I’m only 45 days into ‘Macro Millionaire’ and I wanted to drop a note to say thank you. As a relatively novice trader, your perspective, analysis and trade alerts have given me the tools to show a 96% return so far. Granted I’ve made some option trades on my own in (CSCO) and (TBT) that have done very well. But, they’ve been a result of my taking additional risk with your ideas.
You have a great product and deliver incredible value. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I hope others realize how fortunate they are to have found you and Macro Millionaire.
Walnut Creek, CA
My experience with the (TBT) over the past year has been truly amazing, all thanks to you.?? I’ve been a subscriber to your daily newsletter for well over a year now and have been tenaciously following your advice on TBT.?? I was buying and selling (TBT) early last year when it was stuck in that 45-50ish range, just as you were instructing me to do.?? I kept tight stops in place and watched it fall out of bed all the way to 30.?? Then one day in late August you wrote an article that said to look into buying some long dated out of the money (TBT) calls.?? I was still totally infatuated with your (TBT) trade, so I followed your instructions and bought some slightly out of the money (April or June) 31 call options.
The thing finally exploded like you said it would and I made 100% on that set of call options very quickly.?? I was so nervous never done so well on a trade before, that I sold when I hit 100% return.?? I have since bought slightly out of the money call options on (TBT) and I am making returns like I have never seen in my life.?? I sold another set of them at a 87% return.
Thanks for making Christmas come a little early for me.
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’.
Boynton Beach, Florida
I have been following ‘Mad’ since last year. At first, I found his comments hard to believe. But when it became obvious that he knew what he was talking about I piled in and have made a 450% profit on his ideas. He was one of the first letters to go back into commodities after the crash. He got me into gold at $800 and silver at $10. I have lost count of the doubles he has raked in on stock picks. This year he got me out of stocks in April and back in on September 1. Over the summer, his picks in rare earths, the ags, and emerging markets were unbelievable. Where can you find all these ideas?
I have since cancelled all my other paid subscription letters. His writing is so funny I would read it even if he were wrong, which is rare. The only ideas I have lost money on was when he was early on the short yen and treasury ideas. But even on those I made a ton range trading before I got stopped out.
Because of Mad, I have paid off my mortgage and covered the bills for my father that his cheapskate insurance company refused to pay. He has changed my life. I know he has done this for a lot of other people too. Last summer I used the money I made from Mad to buy a new Toyota Tundra and trailer and drive up to San Francisco to thank him in person. Below is a partial list of trades I did with Mad.
GOLD ‘? 55%
SLV ‘? 105%
RIG ‘? 20%
BP ‘? 35%
MCP ‘? 95%
CORN ‘? 40%
AVARF ‘? 120%
LYSCF ‘? 280%
SLW ‘? 410%
BIDU ‘? 816%
BYDDF ‘? 367%
IDX ‘? 330%
ECH ‘? 110%
EWY ‘? 105%
SQM ‘? 312%
HL ‘? 346%
DBA ‘? 26%
KGC ‘? 105%
JNK ‘? 58%
FCX ‘? 401%
PCY ‘? 83%
I am addicted to my morning dose of Mad Hedge Fund Trader. I read it religiously as soon as I see it in my inbox. I love the entertaining way you write and how you pack it with useful facts and numbers. I find the most unexplained and unexpected trades popping up – areas I would never have thought of or even known about. You sure as hell don’t find it in the Financial Review. John Thomas, you have clearly done the hard research: from US employment figures to the latest on emerging markets, sugar, and oil. But then you have packaged it in neat little chunks that are easy to digest, which is a godsend for those who are tired of trawling through dry economic reports. Your newsletter is essential for broadening the mind and giving new insights into the global markets. I just love it.
The Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Market Comment is by far the best research I receive on a daily basis. I have been managing a retail mutual fund for the last 14 years and I can unequivocally say that nothing I have seen in that time period compares to your insightful view of all the world’s markets. A completely unbiased view of the international markets, the U.S. market, both equity and fixed income, and maybe even more importantly, the best research on commodities I have come across. In January 2010, his asset allocation review said, referring to the US equity market, ‘I’d rather get a poke in the eye with a sharp stick than buy equities here.’ Where else do you find research that is to the point and doesn’t leave you wondering what does the analyst really mean? I have used many of the investment ideas for my own personal account and have done very well with securities such as (POT), (FXA), (GLD), (TLT), (FCX), and (CORN) just to name a few. And, where else do you get interviews with such diverse people like Bill Clinton, Steve Forbes, Leon Panetta, Robert Reich, General James Cartwright, Jack Welch, and many others. In summary, don’t go one more day without this research coming to your daily e-mail!
