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Mad Hedge Fund Trader

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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 You Should Sell Everything in Japan

    Published 13 March 2011 | viewed 8,032 times

    During my ten years in Japan, I suffered through many earthquakes. One shaker caught me on the 20th floor of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of…

  • The Bear Market in Treasury Bonds Takes a Breather

    Published 10 March 2011 | viewed 5,548 times

    I have been a huge bear on the Treasury bond market, saying that you must sell every rally for the next ten years. But markets…

  • Are the Equity Markets Headed For a Fall?

    Published 09 March 2011 | viewed 5,997 times

    On this two year anniversary of the great bull market, one has to ask if it is about to die of old age. Take a…

  • Next Stop $50 for Silver

    Published 08 March 2011 | viewed 34,350 times

    Last week, I saw silver rise $1 in one day. I remember when the white metal’s total cost was $1! Investment demand is overwhelming industrial…

  • Why Oil Will Peak on Friday

    Published 08 March 2011 | viewed 13,081 times

    Texas tea has undergone the perfect storm over the past month, with the Middle Eastern dominoes falling one by one. It was the worst case…

  • Are Junk Bonds Peaking?

    Published 07 March 2011 | viewed 6,100 times

    There is no happier corner of the fixed income universe, which has been soaring like a bat out of hell for the past two years.…

  • Oil's Big Push on Corn

    Published 04 March 2011 | viewed 7,471 times

    You would think that with oil crisis levitating over $100/barrel and gasoline continuing its relentless march towards $5/gallon, farmers would be wringing their hands, wondering…

  • Leaked Pentagon Report Says the 2008 Financial Crisis was Caused by Terrorist Groups

    Published 03 March 2011 | viewed 11,539 times

    A confidential report from the Pentagon just made public says that the 2008 financial crisis was the result of targeted attacks by terrorists groups. A…

  • Why Warren Buffet Hates Gold

    Published 02 March 2011 | viewed 8,672 times

    The “Oracle of Omaha” expounded at length today on why he despises the barbarous relic. The sage doesn’t really care if the yellow metal hit…

  • The Death of the Mutual Fund

    Published 01 March 2011 | viewed 5,096 times

    ETF’s are much more attractive than mutual fund competitors, with their notoriously bloated expenses and spendthrift marketing costs. You can’t miss those glitzy, overproduced, big…

  • Investors Will Win the ETF Price War

    Published 01 March 2011 | viewed 5,359 times

    Many hedge fund traders are unhappy about the current near monopoly enjoyed by the top three ETF issuers, Black Rock, State Street, and Vanguard, which…

  • My Take on the Euro

    Published 27 February 2011 | viewed 6,462 times

    Entering 2011 as the currency that everyone loved to hate, the Euro has staged a dramatic comeback, much to the chagrin of hedge fund managers…

  • The True Cost of High Oil

    Published 23 February 2011 | viewed 5,171 times

    Economists are furiously downsizing their economic growth forecasts for 2011 in the wake of the oil price spike, both for the US and for the…

  • How Far Will the Market Fall?

    Published 23 February 2011 | viewed 14,141 times

    Now that we are solidly in “RISK OFF” mode, traders, managers, and investors are asking how much downside we are looking at. It is safe…

  • A Buying Opportunity is Setting Up for the Ags

    Published 22 February 2011 | viewed 13,115 times

    In January, I wimped out of my hefty long position in the grain ETF (JJG), hoping to sidestep a potential sell off going into a…

  • The Resurrection of Peak Oil

    Published 21 February 2011 | viewed 14,118 times

    It has been a long wait for “peak oilers,” whose passionate belief is that the world will run out of oil in coming years, sending…

  • The Population Bomb Echoes

    Published 20 February 2011 | viewed 11,060 times

    Pack your portfolios with agricultural plays like Potash (POT), Mosaic (MOS), and Agrium (AGU) if Dr. Paul Ehrlich is just partially right about the impending…

  • A Rest for the Treasury Bond Sell Off

    Published 17 February 2011 | viewed 6,100 times

    The Great Treasury Bond Sell Off, which has been running now for nearly six months, may be about to take a rest. Take a look…

  • The Collapse of the Yen: The Big Break is Near

    Published 16 February 2011 | viewed 7,478 times

    “Oh, how I despise the yen, let me count the ways.” I’m sure Shakespeare would have come up with this line of iambic pentameter if…

  • The Coming Takeover Wars

    Published 09 February 2011 | viewed 6,261 times

    The spate of takeover bids we have witnessed recently, the attempted BHP Billiton (BHP)-Potash (POT) deal, the Sanofi Aventis (SNY)-Genzyme (GENZ) deal, and Intel’s (INTC)…

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