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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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The Windy City Trader 5/20/14

On May 20, 2014 - 10:58 AM By

Hello Fellow Traders, The hot news in sports these days is the newest thoroughbred phenomenon, California Chrome. He has won the first two legs of horseracing’s triple crown the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. A week from this coming Saturday will be the third leg, the Belmont Stakes as California Chrome tries to become the [...]

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The Windy City Trader 5/12/14

On May 12, 2014 - 4:45 PM By

Hello Fellow Traders, Mel Brooks recently stated that his best film in his opinion, “Blazing Saddles” could not even be made today because of the political correctness craze which has grown exponentially during recent years. The NFL draft which was held this past weekend reminded me of a joke which I’m sure will put the [...]

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The Windy City Trader 5/6/14

On May 6, 2014 - 11:31 AM By

Hello Fellow Traders, With all the talk about Clippers (soon to be former) owner Donald Sterling some talk has emerged about his “friend” V Stiviano. According to reports it appears she has hustled more money out of rich old men than Bernie Madoff did. This Week’s Commentary Metals: Gold and silver have bounced up and [...]

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The Windy City Trader 4/22/14

On April 22, 2014 - 10:28 AM By

Hello Fellow Traders, I’m sure everyone has heard about the guy who traveled from San Jose to Hawaii in the wheel well of an airplane. OK, I know they have been putting a lot of restrictions on those frequent flier miles but this is ridiculous. This Week’s Commentary Metals: Gold, silver and copper all failed [...]

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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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