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Revisiting the First Silver Bubble

With smoke still rising from the ruins of the recent silver crash, I thought I’d touch base with a wizened and grizzled old veteran who still remembers the last time a bubble popped for the white metal. That would be Mike Robertson, who runs Robertson Wealth Management, one of the largest and most successful registered […]

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October 18, 2013

Global Market Comments October 18, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (OCTOBER 23 GLOBAL STRATEGY WEBINAR), (THE SHUTDOWN IS OVER…FOR NOW), (SPY), (EUROPEAN STYLE HOMELAND SECURITY), (TESTIMONIAL) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY)

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Don’t Miss the October 23 Global Strategy Webinar

My next global strategy webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 23 at 12:00 noon EDT. Login in early to get a space. I’ll be giving you my updated outlook on stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, precious metal, and real estate. The goal is to find the cheapest assets in the world to buy, the most […]

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The Shutdown is Over….For Now

After 16 days of high drama, bluster, and handwringing, the Great Washington Shutdown of 2013 is finally over. President Obama held fast and won. The Republicans kept changing their goals by the day and lost. But what we got was anything but a resolution. The next shutdown is now scheduled for January 15, and the […]

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European Style Homeland Security

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Libya, and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940, when tea […]

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October 17, 2013

Global Market Comments October 17, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (DOGS OF THE DOW REVISTED) (XME), (XLB), (DBB), (JJG), (MOO), (DBA), (GLD), (SLV), (PLEASE USE MY FREE DATA BASE SEARCH) SPDR S&P Metals & Mining (XME) Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) PowerShares DB Base Metals (DBB) iPath DJ-UBS Grains TR Sub-Idx ETN (JJG) Market Vectors […]

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Dogs of the Dow Revisited

Sitting at my lakefront estate at Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village, I began to cogitate on what my trading portfolio for 2014 should look like. Then I thought, “Why wait?” Better to get the message out now than wait two and a half more months. The entry point for risk assets is better now than it […]

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Please Use My Free Data Base Search

The original purpose of this letter was to build a database of ideas to draw on in the management of my hedge fund. When a certain trade comes into play, I merely type in the symbol, name, currency, or commodity into the search box, and the entire fundamental argument in favor of that position pops […]

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October 16, 2013

Global Market Comments October 16, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (ONSHORING TAKES ANOTHER GREAT LEAP FORWARD), (TSLA), (UMX), (EWW), (THE BULL MARKET IN MUSTANGS) Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) ProShares Ultra MSCI Mexico Cppd IMI (UMX) iShares MSCI Mexico Capped (EWW)

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Onshoring Takes another Great Leap Forward

Have you tried to hire a sewing machine operator lately? I haven’t, but I have friends running major apparel companies who have (guess where I get all those tight fitting jeans?) Guess what? There aren’t any to be had. Since, 1990, some 77% of the American textiles workforce has been lost, when China joined the […]

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The Bull Market in Mustangs

Sitting here in the Silver State of Nevada, high in the Sierras, I feel obliged to comment on a bull market of a different sort. The Western US has found a new wrinkle in the housing collapse, where homeowners are desperately struggling to cut living costs to meet the next doubling of their adjustable rate […]

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October 15, 2013

Global Market Comments October 15, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (YALE’S ROBERT SHILLER BAGS NOBEL ECONOMICS PRIZE), (THE TRUE COST OF OIL), (USO), (XOM) United States Oil (USO) Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

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Yale’s Robert Shiller Bags Nobel Economic Prize

It isn’t often when a friend of mine wins a Nobel Prize. But that’s what happened this weekend when the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the prestigious award to Yale University’s Robert Shiller. Shiller, along with Eugene Fama, and Lars Peter Hanson of the University of Chicago will share the $1.23 million cash award […]

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The True Cost of Oil

My annual electric bill here in sunny San Francisco comes to $4,800 a year. Since the California power authorities have set a goal of 33% alternative energy sources by 2020, PG&E (PGE) has the most aggressive green energy program in the country (click here for “The Solar Boom in California”. More expensive solar, wind, geothermal, […]

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October 14, 2013

Global Market Comments October 14, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (NOVEMBER 1 SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS WORSE THAN YOU THINK), (A SAD FAREWELL TO HELEN THOMAS)

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