Great to have you back in the States putting out trade alerts, John. Looking forward to your story about climbing the Matterhorn. I have two questions: What made the difference in getting to the top this year? Was it the preparation or just the determination to do it before you got any older? Second question is do you still have your beard? I thought it looked cool.
My gains with your trading service are not as good as yours, but I'm learning. I find that if I do exactly as you say I make money. When I try something on my own I usually lose money. I've never been very good at doing what I was told, but I think I'll stick to just following your trades.
On the Road
I don?t know what I would do without John Thomas?s information. It is informative and entertaining. In the past 2 years I have almost doubled my portfolio, something I couldn't have done on my own.
As a military member, he has enabled me to ensure that I will not only be able to retire on time, but also help my children through college. If things keep going this well, I will be able to pay for their college.
Many blessings to you, John and your staff.
US Military, Del Rio, TX
I cannot give higher marks to John's style of approaching the market. My wife has learned so much from him that we are actually having conversations about the global economy. Wow! You will learn money management, the concept of risk versus reward, and how to take advantage of trades that are worth taking.
The next time you feel internal pressure to get something out to us subscribers just because we haven't heard from you in a while,?please remember this:
1. I am grateful when I don't get something from you. I know that, like the tiger and other great hunters, you must stalk?before you?pounce. I'm content to wait for?the kill.
2. To keep subscribers happy and on board, I know you must publish something fairly regularly. Well,?any time the markets aren't offering up easy targets, feel free to share?your general trading and investing wisdom, such as today's priceless Learning in the School of Hard Knocks. In the end, these will prove at least?equally valuable as some of your best trades.
3. Besides, the profits I've already made will more than pay for a lifetime of renewals, so why should I complain about a temporary lack of trades? For me, the two best things about your service are:
(a) you regularly make money for me, but,?even more?important,
(b) you don't waste my time or my money by?manufacturing?a barrage of recommendations?just to meet?an arbitrary publishing schedule. Less?is more.
Thanks for all, Tiger, and keep up the great work!
Garden City, New York
Thanks so much, John and Jim, for coming up with The Mad Day Trader! I especially appreciate that you'll be using ETFs (they are so convenient...and I can trade without triggering short-term taxes, in my IRA).
I Also like that you're including a focus on metals, as I'm already trading (GLD), (SLV) and their inverses (DGZ), (GLL), (ZSL), and (DUST) on my own (and making excellent profits), but have been wondering, "Where can I find a pro's guidance on daily entry, exit, and pivot points."
Well, you just answered that burning question and have made my month!
Count me in as a subscriber. Send an invoice as soon as you want!
All good wishes,
Garden City, NY
I would like to express how much I enjoy reading your newsletter and the global views that I gain from it. It has been the best, by far, and the most financially worthwhile letter I have ever bought. I find most newsletters spin and promote their returns during the good times, and never factor in or disclose their bad times.
I have had some bad trades with you, but the results from the good trades far outnumber them. I do take positions based on your recommendations and have done very well. My portfolio has grown by over $1 million from shorting the yen, since late November, based on your calls. That is with no more than $200,000 invested in yen shorts at any one time. This has been far and away the single best trade of my life!
Thank you very much! May we all have many more of these!! Thanks John,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Signing up for your service was the easiest decision that I have ever made knowing the value that I am getting in return. Thanks for making the world of capital markets profitable for non-Wall Street guys that are busy working in other professions. Until now, I have been forced to deal with money managers or 'Company Men' that only push the products their higher ups want to sell. Finally, I have an alternative route to go. Thanks a ?Million?.
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.