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Bidding for the Stars

A few years ago, I went to a charity fundraiser at San Francisco’s priciest jewelry store, Shreve & Co. The well-heeled masters of the universe bid for dates with the local high society beauties, dripping in diamonds and Channel No. 5. Well fueled with champagne, I jumped into a spirited bidding war over one of […]

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An Evening with Travel Guru Arthur Frommer

Travel guru, Arthur Frommer, says that now is the best time to travel in 20 years, thanks to a combination of a strong dollar and desperate price-cutting forced by the recession. Three years after oil hit an historic peak at $148/barrel, when $500 fuel surcharges abounded, and the demise of the travel industry was widely […]

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Happy Birthday IRS!

Some taxpayers have been sending birthday cards in with their tax returns this year. That’s because the International Revenue Service, the collector of America’s tax revenues, is 100 years old this week. Although the wealthy have been paying income taxes since the 1861-65 Civil War, they did not apply to the rest of us until […]

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April 15, 2013

Global Market Comments April 15, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (GOLD: NEXT STOP $1,250!), (GLD), (GDX), (SLV), (PPLT), (PALL), (USO), (CU), (FXY), (APRIL 17 GLOBAL STRATEGY WEBINAR), (APRIL 19 CHICAGO STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (SIGN UP NOW FOR TEXT MESSAGING OF TRADE ALERTS) SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) iShares Silver Trust (SLV) […]

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Gold: Next Stop $1,250!

Sometimes, the best trades are the ones you don’t do. I actually wrote up a Trade Alert to buy gold on Thursday, figuring that it would bounce the first time it hit my downside target of $1,500. But then I scanned the entire hard asset landscape, and saw that everything was selling off huge; silver […]

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Don’t Miss the April 17 Global Strategy Webinar

My next global strategy webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 12:00 noon EDT. This one will be open to the public, so 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 […]

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April 19 Chicago Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Chicago on Friday, April 19. A three-course lunch will be followed by a PowerPoint presentation and an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to date view on stocks, bonds, foreign […]

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Sign Up Now for Text Messaging of Trade Alerts

Paid subscribers are now able to receive instantaneous text messages of my proprietary Trade Alerts. This eliminates frustrating delays caused by traffic surges on the Internet itself and by your local server. To activate your free service, please log in to your account at www.madhedgefundtrader.com, look under your name on the right, and click on […]

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April 12, 2013

Global Market Comments April 12, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (NOT YOUR FATHER’S RAILROADS), (UNP), (CSX), (NSC), (CP), (THE WORST TRADE OF ALL TIME), (GLD) Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) CSX Corp. (CSX) Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)

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Not Your Father’s Railroads

When I rode Amtrak’s California Zephyr service from Chicago to San Francisco last year, we passed countless trains heading west hauling hoppers full of coal for shipment to China. This year I took the same trip. The coal trains were gone. Instead I saw 100 car long tanker trains transporting crude oil from North Dakota […]

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The Worst Trade of All Time

One of the great asset management blunders of all time has to be the European Community’s decision to sell its gold reserves in the wake of the launch of the Euro in 1998. The decision led to the fairly rapid sale of 3,800 tons of the yellow metal at an average price of $280/ounce, reaping […]

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April 11, 2013

Global Market Comments April 11, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (APRIL 12 SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (JAPANESE CASH TSUNAMI HITS US), (SPY), (DXJ), (BAC), (AAPL), (TBT), (TLT), (GLD), (SLV) (TURKEY IS ON THE MENU), (TUR), (TKC) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity (DXJ) Bank of America Corporation (BAC) Apple Inc. (AAPL) ProShares UltraShort […]

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April 12 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, April 12, 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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Japanese Cash Tsunami Hits US

When Japanese central bank governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, announced the most aggressive monetary stimulus program in history last week, he no doubt expected Tokyo share prices to head for the moon. In that, he has succeeded admirably, the yen hedged Japanese equity ETF (DXJ) soaring by 13.4% in the five trading days since he lobbed his […]

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Turkey is on the Menu

I am building lists of emerging market ETF’s to snap up during any summer sell off, and Turkey popped up on the menu. The country is only one of two Islamic countries that I consider investment grade, (Indonesia is the other one). The 82 million people of Turkey rank 15th in the world population, and […]

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