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The Windy City Trader 10/15/14

On October 15, 2014 - 2:16 PM By

Hello Fellow Traders, OK now, no offense to Red Sox or Yankees fans but it is sure nice to actually have one year in the playoffs where neither team is a participant. Hey Boston and New York fans use our motto from our Chicago baseball teams…. There is always next year. This Week’s Commentary Metals: [...]

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The Windy City Trader 10/6/14

On October 6, 2014 - 2:10 PM By

Hello Fellow Traders, So ”Golden Boy” Michael Phelps has again resurfaced. Of course that surface was the road he was driving on with a blood alcohol level exceeding the legal limit. You may also recall that some years back Michael was also busted for both drunk driving and marijuana possession. I’m not sure what message [...]

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OK so the new Apple I phone 6 made its debut recently and of course we saw the standard stories of people camped out in front of the stores for days to be one of the first to buy one. OK I know I’m older and set in my ways but even when I was [...]

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The Windy City Trader 9/8/14

On September 8, 2014 - 2:12 PM By

Coming on the heels of the death of Robin Williams I was saddened over the somewhat sudden death of Joan Rivers. She never failed to give me a belly laugh and like her or not she could dish it out and take it with her self –deprecating humor. She will be sorely missed. Along these [...]

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The Windy City Trader 9/3/14

On September 3, 2014 - 11:55 AM By

You have probably heard that a number of Hollywood types have had phones and other personal devices hacked and most of the hacks were quite “revealing” and they were outraged that their naked images were exposed. Most networks quickly moved to block any access to these pictures before the majority of the populace was able [...]

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I’m sure most of you have heard by now of the new “Ice Bucket Challenge” sweeping the nation. This is where various celebrities pour a huge bucket of ice water over their head to collect donations for charity, most notably ALS or “Lou Gehrig” disease. So I decided to do my bit for charity and [...]

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The Windy City Trader 8/5/14

On August 5, 2014 - 10:21 AM By

Ok so I admit that I am no longer a spring chicken but didn’t realize what an old rooster I was until this weekend. We have a huge music festival in Chicago each year in August called Lollapalooza and the spelling may be wrong on that. Here comes the out of touch part. I saw [...]

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This is the favorite time of year for Chicago sports fans for many reasons. It is the start of training camp for Da Bearssss. This is in part due to Chicago fans undying love for the Bears but also largely in part to the fact that our “professional” baseball teams, the Sox and Cubs are [...]

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This week’s letter will break with tradition slightly. Whereas I usually give a preview and forecast for the coming week, this letter will focus on markets to keep an eye on for the next few months through the end of the quarter. I will be listing each based on the being a buy, sell or [...]

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Hello Fellow Traders, It is that time again. Yep, it’s the one month period every four years where Americans actually watch soccer. Go USA. See, I’m a true fan.  This Week’s Commentary Metals: Gold and silver rushed to higher resistance levels once they broke first resistance on top. New highs plus renewed China activity [...]

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The Windy City Trader 6/16/14

On June 16, 2014 - 3:52 PM By

Hello Fellow Traders, Hillary Clinton claims that she and Bill were not only broke, but in debt when he left office. Ok Hillary, here is suggestion for you. If the presidential bid doesn’t work out, there is a definite career for you in comedy. That was a true side splitter. But I guess telling whoppers [...]

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The Windy City Trader 6/3/14

On June 3, 2014 - 1:32 PM By

Hello Fellow Traders, Here in Chicago we again this year have followed our normal tradition of skipping various seasons. To wit: After the worst winter in history we still saw snow in Chicago about 3 ½ weeks ago. Two days later it was 80 degrees and most days have hit highs in the 80s or [...]

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