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The Starbucks Mining Model

Jul 08, 2010 at 02:57 | Dave Forest

Starbucks has a great business model. They've essentially created a chain of clearinghouses across the globe. Coffee is the anchor product. It brings a lot of people in the door…

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What to do About Gold

Jul 07, 2010 at 15:54 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Gold, gold, gold. What to do about gold? I get asked this question a dozen times a day, by some who have been long since the current move started more…

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This Crop Could Be Your Big Winner This Year

Jun 30, 2010 at 23:04 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Since the is an absolute dearth of things to do right here, I want to reiterate my call to buy soybean meal (click here for original call). This morning, the…

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Gold: A Bubble on the Verge of Bursting?

Jun 29, 2010 at 09:29 | Daily FX

Gold has marched steadily higher over the past ten years, with only the reasons behind investors’ demand for the yellow metal changing along the way. Looking ahead however, mounting fundamental…

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Why Silver Could Outshine Gold

Jun 28, 2010 at 16:53 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The latest round of risk reduction by global hedge funds bashed silver (SLV), knocking $2.50 off of the $19.50 high seen in the heady days of May. Today we have…

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Investment Bankers Excited About Aluminum

Jun 23, 2010 at 22:25 | Dave Forest

Reports from Harbor Intelligence's aluminum outlook conference in Chicago this week suggest that Credit Suisse and Glencore are close to the launch of an exchange-trade fund (ETF) back by physical…

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Buy Those Who Sell Shovels, Not Miners

Jun 22, 2010 at 12:22 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

A careful study of the history of California's 1849 gold rush shows that while almost all the miners went broke, those who provided the picks, shovels, transportation, and banking services…

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Why Uranium Will Make Someone Rich

Jun 16, 2010 at 12:08 | Dave Forest

Uranium is a very unusual sector. For one, it's small. So small, that at one point in history top-producing nations like Canada and France tried to form a uranium cartel…

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Grains See the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Jun 16, 2010 at 11:45 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I am a huge long term bull on the grains, but abandoned my trading call in January when the USDA published a spectacularly bullish forecast for most crops for 2010.…

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Coffee Perks Up

Jun 15, 2010 at 17:50 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Coffee prices rocketed to a seven month high last week after the International Coffee Organization published a report predicting a serious decline in global supplies this year. Exports from Vietnam…

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