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Mad Hedge Fund Trader

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  • An Overview of the Jeremy Grantham Interview

    Published 02 December 2010 | viewed 4,947 times

    Jeremy Grantham, of the esteemed Boston money management firm, GMO, LLC, is not a person who suffers fools gladly (click here for their site). I…

  • Pssst! Have You Heard About Rhodium

    Published 30 November 2010 | viewed 5,869 times

    When I was at the New York Hard Asset Investment Conference weeks ago, every hour someone would stop by my table, mention the word “rhodium”,…

  • Play China's Yuan From the Long Side

    Published 17 November 2010 | viewed 9,141 times

    Any doubts that China’s Yuan is a huge screaming buy should have been dispelled when news came out that it had displaced Germany as the…

  • Nuclear Energy Makes a Comeback

    Published 14 November 2010 | viewed 4,035 times

    Better drag your leisure suits, bell bottoms, and Bee Gee’s records out the attic. The seventies are about to enjoy a rebirth. The nuclear industry,…

  • Has The Euro Turned?

    Published 12 November 2010 | viewed 4,933 times

    The call that a turn in the dollar was imminent by Brown Brothers Harriman’s Mark Chandler is looking more prescient by the day. September and…

  • Year End Risk Analysis: Commodities

    Published 11 November 2010 | viewed 5,783 times

    This is my favorite asset class for the next decade, as investors increasingly catch on to the secular move out of paper assets into hard…

  • Year End Risk Analysis: The Economy

    Published 10 November 2010 | viewed 5,746 times

    I am not of the “V” or “W” persuasion, but see a “square root” shaped economic recovery, a “V” followed by a long, bumpy, but…

  • You No Longer Have to Be Crazy to Buy Gold

    Published 09 November 2010 | viewed 8,166 times

    The good news is that you no longer have to be crazy to buy gold. Until recently, certifiable believers chasing the barbaric relic were driven…

  • Its Off to the Races With Emerging Markets

    Published 05 November 2010 | viewed 4,609 times

    Ben Bernanke’s unprecedented announcement that he is buying $600 billion in medium dated Treasury securities is tantamount to the government ordering you to pour all…

  • What the Election Means for US Economic Policy

    Published 04 November 2010 | viewed 6,909 times

    Let’s put the economic policies the voters chose under the microscope and see what we got. It is not a pretty picture. The bottom line…

  • India is Catching Up With China

    Published 29 October 2010 | viewed 7,756 times

    When I first visited Calcutta in 1976, 800,000 people were sleeping on the sidewalks, I was hauled everywhere by a very lean, barefoot rickshaw driver,…

  • The World’s Largest Solar Plant

    Published 28 October 2010 | viewed 4,725 times

    Unfortunately, I know Blythe, California too well. This natural blast furnace is in a God forsaken corner of the state where I hunted jack rabbits…

  • Is Exelon Building an Alternative Energy Conglomerate?

    Published 27 October 2010 | viewed 5,946 times

    Exelon (EXC) popped up on my radar a few months ago, when it bought the wind energy business from John Deere (DE) for $900 million.…

  • The Monetization of Lumber

    Published 26 October 2010 | viewed 10,453 times

    If you want to see how widespread the commodities boom has become, take a look at the lumber market, which has popped 47% since June.…

  • Watch Rice For Clues to Corn

    Published 25 October 2010 | viewed 6,200 times

    Those wondering what to do about their ag positions better take a look at the contract for rough rice, which has skyrocketed by 50% since…

  • The True Cost of Oil

    Published 21 October 2010 | viewed 17,238 times

    I received some questions last week on my recent solar pieces as to whether I minded paying more money for “green” power. My answer is…

  • Lunch With the Treasury Secretary

    Published 19 October 2010 | viewed 6,309 times

    When I wake up at 4:30 am each morning to check the overnight markets and review the opening salvo of incoming emails, I often have…

  • The Gold Rush in Iraq

    Published 17 October 2010 | viewed 9,349 times

    There is a Gold Rush Underway in Iraq, with major implications for the rest of us. The success of the recent oil auctions in Iraq…

  • Indonesia is On Fire

    Published 17 October 2010 | viewed 3,823 times

    Who said quantitative easing wouldn’t work? The only problem is that you have to speak Bahasa, eat nasi goreng, and live South of the equator,…

  • The Solar Boom in California

    Published 15 October 2010 | viewed 4,669 times

    There is a gold rush of a different kind going on in California, the solar variety. There is a stampede by 49 alternative energy projects,…

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