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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

  • Reading the Nonfarm Payroll Tea Leaves

    Published 08 February 2011 | viewed 5,583 times

    Lifetime followers of the monthly nonfarm payroll report were more than a little amused by the Friday numbers, which could not have been more contradictory,…

  • Who Says Hedge Funds Aren’t Adding Value?

    Published 07 February 2011 | viewed 5,513 times

    According to my old friend, Rick Sopher, chairman of LCH Investments in London, the top ten hedge funds have earned $153 billion for their investors…

  • Another Nail in the Market’s Coffin

    Published 27 January 2011 | viewed 7,596 times

    I think it was very interesting not to see what happened today, but what didn’t. The Federal Reserve announced that it would continue its purchase…

  • Watch out for the Black Swans

    Published 26 January 2011 | viewed 13,347 times

    It is not my intention to ruin your day. But I may well do that if you read this piece. While traders pile on their…

  • Buying Straw Hats in the Dead of Winter

    Published 25 January 2011 | viewed 9,816 times

    I am one of those demented people who buys flood insurance when the sun is shining and sun tan lotion by the gallon from Costco…

  • Gold Coins and the $10,000 Bill

    Published 24 January 2011 | viewed 7,599 times

    The conspiracy theorists will love this one. Buried deep in the bowels of the 2,000 page health care bill is a new requirement for gold…

  • The Municipal Bond Myth

    Published 20 January 2011 | viewed 5,575 times

    Have I seen This movie before? Two years ago, analysts were predicting default rates as high as 17% for Junk bonds in the wake of…

  • All That is Gold Does Not Glitter

    Published 17 January 2011 | viewed 5,702 times

    In the wake of gold’s panic inducing $30, one day sell off on Friday, players across the hedge fund universe are reassessing their relationship with…

  • The Case Against Treasury Bonds

    Published 12 January 2011 | viewed 5,730 times

    If you want to delve into the case against the future of US Treasury bonds in all its glory, take a look at the November/December…

  • Beware the Coming Collapse of Gold

    Published 06 January 2011 | viewed 52,432 times

    Last year’s sure thing is rapidly turning into this year’s sure loser. After bringing in a torrid 29% return in 2010, the barbarous relic has…

  • 2011 Commodities Trading Forecast

    Published 06 January 2011 | viewed 7,934 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…

  • A Perfect Storm is Settling Up for the Grains

    Published 05 January 2011 | viewed 19,060 times

    I bet I’m the only guy you know whose wedding was filmed by the KGB. In the seventies, my friend, the TASS correspondent, Yuri, shot…

  • Why Natural Gas is Setting Up for a Big Short

    Published 30 December 2010 | viewed 9,521 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…

  • The Chinese Yuan is Just Begging for a Home Run

    Published 29 December 2010 | viewed 5,460 times

    Any doubts that it is a huge screaming buy should have been dispelled when news came out that China had displaced Germany as the world’s…

  • This is Not Your Fathers Nuclear Power Plant

    Published 21 December 2010 | viewed 6,561 times

    On my recent trip to Oregon I met with venture capital investors in NuScale Power, which is trailblazing, the brave new world of “new” nuclear.…

  • China Steps Up Its Nuclear Program

    Published 20 December 2010 | viewed 3,316 times

    The Middle Kingdom currently has 12 operational plants generating 12 gigawatts accounting for 2.3% of the country’s power. Another 23 are currently under construction. It…

  • Vietnam is a Paradise for Demographic Investors

    Published 17 December 2010 | viewed 4,106 times

    Now that we have figured out that Vietnam is a great place to invest, take a look at the Van Eck Groups Vietnam Index Fund…

  • Is Food the New Distressed Asset?

    Published 06 December 2010 | viewed 13,194 times

    After my entertaining repast with the head of our nation’s intelligence service, (See: Lunch with the CIA) I had to ask myself this question. During…

  • Lunch With the CIA

    Published 03 December 2010 | viewed 7,675 times

    Lunch with the Central Intelligence Agency is always interesting, although five gorillas built like brick shithouses staring at me intently didn’t help my digestion. Obama’s…

  • Trade Alert for the (SSO)

    Published 02 December 2010 | viewed 6,267 times

    After the Dow’s impressive 250 point blast off to the upside yesterday, my phone started ringing off the hook. Fundamental and technical analysts around the…

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