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October 2, 2013

Global Market Comments October 2, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (TEXAS TEA TAKES A DIVE), (USO), (UNG), (SCO), (DTO), (A SPECIAL NOTE ON EXERCISED OPTIONS) United States Oil (USO) United States Natural Gas (UNG) ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Crude Oil (SCO) PowerShares DB Crude Oil Dble Short ETN (DTO)

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Texas Tea Takes a Dive

Take a Look at the chart below and you will see that the price of oil is breaking key support. Texas tea has now backed off $13 since the end of August, and lower prices beckon. It turned out that oil made an initial peak with the Egyptian Army’s ferocious and bloody attack on the […]

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A Special Note on Exercised Options

There are only 13 days left to the options expiration on October 18. The Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s model trade portfolio has six positions that are deep in-the-money that expire that day. So, it is important that we tread carefully to get the bull benefit. I received a few emails from readers whose option holdings […]

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October 1, 2013

Global Market Comments October 1, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (JAPAN TO LAUNCH IRA’S), (DXJ), (FXY), (YCS), (KISS THAT UNION JOB GOODBYE) WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity (DXJ) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (FXY) ProShares UltraShort Yen (YCS)

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Japan to Launch IRA’s

The Japanese government is about to introduce Individual Retirement Account for individual investors for the first time. The move is part of prime minister Shinzo Abe’s multifaceted efforts to revive Japan’s economy, and could unleash as much as $690 billion in net buying into Japanese equities by 2018. The move was inspired American IRA’s, which […]

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Kiss That Union Job Goodbye

Those of you counting on getting your old union assembly line job back in Detroit can forget it. The eight year forecast published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 4.19 million jobs will be gained in the US in professional and business services, followed by 4 million health care and social assistance jobs, […]

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September 30, 2013

Global Market Comments September 30, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (NOVEMBER 1 SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (HAVE CALM WATERS RETURNED FOR SHIPPING STOCKS?), ($BDI), (DRYS), (SEA), (GNK), (RIO), (BHP), (KOL), (FXA), (EWA) Baltic Exchange Dry Index ($BDI) DryShips, Inc. (DRYS) Claymore/Delta Global Shipping (SEA) Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd. (GNK) Rio Tinto plc (RIO) BHP […]

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November 1 San Francisco Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in San Francisco on Friday, November 1, 2013. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide-ranging discussion and an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to date view on stocks, […]

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Have Calm Waters Returned for Shipping Stocks?

Traders are stunned by the performance of the shipping stocks this month, which have been far and away a top market performer. The big questions they are now asking are “Is it real?” and “Is it sustainable?” This sector has been down for so long that most investors left it for dead a long time […]

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September 27, 2013

Global Market Comments September 27, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (GOING BACK INTO JAPAN), (DXJ), ($NIKK), (FXY), (YCS), (BE CAREFUL, YOUR PC IS WATCHING) WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity (DXJ) Nikkei Index ($NIKK) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (FXY) ProShares UltraShort Yen (YCS)

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Going Back Into Japan

The smart people I know believe that prime minister Shinzo Abe’s plans to revive the Japanese economy will succeed, paving the way for a decade long bull market that will take the Nikkei Index ($NIKK) up to new highs. The dumb people I know argue vociferously and passionately that Abe will fail miserably, and that […]

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Be Careful, Your PC is Watching

Hey! You there, staring at this monitor. This is your PC talking to you. No, not you over there standing in the background. I’m talking to the guy sitting in front of me poking at my keys. Ouch! That one hurt! So you thought no one was watching, did you? Let me set you straight. […]

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September 26, 2013

Global Market Comments September 26, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (THE GOVERNMENT THAT CRIED WOLF), (BREAKFAST WITH BOONE PICKENS)

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The Government That Cried Wolf

Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, is warning us that the government will run out of money on Monday. Maybe, by rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, he can continue crucial payments, like Social Security and veterans benefits, through October 16. After that, we are officially broke. Bills for what the government has already spent will […]

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Breakfast With Boone Pickens

Reformed oil man, repenting sinner, and borne again environmentalist, T. Boone Pickens, Jr. says that “When we turn the US green, it will have the best economy ever.” I met the spry, homespun billionaire at San Francisco’s Mark Hopkins on a leg of his self-financed national campaign to get America to kick its dangerous dependence […]

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