Your advice has been very helpful to this market novice. I am a recent college graduate and have just started investing in the market. Because of your advice I am up more than 35% in two months! The rare earths??trades have been a homerun!??I am learning some insightful ways to analyzing markets and individual companies as a whole. I would not have any confidence in my trades without your advice as additional support. I read your articles first thing when I get to work each day. These articles beat a good cup of coffee any day. I only wish you would publish everyday (I guess even the MHFT needs a weekend)! Thanks for all that you do.
Fort Worth, Texas
You are a breath of fresh air!?? I have never been so impressed. I have been in the securities business for 42 years, about half as a retail broker, 1/3 as a branch manager, and 2/3 as a producing manager. Now I’m just a broker cutting back due to a number of things. I have seen the Joe Granvilles, Henry Kaufmans, Harry Dents, Ruff Times, Larry Williams, Indian Gurus, WD Gann et al, Grim Reapers, Weather prophets, CSFB, UBS, Bill Gary, Merrill Lynchs, AgResources, Hightower Groups, computer trading programs, ad nausea. You are the first one who tells the entire story so that the common man can understand what makes the investment world tick.?? You are the first one who I have ever seen that gives the ‘little guy’ a chance in this complex world. As you know, most of the little guys have pulled out after getting their teeth kicked out from ‘buy and hold. I have made some decent trades based on your work, and, I am ashamed to say, for the first time in my long career, I am seeing the whole picture, and not just the ‘script for the day.’ Thanks for telling the WHOLE story and making life fun and interesting.?? I’m 70.?? Looking forward to riding along with you!
Virginia Beach, Virginia
I have been investing for a few years and would peg myself as a novice individual investor. I discovered your podcast first and found it to be extremely informative and it quickly became a ‘must listen.’ I was frankly amazed at how much information you put forth. I have subscribed to several mainstream investment services in the past, but found that your service offers insight I haven’t seen before. Your background and experience are also extremely impressive and leveraging this through your newsletter is a bargain to say the least. I feel like I’m finally “In the know” instead of being late to the party. I booked a nice profit in Molycorp (MCP) and I still have Lynas Corporation (LYSCF) working. Thanks for all you do.
‘We view The Mad Hedge Fund Trader as a vital resource that helps us focus on major market trends that are most likely to make money over time. It is a resource that helps us filter out the daily noise in various markets and the mostly irrelevant commentary of TV’s talking heads.
Unlike many newsletters that focus on one strategy or asset class The Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s experience stretches across currencies commodities international markets and equities. His writing sews these themes together, painting an investment picture that makes you never want to miss an issue. He is also able to bring a deep network of professionals into his analysis providing a perspective that is hard to match elsewhere.
We find that MHFT is often early in identifying major potential changes in the market. It is not a market timing tool. It sometimes takes patience to see ideas come to fruition, but when they do, the surprise is often to the upside.
It has helped us to identify important trades that really help us add alpha to a portfolio. Whether we are looking for equity ideas in emerging markets or analysis of real time macro situations nearer to home The Mad Fund Hedge Trader provides great perspective on what is important now.’
The Mad Hedge Fund Trader has been a morning staple of mine for the past two years and counting. As a 32 year old investor with relatively limited capital (under $100k) but relatively strong understanding of equity markets, The Mad Hedge Fund Trader has provided a constant source of opinion not only from the author, John Thomas, but also a variety of A-list guests with whom Thomas has a working relationship. Thomas is an established expert in his own right, having served for years in a variety of capacities in diverse countries, and the strength of his team serves only to bolster an already-strong opinion. The Mad Hedge Fund Trader will continue to be a guidepost for me as I work to build wealth for my family. No opinion website should ever be taken for Gospel, but The Mad Hedge Fund Trader is as close as one can come to expert advice from a concerned parent or friend, free of parasitic influences and self-interest. It should be a part of any investor’s toolkit.
I’ve been following your newsletter for the past ten months.?? As a retail investor who likes making money doing my own investing without spending an excessive amount of time doing so, I’ve found your newsletter to be an outstanding??source of advice and information.?? I think the returns listed below based on your calls speak for themselves.??Thanks so much!
VNM?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? down 3%
SLV options play??????????????????????????up 45%
CCJ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? up 5%
I am a relatively new trader/investor and most of my knowledge was gained through the popular sources. The value of MHFT newsletter was the broader perspective afforded and the more sophisticated methods of trading he introduced me to, including international ETFs and futures. His writing constantly challenges you to think about trading and investing, in effect, teaching you how to fish, versus just feeding you a fish.
