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America’s Demographic Time Bomb

You can never underestimate the importance of demographics in shaping long term investment trends, so I thought I’d pass on these two highly instructive maps. The first shows a map of the world drawn in terms of the population of children, while the second illustrates the globe in terms of its 100 year olds. Notice […]

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January 31, 2014

Global Market Comments January 31, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (TIME TO SELL NATURL GAS), (UNG), (USO), (MAD HEDGE FUND TRADER 2014 GLOBAL STRATEGY LUNCHEON SCHEDULE) United States Natural Gas (UNG) United States Oil (USO)

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Time to Sell Natural Gas

Time to Sell Natural Gas I received a crackly, hard to understand call late last night from one of my old natural gas buddies in the Barnet shale in Texas. Chances are that CH4 peaked in price last night with the expiration of the front month contract. It was time to sell. I spent five […]

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The Mad Hedge Fund Trader 2014 Global Strategy Luncheon Schedule

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Luncheons, which I will be conducting around the world throughout 2014. Please find the schedule for the next six months below. To warm you up, I’ll email you a PowerPoint presentation covering the broad range of topics we may cover, which is […]

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January 30, 2014

Global Market Comments January 30, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22 BRISBANE AUSTRALIA STRATEGY LUNCH) (PULLING THE RIPCORD ON SOFTBANK), (SFTBY), (HAPPY BIRTHDAY IRS!), (THE TECHNOLOGY NIGHTMARE COMING TO YOUR CITY) SoftBank Corp. (SFTBY)

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Saturday, February 22 Brisbane Australia Strategy Lunch

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Brisbane, Australia on Saturday, February 22, 2014. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide ranging discussion and a question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to date view on stocks, […]

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Pulling the Ripcord on Softbank (SFTBY)

The day I bought my second lot of shares in the internet giant on December 12 was the exact point where a year of upward momentum in this stock came to a juddering halt. The shares have since been like an errant teenaged child who you keep giving the benefit of a doubt until he […]

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Happy Birthday IRS!

Some taxpayers have been sending birthday cards in with their tax returns this year. That’s because the International Revenue Service, the collector of America’s tax revenues, is 101 years old this year. Although the wealthy have been paying income taxes since the 1861-65 Civil War, they did not apply to the rest of us until […]

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The Technology Nightmare Coming to Your City

I tell people at my strategy luncheons that living in the San Francisco Bay area is like living in the future. There is an explosion of high tech innovation going on here, and we locals often find ourselves the guinea pigs for the latest hot products. However, sometimes the future is not such a great […]

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January 29, 2014

Global Market Comments January 29, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA STRATEGY LUNCH) (AAPLE STRIKES AGAIN), (AAPL). (AN EVENING WITH TRAVEL GURU ARTHUR FROMMER) Apple Inc. (AAPL)

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Thursday, February 20 Melbourne Lunch Invitation

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Melbourne, Australia on Thursday, February 20, 2014. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide ranging discussion and a minute question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to date view on […]

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Apple Strikes Again

Let me tell you my thinking here. More than 51 million iPhones sold is good enough for me, 3.2 million more than they moved a year ago, and they are more expensive devices. IPads leapt from 22.9 million to 26 million, including the five high end ones I bought. The earnings announcement wasn’t that bad, […]

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An Evening with Travel Guru Arthur Frommer

Travel guru, Arthur Frommer, says that now is the best time to travel in 20 years, thanks to a combination of a strong dollar and desperate price-cutting forced by the recession. Four years after oil hit an historic peak at $148/barrel, when $500 fuel surcharges abounded, and the demise of the travel industry was widely […]

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January 28, 2014

Global Market Comments January 28, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA STRATEGY LUNCH), (WHAT THE MARKETS ARE DOING FROM HERE), (SPY), (QQQ), (IWM), (FXY), (TLT), (TBT), (XLF), (XLY), (TURKEY IS ON THE MENU),  (TUR), (TKC) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (FXY) […]

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Friday, February 14 Sydney Lunch Invitation

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Sydney, Australia at 12:00 noon on Friday, February 14, 2014. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide ranging discussion and a minute question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to […]

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