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Buy Flood Insurance With the VIX

I am one of those cheapskates who buys Christmas ornaments by the bucket load from Costco in January for ten cents on the dollar because my eleven month return on capital comes close to 1,000%. I also like buying flood insurance in the middle of the summer when the forecast here in California is for […]

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December 2, 2013

Global Market Comments December 2, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MAD DAY TRADER BRINGS IN 292% RETURN IN 2013), (GOOG), (IBM), (SOYB), (AAPL), (TLT),  (TBT), (FXY), (YCS), (FXE), (EUO), (BEWARE THE COMING EQUITY FAMINE), (TESTIMONIAL) Google Inc. (GOOG) International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Teucrium Soybean (SOYB) Apple Inc. (AAPL) iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) […]

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Mad Day Trader Brings in 292% Return in 2013

When Mad Day Trader, Jim Parker, told me he was up 292% over the past seven months, I didn’t believe him. The value of a nominal $1,000 investment would have to have increased to $3,124. “It’s too good to be true,” I thought. Nobody will believe it. Even my own customer support people said it […]

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Beware the Coming Equity Famine

The world is about to suffer an acute shortage of equity capital over the next eight years, which could total $12.3 trillion. That is the conclusion of the McKinsey Global Institute, an affiliate of McKinsey &Co., a great well of long-term economic thinking which I have been drawing from for the last 40 years. The […]

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November 29, 2013

Global Market Comments November 29, 2013 Fiat Lux SPECIAL THANKSGIVING ISSUE Featured Trade: (DECEMBER 4 GLOBAL STRATEGY WEBINAR), (SURVIVING THANKSGIVING)

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Don’t Miss Jon Najarian and John Thomas at the December 4 Global Strategy Webinar

My next global strategy webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 4 at 3:30 PM EST, which is NOT THE USUAL TIME! Co hosting the show will be my buddy, Trademonster’s Jon Najarian, and we will together be looking into the trading opportunities looming fast in 2014. Don’t miss a chance to probe the two […]

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Surviving Thanksgiving

The Mad Hedge Fund Trader is taking a much-needed break for the next few days to take Turkey with the expanded family in Portland, Oregon. The Trade Alerts have been going out so fast and furious that it is all starting to become a blur to me. I am going to draw the line at […]

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November 27, 2013

Global Market Comments November 27, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (DEMOGRAPHICS AS DESTINY), (SPY), (EWJ), (EWL), (EWU), (EWG), (EWY), (FXI), (EIRL), (GREK), (EWP), (RSX), (IDX), (EPOL), (TUR), (EWZ), (PIN), (EIS), (TESTIMONIAL) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ) iShares MSCI Switzerland Capped Index (EWL) iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) iShareiShares MSCI Germany (EWG) iShares […]

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Demographics as Destiny

If demographics is destiny, then America’s future looks bleak. At least, that is the inevitable conclusion if demographics is your only consideration. I have long been a fan of demographic investing, which creates opportunities for traders to execute on what I call “intergenerational arbitrage”.  When the numbers of the middle aged are falling, risk markets […]

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November 26, 2013

Global Market Comments November 26, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (HERE COMES THE NEXT PEACE DIVIDEND), (SPY), (XLI), (XLF), (XLK), (C), (UUP), (USO), (TAKING PROFITS ON THE YEN….AGAIN!), (FXY), (YCS), (DXJ) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI) Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) Citigroup, Inc. (C) PowerShares DB […]

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Here Comes the Next Peace Dividend

I was amazed to see the Dow Average open up only 60 points this morning, and oil to fall a mere $1.50, given the enormous long term implications of a real nuclear deal with Iran. Over the decades, I have noticed that Wall Street isn’t very good at analyzing international political matters and the implications […]

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Taking Profits on the Yen….Again!

This is my 14th consecutive closing Trade Alert, and the 20th including my remaining profitable open positions. I have only six more to go until a break my previous record of 25. It doesn’t get any better than this. The yen is now in free fall, and the Japanese stock market is going ballistic, as […]

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November 25, 2013

Global Market Comments November 25, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MAD HEDGE FUND TRADER HURTLES TO 58%) (C), (XLF), (XLI), (FXY), (FXA), (TLT), (TBT), (TIME TO SOAK UP SOME SOFTBANK), (SFTBY), (AMZN), (ORCL), (GOOG), (EBAY), (TWTR) Citigroup, Inc. (C) Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (FXY) CurrencyShares […]

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Mad Hedge Fund Trader Hurtles to 58%

The performance of the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Trade Alert Service is still going ballistic, falling just short of a 60% gain for the year last week. Every new subscriber since September has seen 100% of their trades turn profitable. This is your classic “shooting fish in a barrel” market. I know guys my age […]

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Time to Soak Up Some Softbank

I have always been a big fan of buying a dollar for 30 cents. That appears to be the opportunity now presented by the Japanese software giant, Softbank (SFTBY). This gorilla of the Internet space was founded and run by my old friend, Masayoshi Son, who many refer to as a combination of the Jeff […]

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