October 23, 2014

Global Market CommentsOctober 23, 2014Fiat Lux Featured Trade:(WHY US STOCKS ARE DIRT CHEAP), (SPX), (IWM), (AAPL), (MS), (GS), (TSLA), (USO)(HAPPY BIRTHDAY IRS!) SPX Corporation (SPW)iShares Russell 2000 (IWM)Apple Inc. (AAPL)Morgan Stanley (MS)The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS)Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA)United States Oil ETF (USO) … [Read more...]

Why US Stocks Are Dirt Cheap

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Once again, the hedge fund industry got it completely wrong. Once they loaded the boat with shares in September, the stock market launched on a long awaited 10% correction, the first in three years. Remember when congress forced the US government to nearly default on the national debt? That was the last time we saw one of these. After promising all year to buy the first 10% … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday IRS!

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Some taxpayers have been sending birthday cards in with their tax returns this year. That’s because the International Revenue Service, the collector of America’s tax revenues, is 101 years old this year. Although the wealthy have been paying income taxes since the 1861-65 Civil War, they did not apply to the rest of us until the passage of the 16th Amendment. The original form … [Read more...]

October 22, 2014 – MDT – VIX Alert

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While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 22, 2014 – MDT – AUD/USD Alert

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 22, 2014 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 22, 2014

Global Market CommentsOctober 22, 2014Fiat Lux Featured Trade:(BANK OF AMERICA IS BREAKING OUT ALL OVER), (BAC), (XLF), (TLT)(AN EVENING WITH TRAVEL GURU ARTHUR FROMMER),(THE TECHNOLOGY NIGHTMARE COMING TO YOUR CITY) Bank of America Corporation (BAC)Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF)iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) … [Read more...]

Bank of America is Breaking Out All Over

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Lost in the chaos of last week was Bank of America’s (BAC) Q3 earnings report, which was the best report from the company in the past seven years. What did the stock do? It dove 6.5%, along with the rest of the market, hitting a low of $15.40. I hate it when that happens, being right on the fundamentals, and wrong on the market timing. I mention all of this because followers … [Read more...]

An Evening with Travel Guru Arthur Frommer

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Travel guru, Arthur Frommer, says that now is the best time to travel in 20 years, thanks to a combination of a strong dollar and desperate price-cutting forced by the recession. Four years after oil hit an historic peak at $148/barrel, when $500 fuel surcharges abounded, and the demise of the travel industry was widely predicted, costs in some countries, like Mexico and Costa … [Read more...]

The Technology Nightmare Coming to Your City

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I tell people at my strategy luncheons that living in the San Francisco Bay area is like living in the future. There is an explosion of high tech innovation going on here, and we locals often find ourselves the guinea pigs for the latest hot products. However, sometimes the future is not such a great place to be. I learned this the other day when I received a parking ticket … [Read more...]

October 21, 2014 – MDT – Euro Alert

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 21, 2014 – MDT – Midday Missive

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (SPY) October 21, 2014

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As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen. … [Read more...]

October 21, 2014 – MDT – AUD/USD Alert

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 21, 2014 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 21, 2014

Global Market CommentsOctober 21, 2014Fiat Lux Featured Trade:(10 SIGNS OF A MARKET BOTTOM),(SPY), (IWM), (TLT), (FXE),(HOW TO SELL SHORT A CALL SPREAD),(SIGN UP NOW FOR TEXT MESSAGING OF TRADE ALERTS) SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)iShares Russell 2000 (IWM)iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT)CurrencyShares Euro ETF (FXE) … [Read more...]

10 Signs of a Market Bottom

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Bottom? Bottom? Where’s the market bottom? The talking heads on TV have been working overtime speculating on where the worst move down in the stock market in three years will take us. It all may sound like intelligent prognosticating to you. As for me, I know they are guessing. So I shall share with you my ten benchmark indicators that you can closely track to decide for … [Read more...]

