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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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Here Comes the Next Peace Dividend

I was amazed to see the Dow Average open up only 60 points this morning, and oil to fall a mere $1.50, given the enormous long term implications of a real nuclear deal with Iran. Over the decades, I have noticed that Wall Street isn’t very good at analyzing international political matters and the implications […]

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Taking Profits on the Yen….Again!

This is my 14th consecutive closing Trade Alert, and the 20th including my remaining profitable open positions. I have only six more to go until a break my previous record of 25. It doesn’t get any better than this. The yen is now in free fall, and the Japanese stock market is going ballistic, as […]

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November 25, 2013

Global Market Comments November 25, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MAD HEDGE FUND TRADER HURTLES TO 58%) (C), (XLF), (XLI), (FXY), (FXA), (TLT), (TBT), (TIME TO SOAK UP SOME SOFTBANK), (SFTBY), (AMZN), (ORCL), (GOOG), (EBAY), (TWTR) Citigroup, Inc. (C) Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (FXY) CurrencyShares […]

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Mad Hedge Fund Trader Hurtles to 58%

The performance of the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Trade Alert Service is still going ballistic, falling just short of a 60% gain for the year last week. Every new subscriber since September has seen 100% of their trades turn profitable. This is your classic “shooting fish in a barrel” market. I know guys my age […]

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Time to Soak Up Some Softbank

I have always been a big fan of buying a dollar for 30 cents. That appears to be the opportunity now presented by the Japanese software giant, Softbank (SFTBY). This gorilla of the Internet space was founded and run by my old friend, Masayoshi Son, who many refer to as a combination of the Jeff […]

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November 22, 2013

Global Market Comments November 22, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (TAKING PROFITS ON CITIGROUP), (C), (XLF), (WFC), (MS), (GS), (JPM), (WATCH OUT FOR THE JOBS TRAP), (FDX), (UPS), (WATCH THOSE MONETARY AGGREGATES) Citigroup, Inc. (C) Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) Morgan Stanley (MS) The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) JPMorgan […]

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Taking Profits on Citigroup

I have discovered a correlation in the market that you can use for the rest of this year, for all of 2014, and probably for the next 20 years. Whenever the Treasury bond market (TLT) takes a dive, bank shares rocket. This is a particularly happy discovery, as my model-trading portfolio is long bank shares […]

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Watch Out for the Jobs Trap

We are about to get some wild, seasonal gyrations to the jobs numbers, and I think you will be well advised to know about them in advance. A large part of our economy is moving online more rapidly than most people and governments realize. According to ComScore, a marketing data research firm, online sales leapt […]

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Watch Those Monetary Aggregates!

Call me a nerd, but instead of spending my Sundays watching football, I pour over data analyzing the monetary aggregates. That’s a tough thing to say for someone whose dad was a lineman on the University of Southern California’s legendary 1947 junior varsity football team. This is so I can gain insights into the future […]

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November 21, 2013

Global Market Comments November 21, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (CASHING IN ON OBAMACARE), (XLV), (GILD), (AET), (WPT), (THE FLASH CRASH RISK IS RISING), (SPX), ($INDU), (TESTIMONIAL) Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV) Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) Aetna Inc. (AET) World Point Terminals, LP (WPT) S&P 500 Index (SPX) Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU)

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Cashing In On Obamacare

Not a day, an hour, or a minute goes by without the media blasting at me about how terrible Obamacare is. I wondered, how terrible can it be? There’s got to be a trade in there somewhere. After intensively researching several industries I concluded that the investment opportunities created by the president’s signature legislative accomplishment […]

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The Flash Crash Risk is Rising

Those who lived through the cataclysmic “flash crash” that occurred precisely at 2:45 pm EST on May 6, 2010, have been dreading a replay ever since. Their worst nightmares may soon be realized. That is when the Dow Index (INDU) dropped a gob smacking 650 points in minutes, wiping out nearly $1 trillion in market […]

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