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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 10,209 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…

  • The Value Player's Take on BP

    Published 22 June 2010 | viewed 4,063 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 4,754 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,…

  • Natural Gas Indigestion

    Published 22 June 2010 | viewed 6,362 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 6,095 times

    Over the years, I have invested so much time wildcatting in the oil patch that I will never be wanting for great steaks at Nick…

  • Here Comes the Double Dip in Housing

    Published 21 June 2010 | viewed 7,908 times

    The great thing about the residential real estate market is that it floods us with tons of hard data. The bad news is that all…

  • How US Job Losses Will End

    Published 18 June 2010 | viewed 6,140 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 5,975 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 4,556 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 5,792 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 6,308 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 8,286 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 3,651 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 3,189 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 6,229 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…

  • Where to Play the Dead Cat Bounce in Europe

    Published 10 June 2010 | viewed 4,789 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 7,519 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 7,140 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.…

  • Only Buy Companies You Hate

    Published 08 June 2010 | viewed 4,402 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…

  • The New California Gold Rush

    Published 04 June 2010 | viewed 5,216 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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