Ever since I stumbled onto your blog about a month ago, I never go a day without reading it. Thanks for sharing your vast experience,??knowledge, and connections in such an open, interesting and informative manner.?? And thanks for a great sense of humor.?? We can all use a good laugh right now considering the state the world is in!
What I find most useful about the Mad Hedge Fund Trader letter is the broad range of ideas and the eclectic, mostly contrarian views your writings promote. ??I value the fact that you go out of your way to come up with ideas that even if they are too eclectic and adventuresome for me to use in my practice (I’m primarily an asset class??allocator more in the tradition of someone like Jeremy Grantham) reading your blog gives me a better, broader sense of what is going on in the world of finance, and keeps me focused on thinking outside of the box. You are now one of the first columns I read each day before the markets open. ??Many thanks for your fine work.
The Mad Hedge Fund Trader suggests both long and short positions in multiple asset classes. His recommendations include currency trades, for example the Australian dollar ETF (FXA). He does admit his errors. His recommendation about agriculture, and particularly Potash??(POT), where a single position has paid for the newsletter for the next decade. I regret not taking his recommendation that we follow Charles Nenner, particularly his call that ten year Treasuries would peak at 4% and then enter a deflationary period which would have allowed my retirement. Perhaps my strongest observation is that I have cancelled several other newsletters that I have followed for years.
The letter from The Mad Hedge Fund Trader offers readers descriptive narratives that lead to actionable trades of current themes in industry sectors. In March of this year I read about the coming global water shortages and made money on a recommendation to buy (PHO), a water industry ETF. The letter is concise, and its use of allegory makes me feel like I am on vacation in Europe every time I read it.
I have been a retail stockbroker for 29 years and I spend a great amount of time reading and “net” surfing for info, ideas, and insights; otherwise my clients will receive the same dull, uninspired, and mostly unprofitable opportunities that are primarily designed to generate fees for the large financial institutions that now own virtually everything, including the brokerage firm I worked at for 26 years. I have been checking your site since about January. For several years, before 2008, I have been trying to inspire my clients to look outside the buy and hold stocks/mutual fund??strategies of the prior 20 years and to look at other markets, geographically and in an asset class sense.??Otherwise I am afraid that their??investment returns for the next 10 years will be no better than the last 10 if not worse. I??believe I have done a decent job of protecting their assets, but as you know that??’ain’t’ going to cut it going forward. At some point you need returns, and I truly believe we need a broader??scope to achieve that, and that is where??you come in. You obviously have a broad view as well as depth, and are not content to write about “another list of high quality dividend paying stocks”.?? Your circle of contacts in business and government, not to mention the industry, is quite impressive and obviously evolved over a number of years. Love your sense of humor.?? My view is that only those who really understand their craft can see the humor and irony. And yes,??it is true that even one idea will more than pay for your subscription cost. Thanks again for your unique work.
“I have spent thousands of dollars subscribing to numerous investment letters looking for that ‘special one’ and can tell you that The Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s service is truly unique.??He provides subscribers with insights into a hedge fund manager’s perspective??and has made me a better investor. His call to buy??soy??meal??futures??in late June was vintage Mad Hedge Fund Trader. Following his call, I??bought a Sept soy meal contract, and sold it two weeks later for a 164% profit.”
Beaver Creek, Ohio
Having started using the services of The Mad Hedge Fund Trader in 2009, I went from having a -6% return in 2008 to a +17% return in 2009, much of which I put down to your specific recommendations.?? Your insights and analysis are often way ahead of the pack, and it is clear that you have an extensive network of invaluable contacts from a career spanning many years across various fields.?? I have found your calls on commodities and currencies to have been the most accurate.?? Thankfully your ego does not prevent you from admitting when on the odd occasion you have got it wrong, a rarity in this era. ??Your style of writing is easy to understand, cleverly expressed and often full of wit and irony. The addition of Hedge Fund Radio has also been a welcome bonus to your website. Your newsletter is always the first I read out of a select few.
I have been impressed with a lot of your calls, such as the agricultural bull market from the lows…almost perfect timing.?? The stock calls have also been very good. What I most like about your newsletter is the broad ranging fundamental analysis. More specifically, the different sources you use to come up with actionable information.??Also, you conduct very good interviews with your guests, particularly Charles Nenner.?? Is that guy amazing, or what?
