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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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What the Markets Will Do from Here

For the last couple of nights, I have left my iPhone logged into the Argentina peso market, one of several troubled currencies igniting the emerging market contagion. Whenever the peso losses another handle to the US dollar, an alarm goes off. That gives me a head start on how American markets will behave the next […]

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Turkey is On the Menu

I am building lists of emerging market ETF’s to snap up during the current sell off, and Turkey popped up on the menu. The country is only one of two Islamic countries that I consider investment grade, (Indonesia is the other one). The 82 million people of Turkey rank 15th in the world population, and […]

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January 27, 2014

Global Market Comments January 27, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (FEBRUARY 12 AUCKLAND NEW ZEALND STRATEGY LUNCH) (THE PRICE OF STARDOM AT DAVOS), (WILL GOLD COINS SUFFER THE FATE OF THE $10,000 BILL), (GLD), (SIGN UP NOW FOR TEXT MESSAGING OF TRADE ALERTS) SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)

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Wednesday, February 12, Auckland, New Zealand Strategy Lunch

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Auckland, New Zealand on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide-ranging discussion and question-and-answer period. I’ll be giving you my up-to-date view on stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, precious metals, […]

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The Price of Stardom at Davos

It’s that time of year again, when finance ministers, central bank governors, hedge fund managers, and assorted rock stars hold their annual confab high in the Alps at Davos, Switzerland. When I was a director of one of the largest banks in Switzerland, I found myself a frequent visitor to the Alpine village of Davos. […]

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Will Gold Coins Suffer the Fate of the $10,000 Bill?

The conspiracy theorists will love this one. Buried deep in the bowels of the 2,000 page health care bill was a new requirement for gold dealers to file Form 1099′s for all retail sales by individuals over $600. Specifically, the measure can be found in section 9006 of the Patient Protection and Affordability Act of […]

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Sign Up Now for Text Messaging of Trade Alerts

Paid subscribers to Global Trading Dispatch are able to receive instantaneous text messages of my proprietary Trade Alerts. This eliminates frustrating delays caused by traffic surges on the internet itself, and by your local server. To activate your free service, please log in to your account at www.madhedgefundtrader.com, look under your name on the right, […]

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January 24, 2014

Global Market Comments January 24, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22 BRISBANE AUSTRALIA STRATEGY LUNCH) (A FEW THOUGHTS ON TRADING STRATEGY), (SPY), (QQQ), (IWM), (GLD), (GDX), (ABX), (TLT), (TBT), (ANOTHER DINNER WITH ROBERT REICH) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) Market Vectors Gold Miners […]

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