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Global Market Comments
March 27, 2015
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Ten Reasons Why Stocks Are Still Going Up

While driving back from Lake Tahoe last weekend, I received a call from a dear friend who was in a very foul mood. He had bailed on all his equity holdings at the end of last year, fully expecting a market crash in the New Year. Despite market volatility doubling, multinationals getting crushed by the […]


The Bull Case for Japanese Stocks

If you live long enough, you see everything. After a 25-year hiatus, here I am finally back making money in the Japanese stock market once again. Any sentient being couldn’t help but notice the specular results the Japanese stock market has produced so far in 2015. The Nikkei Average is up a robust 11.7%, while […]

Japanese Girl

It’s All Over for the Japanese Yen

The only reservation I have about doing this trade right now is that the Japanese fiscal year ends on March 31. As we all know, book closings can generate some pretty weird gyrations in the market place as both companies and government window dress in the extreme. However, once we are in the new fiscal […]

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Live Webinars

John Thomas - Breakfast

Don’t Miss the April 1 Global Strategy Webinar

My next global strategy webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 1 at 12:00 PM EDT. The Mad Day Trader will be my willing co-conspirator. I’ll be giving you my updated outlook on stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, precious metal, and real estate. The goal is to find the cheapest assets in the world to buy, […]

Global Strategy Luncheons

Las Vegas

Friday, May 8, 2015 Las Vegas Global Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, May 8, 2015. 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 […]

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Apple Watch

Watch Out for Apple in the Dow

Apple holders (AAPL) were ecstatic and even apoplectic when they heard that their beloved company would be joining the Dow Average of 30 stocks on March 18. The move requires thousands of portfolio managers to add Apple to their portfolios, like the $32 billion worth of Dow index managers, whether they want to or not. […]

Smoke Stacks

The Price Tag for Clean Coal

I wanted to get the low down on clean coal (KOL) to see how clean it really is, so I visited some friends at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. The modern day descendent of the Atomic Energy Commission, where I had a student job in the early seventies, the leading researcher on laser induced […]

John Thoms - Black Swans

Right Sizing Your Trading

I can’t tell you how many times I have been woken up in the middle of the night by an investor who was sleepless over a position that was going the wrong way. Gold was down $50, the Euro was spiking two cents, or the stock market was enduring one of its periodic heart attacks. […]

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Travel Videos

John Thomas - Harem

Announcing the Mad Hedge Fund Trader YouTube Video in Istanbul

Come with me to visit one of the most lavish palaces ever built, complete with its own harem. Explore one of the boldest engineering works ever undertaken. Learn how to navigate your way around a Turkish bazaar. Admire some of the greatest wonders of the architectural world. These are just a few of the enticements […]

John Thomas

Announcing the Mad Hedge Fund Trader Video Channel on YouTube

One request I get more than any other, is to expand on my half century of international travel, provide a business, economic, and historical backdrop, and place it in today’s global context. Shake up such a cocktail of experience and knowledge, and more than a few trading and investment ideas spill over the top. If […]

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V.I.P Friends

Emperor's New Clothes

March 12, 2015 – Quote of the Day

“Having spent three years in Washington, it’s easy to have delusion of grandeur in terms of how much you can stimulate the economy,” said Ed Lazear, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors.

Murray Sayle

Murray Sayle: The Passing of a Giant in Journalism

I was saddened when I heard of the death of my close friend, the Australian, Murray Sayle a few years ago, after his long battle with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 84. Murray was one of the giants of journalism in the second half of the 20th century. He started by editing the newspaper […]

Joseph Stiglitz

Dinner with Joseph Stiglitz

The great thing about interviewing Joseph Stiglitz over dinner is that you don’t have to ask any questions. You just turn him on and he spits out one zinger after another. And he does this in a kibitzing, wizened, grandfatherly manner like one would expect from a character that just walked off the set of […]