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Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Mad Hedge Fund Trader

John Thomas, The Mad Hedge Fund Trader is one of today's most successful Hedge Fund Managers and a 40 year veteran of the financial markets. He has one of the best performing newsletters and has just launched a new investment service for Investors and Traders.

Latest articles from Mad

  • Run over by the Grain Train

    Published 13 October 2010 | viewed 9,964 times

    The US Department of Agriculture released a shocking report on Friday that triggered rare limit up moves in all three major grains simultaneously, corn, (CORN),…

  • Rio Tinto (RTP) is Firing on all 16 Cylinders

    Published 12 October 2010 | viewed 4,036 times

    I managed to catch an interesting interview on TV the other day with Tom Albanese of Rio Tinto (RTP), the planet’s second largest producer of…

  • More Reasons to Buy Gold

    Published 12 October 2010 | viewed 6,271 times

    As a four decade observer of the global financial markets, I often see a situation where the higher a price goes, the more reasons for…

  • Where to Buy the Next Dip in Gold

    Published 11 October 2010 | viewed 9,293 times

    After the violent moves in the gold market last week which took it to another all time high of $1,363, and then a wrenching $25…

  • Getting Something for Nothing

    Published 08 October 2010 | viewed 5,503 times

    I just contracted to buy all the gasoline I want at 31 cents a gallon. No, I have not struck oil in my backyard, or…

  • The Seductive Allure of Brazilian Bonds

    Published 07 October 2010 | viewed 4,657 times

    OK, let’s say that if you don’t own bonds, but someone is holding a gun to your head, dangling you by your ankles outside a…

  • The Double Play in First Solar

    Published 06 October 2010 | viewed 4,032 times

    There is another angle to the solar play, which I bet you haven’t thought of. I have been arguing that companies like First Solar (FSLR)…

  • The Very Long View on China

    Published 06 October 2010 | viewed 3,937 times

    I have long sat beside the table of Mckinsey & Co., the best management consulting company in Asia, hoping to catch some crumbs of wisdom.…

  • Contemplations on Oil

    Published 04 October 2010 | viewed 5,715 times

    After a tumultuous 2009, oil has been one of the least volatile assets of 2010, confined to a tortuous $68-$88 range, frustrating momentum players to…

  • Gold is Now At the Deep End of the Pool

    Published 01 October 2010 | viewed 8,244 times

    For me, the best case scenario which I have been predicting for nearly two years has arrived. But as much as I love gold for…

  • The Long View on Emerging Markets

    Published 29 September 2010 | viewed 4,326 times

    I managed to catch a few comments on TV yesterday in the distinct northern accent of Jim O’Neil, the fabled analyst who invented the “BRIC”…

  • Are the Rumors About Harvest Natural Resources True?

    Published 29 September 2010 | viewed 5,308 times

    I have staff around the world constantly monitoring Internet chat rooms in a search of early movers. If they find something interesting, I make a…

  • An Evening With the Chinese Intelligence Service

    Published 27 September 2010 | viewed 10,541 times

    An Evening With the Chinese Intelligence Service. I normally avoid the diplomatic circuit, as the few non committal comments and soggy appetizers I get aren’t…

  • Why You Should Buy Brazil's Petrobras

    Published 27 September 2010 | viewed 5,973 times

    I often get asked why I haven't been more positive about Brazil (EWZ). The answer is twofold; an upcoming election was about to bring a…

  • What's Next for Gold?

    Published 26 September 2010 | viewed 7,038 times

    Now that gold has hit my target for the year of $1,300, it is time to pause and reassess. A nice reversal may take place…

  • Palladium Explodes to the Upside

    Published 24 September 2010 | viewed 8,029 times

    If you are thrilled about the recent performance of gold, you have to be absolutely ecstatic about the ballistic rise of palladium, which has soared…

  • Peak Gold Is Upon Us

    Published 23 September 2010 | viewed 7,270 times

    If you had any doubt about what the driver has been for gold's meteoric rise to $1,300, take a look at the chart below showing…

  • Upgrading Copper

    Published 22 September 2010 | viewed 14,809 times

    They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I felt like puffing out my chest yesterday when Goldman Sachs (GS) announced an…

  • Bring on the Conspiracy Theories!

    Published 22 September 2010 | viewed 5,987 times

    There is a wonderful conspiracy theory propagated by Tea Partiers that has been making the rounds in the financial markets for the past several months.…

  • Solar Energy is Poised to Achieve Cost Parity

    Published 21 September 2010 | viewed 9,255 times

    After two years of relentless cost cutting, the solar industry is about to reach the Holy Grail of parity with the cost of conventional power…

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