TDI Podcast: A Game Plan for a Market Crisis (#438)

November 15, 2015

With the markets melting down at the end of last week, the potential for further fallout needs to be considered. Even more concerning is how markets will react to the the recent terrorist activity in France.

In this episode we prepare for the worst and discuss hedging strategies that are easy to implement. Read more


TDI Podcast 97: The Option Expiration Double Flip

February 23, 2009

Guests: Frank Curzio, and David Gaffen, Wall Street Journal discuss the markets, banks and how to prosper and protect. We also review how we made a quick switch from our hedged position of double inverse ETFs to double longs and initiated a position in the financial sector – BEFORE Friday’s option expiration.


gaffenMarketBeat, led by Wall Street Journal Online writer David Gaffen, looks under the hood of Wall Street each day, finding market-moving news and analyzing interesting trends and numbers. The blog is updated several times daily with contributions from reporters at The Wall Street Journal and the Online Journal and includes noteworthy commentary from the best blogs and research notes.

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Frank X. Curzio is a research analyst at, where he works closely with Jim Cramer and writes Stocks Under $10 newsletter. He also hosts “The Real Story” — a daily podcast on on which he reviews the latest headlines and offers stock-picking advice. He is a regular guest on FoxBusiness News and previously was the editor of The FXC Newsletter and portfolio manager for Greentree Financial.


Stocks/ETFs Mentioned in this episode: ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 (SDS) , ProShares Ultrashort NASDAQ (QID), ProShares UltraShort Russell 2000 (TWM), ProShares Ultra S&P 500 (SSO), ProShares Ultra NASDAQ (QLD), ProShares Double Financials (UYG), ProShares Ultra Russell 2000 (UWM), Hewlett Packard (HPQ)

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3 Ways to Make Money in a Downturn

February 20, 2009

Here is some of the ideas that I discussed in a recent video series for MSN Money. Also, Friday is the last chance to download my book for FREE!

The link to the FREE download is HERE

I’ve always thought that investors can find a way to make money even in the worst imaginable market. For the past few months, we’ve been in just such a market — and I’ve done it.

So while many investors have been brainwashed into believing it’s possible to make money only when stocks move higher, don’t believe it. It’s not true.

Over the past six months, I’ve turned a profit both in real life and with a model portfolio on MSN Money in the Strategy Lab stock-picking game. During a brutal bear market, my Strategy Read more

TDI Episode 62: Bye Bye Mr. American Lie

June 22, 2008

Guest: Zach Scheidt, Hedge Fund Manager. We discuss the IPO market and Andrew is back on his soapbox on the Lehman letter saying that a big part of the problem is the lies and PR spin by the financials. We answer some listener questions and get into a few hedging ideas with the use of ETFs. We even dare discuss the idea of shorting the DJ Oil Index!

Zach ScheidtZach Scheidt is the founder and Managing General Partner of Stearman Capital, LP. After graduating with honors from Lee University, Zach attended Georgia State University at night while beginning his career in the securities industry. He then received his MBA in 2001 and also achieved the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2003.


Note: Zach’s IPO/New Issue Hedge Fund is available for qualified investors.

Zach is an avid writer (you have to subscribe to his blog) and periodically publishes articles on individual securities as well as sector and general market themes. He is a regular contributor to Seeking Alpha and has been quoted in numerous financial publications including the Wall Street Journal, and Yahoo Finance. A participating member of the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts, Mr Scheidt maintains an active profile in the Atlanta investment community. Also, read Zach’s excellent article on Hedge Funds….

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