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August 6, 2020 by Matt McCracken
Performance Report: 7/31/20 By continuing on this page, you agree to the disclosure statements on our disclosure page which can be viewed by clicking here . All performance data for our strategies is net of all fees and expenses. All performance...Read more
July 24, 2020 by Matt McCracken
Disclosure: Our firm is long CEF, SGOL, SIVR, PAAS, AU and NEM as of the day of this article's publication. Gold and silver prices have gone straight vertical the past week. We have precious metal exposure for our clients through three different...Read more
July 22, 2020 by Matt McCracken
Disclosure: Our firm is short AGO. Why The Fed can’t bailout the US Muni bond market (i.e. why cities, counties and states are not like Greece and Puerto Rico.) Fragmentation The Muni bond market is terribly fragmented. You have hundreds of large...Read more
July 8, 2020 by Matt McCracken
Many years ago, I had a meeting with a rep from Altegris Investments. ( Altegris Investments is one of the foremost authorities on Managed Futures strategies and other kinds of alternative investments.) In the meeting, he proposed a thought...Read more
May 6, 2020 by Matt McCracken
Ten years ago today, the Dow Jones Industrial Index fell several hundred points in a matter of minutes and a few stocks like Accenture traded below $1 for a split second. It took a while but eventually, the US Justice Department unveiled the culprit...Read more
May 2, 2020 by Matt McCracken
This past month, the near-dated WTIC contract (CL) went negative, which I assume is a first for any commodity contract. The May CL contract didn't just go negative but it went very negative. Now, this is not suppose to happen but at the height of...Read more
Pay phone
February 14, 2017 by Matt McCracken
I stopped to fill up my car at an HEB in San Antonio and, while I was paying $1.99 for gas, I saw the following and thought I must have just traveled back to 1998. A pay telephone. At a gas station. I hadn’t seen one of those in years. And it...Read more
Jim Rogers, famed investor
November 9, 2016 by Matt McCracken
Not many people, including myself, expected the upset last night. One guy did. And he seems to always get these things right some how. I have followed several elections in both the US and Europe and everytime he takes the opposite view of the polls...Read more
Cliinton and Pence Victory
November 9, 2016 by Matt McCracken
We all know Wall Street desperately wanted Hillary to be President and tried using scare tactics saying the market would plunge 10+% in the event of a Trump victory. And futures are down, but no where near the 10% they promised. The thinly veiled...Read more