How to Sell Short a Call Spread

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It’s time to teach some old dogs some new tricks. This is a bet that the S&P 500 does not climb to a new all time high by the November 21 expiration in 24 trading days. I think that we need to chop around here a bit and consolidate within a wide range before the (SPY) starts its New Year run to all time highs. Not wanting to leave a single penny on the table, I want to … [Read more...]

Sign Up Now for Text Messaging of Trade Alerts

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Paid subscribers are able to receive instantaneous text messages of my proprietary Trade Alerts. This eliminates frustrating delays caused by traffic surges on the Internet itself, and by your local server. To activate your free service, please log in to your account at www.madhedgefundtrader.com, look under your name on the right, and click on the blue hyperlink that says … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (SPY) October 20, 2014

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As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (DAL) October 20, 2014

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As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (SPY) Expiration October 20, 2014

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As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (SPY) Expiration October 20, 2014

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As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen. … [Read more...]

October 20, 2014 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 20, 2014

Global Market CommentsOctober 20, 2014Fiat Lux Featured Trade:(MAD HEDGE FUND TRADER HITS NEW ALL TIME HIGH WITH 40% GAIN),(SPY), (TBT), (TSLA), (BAC), (GILD), (DAL), (AAPL), (VIX),(OCTOBER 22 GLOBAL STRATEGY WEBINAR) SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT)Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA)Bank of America Corporation (BAC)Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD)Delta … [Read more...]

Mad Hedge Fund Trader Hits New All Time High With 40% Gain in 2014

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It was Thursday night, and the family was glued to the TV set. The San Francisco Giants were playing the St. Louis Cardinals for the National League Pennant. It was the bottom of the 9th inning, the score was tied 3-3, and the Giants were up. Two men were already on base. Then right fielder Travis Ishikawa blasted a home run out of the park, winning the game by 6-3. The fans … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the October 22 Global Strategy Webinar

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My next global strategy webinar will be held live from San Francisco on Wednesday, October 22 at 12:00 PM EDT. Mad Day Trader, Jim Parker, will be my willing coconspirator to provide his expert short term trading ideas and comment in general on the markets as a whole. I’ll be giving you my updated outlook on stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, precious metal, and real … [Read more...]

October 20, 2014 – Quote of the Day

Military Police & Flowers

“The dirty little secret in Washington is that the biggest doves wear uniforms. They have seen wars and they have seen consequences. They have also been sent into conflict and then seen political support evaporate. We need to be a lot more careful when deploying our military forces.” said former Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates. … [Read more...]

October 17, 2014 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 17, 2014

Global Market CommentsOctober 17, 2014Fiat Lux Featured Trade:(THE BOTTOM BUILDING PROCESS HAS BEGUN),(SPY), (TLT), (TBT), (GILD), (AAPL), (DAL),(FRIDAY OCTOBER 24 SAN FRANCISCO STRATEGY LUNCHEON)(REVISITING CHENIERE ENERGY),(LNG), (USO), (UNG) SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT)ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT)Gilead Sciences Inc. … [Read more...]

The Bottom Building Process Has Begun

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I have an arrangement with several large hedge funds where they pay me a small fortune every month for the privilege of calling me one day a year. Wednesday was that day. It was a day when the $20 billion hedge fund waited on hold while I got off the phone with the $100 billion hedge fund. And that’s not including urgent calls from the White House, the office of the Joint … [Read more...]

Friday, October 24 San Francisco Strategy Luncheon

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Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in San Francisco on Friday, October 24, 2014. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide-ranging discussion and an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to date view on stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, precious metals, and real estate. And … [Read more...]

Revisiting Cheniere Energy (LNG)

Destroyed Town

I am constantly asked if there are any ways investors can take advantage of the fracking and horizontal drilling boom in natural gas. You don’t want to touch the gas producing companies, like Chesapeake (CHK) and Devon (DVN), because prices are probably going to stay down for years. Good firms that benefit from the increased volume of gas pumped are few and far between. … [Read more...]

October 16, 2014 – MDT – The Late Show

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 16, 2014 – MDT – Crude

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

Follow Up to Trade Alert – (GILD) October 16, 2014

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As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (IWM) October 16, 2014

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As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen. … [Read more...]

