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So what has come to be known as “Deflategate” has found its way into the news again. The New England Patriot management, Coach Bill Belicheck, and quarterback Tom Brady were all blindsided by this scandal. It seems as if two rogue minimum wage ball boys took it upon themselves to sneak into a bathroom and [...]

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The Windy City Trader 4/27/15

On April 27, 2015 - 3:01 PM By

Did everyone see the Bruce Jenner interview the other night? Me neither. I think I’ll just keep my teenage memory of him waving Old Glory and waving to the crowd after setting a record while winning the Decathlon during the 1976 Olympics. This Week’s Commentary Metals: Metals continue to travel up and down fairly dependable [...]

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The Windy City Trader. 4/13/15

On April 13, 2015 - 3:54 PM By

In a surprise move (NOT), Hillary Clinton announced she is running for president in 2016. The reality is that she has been running for president since about 1992. This Week’s Commentary Metals: The metals have pretty much traveled the way of the US Dollar of late. As the Dollar drops to support, metals rally to [...]

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The Windy City Trader 4/7/15

On April 7, 2015 - 7:49 AM By

PLAY BALL !!!! As opening day is upon us hope springs eternal for long suffering Chicago Cub fans. This is year 4 of the current rebuilding plan and year 108 of the long term rebuilding plan which gives me an idea. I’m considering writing a book (or in this case more of a short story [...]

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OK all it is that special time of year for sports fans called March Madness, the NCAA year end tourney. Many will be filling out those brackets and many are enticed with offers of millions of Dollars for completing a perfect bracket with every game being a winner. Before you get too excited folks the [...]

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Hey Han Solo, do you think you could have parked the Millenium Falcon on that golf course? Or was that Indiana Jones who was unable to avoid the blow darts being shot his way by the locals as he took off which caused the crash? Next time better let Chewbacca do the flying. This Week’s [...]

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The Windy City Trader 3/2/15

On March 2, 2015 - 2:40 PM By

As baseball players assembled for spring training it reminded me of my days as a ball player and my most famous moment when in game 6 of the iconic 1975 World Series game (remember Carlton Fisk pushing his hands toward fair territory for the game winning homer) I hit a three run homer late in [...]

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The Windy City Trader 2/23/15

On February 23, 2015 - 2:31 PM By

Hello Fellow Traders, In a strange phenomenon the only locations where those of us battered with mass quantities of snow have seen any thawing lately are just outside the theaters showing the movie Fifty Shades of Gray. This Week’s Commentary Metals: Gold and silver continue to suffer due to the fact we have no inflation [...]

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The Windy City Trader 2/10/15

On February 10, 2015 - 8:36 AM By

Bruce Jenner……. Seriously, do I really need to add a joke here? This Week’s Commentary Metals: Most metals except copper took a beating last week after the friendly US jobs number gave reason to believe rates will raise rates sooner than their verbiage lately has implied. This in effect would slow inflation thus the harsh [...]

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Hello Fellow Traders, A bunch of new commercials were released yesterday and along the way a football game broke out. The Seattle Seahawks snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as their coaching staff went from the penthouse to the outhouse with what will probably go down as the worst call in the history of [...]

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It is estimated that over 2 billion chicken wings will be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday. That means 1 billion chickens gave the ultimate sacrifice for our munching pleasure. It occurred to me…. Does PETA know about this? Of course all they would care about was whether they were caged or free range chickens. And [...]

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The Windy City Trader 1/12/15

On January 12, 2015 - 5:17 PM By

There was a number of hot air balloons parked outside the theater where the Golden Globes were held last night. The strange thing was that ½ way through the ceremony the balloons started to rise and yet the flames generating the air were not yet lit. After careful analysis it was determined that all the [...]

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