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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

  • Why Oil Is Going to Zero

    Published 26 November 2012 | viewed 10,021 times

    Every trader in the oil market is fascinated by the recent price action. The last few months have seen an onslaught of negative news developments…

  • The World's Largest Solar Plant

    Published 08 November 2012 | viewed 8,462 times

    Unfortunately, I know Blythe, California too well. This natural blast furnace is in a God-forsaken corner of the state where I hunted jack rabbits as…

  • What to do in November

    Published 05 November 2012 | viewed 4,157 times

    Since this is such an important development for investors on the calendar, I thought I would repeat this piece from a few weeks ago. After…

  • Why I Bailed on Gold

    Published 25 October 2012 | viewed 4,441 times

    This trade has been a real disappointment. Despite seeing the greatest monetary stimulus package in history, gold is now lower than when QE3 was announced.…

  • How to Make a Killing on U.S. Energy Independence

    Published 17 October 2012 | viewed 6,367 times

    With U.S. energy independence fast emerging as a topic in the presidential election, I thought I'd delve into this topic in greater depth and see…

  • Smash the Rally in Oil

    Published 11 October 2012 | viewed 8,192 times

    I love it. First, Israel's right-wing prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, calls for a snap election. Many observers are viewing this as a referendum on war…

  • Ready to Take Some Pain?

    Published 03 October 2012 | viewed 15,592 times

    Look at the chart below and it is clear that Ben Bernanke's announcement of QE3 triggered a classic "Buy the rumor, sell the news" type…

  • Gold is Breaking out to the Upside

    Published 01 October 2012 | viewed 16,608 times

    Look at the $25 move in gold today, and it's clear that an upside breakout is imminent. It made this move on a whisper of…

  • Oil is Not Looking So Hot

    Published 25 September 2012 | viewed 5,470 times

    I received another one of those scratchy cell phone calls from my friend in the West Texas oil patch. You could almost feel the dust…

  • Don't Miss the Big Show in Silver

    Published 24 September 2012 | viewed 41,228 times

    Those transfixed by gold blasting through the $1,750 level have been missing the real action in silver. The white metal has soared 34% to $34…

  • Revisiting the First Silver Bubble

    Published 24 September 2012 | viewed 38,903 times

    With silver back in the headlines, I thought I'd touch base with a wizened and grizzled old veteran who still remembers the last time the…

  • Why Ben Bernanke's QE3 is a Game Changer

    Published 18 September 2012 | viewed 12,055 times

    I think that Ben Bernanke's QE3 is such a game changer, that we have to throw all existing strategies into the trash and start all…

  • Buy the Big Dip in Gold

    Published 11 September 2012 | viewed 14,545 times

    Look at the charts for the barbarous relic below and you can only come to one possible conclusion. If the Federal Reserve disappoints on Thursday,…

  • Why I Love/Hate the Oil Companies

    Published 23 August 2012 | viewed 5,699 times

    With oil (USO) getting ready to take a run at $100 a barrel once again, the first thing I do when I get up every…

  • Hedge Funds: The New Dumb Money

    Published 22 August 2012 | viewed 8,575 times

    Much of the fury in this morning's nearly 60 point "melt up" opening in the Dow was generated by hedge funds panicking to cover shorts.…

  • Get Ready to Buy the Bond Market

    Published 18 August 2012 | viewed 7,492 times

    The Treasury bond market has just suffered one of the most horrific selloffs in recent memory, taking the yield on ten year paper up from…

  • Time to Pick Up Some Gold

    Published 16 August 2012 | viewed 14,117 times

    Gold has clearly evolved into a call option on global quantitative easing. Don't think of it just as the stuff your dentist puts in your…

  • How the Fed Will Trigger the Next Crash

    Published 24 July 2012 | viewed 22,923 times

    Over the last two months, I have witnessed one of the least convincing rallies in the US stock market in recent memory. Looking at the…

  • Why I Am Chopping My U.S. GDP Forecast to 1.5%

    Published 25 June 2012 | viewed 12,123 times

    For the past two years, I have maintained a GDP growth forecast for the US of 2% a year. I have not stuck with this…

  • Is Gold is Making a Comeback?

    Published 19 June 2012 | viewed 15,130 times

    One of my best calls of the year was to plead with readers to avoid gold like the plague, periodically dipping in on the short…

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