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March 11, 2011 – Roll Call of the Dead

Featured Trades: (ROLL CALL OF THE DEAD), (SPX), (QQQQ), (EEM), (EFA)   3) Roll Call of the Dead. I guess that market didn’t like my prediction yesterday that they were gearing up for a sell off (click here for ‘Are the Equity Markets Headed for a Fall’). What a difference a day makes! Today, the […]

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March 10, 2011 – Are the Equity Markets Headed For a Fall?

Featured Trades: (ARE THE EQUITY MARKETS HEADED FOR A FALL?) 1) Are the Equity Markets Headed For a Fall? On this two year anniversary of the great bull market, one has to ask if it is about to die of old age. Take a look at the chart below showing investor sentiment. The last time […]

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March 10, 2011 – A Different View of the US

Featured Trades: (A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE US)   2) A Different View of the US. My mother lives in Pakistan, my daughter in Greece, and I have a ski chalet in in Peru. What's more, I have strategy luncheons planned for Australia, Thailand, and Turkey. At least these would be my conclusions after looking […]

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March 10, 2011 – A Touchdown for USC

Featured Trades: (A TOUCHDOWN FOR USC)   3) A Touchdown for USC. My alma mater, the University of Southern California (one of my several alma maters) announced in a full page ad in the New York Times today that they had received their largest private donation in their history. As a third generation alumni of […]

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March 10, 2011 – Quote of the Day

'I think you would see a 25% reduction in the standard of living in this country if the dollar were no longer the world's reserve currency,' said real estate mogul, Sam Zell.

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March 9, 2011 – Why Oil Will Peak on Friday

Featured Trades: (WHY OIL WILL PEAK ON FRIDAY)   1) Why Oil Will Peak on Friday.  Texas tea has undergone the perfect storm over the past month, with the Middle Eastern dominoes falling one by one. It was the worst case scenario times five, and all of a sudden my once outrageous claim that crude […]

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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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