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A Note on Options Called Away

A Note on Options Called Away

John Thomas April 19, 2017 Comments Off on A Note on Options Called Away

A number of you have been receiving notices from your brokers warning that your short call position in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) April, 2017 $227-$230 in-the-money vertical bull call spread may get

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The Next Korean War and Your Portfolio

The Next Korean War and Your Portfolio

John Thomas April 18, 2017 Comments Off on The Next Korean War and Your Portfolio

I was copiloting a Boeing Stratofortress B-52 bomber, and our mission was to bomb North Korea. In the back, we carried four thermonuclear weapons. Since we had bolted steel blast shields to the inside

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Market Outlook for the Week Ahead, or Changing My Flight Reservations

Market Outlook for the Week Ahead, or Changing My Flight Reservations

John Thomas April 17, 2017 Comments Off on Market Outlook for the Week Ahead, or Changing My Flight Reservations

Ouch! That is going to leave a bruise. For it was a casual statement from the president that he favored low interest rates and a cheap greenback that roiled the markets. Gold soared, while

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My Old Pal, Leonardo Fibonacci

My Old Pal, Leonardo Fibonacci

John Thomas April 13, 2017 Comments Off on My Old Pal, Leonardo Fibonacci

I remember the 12th century like it was yesterday. In those days, the leading intellectuals used to get together and drink wine by the gallon which at that time was really little more than rotten

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The Letter from the IRS You Should Dread

The Letter from the IRS You Should Dread

John Thomas April 12, 2017 Comments Off on The Letter from the IRS You Should Dread

I knew the letter from the IRS sitting in my mail box was bad news just from the color of the paper. It was not light green, the color of a refund check from

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Why You Will Lose Your Job in the Next Five Years, and What to do About It

Why You Will Lose Your Job in the Next Five Years, and What to do About It

John Thomas April 11, 2017 Comments Off on Why You Will Lose Your Job in the Next Five Years, and What to do About It

Yes, it’s happening. And if you lose your job in five years, you will be one of the lucky ones. It’s possible that your job is already gone, they just haven’t told you yet.

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Market Outlook for the Week Ahead, Or Last Week’s E-Ticket Ride

Market Outlook for the Week Ahead, Or Last Week’s E-Ticket Ride

John Thomas April 10, 2017 Comments Off on Market Outlook for the Week Ahead, Or Last Week’s E-Ticket Ride

After last week’s nonstop torrent of dramatic developments, I definitely feel like I’ve been on an E-ticket ride at Disneyland, but with a turbocharger. House Speaker Paul Ryan hinted that tax reform may take

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The Hard/Soft Data Conundrum

The Hard/Soft Data Conundrum

John Thomas April 7, 2017 Comments Off on The Hard/Soft Data Conundrum

It is the greatest conundrum facing traders, investors, and financial advisors today. The recent “soft” economic data says the economy is booming, animal spirits are roaring, and the Trump trade is alive and well.

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What Almonds Say About the Global Economy

What Almonds Say About the Global Economy

John Thomas April 6, 2017 Comments Off on What Almonds Say About the Global Economy

Yes, that’s right, you read it correctly, almonds. By now, many of you have figured out that I like calling my paid subscribers to find out how they find the service. I always ask

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Is the Car Sales Crash the End of the Bull Market?

Is the Car Sales Crash the End of the Bull Market?

John Thomas April 5, 2017 Comments Off on Is the Car Sales Crash the End of the Bull Market?

There nothing like a stock hitting a new all time high to vindicate a decade of intensive, on the ground, hands on research. That’s exactly what happened yesterday morning when Tesla (TSLA) hit a

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