Entries by Mad Hedge Fund Trader

July 16, 2010 - The Baltic Dry Index Versus Container Rates

Featured Trades: (BALTIC DRY INDEX), ($BDI), (CONTAINER RATES), (US RAIL TRAFFIC) 1) The Baltic Dry Index Versus Container Rates: Who to Believe? There is a ferocious debate underway among economists over which leading indicator to believe, the Baltic Dry Index, or international container shipping rates. The BDI, a measure of the cost of chartering bulk

July 16, 2010 - Serve Yourself a Piece of Yellow Cake

Featured Trades: (URANIUM), (CEI:FP), (PDN:AU), (CCJ) 3) Serve Yourself a Piece of Yellow Cake. Uranium traders have been stunned by a sudden Chinese effort to corner the supplies in an effort to fuel the world's most ambitious nuclear program. The once moribund market now suddenly sees buyers everywhere as the Chinese ramp up their purchases

July 16, 2010 - China Puts the Squeeze on Rare Earths

Featured Trades: (RARE EARTHS), (AVARF.PK), (GWMGF.PK), (RAREF.PK), (LYSCF) 4) China Puts the Squeeze on Rare Earths. China has further tightened the screws on the world's rare earths market by announcing new export quotas that are only half of those seen last year. China's Ministry of Commerce has limited 2010 second half shipments by its 32

July 15, 2010 - Quote of the Day

'America has become a second rate power. It's fiscal and trade deficits are at nightmare proportions. In the days of the free market when our country was a top industrial power, there was accountability to the stockholder. The Carnegies, the Mellons, and the men who built this great empire made sure of it because it

July 13, 2010 - Quote of the Day

'I don't think the solution for Europe is going to end up being determined in the board rooms or the finance ministries of the EMU. I think it's going to be on the streets of Athens, Lisbon, Madrid, and elsewhere,' said former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.