I was just going through some old boxes, and I happened to come across an old Barron’s from February 13, 2006. It had the Google logo written as “Gurgle” and showed it drowning in water…… (more…)
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The ‘Commodity’ segment, excerpted and expanded upon, from NFTRH 251:
The commodity complex is famous for a sort of ‘Whack-a-Mole’ quality to it. Do you remember back in the go-go days when it was NatGas (2005)? Uranium (2007)? Crude Oil (2008) and then a cluster of Copper (2011), Grains (2011) and Silver (2011)? (more…)
I really like the two charts below on the short side. I confess that the first one, TCK, has been frustrating for me. I didn’t think it would show as much strength as it has, and I’ve got some put options that are underwater. Conservative chap that I am, they are November options, so I’m not too nervous; I think ultimately the pattern is going to work out for both of these. (more…)
Gold has bounced nearly 9% since bottoming early last month, and it is at not only an important trendline but also fairly near a major gap at 130.38. I haven’t touched precious metals much lately, but earlier today I shorted a medium-sized position of GLD with a stop at 130.39. (more…)