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Another Nail in the Nuclear Coffin

Southern California Edison (SCE/PF) has announced that it is permanently closing its controversial nuclear power plant at San Onofre. The move is only the latest in a series of closures implemented by utilities around the country, and could well spell the end of this flagging industry. This is further dismal news for holders of ETF’s […]

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The China View from 30,000 Feet

I have long sat beside the table of McKinsey & Co., the best management consulting company in Asia, hoping to catch some crumbs of wisdom. So, I jumped at the chance to have breakfast with Shanghai based Worldwide Managing Director, Dominic Barton, when he passed through San Francisco visiting clients. These are usually sedentary affairs, […]

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June 12, 2013

Global Market Comments June 12, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (JULY 8 LONDON STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (TESLA GETS AGGRESSIVE ON MARKETING),  (TSLA), (GM), (F), (WATCH OUT FOR THE CHIHUAHUA GLUT) Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) General Motors Company (GM) Ford Motor Co. (F)

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July 8 London Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in London on Monday, July 8, 2013. 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, […]

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Tesla Takes Off the Gloves

Tesla (TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk, has taken off the gloves and is offering an innovative new hybrid lease that promises to bring in thousands of new buyers of his revolutionary, all electric S-1 sedan. The package eliminates the downside risk that concerned prospective customers about the resale value of their cars down the road. Under […]

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Watch Out for the Chihuahua Glut

You never know what the third, fourth, or fifth derivative impacts a major economic trend can cause. That is how the collapse of the housing market has created a Chihuahua glut in California, where evicted homeowners are handing over their pets to animal shelters. The diminutive Mexican canine enjoyed a boom in popularity in recent […]

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June 11, 2013

Global Market Comments June 11, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (JULY 2 NEW YORK STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (MY BIG MISS IN SWITZERLAND), (FXF), (EWL), (TESTIMONIAL) CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust (FXF) iShares MSCI Switzerland Capped Index (EWL)

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July 2 New York Strategy Luncheon Invite

Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Seminar, which I will be conducting in New York, NY on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. An excellent three-course lunch will be provided. A PowerPoint presentation will be followed by an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to […]

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My Big Miss in Switzerland

I have got a lot right in the markets lately, especially this year, when 90% of my Trade Alerts went well. But as they say in karate school in Japan, you can’t block all the punches. I certainly missed the opportunity of a lifetime to load up on the stocks of a certain country, which […]

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June 10, 2013

Global Market Comments June 10, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (UPDATED 2013 SUMMER STRATEGY LUNCHEON SCHEDULE), (LEARNING IN THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS), (FXY), (YCS), (DXJ), (THE NEW DEFLATION DEFINITION), (THE WORLD IN 100 YEARS) CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (FXY) ProShares UltraShort Yen (YCS) WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity (DXJ)

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Updated 2013 Strategy Luncheon Schedule

Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Updates, which I will be conducting throughout Europe during the summer of 2013. 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, […]

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Learning in the School of Hard Knocks

I always believe that any loss you don’t learn from is a loss wasted. One reason I know so much is because I have suffered a lot of losses, mostly at my own expense when I was young and stupid, well before the Trade Alert Service started. So what did we learn from our most […]

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The New Deflation Definition

It seems that all you hear about these days is deflation. That is certainly what the bond market is telling us, with my screen blaring at me a miserable 2.10% yield for the ten year Treasury bond. But there is a new definition for this economic malady that applies to us hapless consumers. In the […]

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What Will the World Look Like in 100 Years?

George Friedman, geopolitical forecaster and founder of the Austin, Texas based private intelligence firm, STRATFOR Global Intelligence (click here for website), delivers a fascinating list of future political, military, and economic scenarios in his new book, The Next 100 years: A Forecast for the 21st Century. Friedman claims the current Islamic assault on the West […]

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June 7, 2013

Global Market Comments June 7, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (AUGUST 1 MYKONOS, GREECE STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (JUNE 12 GLOBAL STRATEGY WEBINAR), (NEW NUCLEAR DEMOLISHED BY NEW NATURAL GAS), (UNG), (NLR), (CCJ), (DUK), (NRG), (DRU), (MAKE YOUR NEXT KILLING IN AFRICA), (AFK), (GAF) United States Natural Gas (UNG) Market Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Enrgy ETF (NLR) Cameco Corporation […]

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