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Inflation in China is Finally Beginning to Stabilize

Inflation in China is Finally Beginning to Stabilize

China's consumer inflation remains stable,…

Construction Sector Bouncing Back as Inflation Fears Ease

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Thailand Punches Through to New Highs

Aug 27, 2010 at 09:46 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

With hotel occupancy in the dumps at 20%-30%, and parts of downtown Bangkok still in ruins from the May riots, you would think the call to buy Thailand (TWD), (TF)…

A Chat With Steve Forbes

Aug 27, 2010 at 09:38 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I sat down with Forbes magazine publisher and perennial Republican presidential candidate, Steve Forbes, whose father, Malcolm, I knew from my journalism days in the seventies. He was there formally…

Hedge Fund Under Investigation after Algo Floods Oil Market with Orders

Aug 26, 2010 at 08:47 | Courtney Comstock

A high frequency trading firm based in Chicago is being investigated by the CME Group because back in February, it turned on an algo that in just 5 seconds, caused…

Its Official: China is Unloading its Treasury Bonds

Aug 26, 2010 at 08:41 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

It looks like the smart money these days is found in China. While American investors have been scrambling over each other to buy more Treasury bonds at historically low yields,…

Why We’re on the Slow Boat to Nowhere

Aug 25, 2010 at 10:37 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

After speaking to a gaggle of economists, portfolio managers, and traders the last few days, I’ve had one of those “Eureka” moments, as the markets have shown their hands. Those…

After Two Years of Financial Turmoil Nothing Has Changed

Aug 23, 2010 at 10:54 | Charles Hugh Smith

Despite the legislative churn that produced thousands of pages of new laws and regulations and much self-congratulatory PR, nothing of any importance has changed. All the truly important systems remain…

Don’t Buy Anything That Can Be Created With a Printing Press

Aug 23, 2010 at 08:17 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

We’re already eight years into what is probably a 20 year secular bull market for commodities. You can start with the traditional base commodities I just want to take a…

Return of the Great Bond Conspiracy

Aug 22, 2010 at 11:20 | Dave Forest

The old saying goes that just because you're paranoid doesn't mean everyone else isn't in on it. It's starting to feel that may be true in the bond market. For…

Why Can’t We Be More Like Chile?

Aug 22, 2010 at 11:05 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I just want to pass on some data forwarded to me from my extensive band of Chilean readers in response to my recent piece, “Chile is Looking Hot” (click here…

BP Drags Down Norway Pension Fund

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:46 | Charlotte Dudley

A major Norwegian pension fund has named oil producer BP its worst performing stock, with the fallout from the Gulf of Mexico spill crisis losing $1.7 billion for the fund.…

Hedge Fund Managers Head For the Frontier

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:44 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

No, they are not donning a Stetson, cowboy boots, and a six gun to fight Indians in the Wild West, where I live. Their never ending reach for yield is…

My Briefing from the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:34 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I have always considered the US military to have one of the world’s greatest research organizations. The frustrating thing is that their “clients” only consist of the President and a…

It’s Official: China is Number Two

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:05 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

With China’s (FXI) economy rocketing at 8%-13% quarterly growth rates, and Japan (EWJ) plodding away with meager 1%-2% rates, it was only a matter of time before the Middle Kingdom…

The Recovery Was An Illusion – And That’s A Good Thing!

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:02 | Sy Harding

In July, I wrote an article titled ‘Is The Recovery An Illusion?’ With the additional evidence that has come in since there really is no doubt about it. Economic recovery…

Pick Up Shipping Stocks for the Dividend

Aug 17, 2010 at 10:44 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The markets are currently stampeding for yield of any description, damn the risk. That’s why shipping stocks have suddenly come into focus, which offer some of the highest dividend yields…

ConocoPhillips Looks Like a Steal

Aug 17, 2010 at 10:32 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Since I am a permabull on energy of all types, I am constantly trolling the markets for cheap energy plays, and ConocoPhillips (COP) popped up on my radar. The large…

Indonesia: An Emerging Market to Keep on Your Radar

Aug 15, 2010 at 16:05 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

If you are looking for another emerging market to add to your list of things to buy on dips, then take a look at Indonesia (IDX). The world’s largest Muslim…

Health Check of the US Debt Markets

Aug 05, 2010 at 09:42 | Dave Forest

Just finished a read of the fresh new "Minutes of the Meeting of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee". The TBAC is a "meeting of the minds" amongst top U.S. officials…

Chile is Looking Hot

Aug 02, 2010 at 10:42 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Want to invest in an extremely well managed country with almost no debt, budget surpluses, an appreciating currency, and the price for its dominant export commodity going through the roof?…

Pick Up Big Oil While it is Still Cheap

Aug 01, 2010 at 11:01 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I have always been an unfashionable person. I was still wearing my bell bottoms and mutton chop sideburns well into the eighties, and even today people laugh at my yellow…

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