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  • Will Natural Gas Remain Above $4? [View article]
    I was fooled by the market into believing we were going to go up from $4.60 area. Wrong. But, I am continuing to put on small long positions. A turn around could be dramatic and sudden . That said, there is now a possibility we may see a dip below $3.90 in which case I get long in a big way. No one would ever say that playing NG is easy.
    Mar 24, 2014. 10:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Greatest Danger For Stock Investors Today [View article]
    Eric, good article and timely. However, you state: "I remain net long the U.S. stock market at the present time." You might want to read your own article over very carefully and then give serious consideration to getting your sell orders in at the first opportunity.
    Mar 22, 2014. 01:03 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Market Swimming Against An Ominous Global Tide [View article]
    Sy, great job of pointing out that many of the world's markets are looking rather ominous right now. Some of the best performing markets are those that were, according to the media alarmists, financial basket cases just a few short years ago: Spain, Italy, Ireland. Figure that one out.

    Those same media alarmists have been doing a lot of yapping about the demise of emerging markets so I think the lesson to be learned is obvious. I am personally buying into some of the more politically stable Latin American markets that have been beat up, with my favorite being Brazil. Let's see where they will be a few years from now.

    Compared to most developed countries, the U.S. markets are still up in the nose bleed area so I would be a wee bit nervous about being too heavily invested in them now. It may be note worthy that that some sector leaders, such as biotech, are showing clear signs of upside exhaustion and have begun selling off. Currently the bulk of my US investments are in the form of inverse ETFs with the exception of coal stocks. They are dirt cheap and should accumulated for future gains.
    Mar 22, 2014. 12:36 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Someone's Betting Big On Coming Volatility; How And Why They Might Be Doing That [View article]
    You can only deal in options on the futures, not the index itself. The option you bought is as good as any in that it will almost certainly expire worthless unless we see a sudden deep correction. Could happen.
    Mar 22, 2014. 12:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Someone's Betting Big On Coming Volatility; How And Why They Might Be Doing That [View article]
    Gold as insurance? Now there's a strategy I don't understand. It sure didn't work out so hot during the market crash of 2008. At that time, being on the long side of the VIX derivatives worked out fabulously while gold went south, along with the S&P.
    Mar 21, 2014. 03:24 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Peter Schiff Is Wrong On Gold... Again [View article]
    Ordinary: "You aren't taking a backhanded slap at Mr. Wagner for his forecast on the metals? Hmmm? " What are babbling about? Where did I say that I didn't support Robert's arguments on the metals? On the contrary, I think Robert Wagner is a very good analyst.

    My commentary was to agree with Robert's assessment of Peter Schiff, who I consider to be nothing more than a self promoting huckster who is most interested in profiting from his books. If you like Mr Schiff, here is yet another link to a story about his genius with links to a website where you can buy his books:
    Mar 21, 2014. 01:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Gold ETF: Where Do We Go From Here? [View article]
    Okay, I take from this article that we are to ignore the author's prediction of last Friday that GLD was going to soar up to 20%. Well, didn't happen and in fact GLD has gone the other way. But, what about the warning on Monday that a stock market crash was "imminent"? Are we still on for that event or is it now less "imminent"?
    Mar 20, 2014. 06:21 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Peter Schiff Is Wrong On Gold... Again [View article]
    Robert, I always enjoy your thought provoking articles. Nice work on this article. Peter Schiff is a joke with his endless calls for market crashes and gold to the moon predictions. What irks me is that he will eventually be right, at least about the market crashing, and the media will be calling him a genius. The fact is that anyone who has managed their investments based on what Schiff has had to say since 2008 is now deep underwater or broke from shorting the market. As an analyst, he is worse than useless.
    Mar 20, 2014. 11:20 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Risk On - The Snake In Our Garden Promises Not To Bite Anybody Else [View article]
    I'm with rubber duck and his assessment. I would much rather be short the market than be long at this point. Might have to suffer some paper losses for a bit but I think time is on the side of the bears.
    Mar 18, 2014. 05:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The 'Green Economy' Trigger The Next Global Financial Crisis? [View article]
    Excellent article, well done!
    Mar 17, 2014. 02:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM sued for $6-10B over faulty ignition switches [View news story]
    American style litigation has gone a long way in preventing foreign enterprises from setting up shop in the US. That's too bad because the resulting competition would benefit consumers and provide jobs in America as a bonus. Unfortunately, the American legal system is also doing an excellent job of crippling home grown American business with the outrageous court ordered penalties for the inevitable failures to be perfect.

    American entrepreneurs haven't got a chance against the blood sucking lawyers who will not hesitate to bankrupt their young business with lawsuits that can cost millions. American law firms are among the richest in the world thanks to a legal system that is designed to enrich them.

    This farce is not going to end until the American people wise up and stop electing lawyers as their leaders.
    Mar 16, 2014. 01:02 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hulbert: Corporate insiders are dumping stocks at 25-year highs [View news story]
    High levels of insider selling should never be discounted, particularly when the selling is concentrated in specific sectors or industries. Such selling is very telling when the CFO or CEO are selling shares they own personally. Director activity is less important as is the selling of shares that have been immediately acquired via options.
    Mar 15, 2014. 06:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Caledonia Mining Is Too Cheap To Ignore [View article]
    I held this one for a while but could not see a a bright future in terms of capital appreciation and a huge possibility of a total loss. Sleep better without it in my portfolio.
    Mar 15, 2014. 11:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold And Euro Soar On Escalating Ukraine Moves [View article]
    It is always a concern when gold is going up because of some specific world event. Such rallies tend to be short lived. I would much prefer to see gold moving up for no apparent reason in which case one could be long with some confidence. As it is, I am currently in a wait and see mode with no gold related positions.
    Mar 12, 2014. 06:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Evidence Is Piling Up That The Market Is In For A Downturn [View article]
    It is quite possible that we have witnessed the top, without fanfare. The market is running on fumes and it's just a matter of time before it morphs into a big correction. I remain heavily short except for coal stocks.
    Mar 12, 2014. 04:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment