Is the Turnaround at Hand, and Ten Stocks to Buy at the Bottom?

Gun-Ammunition-War Room

War threatens in the Ukraine. Iraq is blowing up. Rebels are turning our own, highly advanced weapons against us. Israel invades Gaza. Ebola virus has hit the US. Oh, and two hurricanes are hitting Hawaii for the first time in 22 years. Should I panic and sell everything I own? Is it time to stockpile canned food, water and ammo? Is the world about to end? I think not. In … [Read more...]

Why Copper is Crashing

Pennies

When Dr. Copper (CU), the only commodity with a PhD in economics, suddenly collapses from a heart attack, risk takers everywhere have to sit up and take notice. Since the 2011 top, the red metal has collapsed a shocking 38%. It has given back 10% just in the last two weeks. Will copper take down the rest of the financial markets with it? I don’t think so. So called … [Read more...]

2014 Annual Asset Class Review

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I am writing this report from a first class sleeping cabin on Amtrak’s California Zephyr. We are now pulling away from Chicago’s Union Station, leaving its hurried commuters, buskers, panhandlers, and majestic great halls behind. I am headed for Emeryville, California, just across the bay from San Francisco. That gives me only 56 hours to complete this report. I tip my porter, … [Read more...]

Update on Freeport McMoRan (FCX)

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Those who bought my Trade Alert on the Freeport McMoRan (FCX) October $28-$30 bull call spread at $1.68 or best two days ago will be thrilled to see the charts below. They were prepared by my friends at Stockcharts.com, who offer a very reasonable subscription technical analysis product (click here for their site http://stockcharts.com ). After testing $26 three times over … [Read more...]

Picking Up Freeport McMoRan

Map-Where to Find Copper

It is clear from the improving economic data from China that the hard landing scenario is off the table. This is great news for the producers of everything that the Middle Kingdom buys in bulk, especially copper. If you like copper, you’ve got to love Freeport McMoRan, one of the world’s largest producers for the red metal. On top of these rapidly improving fundamentals, the … [Read more...]

The Great Copper Crash of 2013

Pennies

When Dr. Copper (CU), the only commodity with a PhD in economics, suddenly collapses from a heart attack, risk takers everywhere have to sit up and take notice. Since the 2011 top, the red metal has collapsed a shocking 35%. So called because of its uncanny ability to predict the future of the global economy, copper is warning of dire things to come. The price drop suggests … [Read more...]

End of the Commodity Supercycle, or Not?

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When I toured Australia a couple of years ago, I couldn’t help but notice a surprising number of fresh faced young people driving luxury Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Porsches. I remarked to my Aussie friend that there must be a lot of indulgent parents in The Lucky Country these days. “It’s not the parents who are buying these cars,” he remarked, “It’s the kids.” He went on … [Read more...]

Trade Alert Service Blasts to New All Time High

Trade Alert Service

The Trade Alert Service of the Mad Hedge Fund Trader posted a new all time high today, pushing its two-year return up to 66%. The Dow average booked a miniscule 12% gain during the same time period. The industry beating record was achieved on the back of a spectacular January, which so far had earned readers a mind blowing 10.92% profit. Right after the January 2 opening, I … [Read more...]

Strong Dollar Spells Death for Commodities

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Panic is on deck, to use the baseball terminology that my foreign readers are often attempting to decipher. That is the only conclusion one can reach after getting gob smacked by the price action this morning. Copper got spanked for eight cents, oil burned $2, gold shed another $26, and silver puked 70 cents. The tantrum like stock behavior in producing and equipment … [Read more...]

Why Dr. Copper is Looking Ill

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Traders like to refer to the red metal as Dr. Copper because it is the only one that has a PhD in economics. This year it has been proving its credentials as a great predictor of future economic activity once again. Copper has been leading the downside charge for all risk assets since it peaked on February 10. After looking at the latest trade data for the red metal, it is … [Read more...]