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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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The Windy City Trader 1/7/15

On January 7, 2015 - 7:55 AM By

I love Christmas but I’m not crazy about the additional 5 pounds gained every year between Thanksgiving and New Years. I’m not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions and figure if I want to change something what is the difference if it is January 1 or April 27. Except for that getting rid of [...]

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The Windy City Trader 12/15/14

On December 15, 2014 - 2:29 PM By

Remember he knows if you’ve been naughty or nice….. Too late for me but maybe some of you still have a shot.  This Week’s Commentary Metals: The theme of this week’s letter is the major effect the plunging crude oil prices have had on most commodity sectors. Gold and silver saw huge gains despite [...]

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Hello Fellow Traders, Tiger Woods just finished dead last in his own golf tournament some 30 strokes behind the winner. The irony here is that his current girlfriend (for now anyway) Lindsay Vonn made a remarkable comeback from last year’s horrific leg injury to win a gold and silver medal this weekend at Lake Louise [...]

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The Windy City Trader 11/18/14

On November 18, 2014 - 8:19 AM By

Hello Fellow Traders, I was speaking with a very dear friend of mine joking about how funny it was that when the Jimmy Fallon’s and Jay Lenos interview our teen and early 20s how they cannot answer simple questions such as “who is the vice president? But when asked to name the Kardashians the names [...]

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I am going to depart from my customary feeble attempts at humor here in my opening remarks to give a hearty shout out and sincere thank you to all our military veterans and current military personal who have and are protecting us and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. We cannot thank you enough for [...]

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The Windy City Trader 11/3/14

On November 3, 2014 - 1:40 PM By

On this election eve I am sure that everyone out there is familiar with the rich and colorful Chicago and Illinois political scene as it is renown worldwide. It goes back to the gangster days when Al Capone ruled the city and continues on as evidenced by the fact that 4 out of our last [...]

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The Windy City Trader 10/28/14

On October 28, 2014 - 7:47 AM By

Usually as we approach November Chicagoans know what to expect weather wise and pretty much go into hibernation for the next 6-7 months until the spring thaw sometime around May. Our beloved Chicago Bears however went into hibernation much earlier than usual, about 4 weeks ago, as they continue to find new and innovative methods [...]

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