Entries by The Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The Rebirth of the Master Limited Partnership

There was probably no more broken promise in the investment world over the last several years than that energy master limited partnerships (MLP's) would hold up even if the price of oil fell. These guys were toll takers, it was said, and profited from the volume of crude pumped through their pipelines. The price of

Revisiting the First Silver Bubble

If you like gold, you absolutely have to love silver. That's because it has a much higher beta than its yellow cousin, which are often found together in mountainous seams. With smoke still rising from the ruins of the recent silver crash, I remember a lunch I had with my old dear and late friend,


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The Bipolar Economy

Corporate earnings are up big! Great! Buy! No wait! The economy is going down the toilet! Sell! Buy! Sell! Buy! Sell! Help! Anyone would be forgiven for thinking that the stock market has become bipolar. According to the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis, the answer is that corporate profits account for only a small