I watched John Thomas for a year before jumping in, and I should have done it earlier when he phenomenally traded that awful year, 2011, that whipsawed so many investors including myself. He again outperformed the market in 2012, and in 2013 so far he has shown amazing skill once more in navigating treacherous markets with deep-in-the-money call and put spreads.
You can not exactly replicate his numbers 100% of the time for many different reasons, some of them strictly technical in nature. But you will get most of them, or you use his trade alerts just directionally to help you determine where you should put your money and how to allocate your dollars risk on vs. risk off.
I am up 20% trading with John since October 2012, an annualized performance of 40%. I also like John's in-depth charts, market insights, and his educational webinars, that have become the cornerstone of my market evaluations. One should never put all eggs in the same basket, but subscribing to the Mad Hedge Fund Trader is a smart way to enhance the performance of your stock portfolio.