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July 19, 2010 – The Grains Are On Fire

Featured Trades: (SOYB), (CORN), (WEAT) Teucrium Agricultural Trust Corn Fund Teucrium Agricultural Trust Soybean Fund Teucrium Agricultural Trust Wheat Fund 2) The Grains Are On Fire. I bet I’m the only guy you know whose wedding was filmed by the KGB. My friend, the TASS correspondent, Yuri, shot the entire assembled foreign press at the […]

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July 19, 2010 – Take the Money and Run from BP

Featured Trades: (BP) 3) Take the Money and Run from BP. If you followed my advice to buy BP at $29 on June 17 (click here for my piece), please sell it. It peaked at $40 yesterday. Take the easy money and run. I’ve never seen a better opportunity to buy the rumor and sell […]

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July 19, 2010 – Quote of the Day

'Many times when you listen to sell side analysts, it's garbage in, garbage out on a lot of the opinions that they have,' said stock commentator Gary Kaminsky.

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July 16, 2010 – The Baltic Dry Index Versus Container Rates

Featured Trades: (BALTIC DRY INDEX), ($BDI), (CONTAINER RATES), (US RAIL TRAFFIC) 1) The Baltic Dry Index Versus Container Rates: Who to Believe? There is a ferocious debate underway among economists over which leading indicator to believe, the Baltic Dry Index, or international container shipping rates. The BDI, a measure of the cost of chartering bulk […]

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July 16, 2010 – The “Frontier” Markets are Beckoning

Featured Trades: (FRONTIER MARKETS), (ECH), (TF), (EWJ), (EWS), (FXI) 2) The ‘Frontier’ Markets are Beckoning. A quick look at the world’s top performing stock markets during the first half of 2010 will not exactly ring bells for many investors. Bangladesh came in tops with a 40.7% gain, followed by Sri Lanka (34.6%), and Venezuela (18%). […]

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July 16, 2010 – Serve Yourself a Piece of Yellow Cake

Featured Trades: (URANIUM), (CEI:FP), (PDN:AU), (CCJ) 3) Serve Yourself a Piece of Yellow Cake. Uranium traders have been stunned by a sudden Chinese effort to corner the supplies in an effort to fuel the world’s most ambitious nuclear program. The once moribund market now suddenly sees buyers everywhere as the Chinese ramp up their purchases […]

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July 16, 2010 – China Puts the Squeeze on Rare Earths

Featured Trades: (RARE EARTHS), (AVARF.PK), (GWMGF.PK), (RAREF.PK), (LYSCF) 4) China Puts the Squeeze on Rare Earths. China has further tightened the screws on the world’s rare earths market by announcing new export quotas that are only half of those seen last year. China’s Ministry of Commerce has limited 2010 second half shipments by its 32 […]

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July 16, 2010 – Quote of the Day

'You have the watches, and we have the time,' said a Taliban prisoner to US forces.

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July 15, 2010 – Technical Analyst Charles Nenner Shows Where to Play in a Bear Market

Featured Trades: (ING), (TM), (LEN), (CRB), (AA), (AGU), (IBM), (XOM), (COP), (BBY) 1) Technical Analyst Charles Nenner Shows Where to Play in a Bear Market. Yesterday, I was commiserating with my buddy, Charles Nenner, of the Charles Nenner Research Center in Amsterdam, about his team's miserable performance in the World Cup, which lost 0-1 in […]

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July 15, 2010 – Why the World’s Worst Economy Has the Strongest Currency

Featured Trades: (FXJ), (YCS) Currency Shares Japanese Yen Trust ETF ProSharesUltraShort Yen ETF 2) Why the World’s Worst Economy Has the Strongest Currency. Global currency traders remain puzzled by the continuing strength of the yen (FXY), (YCS), which broke out of a ¥90- ¥95 range a few weeks ago and insists on levitating around the […]

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July 15, 2010 – Quote of the Day

'America has become a second rate power. It's fiscal and trade deficits are at nightmare proportions. In the days of the free market when our country was a top industrial power, there was accountability to the stockholder. The Carnegies, the Mellons, and the men who built this great empire made sure of it because it […]

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July 13, 2010 – Hollywood Cashes in on WallStreet’s Troubles

Featured Trades: (MARGIN CALL) 1) Hollywood Cashes in on Wall Street's Troubles. I have done many things in my life: hedge fund manager, pilot, cowboy, journalist, stock broker, mountain climber, translator, guide, etc, etc. etc. Now add technical consultant to Hollywood to the list. According to the New York Times, Simon Baker, star of the […]

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July 13, 2010 – Why I’m Not Buying the US Stock Rally

Featured Trades: (SPX) S&P 500 SPDR’s ETF 2) Why I’m Not Buying the US Stock Rally. Tempt me all you want, you seductive vixen, but I’m not buying into last week’s 6% rally in the US stock market. You can whisper sweet nothings into my ear all you want about the trillions of dollars sitting […]

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July 13, 2010 – The Ultra Bull Argument for Gold

Featured Trades: (GOLD), (GLD) SPDR Gold Trust Shares ETF 3) The Ultra Bull Argument for Gold. I am constantly barraged with emails from gold bugs who passionately argue that their beloved metal is trading at a tiny fraction of its true value, and that the barbaric relic is really worth $5,000, $10,000, or even $50,000 […]

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July 13, 2010 – How to Become One of the Rich Who Are Getting Richer

Featured Trades: (ROB) Claymore/Robb Report Global Luxury Index ETF 4) How to Become One of the Rich Who Are Getting Richer. One of the great certainties in our economy is that the rich are getting richer, no matter who is running the country. Despite the worst business conditions in 80 years, there was a 17% […]

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