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The IMF’s Controversial Russian Forecast, Explained

The IMF’s Controversial Russian Forecast, Explained

The International Monetary Fund's prediction…

Finance / the Markets

What the Markets Are Telling Us

Aug 02, 2011 at 17:43 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I spent the morning doing a round robin with hedge fund trader friends of mine trying to figure how we all got this so horribly wrong. I did this as…

The Death of the Bond Vigilantes

Aug 01, 2011 at 18:00 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Back in the seventies and eighties, when inflation was soaring well into double digits, the markets were regularly punished by a band of gun slinging traders known as the “bond…

Jim Rogers: Buying Commodities Now Guarantees Success for Investors

Jul 15, 2011 at 12:18 | Top Stock Portfolios

Jim Rogers says the investing game is simple these days. Rogers said this week, “I do believe I could count on one hand the number of times I’ve been presented…

China on its Way to the Leading Global Currency?

Jul 11, 2011 at 08:17 | Ronald Stoeferle

The open criticism of the US policy is getting more vociferous by the day. For example, a former central bank advisor pointed out that in the medium to long term…

The Stock Melt Up That Was

Jul 04, 2011 at 21:34 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The first half of 2011 went out with a bang last week. The S&P 500 delivered an awesome 72 point run, its best performance in two years. After threatening the…

Take a Look at Tata Motors

Jun 24, 2011 at 07:26 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Every day, when considering what to write about, I tell myself that I’m not singing enough praises about India. Then events demand that a topic more urgent be thrust upon…

Big Opportunities Ahead for Smart Energy Investors on Internet Reform

Jun 21, 2011 at 08:00 | John Daly

Many of our readers are affluent investors seeking to better their fiscal situation. So, below is one of the best news tips you’ll receive in 2011 for making money. That’s…

Making the Most of the Coming Market Meltdown

Jun 10, 2011 at 07:13 | Top Stock Portfolios

Executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management’s emerging markets group, Mark Mobius, who oversees more than $50 billion, firmly believes another financial crisis is “inevitable.” Sounds ominous, right? Mobius doesn’t think…

When to Buy Japan?

May 30, 2011 at 20:08 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

It has been three months since the horrific Japanese tsunami, the economy is in free fall, and radiation is still lingering in the air and water. It now appears that…

World Bank Predicts the Demise of the US Dollar by 2025

May 26, 2011 at 07:51 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

This week, the World Bank published a report predicting the demise of the US dollar as the major reserve currency by 2025. The transition will be driven by emerging market…

QE3 Has Already Started

May 23, 2011 at 21:40 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Most analysts have missed the fact that QE3 has already started in earnest. Of course, it would have been easy to miss. Ben Bernanke has not made any grand pronouncements.…

Getting Out at the Top: The Glencore Effect

May 20, 2011 at 08:02 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

One of the greatest indicators that the music has stopped playing, the fat lady is singing, and it is time to get out of Dodge City, is the level of…

Breakfast With PIMCO’s Mohamed El-Erian

May 19, 2011 at 06:50 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

On the way back from a funeral in Los Angeles last weekend, I thought I would take a walk down Nostalgia Lane and have breakfast at the historic Langham Huntington…

Why it’s Time to Bail Out Now

May 18, 2011 at 07:37 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Those looking for guidance on the medium term trend in the market better take a look at the best of breed, benchmark stocks for the leading sectors; the companies traders…

The Markets are on a Knife Edge

May 15, 2011 at 22:45 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

All global asset classes are within a hair’s breadth of completely breaking down.  The S&P 500 sits perilously on its neckline. Just below here there are a ton of sell…

How to Build a Top

May 11, 2011 at 08:20 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Yes, we are all in the instant gratification business. We all want to ride an uptrend for nine months, sell at the top tick, and stay short for the entire…

Why I Am Selling the Market Here

May 05, 2011 at 11:54 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I have started batting out short positions as fast as the market can field them. To be more specific, I am buying puts and selling calls on the S&P 500…

Take a Ride in the New Short Junk ETF

May 05, 2011 at 09:15 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

When you look at the profusion of new ETF’s being launched today, you find that they almost always correspond with market tops. The higher the market, the greater the demand…

Turkey is on the Menu

Apr 26, 2011 at 09:08 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I am building lists of merging market ETF to snap up during any summer sell off, and turkey popped up on the menu. The country is only one of two…

Meet the Risk Off Portfolio

Apr 24, 2011 at 10:36 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I believe that several asset classes are in the process of making important medium term tops, and that it is time to start building short lists of trades to execute…

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