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The Tax Rate Fallacy

When anyone starts lecturing you that the US has the highest tax rate in the industrialized world, just turn around, walk away, and pretend you never heard them. This person is either ignorant about this country’s taxation system, or is deliberately trying to deceive or mislead you. According to a report released by the Internal […]

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The Coolest Tombstone Contest

To prove that The Diary of a Mad hedge Fund Trader only deals with the highest quality, top drawer clientele, I want to share the picture below sent in by a subscriber.

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September 5, 2013

Global Market Comments September 5, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (OCTOBER 18 SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON) (TAKING PROFITS ON MY EURO SHORT),  (FXE), (EURO), (POPULATION BOMB ECHOES), (POT), (MOS), (AGU), (WEAT), (CORN), (SOYB), (RJA) CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE) Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (POT) The Mosaic Company (MOS) Agrium Inc. (AGU) Teucrium Wheat (WEAT) Teucrium […]

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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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Taking Profits on My Euro Shorts

It looks like the (FXE) gave us the double top at $133 which I predicted in my August 28 webinar, which very conveniently, was the lower strike of my Currency Shares Euro Trust (FXE) September, 2013 $133-$135 bear put spread. We have since backed off $3, and lower levels beckon. I originally wrote this Trade […]

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Population Bomb Echoes

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

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September 4, 2013

Global Market Comments September 4, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (WHY I’M KEEPING MY OIL SHORT), (USO), (SCO), (A COW BASED ECONOMICS LESSON), (ON THAT TESLA RECOMMENDATION), (TSLA) United States Oil (USO) ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Crude Oil (SCO) Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA)

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Why I’m Keeping My Oil Short

Let’s call this the weekend of love. On Friday morning, we were looking forward to a long weekend of missiles raining down on Syria and the regional conflagration that would follow. The price of oil reflected as much, with west Texas intermediate trading all the way up to $112.50. Then the British Parliament voted against […]

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A Cow Based Economics Lesson

SOCIALISM -You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbor. COMMUNISM -You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM -You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM -You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you. BUREAUCRATISM -You have 2 […]

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On That Tesla Recommendation

Will the person who bought Tesla shares (TSLA) on my recommendation last year at $30 please email me? I was traveling in Europe over the summer and lost your email address. I would like to get a testimonial from you. The stock hit $173.70 today, and is up 580% from your cost, making it the […]

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An Evening With “Government Motors”

Long-term readers of this letter are well aware of my antipathy towards General Motors (GM). For decades, the company turned a deaf ear to customer complaints about shoddy, uncompetitive products, arcane management practices, entitled dealers, and a totally inward looking view of the world that was rapidly globalizing. It was like watching a close friend […]

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September 3, 2013

Global Market Comments September 3, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (AN EVENING WITH “GOVERNMENT MOTORS”), (GM), (WHY BEN BERNANKE HATES ME) General Motors Company (GM)

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Why Ben Bernanke Hates Me

I don’t just think he hates me. He truly despises me. In fact, he does everything he can to put me out of business. Take the taper, for example. If I am right and he doesn’t end quantitative easing, then my model-trading portfolio goes through the roof. If he does, it will crater. Many other […]

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August 30, 2013

Global Market Comments August 30, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (WHY I’M DOUBLING MY YEN SHORT), (FXY), (YCS), (GET READY FOR THE NEXT GOLDEN AGE) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (FXY) ProShares UltraShort Yen (YCS)

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Why I’m Doubling My Yen Short

The summer us coming to a close this weekend, and the longer term, fundamentally driven trends that have been sunning themselves at the beach are about to reassert themselves. The sideways churning moves on low volume that started as early as March are about to come to an end. Therefore, it is time to bulk […]

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