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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 Worst Trade of All Time

    Published 27 April 2011 | viewed 11,255 times

    One of the great asset management blunders of all time has to be the EC’s decision to sell its gold reserves in the wake of…

  • Barrick Gold’s Big Copper Buy Speaks to the Future

    Published 26 April 2011 | viewed 13,392 times

    “Watch where the big companies make their direct investments and that is where the markets will follow.” That golden rule is what the head of…

  • Turkey is on the Menu

    Published 26 April 2011 | viewed 8,895 times

    I am building lists of merging market ETF to snap up during any summer sell off, and turkey popped up on the menu. The country…

  • Meet the Risk Off Portfolio

    Published 24 April 2011 | viewed 8,095 times

    I believe that several asset classes are in the process of making important medium term tops, and that it is time to start building short…

  • Colombia is Popping Up on My Radar

    Published 20 April 2011 | viewed 9,250 times

    My current scenario for global equities has them selling off over the summer, then a rebounding led by emerging markets starting sometime in the fall.…

  • Report from Libya: Oil Majors Were Ready to Walk Before Trouble Started

    Published 19 April 2011 | viewed 8,830 times

    Over the weekend, I managed to catch up with a friend of mine who just escaped from Libya by the skin of his teeth. Sent…

  • The End of QE2 is In the Market

    Published 18 April 2011 | viewed 6,483 times

    No one has been more negative about the long term outlook for the Treasury bond markets than I. At the rate that we are piling…

  • Is Natural Gas About to Make a Comeback

    Published 14 April 2011 | viewed 19,122 times

    Today’s surprise release of figures showing a shocking draw down in natural gas supplies throws a great spotlight on what has undoubtedly been the red…

  • Where’s the Beef?

    Published 14 April 2011 | viewed 6,189 times

    With the Q1 earnings season now underway, investors seeking a repeat of Q4’s blistering results are about to be sorely disappointed. While calendar 2010 delivered…

  • Palladium Looking Attractive for Investors

    Published 30 March 2011 | viewed 8,725 times

    If you want to see the one precious metal that has been beaten senseless by the disaster in Japan, take a look at Palladium (PALL).…

  • Japan: Here Comes the "V"

    Published 29 March 2011 | viewed 9,945 times

    I received a call from a friend in Osaka last night. It was scratchy, kept cutting in and out, and was barely comprehensible. There are…

  • Hedge Funds are About to Undress

    Published 29 March 2011 | viewed 11,028 times

    The July 21 deadline for the hedge funds to register required by the one year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank bill is fast approaching, and the…

  • Japanese Reconstruction Investment Opportunities

    Published 28 March 2011 | viewed 15,358 times

    As destructive as the Japanese tsunami has been, it may have left some investment pearls in its wake. It has suddenly made available some of…

  • Guess Whos Buying Gold

    Published 24 March 2011 | viewed 12,211 times

    With gold threatening to break out to a new all-time high, and silver having already done so, some interesting facts are coming out about the…

  • Oil Isn’t What It Used to Be

    Published 23 March 2011 | viewed 6,105 times

    Virtually every analyst has been puzzled by the seeming immunity of stock markets to soaring oil prices this year. In fact, stocks and crude have…

  • How US Job Losses Will End

    Published 21 March 2011 | viewed 5,633 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.…

  • The True Story on Nuclear Power

    Published 16 March 2011 | viewed 6,675 times

    Having once worked for the Atomic Energy Commission at the Nuclear Test Site in Nevada, I do have some insights into the melt down at…

  • Rampant Wage Inflation Strikes China

    Published 15 March 2011 | viewed 7,037 times

    I rely on hundreds of “moles” around the world whose job it is to watch a single, but important indicator for the world economy. One…

  • What the Japanese Earthquake Means for the US Market

    Published 15 March 2011 | viewed 7,278 times

    I went into the Japanese earthquake positioning for a big “RISK OFF” trade, and it now looks like we are getting it in spades. The…

  • Emergency Japan Earthquake Update: Economic Outlook Now Appears Dire

    Published 14 March 2011 | viewed 10,899 times

    I just got off the phone with several frightened, somewhat dazed survivors of the Japanese earthquake who work in the financial markets, and I thought…

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