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John Thomas graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with honors and a minor in mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.) in 1974. He moved to Tokyo, Japan where he was employed by a medium-sized Japanese securities house. Thomas became fluent in ... more


It's All About Who You Know
After five decades flitting in and out of the upper echelons of power around the world, I can tell you that it is incredibly useful to know people at the top when you’re a trader and investor.
Why No One Hears The Alarm Bells
Alarm Bells are ringing everywhere in the hedge fund industry. The problem is that no one seems to hear them. Liquidity, Liquidity, liquidity.
The Worst Trade In History
Say you owned 10% of Apple and you sold it for $800 in 1976. What would that stake be worth today? Try $75 billion.
The Great Rotation Continues
The leading technology companies are still trading poorly. They may have another 5% to the downside. But it’s too late to sell them short.
Is The Great Rotation Upon Us?
Is the great rotation upon us? Or is this the umpteenth head fake of 2017?
E Market Outlook For The Week Of August 15th
If the massive crowding of vacation destinations is any indicator of the health of the economy, business is booming. Here at Incline Village, Nevada the state beaches on pristine Lake Tahoe are closing at 10:00 AM because the parking lots are full.


AAPL Apple Inc.
AFK Market Vectors Africa ETF
CAT Caterpillar Inc.
CCJ Cameco Corporation
CYB WisdomTree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan Fund
DBA PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund
DBC PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Total Dividend Fund
DYY PowerShares DB Commodity Double Long ETN
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
FXE Euro Currency Trust
FXI iShares China Large-Cap
FXY CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust
GAF SPDR S&P Emerging Middle East & Africa ETF
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc.
GM General Motors Company
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
HYG iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund
IBB iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund
INP iPathSM MSCI India IndexSM ETN
INTC Intel Corporation
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund
JNK SPDR Lehman High Yield Bond ETF
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc
MCD McDonald's Corporation
MON Monsanto Company
MOO Market Vectors--Agribusiness ETF
NLR Market Vectors-Nuclear Energy ETF
ORCL Oracle Corporation
PFE Pfizer Inc.
PHO PowerShares Water Resources Portfolio ETF
PIN PowerShares India Portfolio
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1
SLV iShares Silver Trust
TLT iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc.
TTM Tata Motors Limited
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund LP
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term FuturesTM ETN
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR
XLS Exelis Inc.
XLV Health Care Select Sector SPDR
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation
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The Twelve Day Year
Maximizing your time while raking in the profits.
Be Careful Who You Snitch On
Wall Street firms are bracing themselves for an onslaught of claims
The Mad Hedge Concierge Service Has An Opening
I am pleased to announce that I have an opening for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader Executive Concierge Service, a program that is aimed at our most valued clients.The goal is to provide high net worth individuals with the extra degree of assistance they may require in managing diversified portfolios.
Don’t Miss The August 17th Global Strategy Webinar
My next global strategy webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 17 at 12:00 PM EST broadcasting live from Incline Village, NV. I’ll be giving you my updated outlook on stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, precious metals, and real estate.
San Francisco, CA Global Strategy Luncheon
Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in San Francisco, CA on Friday, October 21, 2016. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide ranging discussion and an extended question and answer period.
Incline Village, NV Global Strategy Luncheon
Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Incline Village, NV on Friday, October 7, 2016. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide-ranging discussion and an extended question and answer period.
Mad Options Trader Kills It His First Week
Mad Options Trader, Matt Buckley, absolutely knocked the cover off the ball last week, bringing in a monster 8% return for his followers with four separate trades. Perfectly timed long positions in the S&P 500 (SPX) and Facebook (FB) did the trick.
Why Globalization Works
I wish I could have walked down the main street of Dubrovnik with Donald Trump, who has been campaigning on an anti-globalization platform. I could have explained how our international trading system works, and especially why it works for us.

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