In days of old, when congressional impasses presented themselves, the Speaker of the House, rosy-cheeked Tip O’Neil, would meet his counterpart in the Senate for a night of poker. Several bottles of Scotch later, a deal would get struck, and the two would be photographed together shaking hands the next morning, talking about the good […]
Global Market Comments August 13, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (THE BOND CRASH HAS ONLY JUST STARTED), ($TNX), (TLT), (TBT), (INDIA VS. CHINA), (FXI), (PIN), (INP), (TTM) 10-Year Treasury Note ($TNX) iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas Bond (TLT) ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) iShares China Large-Cap (FXI) PowerShares India (PIN) iPath MSCI India Index […]
When I was a little kid in the early 1950’s, my grandfather used to endlessly rail against Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The WWI veteran, who was mustard gassed in the trenches of France and was a lifetime, died in the wool Republican, said the former president was a dictator and a traitor to his class, who […]
When I first visited Calcutta in 1976, 800,000 people were sleeping on the sidewalks, I was hauled everywhere by a very lean, barefoot rickshaw driver, and drinking the water out of a tap was tantamount to committing suicide. Some 35 years later, and the subcontinent is poised to overtake China’s white hot growth rate. My […]
Global Market Comments August 12, 2013 Fiat Lux SPECIAL MYKONOS ISSUE Featured Trade: (HOW THE EURO LOOKS FROM MYKONOS), (FXE), (EUO), (GREK) CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE) ProShares UltraShort Euro (EUO) Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK)
When I sat down at my table at the Namos Restaurant, I was somewhat puzzled by the handful of sand thrown on every table. Are the Greeks as untidy with their food service as they are with their national accounts? Namos is on the south beach of the Greek island of Mykonos, part of the […]
Global Market Comments August 9, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (AMBUSH IN AUSTRALIA), (FXA), (FXY), (FXE), (YCS), (NLR), (UNG), (GLD), (DBA), (REPORT FROM MILAN) CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (FXA) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (FXY) CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE) ProShares UltraShort Yen (YCS) Market Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Enrgy ETF (NLR) United States Natural Gas (UNG) SPDR Gold […]
For a lifetime central bank watcher, like myself, this was one for the record books. Reserve Bank of Australia, Glenn Stevens, said last week that he welcomed a weak Australia dollar and that it probably had further to fall. To put gasoline on the flames, he added that there was room for the RBA to […]
Milan, Italy appears to be a city entirely populated by fashion models riding bicycles on the city’s frenetic, cobblestone streets. That is one’s first impression coming out of the monolithic Milano Centrale train station, built by Mussolini to reaffirm faith in his state. Despite years of allied bombing during WWII, the building is as imposing […]
Global Market Comments August 8, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (A PERFECT STORM HITS THE GRAIN TRADE), (POT), (AGU), (DBA), (DE), (CAT), (WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT THE IRANIAN RIAL COLLAPSE), (USO), (UNG), (XLE) Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (POT) Agrium Inc. (AGU) PowerShares DB Agriculture (DBA) Deere & Company (DE) Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) United […]
Grain traders have suffered a terrible 2013, a perfect storm of great news for farmers and terrible news for prices. But while farmers can make up for low prices with higher production, no such convenience exists for grain traders. In January, right out of the gate, the USDA predicted that the US would produce the […]
The Iranian Rial (IRR) has just suffered one of the most cataclysmic crashes in the history of the foreign exchange markets. It is off a mind numbing 90% since the beginning of 2011. One dollar now buys 24,834 Rials. Watch out Zimbabwe! When communications between intelligence agencies suddenly spike, as has recently been the case, […]
Global Market Comments August 7, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MUSINGS OF A DINOSAUR), (THE INSIDE STORY ON APPLE’S STEVE WOZNIAK), (AAPL) Apple Inc. (AAPL)
I often get accused by readers of being a dinosaur, of being insensitive to the feelings of others, and of living as a relic from a previous age. Well, you all may be right. So it is with some amusement I run a piece that I have lifted from my friend, Dennis Gartman’s The Gartman […]
I first spoke to Steve Wozniak via HAM radio when I was 12 and he was the 14-year-old president of the Homestead High School radio club in Cupertino, California. With seven children, my dad was pretty stingy with allowance money. But when it came to electronic parts, I had an unlimited budget, as that is […]
Mad Hedge Fund Trader Newsletter
Subscribing to the newsletter, you can get additional recommendations, charts, tables, and market insight from the Mad Hedge Fund Trader Newsletter.
The cost of compiling international research is extremely expensive, not to mention excruciatingly time consuming. This newsletter will save you money and time, plus you get the benefit of John’s 40 years of experience trading the global markets.
This extra edge can make a massive impact in your portfolio.
View Pricing & Details