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How Obamacare Will Boost Your Portfolio

Still basking in the glow of 2013’s spectacular 26% gain in the Dow, I sat down on a rock on a high mountain the other day to try and figure out what happened. The last time I saw a move this healthy was back in the nineties, when a perfect trifecta of the internet going […]

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Mad Hedge Fund Trader Surges Ahead With a 5.73% January Profit

The red hot performance of the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Trade Alert Service has maintained its blistering pace from last year, picking up another 5.73% profit in the first two trading weeks of 2014. The S&P 500 was down during the same period. Since the beginning of 2013, I am up 73.23%. 2013 closed with […]

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America’s Demographic Collapse and Your Stock Portfolio

As a long term observer of America’s demographic picture, I was shocked to hear of a recent report from the US Census Bureau (click here for the website). The US population grew by a scant 0.72% in 2012, the lowest since 1942. You can’t start or expand a family when an essential partner in the […]

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The Rising Drumbeat for Alibaba

Rumors hit the market Friday that Sprint (S) will mount a $20 billion takeover bid for T-Mobile (TMUS) in early January. The news caused a late day kerfluffle on what would otherwise have been a slow December pre holiday Friday. The Shares of both companies immediately jumped 10%, which left many analysts scratching their heads. […]

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Is This the Big Trade of 2014?

Watching the entire commodity complex collapse in unison this year was nothing less than amazing, with many ending the year down 30% or more. And I mean the broader definition of commodity. It includes the base metals like copper (JJC), (CU), agricultural products (CORN), (SOYB), (DBA), precious metals (GLD), (SLV), emerging markets (EEM), (FXI), ($SSEC), […]

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A Christmas Donation for the Worthiest of Causes

I follow a broad range of unconventional, but highly useful leading economic indicators that gives me a decisive edge when predicting the future direction of global financial markets. One of them has started flashing a warning sign. I fund an orphanage in remote Zhanjiang, in China’s southern Guangdong province, near Hainan Island called The Zhanjiang […]

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The Markets and President Hillary

Yes, I know that the presidential election of 2016 is three years off. But if you already know the outcome of that contest you can use it to your advantage trading the markets today. You don’t want to get caught out like many conservatives did in 2012, who were forced to dump stock in a […]

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Here Comes the Next Peace Dividend

I was amazed to see the Dow Average open up only 60 points this morning, and oil to fall a mere $1.50, given the enormous long term implications of a real nuclear deal with Iran. Over the decades, I have noticed that Wall Street isn’t very good at analyzing international political matters and the implications […]

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Mad Hedge Fund Trader Melts Up to 56.4% 2013 Performance

I sit here painfully typing this letter, as my fingertips have been worn down to bloody stumps. I have been pounding out the Trade Alerts since the month started, sending out 37, and the month is only half over. That works out to a 3.3636 Trade Alerts a day! I have been so busy that […]

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Mad Hedge Fund Trader 2013 Performance Tops 51%

The Trade Alert service of the Mad Hedge Fund Trader has posted yet another new all time high in performance, taking in 51.13%. The November month to date record is now an enviable 6.67%. The three-year return is an eye popping 106.18%, compared to a far more modest increase for the Dow Average during the […]

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San Francisco’s Suffering Renters Take Another Hit

The San Francisco Bay area’s beleaguered renting class moaned again on Friday when the social media giant, Twitter (TWTR) finally went public. The deal immediately placed $1.82 billion into the pockets of early shareholders, almost all of whom live near the company’s San Francisco headquarters. Furthermore, at Friday’s closing price of $41.65 a share, the […]

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Why US Stocks Are Dirt Cheap

With share prices up by 20% this year, many commentators are warning of a top, a bubble, an Armageddon to come. But I think that we are just getting started. Share prices have the rocket fuel for the Dow average to make it to 15,000 by the end of 2015, and possibly 100,000 by 2025. […]

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The Worst is yet to Come

I was not surprised to see the belated September nonfarm payroll come in at a miserable 148,000. It clearly shows that companies were already hunkering down with their overheads in the run-up to the recent DC slugfest. The figure had been delayed by the Washington shutdown, which froze all government data releases. In fact, the […]

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What to Do Now?

I am completing one of the best trading years of my 45-year career in the stock market. The Trade Alert service is up by a stunning 41.5% so far in 2013 and by 96.55% since inception 35 months ago. Pretty much every forecast I made for the year came true (click here for “My 2013 […]

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The Shutdown is Over….For Now

After 16 days of high drama, bluster, and handwringing, the Great Washington Shutdown of 2013 is finally over. President Obama held fast and won. The Republicans kept changing their goals by the day and lost. But what we got was anything but a resolution. The next shutdown is now scheduled for January 15, and the […]

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