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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 last Wednesday, for example, when the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee gave me and my views a complete thrashing. Additional quantitative easing was the last thing in the world I […]

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May 7, 2013

Global Market Comments May 7, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (I’M OFF TO THE SALT CONFERENCE), (JULY 12 AMSTERDAM STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (BE CAREFUL! YOUR PC IS WATCHING), (TESTIMONIAL)

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I’m Off to the SALT Conference

I will spend the rest of the week attending the 5th annual SALT conference at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. This is the preeminent get together of the major players in the hedge fund industry. There, I will hook up with readers, consulting clients, old pals, and former staff, many of whom now run […]

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July 12 Amsterdam Strategy Luncheon

Come join John Thomas for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Friday, July 12, 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 […]

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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 straighten you out. […]

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May 6, 2013

Global Market Comments May 6, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (MAY 8 LAS VEGAS STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (BEN’S NEW LEG FOR THE BULL MARKET), (SPY), (IWM), (AAPL), (GLD), (SLV), (CU), (TLT), (YCS), (FXY) (PLEASE USE MY FREE DATA BASE SEARCH) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) Apple Inc. (AAPL) SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) […]

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May 8 Las Vegas Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, May 8, 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 […]

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Ben’s New Leg for the Bull Market

I just returned from my round of monthly wine club pick-ups in California’s lush and fertile Napa Valley. I invested a half hour soaking up the breathtaking views at the hilltop Silverado winery. Duckhorn offered a lavish lunch event, which I ducked out on. The Wagner family is prospering as always, recently opening a tasting […]

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Please Use My Free Data Base Search

The original purpose of this letter was to build a database of ideas to draw on in the management of my hedge fund. When a certain trade comes into play, I merely type in the symbol, name, currency, or commodity into the search box, and the entire fundamental argument in favor of that position pops […]

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May 3, 2013

Global Market Comments May 3, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (SO I LIED), (TURKEY IS ON THE MENU), (TUR), (TKC) (THE NEW CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH), (GLD) iShares MSCI Turkey Invest Mkt Index (TUR) Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (TKC) SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)

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So I Lied

I sit here with my fingertips battered, bruised, and bleeding. My lower back aches, and my shoulders are as tight as a drum. After promising to take it easy for a while because the risk/reward in the market so badly sucks, I knocked out six Trade Alerts in one day. That is on top of […]

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The New California Gold Rush

On my way back from Lake Tahoe last weekend I saw that every bend of the American river was dotted with hopeful miners, looking to make a windfall fortune. Weekend hobbyists were there panning away from the banks, while the hardcore pros stood in hip waders balancing portable pumps on truck inner tubes, pouring sand […]

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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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May 2, 2013

Global Market Comments May 2, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (SELLING GOLD AGAIN), (GLD), (IS USA, INC. A “SELL”), (COLUMBIA IS POPPING UP ON MY RADAR), (GXG), (EEM) SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) Global X FTSE Colombia 20 ETF (GXG) iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EEM)

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Selling Gold Again

The real shocker today in the Fed’s announcement is that it may increase monetary easing from here. As if we haven’t had enough already, with the US and Japan throwing in a combined $170 billion a month worth of monetary stimulus! More easing means that the America’s central bank thinks the global economy is even […]

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