Fiat lux, indeed. I like your diary for a couple of reasons. The writing is very entertaining and invites one to read; simple, clear and direct. You cluster your investment ideas around some themes very easy to follow and you nail it again and again. At a time when experience of most people in the financial sector does not reach beyond five years, someone with a memory and a past is invaluable.
Keep up the good work
What are the most experienced, competent traders thinking and doing? I was quite impressed when I found out about your experience and connections made freely available via several lengthy interviews and daily insights on commodities, currencies, emerging markets and macroeconomics. This resource??instantly made my daily must-read list.?? So, yes, I’ll continue with The Mad Hedge Fund Trader for insights that are??timely,??compact, actionable and profitable.??John, seriously, thanks for your efforts. I couldn’t become a trader without some confirming guidance from a few reliable sources. It is not easy to find this kind of worldview. You are helping me fulfill a dream of freedom, independence and abundance.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Across everyone I read and pay attention to, I have the most faith in you.?? You’ve been there.?? You are brilliant.?? Your recommendations and ideas seem to always pan out.?? I have found no one who operates in your league.?? Plus, I get the definite message that you genuinely value helping those of us in the retail market who are struggling.??I am 66 years old.??We had $1.1M in our retirement account before the tsunami hit.?? Our advisor (who, by the way, did quite well for us for 12 years) said that if we went to cash (which I wanted to do in October 2008) he did not want our business any more.?? So, I succumbed, and we lost $420K.??I took over the management of our retirement account, concluding that buy and hold was dead, and investment advisors cannot be counted upon any more.
Greenwood Village, Colorado
I like your research. You have a refreshing macro perspective of the world that most people lose sight of, with too much faith in charts and valuation models. And yet you have such an understanding of the numbers that you are not stuck above the clouds the whole time.??I think your coverage of foreign markets and political conditions is superlative. I love the Hedge Fund Radio pieces, especially the interviews with Charles Nenner. And I showed one of your reports on the overall economy to my father, who laughed a lot with your jokes. He thought you were a ‘really great writer.’
You provide a comprehensive, informational, educational, and entertaining newsletter.?? In addition, you expand into some insightful analysis on topics of needed interest. I may also add, that, of all the links I’ve shared worldwide, you are found to be the most followed and commented on by my friends. You have proven accurate on many occasions regarding potential trades. In all, I wish you the very best and may we all overcome and even prosper through these “interesting” and uncertain times.
My husband listened to me when I told him just before the nightmare began that we had to get out of our handful of funds and go to cash in our 401k because I had bookmarked or printed or e mailed so much info to him that you had written. We moved half of our total 401k account to a newly opened brokerage house and danced around the ETF ‘s, with hints from you as to where, and many hours of research by myself. You don’t dwell on the obvious hellish situation in long drawn out rants. Instead, you provide information as to which way to look for places to protect ourselves, and maybe make some money in this messed up economy.??In this economy all of us have to wake up and participate, or play blind in a game that’s really designed for us, the general public, to lose. Seriously, we came out of this period a little ahead. Again, mahalo.
If there were only one email I could read each day, it would be yours. – Truly.
A few weeks ago I compiled a spreadsheet of your suggestions of the last 4 months – separating them into various asset classes and categories such as ” buy on dips ” ” buy on meltdown” including your occasional targets and my one sentence reasoning.??John – your work is awesome. And you think you are Mad! I have loved the way you reason and present your recommendations – such as your call on BP which was staggeringly precise – both at the bottom and near the top of the rebound. The fundamental analysis is so well researched I don’t know where you find the time. Your recommendation for soy meal was excellent – I chose to buy out of the money calls, which when they gave me a 4 bagger, I cashed in my chips. Earlier in the year your timing on the Treasury bills worked extremely well as did in Palladium. I wish I had followed you on Wheat – I am so looking forward to the next few years following you. The Mad hedge Fund Trader – YOU would be mad not to follow him! Many thanks.
You got me hooked! I had already made enough profit from your ideas to justify a subscription. I manage my own money alone, and was once a proprietary trader at a major bank. I trade anything and everything. Your service allows me to gain access to great ideas, and I am intuitively attracted to your way of thinking. Working alone, I find that most of my time is spent dismissing hundreds of bad ideas to leave me with only a few good ones, you make that much easier. I have to reiterate that the best thing about your content is that it is usually all interesting and educational, combining good investment ideas with insights from leading players from the business and political world. I do like the way you bang on about ideas that you have got right, or even admit the few times when they have gone wrong. Keep up the great work!
