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Why Are Bond Yields So Low?

Investors around the world have been confused, befuddled, and surprised by the ultra low level of long term interest rates in the United States. At Friday’s close, the 30 year Treasury bond yielded a parsimonious 3.46%, the ten year, 2.62%, and the five year only 1.63%. The ten-year is threatening its all time low yield […]

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Meet John Thomas and Jim Parker in New York on June 17

Come join Mad Day Trader Jim Parker and I for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Luncheon, which we will be conducting in New York, NY on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. An excellent three-course lunch will be provided. A PowerPoint presentation will be followed by an extended question and answer period. I’ll […]

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Options for the Beginner

I strongly urge readers of this letter to log on to Amazon and by a copy of Options for the Beginner and Beyond by W. Edward Olmstead. Options contracts offer investors a wonderful instrument for minimizing risk, while maximizing the upside, and I am going to recommend many more such strategies in the future. So, […]

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Bring Back the Uptick Rule!

When the Dow crashed 514 points in a single day a few years ago, the market lost a staggering $850 billion in market capitalization. High frequency traders were possibly responsible for half of this move, but generated a mere $65 million in profits, some 7/1,000’s of a percent of the total loss. Are market authorities […]

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May 8, 2014

Global Market Comments May 8, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (JULY 25 ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND GLOBAL STRATEGY SEMINAR), (A SPECIAL OFFER FOR AUSTRALIAN SUBSCRIBERS), (HOW TO TRADE CALL SPREADS IN AUSTRALIA), (WILL THE ABIBABA IPO BLOW UP THE MARKET?) (YHOO), (SFTBY), (MSFT), (AMZN), (EBAY) Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) SoftBank Corp. (SFTBY) Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) […]

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July 24 Zermatt, Switzerland Global Strategy Seminar

Come join me for afternoon tea for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Seminar, which I will be conducting high in the Alps in Zermatt, Switzerland at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A PowerPoint presentation will be followed by an open discussion on the crucial issues facing investors today. Coffee, tea, and […]

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A Special Offer for Australian Subscribers

Executing the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Trade Alerts from the other side of the world can pose some annoying challenges. After speaking with many of my Australian followers on my recent trip down under, I learned of the obstacles presented by distant time zones, dealing in foreign currencies, regulations, and obtaining live customer support. I want to […]

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How Australians Can Save on Taxes While Trading

There are two types of trading accounts permitted by Australian financial regulators: Cash Accounts – opened by individuals Regulation “T” accounts -  opened by corporations and trusts Reg “T” accounts have no problems executing any of my Trade Alerts, including those for stocks, bonds, exchange trade funds, options, call spreads, and put spreads. However, regulators […]

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Will the Alibaba IPO Blow Up the Market?

The biggest initial public offering in history is about to be issued by Chinese Internet commerce giant, Alibaba. The floatation, which could raise as much as $18 billion in cash, could value the total company as high as $220 billion, making it the fifth largest company in the US. The big question now facing equity […]

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May 7, 2014

Global Market Comments May 7, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (CHICAGO FRIDAY, MAY 23 GLOBAL STRAGEGY LUNCHEON), (THE NEW COLD WAR), (THE BIPOLAR ECONOMY), (TESTIMONIAL)

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Chicago Friday, May 23 Global Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Chicago on Friday, May 23. A three course lunch will be followed by a PowerPoint presentation and an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to date view on stocks, bonds, […]

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The Bipolar Economy

Corporate earnings are up big! Great! Buy! No wait! The economy is going down the toilet! Sell! Buy! Sell! Buy! Sell! Help! Anyone would be forgiven for thinking that the stock market has become bipolar. According to the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, the answer is that corporate profits accounts for only a small […]

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The New Cold War

My friend, Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group, a global risk analyst who I regularly follow, has published an outstanding book entitled The End of the Free Markets: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations. I find this highly depressing, as it takes me as long to read one of Ian’s books as it […]

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May 6, 2014

Global Market Comments May 6, 2014 Fiat Lux SPECIAL ISSUE ABOUT THE FAR FUTURE Featured Trade: (LAS VEGAS WEDNESDAY MAY 14 GLOBAL STRAGEGY LUNCHEON) (PEAKING INTO THE FUTURE WITH RAY KURZWEIL), (GOOG), (INTC), (AAPL), (TXN) Google Inc. (GOOG) Intel Corporation (INTC) Apple Inc. (AAPL) Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN)

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Las Vegas Wednesday, May 14 Global Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, May 14. A three-course lunch will be followed by a PowerPoint presentation and an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to date view on stocks, […]

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