October 16, 2014 – MDT Midday Missive

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 16, 2014 – MDT – PRO Tips A.M.

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While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 16, 2014

Global Market CommentsOctober 16, 2014Fiat Lux SPECIAL AIRLINE ISSUE Featured Trade:(DELTA AIRLINES IS CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF),(DAL), (UAL), (AAL), LUV), (USO), (TLT) Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL)American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL)Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)United States Oil ETF (USO)iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) … [Read more...]

Delta Airlines is Cleared for Takeoff

John Thomas Croatia

When I was a young, clueless investment banker at Morgan Stanley 30 years ago, the head of equity sales took me aside to give me some fatherly advice. Never touch the airlines. The profitability of this industry was totally dependent on fuel costs, interest rates and the state of the economy, and management hadn't the slightest idea of what any of these were going to do. If I … [Read more...]

Follow Up to Trade Alert – (DAL) October 15, 2014

Delta Airplane

As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (DAL) October 15, 2014

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As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (SPY) October 15, 2014

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As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen. … [Read more...]

October 15, 2014 – MDT – SSO Alert w/Follow Up

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 15, 2014 – MDT – Midday Missive

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 15, 2014 – MDT – Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 15, 2014

Global Market CommentsOctober 15, 2014Fiat Lux Featured Trade:(KEEP AMERICAN EXPRESS ON YOUR SHORT LIST),(AXP), (V),(BECOME MY FACEBOOK FRIEND),(OIL ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE),(USO), (DIG), (DUG) American Express Company (AXP)Visa Inc. (V)United States Oil ETF (USO)ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas (DIG)ProShares UltraShort Oil & Gas (DUG) … [Read more...]

Keep American Express on Your Short List

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I remember that the highlight of my 1968 trip to Europe was always my visit to the nearest American Express (AXP) office to pick up my mail. In those pre Internet and email days, it was the only way that a fresh faced 16 year old could stay in touch with a hand wringing family while traveling around the world. They just wrote “John Thomas, American Express, Paris, France,” and … [Read more...]

Become My Facebook Friend

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If you would like to get a free headline service from The Diary of the Mad Hedge Fund Trader, then please join my 1,561 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 our latest headlines as newsfeeds. To “friend me”, please go to my home page at … [Read more...]

Oil Isn’t What It Used to Be

John Thomas

With the International Energy Agency cutting global consumption by 200,000 barrels a day in 2014 and 300,000 barrels a day in 2015, all eyes were on the oil market today. I had to slap myself when I saw the $81 handle for West Texas intermediate, it had gotten so cheap so fast. Virtually every stock market analyst has been puzzled by the seeming immunity of stock markets to … [Read more...]

October 14, 2014 – MDT – Positions Alert

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 14, 2014 – MDT – LNG Posiiton Update

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 14, 2014 – MDT – LNG Alert

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 14, 2014 – MDT – Midday Missive

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (SPY) October 14, 2014

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As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen. … [Read more...]

October 14, 2014 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 14, 2014

Global Market CommentsOctober 14, 2014Fiat Lux Featured Trade:(10 REASONS WHY THE BULL MARKET IS STILL ALIVE),(SPY), (TLT), (TSLA), (IWM),(BIDDING FOR THE STARS), (SPX), (INDU),(TESTIMONIAL) SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT)Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA)iShares Russell 2000 (IWM)S&P 500 Large Cap Index (SPX)Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why the Bull Market is Still Alive

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Well, so much for the 200 day moving average! It’s like that girlfriend who has been ferociously loyal for the last year, and suddenly she is busy every weekend and never returns phone calls. Not that this ever happens to me. Ahem. I knew there would be trouble when the perma bulls on TV told me the market would bounce hard off this inviolable line in the sand, with the (SPX) … [Read more...]

Bidding for the Stars

Fishing Nets

A few years ago, I went to a charity fund raiser at San Francisco’s priciest jewelry store, Shreve & Co., where the well-heeled men bid for dates with the local high society beauties, dripping in diamonds and Channel No. 5. Well fueled with champagne, I jumped into a spirited bidding war over one of the Bay Area’s premier hotties, whom shall remain nameless. Suffice to … [Read more...]

