Hey John and the MAD Team, here’s a late Happy New Years!
You really nailed and keep nailing great reversals and trends that are just beginning to deserve a watchful eye.

I’m still a bit stuck on futures, but I realize the safety in your spreads is a lot smarter…Thx for all you know and for all you do.

Alberta, Canada



Thanks to both of you for taking the time to answer me back. I am going to hang in there.

I like your newsletter because the unbiased perspectives you share and the way in which you look at market opportunities in a realistic, factual manner. I am just hoping to turn that advantage into profit and learn.

I don’t like financial advisors as they open your account, offer canned advice, and disappear after they take your money. I want to have the independent skills needed to manage my own wealth, as I grow old.

I don’t expect that to happen overnight or without advice, but I am hoping that your newsletter is something above par not just in appearance, but in results.

Time will tell.

Thank you again for returning my emails. That says a lot.

Hammond, New York


The confidence you have given me to enter the USD:JPY spot positions have returned me in excess of $1,500,000 in the last few weeks.

I’ll be in California next year.

Can’t wait to catch up. Dinner is on me, both times!

I know you said you aren’t retiring until you’re well into your seventies. Why so soon?

You’re welcome to use this as a testimonial.




I used your Apple (AAPL) vertical bull call spread idea, but went in a day later at and got out today for a gain of $720 on 12 contracts.

One day makes a big difference, of course! When AAPL took the big hit, I jumped on your idea.


I am a new member, but now have paid for my membership in full! Can’t complain.

I also took small gains today on the Salesforce (CRM) position of $1,020. With the market so volatile, I am OK with taking the small gains. They may disappear the next day.

Chandler, AZ


Thank John for his ceaseless banter. I enjoy this service so much. Great stories!!!!

I hope our paths cross soon.

Thank you

North Carolina


First and foremost, thank you for what you do.

The small cost of this newsletter pays for itself a thousand times over. My returns mimic those of your portfolio for the year and for that I am grateful. 

The only suggestion I would offer is to keep doing what you are doing. It is people like you that will help return the once storied name to Wall Street.



Tampa, Florida


 I can’t tell you how much I enjoy your blog. It is the first place I go every morning and I miss you on the weekends.

I stumbled upon your site about 4 months ago and have been addicted to it since day one. I really appreciate not only your insight into the markets but also your global and historical perspectives.

All of this served up with your great sense of humor makes it a must read! Thanks for all your hard work.



Thank you for the analysis of Nvidia (NVDA). I wouldn’t have looked at them without your analysis.

I got in NVDA at $69 Nov 2 after it dipped 3-5% from the recent top, it exploded up on the 11th Nov, +29% to $88, and eventually made it to $290!

More trade alerts to the people :)

Best Regards

The Netherlands



Dear John,

You gave me a profit this year well into six digits which has me so addicted to your service that I’m considering taking out life insurance on you from Lloyd’s of London.

I admit I get VERY nervous every time you adventure off to climb the Matterhorn or vagabond through the High Sierras within stalking distance of mountain lions or drive that Tesla further than the end of your driveway or travel with the swells on the Orient Express, virtually daring the enemies of capitalism to do something rash.

You must stop all such foolishness so you can maximize the probability of keeping us in Trade Alerts for the longest possible time. Toward that end, we also respectfully request that you watch your consumption of bubbly and cholesterol at all those fancy restaurants you favor, rein in the holiday celebrations over your amazing track record, and be sure to take your meds.

Also, getting to bed early the rest of the year won’t hurt, unless of course you’re pulling all-nighters with Mad Day Trader’s Bill Davis on the phone as you both nervously watch the overseas markets until the early dawn, followed by a hectic day of domestic trading and writing of Trade Alerts, all of which you should feel free to do as frequently as needed to keep your performance on its current blistering track. (We must, after all, keep our eye on what’s most important in life.)

I, like most of your subscribers, am long — very long — on the Mad Hedge Fund Trader…and we need you healthy for many years–preferably decades–to come.

Garden City, NY



Thank you so much for meeting with us in Portland!  

I hope I didn’t monopolize your time at the expense of everyone else.  But how often does one get a chance to pick the brain of the Mad Hedge Fund Trader?

You have such an ability to see the big picture on so many fronts and whittle it down into actionable strategies.  

I will confess that at one point I considered dropping your service because I couldn’t effectively implement your trades, as we discussed.  

But the thought of not getting your daily insights made me realize how often I use what you write when talking with clients, making allocation decisions, and selecting industries in which to invest.  

So, you’re stuck with me!

Again, thanks for taking the time!

Rogue River, Oregon