Featured Trades: (XOM), (USO) United States Oil Fund ETF 3) Pick Up Big Oil While it is Still Cheap. I have always been an unfashionable person. I was still wearing my bell bottoms and mutton chop sideburns well into the eighties, and even today people laugh at my yellow power ties which are 30 years […]
'If you don't believe in global warming, fine, that's between you and your beach house,' said Tom Friedman, a columnist for the New York Times.
Featured Trades: (WATER), (CGW), (FIW), (VE), (TTEK), (PNR) 1) Why Water Will Soon Become More Valuable Than Oil. If you think that the upcoming energy shortage is going to be bad, it will pale in comparison to the next water crisis, so investment in fresh water infrastructure is going to be a recurring long term […]
Featured Trades: (ETHANOL), (CORN) Tecrium Commodity Trust Corn Fund ETF 2) The Future Looks Great for the Ethanol Boondoggle. One of my biggest disappointments with President Obama so far is his continued support of the ethanol boondoggle. The program was ramped up by the Bush administration to achieve energy independence by subsidizing the production of […]
Featured Trades: (AFRICA), (AFK), (GAF), (EZA) MSCI South Africa Index Fund SPDR S&P Emerging Middle East & Africa ETF Market Vectors Africa Index ETF 3) Feel Like Investing in a State Sponsor of Terrorism? How about a country whose leaders have stolen $400 billion in the last decade and have seen 300 foreign workers kidnapped? […]
'We cannot continue to run trillion dollar deficits and remain a powerful nation,' said Leon Panetta, Director of the CIA
Featured Trades: (TBT), (TMV) ProShares Ultra Short Lehman 20+ Year Treasury ETF Direxion Daily 30 Year Treasury Bear 3X Shares ETF 1) It’s Time to Revisit the TBT. Shorting the world’s most overvalued asset, the 30 year US Treasury bond, has got to be the big trade from here. The relentless whirring of the […]
Featured Trades: (30 YEAR TREASURY BOND), (TBT) 2) The Technical Case for the TBT. Louise Yamada, one of the most widely followed technical analysts in the market, says the 29 year bull market in Treasury bonds is coming to a close. Looking at the 200 year history of interest rates in the US, such bull […]
Featured Trades: (NISSAN LEAF), (NSANY), (PGE) 3) Making a New Home for My Nissan Leaf. The electrician from Nissan Motors (NSANY) showed up at my home today to ascertain if it can generate sufficient juice to recharge my new all electric Leaf, which will be delivered in December. The good news is that it does, […]
In 1933, a supporter told Franklin Delano Roosevelt that if the New Deal succeeded, he would be remembered as the greatest president in history. He replied, 'If I fail, I will be remembered as the last US president.'
Featured Trades: (RAIL TRAFFIC) 1) Is ‘Snookie’ our New Investment Guru? The ultra bears were sent packing in recent days, thanks to a spate of economic indicators showing some unexpected strength. Take a look at the chart below for rail car loadings showing an unequivocal spike upward. I warned last week that there was […]
Featured Trades: (UNG), (USO), (CORN), (WEAT), (SOYB) United States Natural Gas Fund ETF United States Oil Fund ETF 2) Raising the Red Flags on Commodity ETF’s. The July 26-August 1, 2010 print edition of Business Week magazine put out a brilliant piece entitled ‘Amber Waves of Pain’ detailing how retail investors are getting fleeced when […]
Featured Trades: (GOOGLE), (IBM), (MSFT), (YHOO), (BIDU) 3) Is it Time to Buy Google on the Cheap? As much as I adore Google products and use their search engine all day long, the stock definitely left something to be desired when it was trading in the $600′S. That’s why I steered readers away with my […]
Featured Trades: (INTERNATIONAL SAVINGS RATES) 4) Watch International Savings Rates for Market Cues. Often while searching for a piece of data through Google (see above), I stumble across something else, which is far more interesting. That is how I found the table below of international savings rates. Why should you care? Because countries with high […]
'You've lived long enough on Wall Street to know that we shoot out wounded and eat our young,' said Brad Hintz, an analyst with Sandford Bernstein.
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