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Option Queen Letter

The world hasn’t fallen apart yet, spring is in the air and the buyers have been swarming looking for bargains in the stock market. Yield of short term Treasuries and money market funds are so low that money is fleeing the safety of these markets and trading off risk for yield. Amid all of the […]

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Option Queen Letter

Ready, set, start shopping! Yes, we are entering the spring housing season when buyers appear to shop and find homes. Why the sudden rush, well, it is clear that interest rates are not going to go any lower and it is just as clear that interest rates on home mortgages likely will increase in the […]

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Option Queen Letter

Interest rates will be going higher! No, that is not a question but rather a statement. Just think about it, as states and countries find themselves in budget deficit, they will have to pay more to borrow money because of the slippage in their ratings. This leads to higher interest rates all around as people […]

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Option Queen Letter

Some pockets of shoppers are returning to the market. We notice that the current flock of shoppers are the more well-to-do shoppers who, had the cash, but who were saving it in case things got worse. Today, they are no longer worried about things getting worse and are again beginning to spend their cash. After […]

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Option Queen Letter

As we move into the last week of October remember, not only is it Halloween, but it is the seasonal time when mutual fund managers take loses for the year, that is if they have any. Then we have portfolio dressing and undressing. So, get your trick or treat candies ready for the goblins and […]

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History of U.S. Taxpayer Revolt

Taxpayer revolts have historically been a problem for many countries. The USA’s history of a taxpayer revolt much began with the Colonist revolt against the “Tea Tax” or the “Stamp Tax” as it was called, resulting in the colonists flooding theBoston Harbor with tea. The “Stamp Act” was passed on March 22, 1765. Have we […]

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Quadruple Witch Week

It is no wonder that the banks are making money these days. They have a 6 or more point spread between where they are borrowing and where they are lending. If we look at the credit card spread; it balloons out to an average of 12 basis points. Not a bad return. As to the […]

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The Obama Indicator

The gloomy news from Washington continues snuffing out every rally that is attempted. Every time an elected official speaks the market retreats. We now have “The Obama Indicator” which continues to signal oratorical excellence paired with market depression. As our silver tongued leader speaks the market retreats. So what is a few trillion here or […]

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Hocking our Children’s Futures

Who is going to buy our debt? Why would another country buy our debt with money other than that from the trade imbalance the US has with their country? That means when we buy goods from another country, we pay for those goods and services in US Dollars. The recipient of those dollars can either […]

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The Imploding Economy

We never thought we would enjoy CSPAN, but in this past week’s CompliancEX, the February 6th edition, there was a film clip of Representative Gary Ackerman from Bayside N.Y. taking his shots at the SEC. If we could vote for this guy, we would. He minces no word and just attacked the officials of the […]

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