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Covering Shorts in the Euro

This short position has been a total home run of a trade, with the Euro going into freefall when the ink was barely dry on the Trade Alert. Rumors swept the foreign exchange pits this morning of a potential interest rate cut by the European Central Bank next week, which they really should have done […]

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Watch Out for the Chihuahua Glut

Recently, I wrote about the Nevadan wrinkle in the housing crisis where distressed homeowners are letting their horses go wild to make their mortgage payment. Now neighboring California is facing a Chihuahua glut, where evicted homeowners are handing over their pets to animal shelters. The diminutive Mexican canine enjoyed a boom in popularity in recent […]

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Notice to Military Subscribers

To the dozens of subscribers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the surrounding ships at sea, thank you for your service! I think it is very wise to use your free time to read my letter and learn about financial markets in preparation for an entry into the financial services when you cash out. Nobody is going […]

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October 31, 2013

Global Market Comments October 31, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (TRADE ALERT ON RISK CONTROL), (TLT), (TBT), (FXE), (SPY) (MY TAKE ON OBAMACARE), (XLV) iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV)

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Trade Alert on Risk Control

In the wake of the Federal Reserve’s decision not to taper and to leave interest rates unchanged, our long positions are soaring and our short positions are collapsing. No surprise here, as both the Mad Hedge Fund Trader and the Mad Day Trader nailed the market’s reaction well in advance with a profusion of timely […]

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My Take on Obamacare

So much BS is flying about over the Obamacare issue that I can’t resist the temptation to put in my two cents worth. There was no chance this was going to work on day one, and I warned senior administration officials as much on many different occasions. Even the Massachusetts health care plan only saw […]

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October 30, 2013

Global Market Comments October 30, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (WHEN GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE), (SPY), (HEDGE FUNDS CIRCLING OVER THE EUROPEAN WRECKAGE), (BWX), (IGOV), (ITLY), (EU), (BUND), (FXE), (TESTIMONIAL) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) SPDR Barclays International Treasury Bd (BWX) iShares International Treasury Bond (IGOV) PowerShares DB Italian Treas Bond ETN (ITLY) WisdomTree Euro Debt […]

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When Great Minds Think Alike

Exactly 84 years ago from yesterday, the Great 1929 stock market crash occurred. The Dow Average plunged a stunning 30 points to 230, a one-day decline of 12%. The ticker tape lagged the market by two hours, and the newly bankrupt were jumping out of downtown windows. I remember it like it was yesterday. Well […]

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Hedge Funds Circling Over the European Wreckage

Have you ever wanted to spend your summers basking in the sunlight at your mountain top Tuscan villa, surveying the manicured vineyards which produce your own estate bottled wine? Are you drawn by the cachet of claiming George Clooney as a celebrity neighbor on the model strewn shores of Lake Como? How about a luxury […]

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October 29, 2013

Global Market Comments October 29, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MAD DAY TRADER EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR), (THE RUN IN BONDS IS OVER), (TLT), (JNK), (HYG), (MUB), (ELD), (LINE), (AUSTERITY HITS WALL STREET) iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond (JNK) iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG) iShares National AMT-Free […]

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Mad Day Trader Educational Webinar

Jim Parker, The Mad Day Trader, will be hosting an educational webinar on Wednesday, October 30 at 12:00 EDT. Ignore Jim Parker at your peril. Since he started his Mad Day Trading service in April, he has clocked a stunning 150% profit, independently audited. There’s no better trading service than the proven. Get any piece […]

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The Run in Bonds is Over

This is a bet that the ten-year Treasury bonds, now trading at a 2.50% yield, don’t fall below 2.40% over the next 14 trading days. It has to make this move on top of an unbelievable decline in yields from 3.0% to 2.50% since September. And it has to do it quickly. The Federal Reserve […]

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Austerity Hits Wall Street

This year, your bonus is that you get to keep your job. That is the bad news that will be dished out to many disappointed staff during annual reviews at the major Wall Street firms this year. We all know that volumes have been trading at subterranean levels, which have created a real drought of […]

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October 28, 2013

Global Market Comments October 28, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND THE NOVEMBER 1 SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (WHY US STOCKS ARE DIRT CHEAP), (SPY), (IWM), (QQQ), (TSLA) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA)

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Last Chance to Attend the November 1 San Francisco Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in San Francisco on Friday, November 1, 2013. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide-ranging discussion and an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to date view on stocks, […]

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