I had never read that analysis by Caroline Baum. (She currently writes for Bloomberg.) I trade commodities. The secret lies in avoiding trying to turn $1,000 into $10,000 overnight. That is the way to the poorhouse. The secret does lie in trying to take a $10,000 account and make a couple of hundred dollars a day. What Hillary did is impossible, not only for her, but for the best traders alive.
"Public service," missus clinton's cash cow, literally.
As 9/11 has demonstrated, people in government as corrupt and self-serving as the clintons can easily be fatal.
Please don't forget that it was uncovered (probably in 1995) that the person running Mrs. Clinton's blind-trust as the Clintons entered the White House -- that guy was SHORTING pharmaceutical and other healthcare stocks... right at the time that Mrs. Clinton was leading the taskforce for nationalizing the healthcare industry... a time when healthcare and pharmaceutical stocks "were under a great deal of pressure" to understate things. The Clintons, who always claim to have no interest in $, have been using rigged systems their entire lives.
Even at the very end of their Whitewater adventure, the Clintons lawyer recognized that they needed to get legally disconnected from that venture, he imposed on Jim McDougal to take it off their hands. By doing so, McDougal was relieving them of about $50K in debt that he was absorbing -- a little something that they failed to disclose in their tax return.
These observations are all based on my somewhat foggy memory, but if you go back and search the archives, I think you'll find them pretty close to the mark.
With the help of a crooked little brokerage house in Little Rock, and an enthusiastic influence peddler ( a guy from Tyson Foods--wanted influence with then Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Bill Clinton) a commodities account was opened. Mrs. Clinton put in her $1,000. She could either buy or sell some futures contracts (IT DIDNT MATTER WHICH) because the influence guy would take the other side of buy or sell. No names were written on the contracts (Street Name) which was legal back in those days. Later--that day or more--contracts were sold or bought back if short sale, and the influence guy took the loser contracts and Mrs. Clinton the winners. Brokerage house accomated this process. It's called "Parking the Trade".