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March 9, 2011 – Next Stop $50 for Silver

Featured Trades: (NEXT STOP $50 FOR SILVER), (CDE), (SLV), (AGQ), (SLW)   2) Next Stop $50 for Silver. Last week, I saw silver rise $1 in one day. I remember when the white metal's total cost was $1! When I urged readers three years ago to load up on silver at $10 because it was […]

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March 9, 2011 – The Bookie’s View on War in the Middle East

Featured Trades: (BETTING ON A MIDDLE EAST WAR) 3) The Bookie’s View on War in the Middle East. I have written in the past about the online betting site, Intrade (click here for their site), which will take wagers on anything under the sun, including a range of economic and political probabilities (click here for […]

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March 9, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'A girl in the convertible is worth five in the phone book,' said 'Oracle of Omaha', Warren Buffet, CEO and the largest shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway.

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March 8, 2011 – Taking a Bite Out of Stealth Inflation

Featured Trades: (TAKING A BITE OUT OF STEALTH INFLATION) 1) Taking a Bite Out of Stealth Inflation.  When I visited the local Safeway over the weekend, I was snared by some uniformed pre-teens, backed by beaming mothers behind a card table selling Girl Scout cookies.  I was a pushover. I walked away with a bag […]

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March 8, 2011 – China’s BYD Promises to Take Over the US Car Market

Featured Trades: (MY ALL ELECTRIC BOOBY PRIZE), (NSANY), (TM), (BYDDF)   2) China’s BYD Promises to Take Over the US Car Market. For years now, I have been chronicling in exacting detail my quest to buy an all-electric Nissan Leaf automobile as the ultimate hedge against rising oil prices (click here for ‘Getting Something for […]

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March 8, 2011 – Are Junk Bonds Peaking?

Featured Trades: (ARE JUNK BONDS PEAKING?)   3) Are Junk Bonds Peaking? There is no happier corner of the fixed income universe, which has been soaring like a bat out of hell for the past two years. Average yields for the bond class most sensitive to the economy have collapsed from 18% to near an […]

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March 8, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'You know you're no longer CEO when you get into the back of your car and it doesn't move,' ' said 'Oracle of Omaha', Warren Buffet, CEO and the largest shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway.

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March 7, 2011 – Thoughts on Oil and the Economy

Featured Trades: (THOUGHTS ON OIL AND THE ECONOMY) 1) Thoughts on Oil and the Economy. If at the beginning of the year I had told you that oil would go well above $100/barrel within two months, there would be a civil war in Libya, and the stock market would hit a new three year high, […]

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March 7, 2011 – An Update with Technical Analyst to the Stars, Charles Nenner

Featured Trades: (UPDATE WITH TECHNICAL ANALYST CHARLES NENNER)   2) An Update with Technical Analyst to the Stars, Charles Nenner. If you have not made your year by now, you are dead meat. Many of 2011's big moves have occurred, and there aren't going to be many fireworks for the rest of the year. Many […]

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March 7, 2011 – The February Nonfarm Payroll

Featured Trades: (FEBRUARY NONFARM PAYROLL)   3) The February Nonfarm Payroll. President Obama's political advisors were no doubt popping the champagne bottles on Friday morning when the February nonfarm payroll showed a gain of 192,000. It was the best report in two years. The headline unemployment rate handily dropped from 9.0% to 8.9%. The December […]

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March 7, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'The direction of interest rates is up. There is only one direction in the future and it is up. It's a timing thing,' said Kevin Ferry of Cronus Futures Management.

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March 4, 2011 – Thursday, March 31 New York Strategy Luncheon

Featured Trades: (NEW YORK STRATEGY LUNCHEON)     1) Thursday, March 31 New York Strategy Luncheon. The Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 31, 2011. The event will be held at an exclusive private club on Central Park South.  A three course lunch will be […]

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March 4, 2011 – Oil’s Big Push on Corn

Featured Trades: (OIL’S BIG PUSH ON CORN), (CORN), (DBA), (ADM), (JJG)   2) Oil’s Big Push on Corn. You would think that with oil crisis levitating over $100/barrel and gasoline continuing its relentless march towards $5/gallon, farmers would be wringing their hands, wondering how they can afford the fuel for their machinery. Not so. The […]

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March 4, 2011 – The Sword Hanging Over the Housing Market

Featured Trades: (THE SWORD HANGING OVER THE HOUSING MARKET)   3) The Sword Hanging Over the Housing Market. Some 97% of the financing for the housing market is about to disappear. That is how much bankrupt federal agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are taking down in loan guarantees to the residential housing market. Created […]

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March 3, 2011 – Why Warren Buffet Hates Gold

Featured Trades: (WHY BUFFET HATES GOLD) 1) Why Warren Buffet Hates Gold. The 'Oracle of Omaha' expounded at length today on why he despises the barbarous relic. The sage doesn't really care if the yellow metal hit an all-time high today of $1,440. He sees it primarily as a bet on fear. If investors are […]

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