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I can tell you right now that cap and trade is going to win the political battle over a carbon tax, hands down. Don't waste a nanosecond of your time…

Buy when a Lynch Mob is About to Hang Them From the Lamp Post

Buy when a Lynch Mob is About to Hang Them From the Lamp Post

May 28, 2010 at 04:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

You know my preference for buying country funds when there is blood in the streets. The corporate equivalent of that maxim has to be to buy when a lynch…

U.S., Canada, Germany and Japan Back to Pre-2003 Industrial Production Levels

U.S., Canada, Germany and Japan Back to Pre-2003 Industrial Production Levels

May 27, 2010 at 13:30 | Dave Forest

An interesting chart from the Bank of Japan's latest monthly economic report. Japanese capacity utilization is way down. Around 20% of manufacturing facilities are standing idle. This is an improvement…

Silver Coin Sells for $7.85 Million

Silver Coin Sells for $7.85 Million

May 25, 2010 at 15:15 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Who Said the Dollar Was Going Down?  I knew silver was doing well, but not that well! Possibly the oldest silver dollar in existence, a mint condition 1794 liberty dollar,…

Make Your Next Killing in Africa

Make Your Next Killing in Africa

May 24, 2010 at 18:53 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Feel like investing in a state sponsor of terrorism? How about a country whose leaders have stolen $400 billion in the last decade and has seen 300 foreign workers kidnapped?

Welcome to Financial Reform Light

Welcome to Financial Reform Light

May 23, 2010 at 23:52 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Banking industry lobbyists were popping the Champaign bottles in Washington yesterday, as a greatly weakened and enfeebled financial reform bill stumbled across the finish line, coughing and wheezing all the…

Wall Street Corruption: Are People Losing Faith in the Financial System

Wall Street Corruption: Are People Losing Faith in the Financial System

May 23, 2010 at 09:28 | Michael Snyder

In order for a financial system to be able to function properly, it is absolutely essential that the general population has faith in it. After all, who is going to…

China Continuing to Buy U.S. Treasuries

China Continuing to Buy U.S. Treasuries

May 20, 2010 at 12:34 | Dave Forest

More talk last night about China getting out of U.S. Treasuries. On the Q1 conference call for U.S. power major Duke Energy, management discussed the possibility of partnering with Chinese…

How the Hedge Funds Are Calling the Tune on Oil

How the Hedge Funds Are Calling the Tune on Oil

May 19, 2010 at 14:44 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Watching the gut churning $22 plunge in crude (USO) has been fascinating, and gives broader insights into the state of global capital markets as a whole. Just as the Gulf…

The Easy Money on the Euro Has Been Made

The Easy Money on the Euro Has Been Made

May 19, 2010 at 14:37 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I have been a conspicuous bear on the euro (FXE) all year, back when it was trading at $1.45. We have now hit my target of the low $1.20's, and…

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