Buried in the recently passed Dodd-Frank financial reform bill are massive financial rewards for turning in your boss. The SEC is hoping that multimillion dollar rewards amounting to 10%-30% of sanction amounts will drive a stampede of whistle-blowers to their doors with evidence of malfeasance and fraud by their employers. If such rules were in […]
The coming Fourth of July celebration brings back memories of my late wife’s campaign to become an American citizen, who originally came from Japan. Part of the process required a verbal quiz about US history and government. Our family spent a year energetically prepping her, with nightly grilling’s over dinner about the most obscure details […]
Global Market Comments June 28, 2011 Fiat Lux (NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS TAKING OFF FOR EUROPE)
My tux and white dinner jacket are packed, the hotels are booked, and the limo is waiting outside. The Cessna is fully fueled and the flight plan filed. I am taking off for my annual European Strategy Luncheon Tour. Along the way I will be meeting with other hedge fund managers, senior government officials, CEO’s […]
Global Market Comments June 27, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (UPDATED 2013 STRATEGY LUNCHEON SCHEDULE), (THE BITTER MEDICINE FOR THE STATES), (THE FALLING MARKET FOR KIDS), (HOLLYWOOD CASHES IN ON WALL STREET TROUBLES)
Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Updates, which I will be conducting throughout Europe during the summer of 2013. 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, […]
On a map, it appears that the United States is made up of 50 states. The fiscal reality is that we have 20 Portugal’s, 15 Italy’s, 10 Ireland’s, 3 Greece’s, and 2 Spain’s. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, state GDP’s saw the sharpest drop since 1981. States shoveled money out of the economy […]
Until the 19th century, children used to provide income and security for their parents as they worked on the family farm. That dynamic continued when industrialization brought families into the cities and kids into the factories. Since then, children have been a great short. A hundred years of state mandated education and child labor laws […]
I have done many things in my life: hedge fund manager, pilot, cowboy, journalist, stockbroker, 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 TV show “The Mentalist”, is using the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund […]
Global Market Comments June 26, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (JULY 8 LONDON STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (MEET MAD DAY TRADER JIM PARKER AT THE JULY 2 NEW YORK LUNCH), (WHERE THE ECONOMIST “BIG MAC” INDEX FINDS CURRENCY VALUE), (FXF), (FXE), (FXA), (CYB) (ANOTHER MIRACLE FROM TESLA), (TSLA), (SCTY) CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust (FXF) CurrencyShares Euro Trust […]
Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in London on Monday, July 8, 2013. 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, […]
Jim Parker, who runs our Mad Day Trader Service, will be making a last minute appearance at my New York strategy luncheon on July 2. There you can ask him any questions you want about his new short term trade mentoring program, which goes on sale on Monday. You can buy his service as a […]
My former employer, The Economist, once the ever tolerant editor of my flabby, disjointed, and juvenile prose (Thanks Peter and Marjorie), has released its “Big Mac” index of international currency valuations. Although initially launched as a joke three decades ago, I have followed it religiously and found it an amazingly accurate predictor of future economic […]
Tesla has announced a new battery swapping service that will enable drivers to get a full charge for their all-electric Model S-1 sedans in 90 seconds. The service will be available at strategically located charging stations around the country, and will cost $60, about the cost of an equivalent full tank of gas. The swap […]
Global Market Comments June 25, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (JULY 2 NEW YORK STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (AN URGENT UPDATE FROM THE MAD DAY TRADER), (SPY), (TLT), (TBT), (FXY), (FXE), (FXA), (CU), (USO), (GLD), (CORN), (THE GREAT ETHANOL BOONDOGGLE) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas Bond (TLT) ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) […]
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