Reading you on a weekly basis is a pleasure. I like the out-of-consensus tone and politically incorrect discussions. What I enjoy the most is to have recommendations, both from a fundamental and a “trading” standpoint, that you will hardly find elsewhere. And yes, I made money with your advice. The advice to sell the stock market on March 30, 2010 you gave was hard to believe. How could government bonds rally with abysmal deficits, funding competition between all other debtors (corporate, real estate), the European sovereign crisis, and everyone else betting on bull steepening? And more importantly, your advice prevented me from losing a lot, like your recent advice not to be long volatility, as the market will remain in a sideways range midterm. All of that advice came with almost perfect timing !
Le Havre, France
The Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader is a delight to read and never fails to provide investment advice that’s useful, even for a penurious semi-retiree who runs his own very modest 401-k portfolio. I know I can make money following The Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s advice on specific in-and-out trades because I’ve already done so. I bought (BP) at the $29-and-change level, which you told us was way cheap, and then when you told us to sell at $40, I put in a limit order to sell for exactly that. That’s a 35% gain in exactly six weeks. The time period was so short that I didn’t have to hold onto the stock through enough of the grisly new revelations about BP’s horrendous, damn-safety-and-full-speed-ahead operational practices to start feeling guilty over having made a pact with the devil. In and out, with a relatively clean conscience — I call that great advice!
Your timing may be early or late, but the logic is irrefutable. The focus is as clear from “40,000 feet” as it is from ground level, something few market analysts offer. What you offer unique from others, as are your personal experiences, which are as entertaining as they are enlightening. You weave a Forrest Gump-like tapestry of tales as well-suited for a book as they are for a daily column. Thanks for all you do.
Your blog provides what I believe is honest and accurate information on what the market is doing and where it is going.?? I have been very impressed with the interviews you are able to get with some of the top economic and political figures around the world.?? I find it very entertaining and am amazed by the daily in-depth content you provide.?? Just wanted to say thanks for the honest and real feel you give for the stock markets!
I am a high school history teacher heading toward retirement and I have very little in my retirement kitty. I can’t afford to simply protect capital. Without you I would have absolutely no compass when it comes to investing in equities and emerging markets. For the past 2 ?? years I have read 1-6 hours per day in order to understand the playing field of global investment. I have found only a handful of sources I trust. The Mad One is the only one I can rely on to steer me toward equities and ETFs. My watch list (‘Madlist’) of your recommendations has overall gains that are terrific. You are an essential source regarding commodities and emerging economies. You not only recommend an area to invest in, you give me the actual investment and provide background on the local economic environment. I may never understand hedge funds, but I can understand individual investments that make gains. I can listen and learn from your suggestions and your cautionary comments as well. I need to take informed risk based on a wise and experienced source. The humor is an added bonus. For a history junkie and teacher, your explanation of regional and national events makes terrific reading. The Mad Diary is becoming part of my curriculum in tenth grade world history class. For my own investing, these accounts of countries and regions give me the context in which to understand more about what I am doing and why I am doing it when I gamble with my small chunks of money in the hope they will grow. At my age (late fifties) I realize these investments, while exciting and stimulating, are also a matter of life and death.
Mr. Leigh H.
Your unbiased insight is one of the first things I read each morning as I prepare for the day. I enjoy each day finding a new article written that provides a look at the happenings in the market and global economy that I have yet to find on any other site. Your bold, cards-on-the-table approach to writing, allowing your readers to know exactly your thoughts on a situation is very much welcomed among the clutter that is out there today. Your coverage of for-profit schools just before they dropped, the agriculture plays you picked out before wheat made its move ‘? all superb, keep up the good work.
Ormond Beach, Florida
Quality, excitement and fun, need I say more? Your newsletter is an eye-opener to me here in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. A first class trendsetting email delight full of excellent tips and touching history lessons. As a small investor it is very inspiring to receive recommendations like Potash, Agrium, gold, silver, several ETF’s and??interviews on a daily basis. A new world has opened for me, thank you.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I have found The Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s picks in my first month of subscription to have paid off immensely.?? I find the information you provide far and away better than most newsletters, because the commentary is timely (updated every day) and actionable.?? Most newsletters I have used in the past focus on just a single part of the market or specific strategy, where your newsletter takes a more macro view, which I believe is what is really necessary in today’s investing environment.?? I look forward each night to your newsletter as it gets me ready for the next trading day with an idea or two that can be used in my trading.?? Additionally, I really enjoy your podcasts and that is where I first heard about you.?? The (CORN) position I have entered into twice and done really well.?? The (TTM) position is still open at this point with a 5.3% gain in under 5 days.
