About John Thomas

Author Archive | John Thomas

October 22, 2012 — Quote of the Day.

“Over the long term, all of the fiat currencies of the world are involved in a competitive devaluation. The structural stresses in most of the western economies are such that centrals banks will attempt to continue to substitute liquidity for solvency.” said Rick Rule, chairman of Sprott U.S. Holdings, a precious metals specialist.

Read full story Comments are closed

Global Trading Dispatch Tops New All-Time High.

The Trade Alert Service of Global Trading Dispatch, my market beating trade mentoring service, ground up to a new all-time high today. As of mid-October, the performance since inception stood at 62.46%, giving enthusiastic followers an average annualized 34.1% return. So far in 2012, nimble traders have picked up a 22.3% profit, placing them in […]

Read full story Comments are closed

Don’t Hold Your Breath for Residential Real Estate.

Don’t Hold Your Breath for Residential Real Estate. Every few weeks I get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I see my old house for sale in the Wall Street Journal. I’m sure you’ve seen it. It’s the 8,500 square foot, four bedroom, seven bathroom white elephant perched on a mountain peak, with a dramatic […]

Read full story Comments are closed

The Lost Decade For Bonds is Beginning!

In order to enjoy your coming weekend, I thought you’d like a technical update of your positions, so feast your eyes on the two charts below. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is 2,000 words worth. If you have been negative on bonds as I have, these charts should […]

Read full story Comments are closed

Become My Facebook Friend.

If you would like to get a free headline service from The Diary of the Mad Hedge Fund Trader, then please join my 1,301 friends. Every day we are posting headlines along with summaries of the stories on our Facebook page. As soon as you open your own Facebook page, you will receive out latest […]

Read full story Comments are closed

Testimonial.

Hi John. We first heard your presentation in Sydney last year. Since then I have got off my butt and headed down the trading route, utilizing your trading newsletter that I subscribed to. I have gone from nowhere to trading calls and puts both buying and writing. Many of the ideas you have suggested in […]

Read full story Comments are closed

October 19, 2012 — Quote of the Day.

“It’s been a disaster for anyone trying to trade momentum in the euro. More money has been buried in the currency graveyard over the past month-and-a-half from people trying to trade the euro one way or the other than any other trade,” said Boris Schlossberg of BK Asset Management.

Read full story Comments are closed

Watch the Dollar for Election Cues.

There are far more accurate polls out there than Gallup, CNN, and Rasmussen, when it comes to predicting the outcome of the presidential election. That is the one where those polled are required to put their money where their mouth is, and being wrong costs them a bundle of money. I’m talking about the market […]

Read full story Comments are closed

Email Problems at Mad Hedge.

Anyone who attempted to email customer support at The Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader today may have noticed that they did not receive a response, which is unheard of.  In an effort to upgrade our service, we migrated our site to a new service. As is often the case on the online world, […]

Read full story Comments are closed

October 18, 2012 — Quote of the Day.

“The U.S. housing market is played out. It’s not going to go up, but it’s not going down either. Everyone who has ever thought about buying a house has already bought a house. You still have to flush the shadow inventory, which is still pretty high,” said Kyle Bass of hedge fund Hayman Capital Management. […]

Read full story Comments are closed

How to Make a Killing on U.S. Energy Independence.

With U.S. energy independence fast emerging as a topic in the presidential election, I thought I’d delve into this topic in greater depth and see how real this possibility is. This will undoubtedly be the most important change to the global economy for the next 20 years. The energy research house, Raymond James, put out […]

Read full story Comments are closed

The Chinese Yuan Hits 20-Year High.

Long-time readers of this letter are well aware of my advice to hold cash in the Chinese Yuan ETF (CYB) for the past four years. Those who followed my advice profited nicely. As of today, the Yuan is threatening to punch through to a new 20-year high. Who knew that the Yuan would be one […]

Read full story Comments are closed

October 17, 2012 — Quote of the Day.

“The market absolutely loves postponed apocalyptic scenarios,” said Ed Yardeni of Yardeni Research.  

Read full story Comments are closed

The Tax Rate Fallacy.

When anyone starts lecturing you that the U.S. has the highest tax rate in the industrialized world, just turn around, walk away, and pretend you never heard them. This person is either ignorant about this country’s taxation system, or is deliberately trying to deceive you. According to a report released by the Internal Revenue Service, […]

Read full story Comments are closed

Quantitative Easing for a Twelve-Year-Old.

I know you spend all day trolling the Internet for the most entertaining video on YouTube every day. What, you don’t? I’m shocked, shocked. That’s OK, so I’ve done it for you. Click on the link below to watch a six minute animation explaining quantitative easing to a 12-year-old, using cute little cuddly figures. Is […]

Read full story Comments are closed