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Don’t Miss the October 9 Global Strategy Webinar

My next global strategy webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 9 at 12:00 noon EDT. Login in early to get a space. I’ll be giving you my updated outlook on stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, precious metal, and real estate. The goal is to find the cheapest assets in the world to buy, the most […]

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An Evening with the Chinese Intelligence Service

I normally avoid the diplomatic circuit, as the few non-committal comments and soggy appetizers I get aren’t worth the investment of time. But I jumped at the chance to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China with San Francisco consul general Gao Zhansheng. Happy Birthday China! When I casually […]

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October 3, 2013

Global Market Comments October 3, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (JOIN THE INVEST LIKE A MONSTER SAN FRANCISCO TRADING CONFERENCE), (THE MAD DAY TRADER’S Q4 TARGETS), (SPY), (QQQ), (TLT), (USO), (UNG), (GLD), (FXY), (FXE), (AN AFTERNOON WITH DR. PAUL EHRLICH), (POT), (MOS), (AGU), (CORN), (WEAT), (SOYB) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) iShares Barclays […]

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Join the “Invest like a Monster” San Francisco Trading Conference

I am pleased to announce that I will be participating in the Invest like a Monster Trading Conference in San Francisco during October 25-26. The two-day event brings together experts from across the financial landscape that will improve your understanding of markets by a quantum leap and measurably boost your own personal trading performance. Tickets […]

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The Mad Day Trader’s Q4 Targets

Jim Parker, The Mad Day Trader, has published his targets for a broad range of asset classes for the fourth quarter of 2013. The numbers are the product of his proprietary model, which he has developed over the past 40 years, and generated one of the most outstanding track records in the business. Ignore Jim’s […]

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An Afternoon with Dr. Paul Ehrlich

Pack your portfolios with agricultural plays like Potash (POT), Mosaic (MOS), and Agrium (AGU) if Dr. Paul Ehrlich is just partially right about the impending collapse in the world’s food supply. You might even throw in long positions in wheat, corn, soybeans, and rice. The never dull and often controversial Stanford biology professor told me […]

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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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