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Why the World Hates the Aussie

Discretion certainly can be the better part of valor. That was the feeling that came over me last weekend when I saw the Australian dollar (FXA) plunge to a new three year low against the buck. I had been mulling over buying the Aussie around the $88 support level for the past couple of months. […]

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Revisiting Cheniere Energy (LNG)

I am constantly asked if there are any ways investors can take advantage of the fracking and horizontal drilling boom in natural gas. You don’t want to touch the gas producing companies, like Chesapeake (CHK) and Devon (DVN), because prices are probably going to stay down for years. Good firms that benefit from the increased […]

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January 21, 2014

Global Market Comments January 21, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (FEBRUARY 12 AUCKLAND NEW ZEALND STRATEGY LUNCH), (HOW OBAMACARE WILL BOOST YOUR PORTFOLIO), (XLV), (GILD), (XLS), (XPH), (XBI), (GOOG) Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV) Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) Exelis Inc. (XLS) SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF (XPH) SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) Google Inc. (GOOG)

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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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How Obamacare Will Boost Your Portfolio

Still basking in the glow of 2013’s spectacular 26% gain in the Dow, I sat down on a rock on a high mountain the other day to try and figure out what happened. The last time I saw a move this healthy was back in the nineties, when a perfect trifecta of the internet going […]

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January 17, 2014

Global Market Comments January 17, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MAD HEDGE FUND TRADER SURGES AHEAD WITH A 5.78% 2014 PROFIT), (SPY), (TLT), (XLK), (XLF), (XLE), (AAPL), (SFTBY), (FXY), (AT&T IS DILAING A WRONG NUMBER), (T), (VZ), (NFLX), (AMZN) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) Financial […]

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Mad Hedge Fund Trader Surges Ahead With a 5.73% January Profit

The red hot performance of the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Trade Alert Service has maintained its blistering pace from last year, picking up another 5.73% profit in the first two trading weeks of 2014. The S&P 500 was down during the same period. Since the beginning of 2013, I am up 73.23%. 2013 closed with […]

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AT&T (T) is Dialing a Wrong Number

AT&T (T), or Telephone as we used to call it on the floor on the New York Stock Exchange when we hand traded its shares, enjoyed a nice little 50-cent pop yesterday, to $34, only the second day it managed to rise this year. The move comes after a federal appeals court in Washington DC […]

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January 16, 2014

Global Market Comments January 16, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (CASHING IN ON APPLE), (AAPL) (BECOME MY FACEBOOK FRIEND), (OIL ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE), (USO), (DIG), (DUG) United States Oil (USO) ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas (DIG) ProShares UltraShort Oil & Gas (DUG)

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Cashing In on Apple

Apple (AAPL) has delivered again, choosing the expiration week of my January, 2014 $490-$520 bull call spread to take forward their gigantic joint venture with China Mobile (CHL), far and away the world’s largest phone company. Expect to see video of long lines forming at Apple stores throughout china. This is always good for the […]

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Oil Isn’t What It Used to Be

Virtually every stock market analyst has been puzzled by the seeming immunity of stock markets to soaring oil prices (USO), (DIG), (DUG) this year. In fact, stocks and crude have been tracking almost one to one on the upside. The charts below, supplied by a friend at JP Morgan, go a long way towards explaining […]

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January 15, 2014

Global Market Comments January 15, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (INVESTORS WILL WIN THE ETF PRICE WAR), (BIDDING FOR THE STARS), (SPX), (INDU), (THE DEATH OF THE MUTUAL FUND), (TESTIMONIAL) S&P 500 Index (SPX) Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (INDU)

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Investors Will Win the ETF Price War

Many hedge fund traders are unhappy about the current near monopoly enjoyed by the top three ETF issuers, Black Rock, State Street, and Vanguard, which control 80% of the market. At last count there were more than 4,800 ETF’s that were capitalized at $2.1 trillion. The result has been grasping management fees, exorbitant expense ratios, […]

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Bidding for the Stars

A few years ago, I went to a charity fund raiser at San Francisco’s priciest jewelry store, Shreve & Co., where the well-heeled men bid for dates with the local high society beauties, dripping in diamonds and Channel No. 5. Well fueled with champagne, I jumped into a spirited bidding war over one of the […]

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