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Commentary

Core Positions to Weather the Storm

I predicted gloomy economic times ahead in a recent Commentary. There are others who believe in a similar fate including Nobel Prize Winning Economist, Robert Shiller, who sees ‘bubbles everywhere’ and offers advice to ‘invest even though you expect the price to decline’ according to the Investor’s Business Daily piece.…
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The Market Is Sleeping

It has been difficult finding trades with volatility so low. I am not interested in forcing trades and both of my open trades are underwater. I am short bond straddles and gold puts. Just waiting it out. I will roll both positions to the next monthly expiry if they don’t…
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5 Predictions of Economic Trouble Ahead

Prediction #1 U.S.Recession is here or will be here soon. Much of the world is already in recession. I am predicting a severe recession resulting in a dramatic stock market decline. It will be the hard reset necessary to rid systems of excess and to seed opportunities for future growth.…
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Goodnight Moon Trade

I enjoy reading Bloomberg’s John Authers’ daily blog and generally agree with his conclusions when presented. His recent article about a phenomenon that Ned Davis Research calls the ‘Goodnight Moon trade’ is an exception. NDR published a chart that shows buying SPY at each day’s closing price and selling it…
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Macro Trading

Some of the most successful traders of all time including George Soros, Stanley Druckenmiller, Ray Dalio, and Jeffrey Gundlach are macro traders. Becoming a successful macro trader is difficult business. Mere mortals without their capital and the time to be proven right will struggle. I can’t afford to be macro-focused.…
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