August 1 Mykonos, Greece Strategy Luncheon

Come join John Thomas for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting on the Greek island of Mykonos in the Aegean Sea on Thursday, August 1, 2013. A three-course lunch will be followed by a PowerPoint presentation and an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving […]

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Be Careful Who You Snitch On

Buried in the recently passed Dodd-Frank financial reform bill are massive financial rewards for turning in your boss. The SEC is hoping that multimillion dollar rewards amounting to 10%-30% of sanction amounts will drive a stampede of whistle-blowers to their doors with evidence of malfeasance and fraud by their employers. If such rules were in […]

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Could You Qualify to Become a US Citizen?

The coming Fourth of July celebration brings back memories of my late wife’s campaign to become an American citizen, who originally came from Japan. Part of the process required a verbal quiz about US history and government. Our family spent a year energetically prepping her, with nightly grilling’s over dinner about the most obscure details […]

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July 1, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“If there were no way to short stocks, the probability of stock market bubbles would be much greater,” said hedge fund manager, Bill Ackman, of Pershing Square.

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June 28, 2013 – MDT – Grain Traders…Reminder

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 […]

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June 28, 2013 – MDT – Metals

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 […]

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June 28, 2013 – 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 […]

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June 28, 2013

Global Market Comments June 28, 2011 Fiat Lux (NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS TAKING OFF FOR EUROPE)

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Taking Off for Europe

My tux and white dinner jacket are packed, the hotels are booked, and the limo is waiting outside. The Cessna is fully fueled and the flight plan filed. I am taking off for my annual European Strategy Luncheon Tour. Along the way I will be meeting with other hedge fund managers, senior government officials, CEO’s […]

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June 27, 2013

Global Market Comments June 27, 2013 Fiat Lux Featured Trade: (UPDATED 2013 STRATEGY LUNCHEON SCHEDULE), (THE BITTER MEDICINE FOR THE STATES), (THE FALLING MARKET FOR KIDS), (HOLLYWOOD CASHES IN ON WALL STREET TROUBLES)

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Updated 2013 Summer Strategy Luncheon Schedule

Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Updates, which I will be conducting throughout Europe during the summer of 2013. A three-course lunch will be followed by a PowerPoint presentation and an extended question and answer period. I’ll be giving you my up to date view on stocks, bonds, […]

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The Bitter Medicine for the States

On a map, it appears that the United States is made up of 50 states. The fiscal reality is that we have 20 Portugal’s, 15 Italy’s, 10 Ireland’s, 3 Greece’s, and 2 Spain’s. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, state GDP’s saw the sharpest drop since 1981. States shoveled money out of the economy […]

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The Falling Market for Kids

Until the 19th century, children used to provide income and security for their parents as they worked on the family farm. That dynamic continued when industrialization brought families into the cities and kids into the factories. Since then, children have been a great short. A hundred years of state mandated education and child labor laws […]

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Hollywood Cashes in on Wall Street’s Troubles

I have done many things in my life: hedge fund manager, pilot, cowboy, journalist, stockbroker, mountain climber, translator, guide, etc, etc. etc. Now add technical consultant to Hollywood to the list. According to the New York Times, Simon Baker, star of the TV show “The Mentalist”, is using the Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund […]

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June 27, 2013 – Quote of the Day

“If the yen goes to ¥150, what does Toyota do to Ford,” said Barry Sternlicht, CEO of the private equity firm, Starwood Capital.

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