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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

  • The Grains Take Off

    Published 12 July 2010 | viewed 9,870 times

    It turns out that perfection doesn't continue forever, after all. That was the bet I was more than happy to make three weeks ago when…

  • How China's Economy is Already Bigger Than the US

    Published 12 July 2010 | viewed 5,956 times

    China has already surpassed the US in the global competition sweepstakes and is on track to extend its lead. No, I'm not talking about some…

  • The Buyers Pour Into BP

    Published 08 July 2010 | viewed 4,609 times

    What has been one of the best performing stocks for the past week? Good old BP (BP), which clawed back an 18% pop off the…

  • What to do About Gold

    Published 07 July 2010 | viewed 8,289 times

    Gold, gold, gold. What to do about gold? I get asked this question a dozen times a day, by some who have been long since…

  • Looking for Value at Occidental Petroleum (OXY)

    Published 07 July 2010 | viewed 7,388 times

    While a student at UCLA in the early seventies, I took a World Politics course which required me to pick a country, analyze its economy,…

  • No Ride on the Gravy Train Without An Engine

    Published 07 July 2010 | viewed 4,130 times

    It is becoming increasingly clear that the US economy once again fell off a cliff in May. Commodity prices have dropped like a stone, the…

  • Proof the Economy is Stalling

    Published 05 July 2010 | viewed 7,355 times

    As a commercial pilot with 30 year's experience, I can tell you that there is no more sickening feeling than hearing your stall warning alarm…

  • Trade Deal Looks Great for Taiwan

    Published 03 July 2010 | viewed 6,013 times

    China has just signed a trade agreement with its rebellious, capitalist province, Taiwan, which has major long term implications for the rest of us. The…

  • The Multiples Myth

    Published 02 July 2010 | viewed 5,813 times

    I am getting tired of the endless procession of permabulls who keep insisting that at a 13 times multiple, the S&P 500 is cheap. The…

  • Financial Reform has More Holes than Swiss Cheese

    Published 02 July 2010 | viewed 3,987 times

    Whew! That was close! After 18 months of threats, saber rattling, and posturing about the demise of the competitiveness of the American banking system, we…

  • What is the Bond Market Really Telling Us?

    Published 01 July 2010 | viewed 4,665 times

    Everywhere I turn these days, I hear a rising clamor and rancor to cut the spending that is creating deficits that will lead to the…

  • This Crop Could Be Your Big Winner This Year

    Published 30 June 2010 | viewed 5,066 times

    Since the is an absolute dearth of things to do right here, I want to reiterate my call to buy soybean meal (click here for…

  • Trolling for Bargains in the Alternative Energy Space

    Published 30 June 2010 | viewed 10,315 times

    I am always on the lookout for interesting alternative energy plays and stumbled across one the other day. Camarillo, CA based Power-One (PWER) is in…

  • The Tea Leaves for China Look Ominous

    Published 29 June 2010 | viewed 6,558 times

    The truly significant move in the capital markets last night was the atrocious performance of the Shanghai market (FXI), which plunged 3.4%. The index is…

  • Your Power Future is in California

    Published 29 June 2010 | viewed 5,958 times

    California has a long history of making great leaps to push the envelope on standards, like seat belts, catalytic converters, emissions, and mileage, which are…

  • Why Silver Could Outshine Gold

    Published 28 June 2010 | viewed 14,144 times

    The latest round of risk reduction by global hedge funds bashed silver (SLV), knocking $2.50 off of the $19.50 high seen in the heady days…

  • A Grim Week for the "V" Crowd

    Published 28 June 2010 | viewed 4,594 times

    Even the most optimistic permabulls have to be rethinking their scenario after looking at writing on the wall that is so obvious, they can see…

  • A Peek at Your Energy Future

    Published 25 June 2010 | viewed 10,558 times

    If you want to get a preview of what an electric power utility of the future looks like, take a look at the old Florida…

  • Pushing Electric Cars on Capitol Hill

    Published 24 June 2010 | viewed 4,013 times

    FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith, an ex Navy pilot who I admire enormously, was on Capitol Hill yesterday lobbying for electric cars. In 2009,…

  • Going Back into the Ags

    Published 23 June 2010 | viewed 6,357 times

    OK, I can’t stand it anymore. After staying out of the agricultural sector for the past six months I’m going back in. I’m not betting…

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