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April 17, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“You will get paid. Throughout history, all smart governments made sure the guys with the guns got paid first,” said former Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates, assuring that soldiers would still receive salaries in the wake of the sequester.

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April 16, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“Everybody talks about the Volatility Index (VIX), but the new fear gauge is the ten year Treasury bond,” said Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services.

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April 15, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“Real Estate is the new gold. It is the gold of 2014,” said Jeffrey Gundlach of Doubleline Capital.

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April 14, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people, on a level with dentists, that would be splendid,” said the ground breaking economist, John Maynard Keynes.  

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April 11, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“Putin is a man of Russia’s past, haunted by lost empire, lost glory, and lost power. As long has he remains in that office, Russia’s internal problems will not be addressed. Russia’s neighbors will continue to be subject to bullying from Moscow. While the tensions and threats of the cold war will not return, the […]

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2014 European Strategies Luncheons

Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy luncheons, which I will be conducting throughout Europe during the summer of 2014. 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, […]

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April 10, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“How can a government go on, publishing all their negotiations with foreign nations, I know not,” said John Adams, America’s second president, lamenting its tendency to leak like a sieve.

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April 9, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“If You’ve lived long enough on Wall Street, you know that we shoot our wounded and eat our young,” said Brad Hintz, an analyst with Sandford Bernstein.

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April 8, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary,” said Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder.”

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April 7, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“When asked how he manages the time to be chairman of Microsoft, run the world’s largest charity, and raise three kids, Bill Gates answered “I don’t mow the lawn.”

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April 4, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“The best thing in life is to have a piece of work worth doing, and then to do it well,” said America’s 23 president, Theodore Roosevelt.

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April 3, 2014 – Quote of the Day

The F-22 stealth fighter program has had a long slide from its original proposal of 750 aircraft in 1986, to 187 today. Over 25 years, it has suffered almost as many cuts from as many hands as Julius Caesar had,” said former Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates.

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April 2, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“Over the long term, all of the fiat currencies of the world are involved in a competitive devaluation. The structural stresses in most of the western economies are such that centrals banks will attempt to continue to substitute liquidity for solvency.” said Rick Rule, chairman of Sprott US Holdings, a precious metals specialist.

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April 1, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“It is very important for President Obama to succeed,” said former President George W. Bush to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, three weeks after the inauguration.

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March 31, 2014 – Quote of the Day

“It’s very difficult to navigate a business through a paradigm shift. You must hard wire your system to second guess all the time, questioning what is next, and then what is next. You’ve got to retain optionality for both investment portfolios and the business your run to navigate this well,” said Mohamed El-Erian, former co-chairman […]

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