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Lucky Find Sparks New California Gold Rush

California is called the “Golden State” for a good reason. Countless fortunes have been made in mining, farming, real estate, tourism, movie making, aircraft manufacturing, aerospace, and more recently, in technology. The Google (GOOG) and Facebook (FB) IPO’s each minted 1,000 millionaires, and last year’s Twitter (TWTR) deal is said to have produced 1,600 more. […]

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The Difference Between Mad Hedge Fund Trader and Mad Day Trader

Thanks to our ballistic, market beating performance, up 10.11% year to date, we have recently enjoyed a large influx of new subscribers, especially from Australia and New Zealand. So I want to take to take this opportunity to clarify exactly what you bought. While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment […]

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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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March 4, 2014

Global Market Comments March 4, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (FRIDAY APRIL 25 SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON) (THE NEW WAR IN THE UKRAINE), (RSX), (USO), ($BRENT), (WEAT), (UNG), (EEM), (TIME TO SELL THE TREASURY MARKET SHORT), (TLT), (TBT) Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX) United States Oil (USO) Brent Crude OiL-Spot Price(EOD) ICE ($BRENT) Teucrium Wheat […]

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Friday, April 25 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 25, 2014. 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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The New War in the Ukraine

It was another one of those midnight calls from my old KGB friend. Yuri was assigned to tail me in Tokyo during the 1970’s. He even came to my wedding as the official TASS correspondent. We have stayed in touch ever since. After the fall of the Soviet Union, he landed on his feet (as […]

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Time to Sell the Treasury Market Short

There is a layup of a trade setting up here in the wake of the escalating crisis in the Ukraine. Since January 2, the Treasury bond market (TLT) has enjoyed a massive 8 point rally, taking the ten year yield from 3.05% to 2.60%. By shorting Treasury bonds here, you are betting that the yield […]

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March 3, 2014

Global Market Comments March 3, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (FRIDAY APRIL 4 INCLINE VILLAGE, NEVADA STRATEGY LUNCHEON), (ALL ASSET CLASS RISK REVERSAL AT HAND), (SPY), (EEM), (TLT), (VXX), (FXY), (YCS), (FXE), (UUP), (WHY WATER WILL SOON BE WORTH MORE THAN OIL), (CGW), (PHO), (FIW), (VE), (TTEK), (PNR), (TESTIMONIAL) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) iShares MSCI […]

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Friday, April 4 Incline Village, Nevada Global Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Incline Village, Nevada on Friday, April 4, 2014. 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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All Asset Class Risk Reversal at Hand

I believe that we are on the verge of seeing major reversals across all asset classes. Get this one right, and you will make a fortune. Screw it up, and you will soon be looking for your next job on Craig’s List. I understand that there is a desperate need for code writers in the […]

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Why Water Will Soon Become More Valuable Than Oil

If you think that an energy shortage is bad, it will pale in comparison to the next water crisis. So investment in fresh water infrastructure is going to be a great recurring long-term investment theme. One theory about the endless wars in the Middle East since 1918 is that they have really been over water […]

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February 28, 2014

Global Market Comments February 27, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (WHY I’M SELLING SHORT THE MARKET) (SPY), (TSLA), (NFLX), (FB), (PCLN), (YELP), (XLF), (XLE), (REPORT FROM NEW ZEALAND), (ENZL) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Facebook, Inc. (FB) priceline.com Incorporated (PCLN) Yelp, Inc. (YELP) Financial Select Sector SPDR® (XLF) Energy […]

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Why I’m Selling Short the Market

Let me give you my thinking here. I am a long-term bull, expecting the S&P 500 to be up 10% or more to over 2,000 by yearend, and possibly 20,000 by 2030. But yearend is a long time off (even though every year seems to go by faster). We have just had a massive 11 […]

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Report from New Zealand

35 degrees South latitude, 174 degrees East longitude. I am writing this report from the Duke of Marlborough Hotel and Pub in remote Russell, off the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Once known as “The Hell Hole of the Pacific” in 1835, no less an authority than Charles Darwin, claimed this 19th century […]

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February 27, 2014

Global Market Comments February 27, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (DIVIDEND HIKE COULD SEND BANK OF AMERICA FLYING), (BAC), (XLF), (SPY), (PLEASE USE MY FREE DATA BASE SEARCH), (TESTIMONIAL), (IS USA, INC. A “SELL”) Bank of America Corporation (BAC) Financial Select Sector SPDR® (XLF) SPDR S&P 500 (SPY)

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