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The Windy City Trader 4/15/14

On April 15, 2014 - 11:51 AM By

Hello Fellow Traders, Happy Tax Day everyone. I never thought I would use happy and tax day in the same sentence. Let’s see now, I can hold on to my money for another 13 hours or so then give it to Uncle Sam to waste it as he sees fit. This Week’s Commentary Metals: Gold [...]

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The Windy City Trader 4/8/14

On April 8, 2014 - 11:13 AM By

Hello Fellow Traders, OK folks, call me old fashioned (or responsible) but I just don’t think I would be taking my 1 and 3 year old children on a cruise across the Pacific in a 30 something foot boat. Beside the fact that 1 and 3 year olds are hard enough to care for on [...]

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The Windy City Trader 3/25/14

On March 25, 2014 - 12:16 PM By

Hello Fellow Traders, With baseball season nearly upon us it occurs to me that it is tough being a White Sox fan in a city dominated by Cubs fans. Cubs management has told their highly loyal fans that they must be patient… this is, after all, only year 106 in their current rebuilding phase. I [...]

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The Windy City Trader 3/18/14

On March 18, 2014 - 10:07 AM By

Hello Fellow Traders, There is an old saying about the Chicago weather and it goes like this. We have two seasons in Chicago……….. Winter and Construction. Despite the official start of spring this Thursday Chicagoans seldom do see that time of year when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of ……. March Madness, Opening [...]

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The Windy City Trader 3/11/14

On March 11, 2014 - 1:36 PM By

Hello Fellow Traders, OK everyone it’s that time of year again. Get your March madness brackets ready and pick the winners. Warren Buffet is offering a one billion dollar prize for anyone picking EVERY game correctly. Considering that the odds of one person’s filling out a perfect bracket for the NCAA basketball tournament correctly is [...]

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The Windy City Trader 3/4/14

On March 4, 2014 - 9:54 AM By

Hello Fellow Traders, OK today is the unofficial open to Mardi Gras and the official open to the pre lent season commonly referred to as “Fat Tuesday” where people gorge themselves on various foods including the traditional punchkes which are basically jelly or cream filled doughnuts. The idea is to over eat on not so [...]

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The Windy City Trader 2/25/14

On February 25, 2014 - 1:50 PM By

Hello Fellow Traders, OK NBC and Socci, enough is enough. With the time lag and sooooo many hours to kill the human interest stories grew tedious. I know more about the Romanian female luger than I do about most of my first cousins. Ok back to quality TV now, Kardashians, Duck Dynasty, Sister Wives. Wait [...]

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The Windy City Trader 2/11/14

On February 11, 2014 - 11:02 AM By

Hello Fellow Traders, I have spoken of the ”Bizzaro World” in these pages often. This is the alternate universe made famous in the iconic Seinfeld television series where everything is the opposite. To wit, the thermometer read – (yes, that is minus) 11 degrees this morning when I left my house. Many of you who [...]

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The Windy City Trader 2/4/14

On February 5, 2014 - 9:57 AM By

Hello Fellow Traders, Congrats to the Seattle Seahawks and their long suffering fans after last Sunday’s drubbing of the Broncos. It goes back to the old football adage that a dominant defense can handle a good offense. Hey, and I heard the game even whipped Downton Abbey in the ratings.  William Frejlich   This [...]

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The Windy City Trader 1/22/14

On January 22, 2014 - 9:31 AM By

Hello Fellow Traders, I just saw a blurb on the news today where a certain model 1967 Corvette sold at auction for 3.7 million dollars. This got me thinking of my first car, a 1964 Chevy Bel Air. I believe I paid about $100 for the car and I could probably fit many of today’s [...]

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The Windy City Trader 1/13/14

On January 13, 2014 - 2:53 PM By

Hello Fellow Traders, The latest (actually not really new as it is the 4th season) phenomenon sweeping the nation is the PBS presentation known as Downton Abbey. Has anyone seen it?  It is basically a British weekly dramatic soap opera set in the early 20th century and at its core is the caste system [...]

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The Windy City Trader 1/8/14

On January 8, 2014 - 9:19 AM By

Hello Fellow Traders, OK with temperatures at -18 and wind chills at -50 on the heels of 2 feet of snow within 4 days will someone please tell me again why I chose to live in the tundra, I mean Chicago. You know the old expression “brain freeze” which occurs when something very cold slams [...]

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