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Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Mad Hedge Fund Trader

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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

  • Time to Add some Corn to Your Diet

    Published 01 September 2010 | viewed 6,245 times

    I have been waiting for a substantial dip in the grains to add to a position in corn, and it is clear from the chart…

  • Silver is Hot, Hot, Hot

    Published 31 August 2010 | viewed 16,359 times

    Those who followed my advice to watch silver should by now have the precious coins raining down upon them. Since then, the precious white metal…

  • Lunch With Bill Clinton

    Published 31 August 2010 | viewed 6,323 times

    I opened the e-mail at my usual wake up time of 4:00 am. President Bill Clinton was playing at the Presidents' Cup PGA tournament at…

  • China's Insatiable Appetite for Gold

    Published 30 August 2010 | viewed 18,411 times

    Gold bugs and naysayers alike take note. When the world's second largest and fastest growing economy liberalizes gold ownership by individuals, who happened to be…

  • The Great Bond Market Crash of 2010

    Published 29 August 2010 | viewed 4,401 times

    OK, maybe it hasn't really crashed yet. But the two day, 3 ½ point sell off in the futures for the 30 year Treasury bond…

  • Thailand Punches Through to New Highs

    Published 27 August 2010 | viewed 8,909 times

    With hotel occupancy in the dumps at 20%-30%, and parts of downtown Bangkok still in ruins from the May riots, you would think the call…

  • A Chat With Steve Forbes

    Published 27 August 2010 | viewed 7,656 times

    I sat down with Forbes magazine publisher and perennial Republican presidential candidate, Steve Forbes, whose father, Malcolm, I knew from my journalism days in the…

  • Why Gold Seems Unbreakable

    Published 26 August 2010 | viewed 8,345 times

    While the rest of the world has been going to hell in a hand basket, gold (GLD), (GDX) refuses to take a serious dip, and…

  • Its Official: China is Unloading its Treasury Bonds

    Published 26 August 2010 | viewed 31,523 times

    It looks like the smart money these days is found in China. While American investors have been scrambling over each other to buy more Treasury…

  • Why We’re on the Slow Boat to Nowhere

    Published 25 August 2010 | viewed 4,073 times

    After speaking to a gaggle of economists, portfolio managers, and traders the last few days, I’ve had one of those “Eureka” moments, as the markets…

  • It's Off to the Races at Molycorp

    Published 24 August 2010 | viewed 5,344 times

    I just wanted to follow up on the rare earths piece which I recently published. Despite lackluster market conditions at best, Molycorp (MCP) managed to…

  • Peabody Energy (BTU) Takes a Hatchet to the Natural Gas Industry

    Published 23 August 2010 | viewed 5,300 times

    After my year in the White House Press Corps, I vowed never to return, and took a really long shower, hoping to scrub every last…

  • Don’t Buy Anything That Can Be Created With a Printing Press

    Published 23 August 2010 | viewed 20,561 times

    We’re already eight years into what is probably a 20 year secular bull market for commodities. You can start with the traditional base commodities I…

  • Why Can’t We Be More Like Chile?

    Published 22 August 2010 | viewed 6,275 times

    I just want to pass on some data forwarded to me from my extensive band of Chilean readers in response to my recent piece, “Chile…

  • Is Palladium the New Gold?

    Published 20 August 2010 | viewed 5,390 times

    When the current outbreak of angst biting at the heels of the markets runs its course, and traders morph back into risk accumulation mode, you…

  • Hedge Fund Managers Head For the Frontier

    Published 20 August 2010 | viewed 4,219 times

    No, they are not donning a Stetson, cowboy boots, and a six gun to fight Indians in the Wild West, where I live. Their never…

  • My Briefing from the Joint Chiefs of Staff

    Published 20 August 2010 | viewed 34,794 times

    I have always considered the US military to have one of the world’s greatest research organizations. The frustrating thing is that their “clients” only consist…

  • BHP Billiton Develops an Appetite for Potash

    Published 20 August 2010 | viewed 8,779 times

    BHP Billiton’s (BHP) low key, South African CEO, Marius Kloppers, has announced that he is making a hostile takeover bid for Potash (POT) for $39…

  • It’s Official: China is Number Two

    Published 20 August 2010 | viewed 6,407 times

    With China’s (FXI) economy rocketing at 8%-13% quarterly growth rates, and Japan (EWJ) plodding away with meager 1%-2% rates, it was only a matter of…

  • Why We Need Six New Saudi Arabias

    Published 20 August 2010 | viewed 4,496 times

    I recently spent an evening with Ambassador Richard Jones, the Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency in Paris, who had some eye opening…

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