Commodities

Dr. Doom on Hyperinflation

Many economists are scoffing at the potential for hyperinflation here in the United States as housing price declines, unemployment and auto sector weakness dominate the headlines. I don’t know if scoffing is the best idea right about now.  I have frequently been discussing the possibility of hyperinflation both with clients and here on TRB.  Earlier this month, I…

Morgan Stanley UK is Party Central

Awww Yeah!  Listen Up Party People! The trading desk at Morgan Stanley UK is poppin’ off!  If you like to throw around prop trading money without disclosing losses, enter orders every 8 seconds, or come back from a liquid lunch buzzin’ and ready to rock in the commodities markets, MSUK is the place to get…

Rise of the Silver Surfer

I have a new sector, a new weapon in my arsenal, an area of the market that I’ve ignored for over 10 years due to the lack of quality pure-plays. I’ve been trading and investing in various gold ideas forever, but a lot has changed with the white metal, and now I’m happy to report…

Alternate Realities: GOP or Dem Markets

Which of our two major political parties would be a better steward of our capital markets and financial system if left unchecked by the other party?  I think either way, the result would be pretty scary. The Republicans never met a business they didn’t want to deregulate and the Democrats never met an underprivileged constituent…