Testimonial

John Thomas

Hello John Thomas, Your Trade Alert service has changed my life. Some fight for their country, some talk for their country, and some write for their country. But you, John Thomas, have thought for us all. I admire, as do all my family, the wonderful imagery and the vivacity of your letters. Some minds wear well, but yours doesn’t appear to wear at all. Live well my … [Read more...]

October 13, 2014 – MDT – Yen Futures – Closing Alert

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 13, 2014 – Yen Futures Alert

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (SPY) Stop Loss – October 13, 2014

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As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen. … [Read more...]

October 13, 2014 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

America’s Demographic Collapse and Your Stock Portfolio

Demographics

As a long term observer of America’s demographic picture, I was shocked to hear of a recent report from the US Census Bureau (click here for the website). The US population grew by a scant 0.72% in 2012, the lowest since 1942. You can’t start or expand a family when an essential partner in the process is off fighting WWII, and there were 17 million of them. This is far below … [Read more...]

October 10, 2014 – MDT – Midday Missive

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 10, 2014 – MDT Pro Tips A.M.

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While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 10, 2014

Global Market CommentsOctober 10, 2014Fiat Lux Featured Trade:(10 REASONS WHY I’M WRONG ON BOND),(TLT), (TBT), (LQD), (MUB), (ELD), (LINE),(A SPECIAL NOTE ON EXERCISED OCTOBER OPTIONS) iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT)ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT)iShares iBoxx $ Invst Grade Crp Bond (LQD)iShares National AMT-Free Muni Bond (MUB)WisdomTree Emerging Markets … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why I’m Wrong on Bonds

John Thomas

I have never been one to run with the pack. I'm the guy who eternally marches to a different drummer, not in the next town, but the other hemisphere. I would never want to join a club that would lower its standards so far that it would invite me as a member. On those rare times that I do join the lemmings, I am punished severely. This is one of the times. Like everyone and … [Read more...]

A Special Note on Exercised October Options

John Thomas

There are only 5 trading days left until the front month equity options expire on October 17. My short plays in the October S&P 500 (SPY) turned out to be wildly successful, with all of these positions quickly turning profitable. As a result, the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s model trade portfolio has remaining positions that are deep in-the-money that expire that day. So, it … [Read more...]

Follow Up to Trade Alert – (TLT) October 9, 2014

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As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen. … [Read more...]

Trade Alert – (FXE) October 9, 2014

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As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price. This is your chance to ‘look over’ John Thomas’ shoulder as he gives you unparalleled insight on major world financial trends BEFORE they happen. … [Read more...]

October 9, 2014 – MDT – DXJ Closing Alert

While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 9, 2014 – MDT – Pro Tips A.M.

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While the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader focuses on investment over a one week to six-month time frame, Mad Day Trader, provided by Jim Parker, will exploit money-making opportunities over a brief ten minute to three day window. It is ideally suited for day traders, but can also be used by long-term investors to improve market timing for entry and exit points. … [Read more...]

October 9, 2014

Global Market Comments October 9, 2014 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (HOW TO EXECUTE A VERTICAL BULL CALL SPREAD) (AAPL) (TEN TIPS FOR SURVIVING A DAY OFF WITH ME) Apple Inc. (AAPL) … [Read more...]

How to Execute a Vertical Bull Call Spread

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For those readers looking to improve their trading results and create the unfair advantage they deserve, I have just posted a new training video on How to Execute a Vertical Bull Call Spread. This is a pair of positions in the options market that will be profitable when the underlying security goes up, sideways, or down small in price over a defined period of time. It is the … [Read more...]

Ten Tips for Surviving a Day Off With Me

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I have snowshoed some 350 miles so far this winter, most of it over 9,000 feet with a 60 pound pack. I’ll probably put in over 600 before the spring snowmelt, since my February Australian lecture tour is going to take a bite out of my training schedule. So I think I’m finally getting the hang of it. It is definitely a sport of mixed pleasures. The blisters and calluses that … [Read more...]