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Who Expensive Oil Hurts the Most

Every time the price of oil spikes, we learn vast amounts of information about the global reach of this indispensable commodity. It’s like taking a non-core elective in geology at college. So I was fascinated when I found the chart of relative sector winners and losers below. No surprise that energy does best from sky-high […]

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December 4, 2013

Global Market Comments December 4, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (ARE YOU READY FOR PRESIDENT HILLARY?), (TESTIMONIAL)

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The Markets and President Hillary

Yes, I know that the presidential election of 2016 is three years off. But if you already know the outcome of that contest you can use it to your advantage trading the markets today. You don’t want to get caught out like many conservatives did in 2012, who were forced to dump stock in a […]

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December 3, 2013

Global Market Comments December 3, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (THAT OTHER “GREAT REALLOCATION” OUT OF THE YEN), (FXY), (YCS), ($NIKK), (DXJ), (TLT), (BUY FLOOD INSRANCE WITH THE VIX), (VIX), (VXX), (TESTIMONIAL) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (FXY) ProShares UltraShort Yen (YCS) Tokyo Nikkei Average Indx ($NIKK) WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity (DXJ) iShares 20+ Year Treasury […]

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That Other “Great Reallocation” Out of the Yen

The big talk in the financial markets this year was of the “Great Reallocation” out of bonds and into stocks.” The problem is that it was just that: talk. While redemptions of retail bond mutual funds have topped $147 billion since June, the big money has yet to move in size. However, there is a […]

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Buy Flood Insurance With the VIX

I am one of those cheapskates who buys Christmas ornaments by the bucket load from Costco in January for ten cents on the dollar because my eleven month return on capital comes close to 1,000%. I also like buying flood insurance in the middle of the summer when the forecast here in California is for […]

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December 2, 2013

Global Market Comments December 2, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MAD DAY TRADER BRINGS IN 292% RETURN IN 2013), (GOOG), (IBM), (SOYB), (AAPL), (TLT),  (TBT), (FXY), (YCS), (FXE), (EUO), (BEWARE THE COMING EQUITY FAMINE), (TESTIMONIAL) Google Inc. (GOOG) International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Teucrium Soybean (SOYB) Apple Inc. (AAPL) iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) […]

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Mad Day Trader Brings in 292% Return in 2013

When Mad Day Trader, Jim Parker, told me he was up 292% over the past seven months, I didn’t believe him. The value of a nominal $1,000 investment would have to have increased to $3,124. “It’s too good to be true,” I thought. Nobody will believe it. Even my own customer support people said it […]

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Beware the Coming Equity Famine

The world is about to suffer an acute shortage of equity capital over the next eight years, which could total $12.3 trillion. That is the conclusion of the McKinsey Global Institute, an affiliate of McKinsey &Co., a great well of long-term economic thinking which I have been drawing from for the last 40 years. The […]

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November 29, 2013

Global Market Comments November 29, 2013 Fiat Lux SPECIAL THANKSGIVING ISSUE Featured Trade: (DECEMBER 4 GLOBAL STRATEGY WEBINAR), (SURVIVING THANKSGIVING)

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Don’t Miss Jon Najarian and John Thomas at the December 4 Global Strategy Webinar

My next global strategy webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 4 at 3:30 PM EST, which is NOT THE USUAL TIME! Co hosting the show will be my buddy, Trademonster’s Jon Najarian, and we will together be looking into the trading opportunities looming fast in 2014. Don’t miss a chance to probe the two […]

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Surviving Thanksgiving

The Mad Hedge Fund Trader is taking a much-needed break for the next few days to take Turkey with the expanded family in Portland, Oregon. The Trade Alerts have been going out so fast and furious that it is all starting to become a blur to me. I am going to draw the line at […]

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November 27, 2013

Global Market Comments November 27, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (DEMOGRAPHICS AS DESTINY), (SPY), (EWJ), (EWL), (EWU), (EWG), (EWY), (FXI), (EIRL), (GREK), (EWP), (RSX), (IDX), (EPOL), (TUR), (EWZ), (PIN), (EIS), (TESTIMONIAL) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ) iShares MSCI Switzerland Capped Index (EWL) iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) iShareiShares MSCI Germany (EWG) iShares […]

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Demographics as Destiny

If demographics is destiny, then America’s future looks bleak. At least, that is the inevitable conclusion if demographics is your only consideration. I have long been a fan of demographic investing, which creates opportunities for traders to execute on what I call “intergenerational arbitrage”.  When the numbers of the middle aged are falling, risk markets […]

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November 26, 2013

Global Market Comments November 26, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (HERE COMES THE NEXT PEACE DIVIDEND), (SPY), (XLI), (XLF), (XLK), (C), (UUP), (USO), (TAKING PROFITS ON THE YEN….AGAIN!), (FXY), (YCS), (DXJ) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI) Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) Citigroup, Inc. (C) PowerShares DB […]

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