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December 10, 2010 – Only Two Weeks Until the December 28 Chicago Strategy Luncheon

Featured Trades: (CHICAGO STRATEGY LUNCHEON)   1) Only Two Weeks Until the December 28 Chicago Strategy Luncheon. Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Chicago on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. A three course lunch will be followed by a 45 minute PowerPoint […]

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December 10, 2010 – The Lost Decade For Bonds Has Begun!

Featured Trades: (A TECHNICAL UPDATE ON YOUR POSITIONS), (BAC) 2) The Lost Decade For Bonds Has Begun! In order to enjoy your coming weekend, I thought you'd like a technical update of your positions, so feast your eyes on the two charts below. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so here […]

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December 10, 2010 – Testimonial

4) Testimonial. Signing up for your service was the easiest decision that I have ever made knowing the value that I am getting in return. Thanks for making the world of capital markets profitable for non-Wall Street guys that are busy working in other professions. Until now, I have been forced to deal with money […]

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December 9, 2010 – What a Wild Day!

Featured Trades: (BAC) 1) What a Wild Day! I was looking forward to a quiet day today. I was sitting in front of the fireplace, an oak log that I had lovingly hand carried down from Mt. Diablo crackling away, reading the morning papers. Frank Sinatras' greatest hits was in the CD player (young readers […]

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December 9, 2010 – Instant Gratification Alert

Featured Trades: (TBT), (YCS), (SSO) 2) Instant Gratification Alert. If you are one of the 1,000 recent new subscribers to The Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader, religeously executed every trade I recommended, and ignore the naysayers and the party poopers, well done! As I write this, the leveraged short Treasury bond ETF, the […]

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December 9, 2010 – Please Use My Free Data Base Search

3) Please Use My Free Data Base Search. The original purpose of this letter was to build a database of ideas to draw on in the management of my hedge fund. When a certain trade comes into play, I merely type in the symbol, name, currency, or commodity into the search box, and the entire […]

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December 9, 2010 – Quote of the Day

'A market system without significant bankruptcies cannot work,' said Dr, Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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December 8, 2010 – Quote of the Day

'There is an extraordinary amount of crowding out that is occurring as a consequence of the United States Treasury preempting the flow of savings in the economy. Approximately one third of the decline in capital investment as a share of cash flow is directly attributable to the crowding out of all other borrowers by the […]

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December 7, 2010 – Los Angeles Strategy Luncheon Review

Featured Trades: (LOS ANGELES STRATEGY LUNCHEON REVIEW) 1) Los Angeles Strategy Luncheon Review.  Even though I grew up in Los Angeles during the fifties and sixties, visiting today feels like a trip to an exotic foreign country. It’s as if the city was destroyed in some terrible war and rebuilt in a hodgepodge way, as […]

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December 7, 2010 – There is @$*% Scalp Here in Financials

Featured Trades: (A SCALP IN THE FINANCIALS) 2) There is @$*% Scalp Here in Financials. Regular readers of this letter are well aware that I despise financial stocks for the worthless pieces of paper that they are. Therefore, I think you should rush out and buy financials stocks right now. There is a method to […]

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December 7, 2010 – Buy the &%$#! Dip

Featured Trades: (BUY THE &%$#! DIP) 3) Buy the &%$#! Dip. For proof that I will leave no stone unturned in my eternal search for market insight, look no further than the video link below of two imaginary fund managers debating how to deal with the current market. I think the message is 'buy the […]

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December 7, 2010 – Quote of the Day

'If there were no way to short stocks, the probability of stock market bubbles would be much greater,' said hedge fund manager, Bill Ackman, of Pershing Square.

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Lunch With the CIA

Lunch with the Central Intelligence Agency is always interesting, although five gorillas built like brick shithouses staring at me intently didn’t help my digestion. Obama’s pick of Leon Panetta as the agency’s new director was controversial because he didn’t come from an intelligence background- upsetting the career spooks at Langley to no end. But the […]

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December 6, 2010 – Is Food the New Distressed Asset?

Featured Trades: (IS FOOD THE NEW DISTRESSED ASSET?), (DBA), (MOO), (AGU), (MOO) 2) Is Food the New Distressed Asset? After my entertaining repast with the head of our nation’s intelligence service, I had to ask myself this question. During the sixties, new dwarf varieties, irrigation, fertilizer, and heavy duty pesticides tripled crop yields, unleashing a […]

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December 6, 2010 – The Real Estate Market in 2030

Featured Trades: (THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IN 2030)   3) The Real Estate Market in 2030. A number of analysts, and even some of those in the real estate industry, are finally coming around to the depressing conclusion that there will never be a recovery in residential real estate. Long time readers of this letter […]

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