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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

  • Looking for Energy Babies Thrown Out With the Bathwater

    Published 23 June 2010 | viewed 10,725 times

    The great game among hedge funds now is to find the babies that have been thrown out with the bathwater because of the Gulf oil…

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    Published 22 June 2010 | viewed 4,398 times

    OK, I promise I won't talk about BP again until the stock breaks one way or another. But no sooner do I put out the…

  • Buy Those Who Sell Shovels, Not Miners

    Published 22 June 2010 | viewed 5,172 times

    A careful study of the history of California's 1849 gold rush shows that while almost all the miners went broke, those who provided the picks,…

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    Published 22 June 2010 | viewed 6,906 times

    I always thought that a great strategy for a new hedge fund would be to only buy positions from existing hedge funds that were blowing…

  • Oil Patch Gossip About BP

    Published 21 June 2010 | viewed 6,654 times

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    Published 21 June 2010 | viewed 9,047 times

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  • How US Job Losses Will End

    Published 18 June 2010 | viewed 7,441 times

    I am not in the habit of regularly lifting data out of the Wall Street Journal, but even a blind squirrel occasionally finds an acorn.…

  • Here Comes the Bathtub Economy

    Published 17 June 2010 | viewed 7,288 times

    Goldman Sachs' chief US economist, Jan Hatzius, can articulate my own view of the economy better than I can, so I will just repeat what…

  • Is it Time to Buy British Petroleum?

    Published 16 June 2010 | viewed 5,026 times

    The daily spill estimate has been ratcheted up from 1,000 barrels a day to 35,000, and now 60,000! Fitch downgraded its debt a stunning six…

  • Grains See the Light at the End of the Tunnel

    Published 16 June 2010 | viewed 6,230 times

    I am a huge long term bull on the grains, but abandoned my trading call in January when the USDA published a spectacularly bullish forecast…

  • Will a Tactical Nuclear Weapon be Used to stop the Gulf Oil Spill?

    Published 15 June 2010 | viewed 6,932 times

    I have never been able to use my talents both as a securities analyst and a nuclear weapons designer simultaneously, but British Petroleum (BP) has…

  • Coffee Perks Up

    Published 15 June 2010 | viewed 8,700 times

    Coffee prices rocketed to a seven month high last week after the International Coffee Organization published a report predicting a serious decline in global supplies…

  • Don't Get Sucked Into Natural Gas

    Published 11 June 2010 | viewed 4,131 times

    When natural gas was trading at $6 at the beginning of the year, I warned readers to stay away because it would take years to…

  • Hedge Funds Crash in May

    Published 10 June 2010 | viewed 3,632 times

    Hedge funds suffered a disastrous month in May, showing an average 3% decline in net asset values, and some funds like Eddie Lampert's ESL Investments…

  • Fears of Rare Earth Shortages Rise

    Published 10 June 2010 | viewed 6,720 times

    Fears that Chinese hoarding of rare earths would lead to global shortages hit the market this week. The government has stopped issuing licenses for new…

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    Published 10 June 2010 | viewed 5,146 times

    The currency is in free fall, and the continent is about to enter a new dark age, as enforced deleveraging brings economic collapse and widespread…

  • Gold Crucifies Doubters

    Published 09 June 2010 | viewed 8,150 times

    Gold (GLD) blasted through to an all time high last night, doubters and naysayers carping all the way up that it was overpriced. The white…

  • Goodbye BRIC, Hello N-11

    Published 09 June 2010 | viewed 7,509 times

    Jim O'Neill, the clever Goldman Sachs analyst who came up with the term "BRIC" a decade ago, has cooked up a new, catchy investment theme.…

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    Published 08 June 2010 | viewed 4,769 times

    The Wall Street Journal published one of the funniest investment strategy pieces I have ever read. Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams argues that you should invest…

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    Published 04 June 2010 | viewed 6,134 times

    The gold rush is back on in California. On my way back from Lake Tahoe recently, I saw that every bend of the American river…

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