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The Game Changer in India

“The India election result is the biggest development to affect emerging markets over the last 30 years.” That is what retired chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and originator of the “BRIC” term, Jim O’Neal, told me last week. Indeed, the stunning news has sent long term country specialists scampering. In my long term strategy […]

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An Evening with David Tepper

“There is a time to make money, and a time to not lose money. This is one of those times.” That was the insightful gem I came away with after listening to David Tepper speak at the 7th annual SALT Alternative Investment Conference in Las Vegas Nevada. Tepper continued, opining that the markets are “dangerous” […]

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An Afternoon with General Colin Powell

I have long had enormous respect for General Colin Powell. My commanding four star general when I was flying errands for the Marine Corps. during Desert Storm, he fights my kind of war; they’re very short, three days in the case of desert storm, and we won. And topping everything else, the Kuwaitis paid for […]

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The Technical/Fundamental Tug of War: Who Will Win?

For the last few weeks, I have had two groups of analysts screaming in my ears. Fundamental researchers are asserting that at $120 per share in earnings, generating price earnings multiple of 18, stocks are at the historic middle of a 10-22 range. Q1 earnings are almost over and modestly outperformed on the upside, although […]

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The Endless Summer of 2014

We have just endured three weary months of tedious range trading, typical of a normal summer’s action. The problem is that the actual summer is about to begin. Are we going to suffer another three months of tedious range trading? Is summer trading this year going to last a full six months? Is this the […]

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How Long Will the Run in Master Limited Partnerships Continue?

Boy, that was one hell of a recommendation I made back in 2012, getting readers to buy Master Limited Partnerships (MLP’s). The share price for my favorite, Linn Energy (LINN), is unchanged from when I urged readers to pick it up. However, they have taken home nearly 25% in dividend payoffs during the same period. […]

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Mad Hedge Fund Trader Blasts to New All Time High

The industry beating performance of the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Trade Alert Service has maintained its gobsmacking pace from last year, picking up another 14.5% profit so far in 2014. The Dow Average was down a pitiful 1% during the same period, pegging my outperformance of the index at a stunning 15.50%. April alone is […]

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The Return of Peter the Great

Peter the Great is back! That is what the latest rumblings out of Russia confirm, with President Vladimir Putin demanding no less than $18 billion in payments from the Ukraine for its natural gas purchases. Never mind that this is more than the beleaguered country could possibly ever use. “Pay up, or we invade” seems […]

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Read Oil & Energy Insider for Trading Clues

I am often asked to divulge my research sources that give me my unfair advantage in trading. I usually decline such requests, unwilling to part with the “secret sauce” that enables me to beat the market, as well as most other hedge fund managers year after year. Why level the playing field for my competitors, […]

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Making Hay in the Eagle Ford Shale

Sell the shovels to the gold miners. That was the lesson of the 1849 California gold rush. How many individual gold miners can you name today? How about none, unless you are an expert on the obscure street names of San Francisco. And the companies that sold supplies and services to them? Try Wells Fargo […]

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It’s Time for a Strategy Change

There is absolutely no doubt that both risk and volatility are rising in the financial markets. The higher the indexes rise, the sharper the intraday breaks. That is never a healthy sign for a bull market that has thrived for more than two years without a 10% correction. The Crimean referendum should have been a […]

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Why Copper is Crashing

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 […]

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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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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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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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