Month: August 2016

DHUnplugged #327: Contra-Dick-Shuns

It was quite the week. First, there was the Fed’s Vice Chair talking up a rate hike – just after Janet Yellen provided a rather dovish speech.

Then contrary to what Bill Ackman told the world about Carl Ichan looking to sell his large stake in Herbalife (HLF) – only to...

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TDI Podcast: Naked Spreads and Strangles with Kirk Du Plessis (#473)

Naked Spreads and Strangles – it doesn’t get much sexier that that. Yes, we are talking about options – but don’t be afraid as our guest, Kirk Du Plessis of OptionAlpha walks us through some “complex” strategies that are really much simpler that you think.

We discuss spreads, strangles, condors and...

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DHUnplugged #326: Mayo’s Slippery Slope

OPEC is at it again – trying to rescue the price of oil by scare tactics and promises of “potential” production freeze. Unfortunately, while the Saudi oil minister says one thing, IRAQ and IRAN say another.

New home sales in the U.S .are on on fire as interest rates are near...

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TDI Podcast: World of MoneyCraft with David Ackerman (#472)

Guest: David Ackerman gives us some important insight into the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.   With all of the recent news regarding hacks of the system, is this a viable currency (now and in the future)?

Not much in the way of economics this week, however coming up this Friday...

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DHUnplugged #325 – Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower The River

Now that central banks are starting to get the point that more of the same is not working, they are looking to change their targets.

Markets slip from all-time highs as China and U.S. economic data softens.

Inflation tame, GDP slow, just another day at the eco-office.

Many of the well-known hedge funds...

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