpine village of Davos. In years gone by, we provided the loans to the Canton of Graubunden needed to build the […]

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January 27, 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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January 26, 2011 – Watch out for the Black Swans

Featured Trades: (WHAT OUT FOR THE BLACK SWANS)   1) Watch out for the Black Swans. It is not my intention to ruin your day. But I may well do that if you read this piece. While traders pile on their longs with reckless abandon, and retail flows into equity mutual funds turn positive for […]

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January 26, 2011 – Beware the Coming Collapse of Gold

Featured Trades: (BEWARE THE COMING COLLAPSE OF GOLD), (GLD), (SLV), (PPLT), (PALL), (GLL), (DGZ) 2) Beware the Coming Collapse of Gold. Last year’s sure thing is rapidly turning into this year’s sure loser. After bringing in a torrid 29% return in 2010, the barbarous relic has only managed a flaccid 7% loss so far this […]

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