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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

  • Huge Opportunity for Investors as China Looks to Privatise Industries

    Published 09 June 2012 | viewed 6,440 times

    The call was scratchy and barely audible. I was instructed to not mention any names. I should only use the prearranged code words when talking…

  • Low Oil Prices have Created an Opportunity to Invest in High Yield MLPs

    Published 06 June 2012 | viewed 33,933 times

    The dramatic collapse in the price of oil is creating a rare opportunity to get into some of the highest yielding paper in the financial…

  • Lunch with Paul Krugman

    Published 24 May 2012 | viewed 9,024 times

    The first thing I noticed when Paul walked in was the few extra pounds and silvery tinge to his hair he acquired since I saw…

  • How Falling Energy Costs will Shape the World

    Published 17 May 2012 | viewed 7,136 times

    A major plank in my golden age scenario for the 2020's is the collapse of the cost of energy. This won't occur because of a…

  • The Strong Dollar Leads to a Fall in Commodity Prices

    Published 16 May 2012 | viewed 8,556 times

    Panic is on deck, to use the baseball terminology that my foreign readers are often attempting to decipher. That is the only conclusion one can…

  • Fed Says Market Rally is BS

    Published 27 January 2012 | viewed 4,630 times

    Well, they didn’t really say that, but they could have, and perhaps should have, and the bond market wholeheartedly agrees with them. That is my…

  • The Benefit of the Doubt Market

    Published 24 January 2012 | viewed 6,799 times

    It is already January 24, and the S&P 500 has seen a grand total of two down days so far in 2012. Are we on…

  • Enjoy the Dollar Rally While it Lasts

    Published 17 January 2012 | viewed 8,734 times

    Any trader will tell you the trend is your friend, and the overwhelming direction for the US dollar for the last 220 years has been…

  • Natural Gas Goes Down in Flames

    Published 16 January 2012 | viewed 13,888 times

    I received a scratchy and barely audible call from my buddy out in the Barnet natural gas fields just outside of Fort Worth, Texas the…

  • How to Play Commodities in 2012

    Published 03 January 2012 | viewed 8,148 times

    This is my favorite asset class for the next decade, as investors increasingly catch on to the secular move out of paper assets into hard…

  • The Stock Market's Dream Scenario

    Published 30 October 2011 | viewed 7,698 times

    I’m sitting here with a mountain of technical analysis reports that are causing my desk to buckle this morning, all shouting “breakout”, “buy”, and “uptrend”.…

  • Get Ready to Short the Euro Again

    Published 27 October 2011 | viewed 7,047 times

    The financial markets exploded to the upside overnight with news of Europe’s triple resolution of their sovereign debt crisis. As I predicted in my letter…

  • Why I Tripled My Volatility Index Short

    Published 06 October 2011 | viewed 6,224 times

    It has been quite a hectic and frenetic day, so I am just getting around to writing out the logic behind today’s short cover of…

  • The Most Bizarre Recession in History

    Published 04 October 2011 | viewed 9,987 times

    If we are now in recession, this is the most bizarre one in history. It is a recession where the first thing people do is…

  • Get Ready for the Final Flush in October

    Published 30 September 2011 | viewed 13,651 times

    What a quarter that was! Q3, 2011, will go down in the history books as one of the worst in market history, and certainly one…

  • Report From the Molycorp Mountain Pass Mine

    Published 29 September 2011 | viewed 7,880 times

    When I heard that Molycorp (MCP) had just cratered by $22 from $53 to $31 in two days, I did what I usually do when…

  • Selling Oil Again for a Hedge

    Published 15 September 2011 | viewed 6,306 times

    With oil having bounced $5.50 over the last couple of days, I am going to flip back to the short side for several reasons, not…

  • An Update on My Oil Short

    Published 06 September 2011 | viewed 5,903 times

    Will everyone please take a look at the chart below for the United States Oil Fund ETF (USO) and tell me if you don’t see…

  • Itching to Get Into Corn

    Published 01 September 2011 | viewed 6,790 times

    Long term readers of this letter know that I have long been banging away on the fact that the world is making people faster than…

  • Sell Oil for a Stock Hedge

    Published 30 August 2011 | viewed 6,163 times

    Over the last month, asset classes everywhere have downshifted to new, lower trading ranges, reflecting the very rapid chopping of GDP growth forecasts for 2011…

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