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May 25, 2010 – Make Your Next Killing in Africa

Featured Trades:  (AFRICA), (AFK), (GAF) 2)  Make Your Next Killing in Africa. Feel like investing in a state sponsor of terrorism? How about a country whose leaders have stolen $400 billion in the last decade and has seen 300 foreign workers kidnapped? Another country lost four wars in the last 40 years. Still interested? How […]

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May 25, 2010 – The Electric Car Stakes Heat Up

Featured Trades: (TESLA MOTORS S-1), (TM) 3) The Electric Car Stakes Heat Up. Civic boosters in Fremont, California were apoplectic with joy over the weekend on news that a new Tesla Motors-Toyota joint venture would build its all-electric ‘S-model’ there. The $50,000 Tesla sedan will be built at the old NUMMI plant, a Toyota-GM venture […]

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May 25, 2010 – Looking for that Ultimate Graduation Gift?

Featured Trades: (SILVER BUFFALO) 4) Looking for that Ultimate Graduation Gift? I know many of you geezers are as old as me, or worse, which means you may have some graduation ceremonies to attend this month and next, and are wracking your brains for the appropriate gift. Rather than give that gas guzzling clunker in […]

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May 25, 2010 – Quote of the Day

'Trying to ascertain where the price of oil is going right now is akin to screaming at a set of dice,' said Stephen Schork of The Schork Report

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May 24, 2010 – Welcome Back to Earth

Featured Trades: (AAPL), (GS), (YCS), (TBT)   1) Welcome Back to Earth. Thank you! Thank you, Mr. Market, for finally coming to your senses. It’s about time that you kicked your ecstasy habit and quit listening to lemmings for your financial advice and started paying attention to those suspicious, odiferous lumps that have been swept […]

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May 24, 2010 – Why I’m Not Buying Google on this Dip

Featured Trades:  (GOOG), (BIDU) 2)Why I’m Not Buying Google on this Dip. You would think that I’d be pounding the table getting you to buy the dominant Internet search engine after its shocking $160 (25%) fall this year, but you would be wrong. Basically, Google blew China, far and away the largest generator of world […]

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May 24, 2010 – Welcome to Financial Reform Light

Featured Trades: (FINANCIAL REGULATION BILL) 3) Welcome to Financial Reform Light. Banking industry lobbyists were popping the Champaign bottles in Washington yesterday, as a greatly weakened and enfeebled financial reform bill stumbled across the finish line, coughing and wheezing all the way. It is, of course, a massive bill, which seems to leave no corner […]

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May 24, 2010 – Quote of the Day

'Nobody has any visibility beyond the next five minutes,' said Boris Schlossberg at BK Forex Advisor.

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May 21, 2010 – Watch Out for the ‘Anti-Growth’ Trade!

  (SPECIAL ‘MARGIN CALL’ ISSUE) Featured Trades: (USO), (EEM), (SLV), (PPLT), (PALL), (JNK), (YCS), (FXE), (FXB), (FXA), (FXC), (VIX), (SPX) 1) Watch Out for the ‘Anti-Growth’ Trade! Now that most big hedge funds have completed their race to get neutral, they are holding raucous in-house debates over placing size bets on a double dip recession. […]

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May 21, 2010 – Why There is No Place to Hide in This Sell Off

(SPECIAL ‘MARGIN CALL’ ISSUE) Featured Trades: (SLV), (PALL), (SPX) 2) Why There is No Place to Hide in This Sell Off. After watching silver (SLV) and palladium (PALL) get absolutely creamed today, I just want to reiterate my warning (click here ) the market now has vastly higher levels of risk, that there will be […]

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May 21, 2010 – Why the Euro Crisis Could Go On for Five Years

(SPECIAL 'MARGIN CALL' ISSUE) Featured Trades: (EURO) 3) Why the Euro Crisis Could Go On for Five Years. You often hear the expression that a camel is a horse designed by a committee. The dromedary that the European Central Bank has is spitting mean and ill tempered. Europe does not have one guy like Ben […]

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May 21, 2010 – Recollections of a Marine

(SPECIAL 'MARGIN CALL' ISSUE) Featured Trades: (THE PACIFIC) 4) Recollections of a Marine. As the son of a Marine who served on Guadalcanal in 1942, I had an unusual childhood. The memories all came flooding back to me as the HBO program, The Pacific, came to its conclusion this week. Every scene in the ten […]

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May 21, 2010 – Quote of the Day

'Central Banks are sewing gold into their lapels,' said Philip Gotthelf, president of Equidex, a foreign exchange dealer

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May 20, 2010 – Keep a Sharp Eye on China for Market Direction

Featured Trades: (FXI), ($SSEC), (CYB) 1) Keep a Sharp Eye on China for Market Direction. My favorite canary in the coal mine for global capital markets has been singing loud and clear, and that song is increasingly sounding like a funeral dirge. The Chinese stock markets (FXI) have been rolling over like a fatally injured […]

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May 20, 2010 – The Easy Money on the Euro Has Been Made

Featured Trades: (FXE) 2) The Easy Money on the Euro Has Been Made. I have been a conspicuous bear on the euro (FXE) all year, back when it was trading at $1.45 (click here for the call ). We have now hit my target of the low $1.20′s, and the really easy money has been […]

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