I am a regular reader of your daily comments since mid 2009, when I learned about your website. Since then, I share them with my professional network. I want to thank you for the quality of your analysis which is truly global. Unlike many financial websites, you are not focused on the US only, and give a lot of feedback, comments, research, trading ideas on many vehicles, assets classes, global macro pictures’? That is truly a strong added value letter and quite unique. The MHFT radio is also a very interesting tool, enabling people to share views and ideas. Looking forward to enjoy your diary further.
My experience with you began in late 2009. I am a small investor from upstate NY and make a conservative, but respectable living from trading. The trader I was at that time would get pummeled by??who I am??now. After subscribing to??your??daily commentary??and??listening to your radio program I have realized that the equity markets are very much influenced and controlled by what is happening in the forex and futures markets. These are the dogs that wag the equity tail. The result was that I have been able to find my niche, my style, my methodology. I have discovered that at heart I am a futures trader. Futures fit me like that pair of well-worn Levis that we all have in our closet. I am not sure that I would have ventured down this path if it were not for your experience that you express through your column. It has been an integral part of my development. Before this awakening, which your daily insights helped me??to form and clarify, I had no real idea why my stock holdings would be fluctuating and what really moved markets. The insight, analysis, and humor (which has been fresh air during this ‘summer of big money scrum’) has sincerely helped mold me into the far superior trader I am now, and hope to continue to be in the future. Thank you.
Upstate New York
I am a trader from Istanbul, Turkey, and I believe you have lots of international followers. I have been reading your blog for 2 months now, and it is the first thing I read every day. I most like the quote of the day section. Your reviews and ideas help me to understand the market’s sentiment worldwide. Thanks and regards.
I would just like to tell you how much I enjoy reading your newsletter. I work for a??natural gas lease brokerage company. We??do title work??and take leases on behalf of a Fortune 500 company. As you can see by one of my portfolios I have attached below that I have some outstanding gains from your rare earth picks. A 140% gain in around two months feels pretty good. I also have some gains in another account from your fertilizer (POT) and uranium (CCJ) pieces. ??I turned some other friends on to you once I discovered your blog, which is truly unique.??I look forward to reading your newsletter everyday, and I really love your podcasts. I first discovered you by searching for “hedge fund” in iTunes. Thanks for passing on your knowledge!
Forth Worth, Texas
I thank you for the out of the box thinking and the consistency of the message you have provided in your website. I have made money on (PCY) and (RIG). I am trying to get away from the buy and hold of the past and have a lot of dry powder that I will try to incorporate into some of the commodities and emerging country ideas you have presented. I may even get into shorting (TBT), which I have never done, but is common in the hedge fund industry. I will also be watching for to protect my gains in bond funds due to your warnings on Treasuries. Thanks again.
Columbia, South Carolina
I look forward to your letter so much that I end up checking my e-mail too many times during the day.??When it arrives, I find it pithy, funny, accurate, insightful, and well researched. I have made it one of my biggest idea generators.?? I have added to my gold (GLD) and silver (SLV) position because of your comments.?? I bought and sold a position in the short yen ETF (YCS) for a profit.?? I bought Avalon Rare Metals (AVARF) when you mentioned it along with your research on rare earth metals. I am up 87% on this position. I am long both corn (CORN) and wheat at profits.?? I can’t thank you enough for your profitable ideas.
North Canton, Ohio
Well, I first started following your writings about a year and a half ago. At first I didn’t know what to make of you, but you were indeed interesting. You were clearly well educated and well read, with a wide range of experience and interests. A natural generalist with character;??dare I say, a determined omnologist.??Excellent! I liked the broad focus on the big picture. Your early writing is interesting and most informative.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Today, investors have access to a wealth of information. ??From newsletters, to talk shows, to books, to fancy charting tools, never before have investors been able to gather and process such copious quantities of facts and data. So why aren’t we all rich? Because the really great investors know that such edges plus a few bucks will generally only get you a cup of coffee. ??Someone else, usually a computer, is always faster at exploiting the tactical. Investing better than average does not require more “information”, but requires more “insight” from that information and how this insight allows glimpses into the future. Insight is what the Mad Hedge Fund Trader provides. ??The “really” good investors of the world don’t just gain from The Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s insight, but they take it to the next level. That is where the 10 baggers lie. ??The home runs. ??The Soros and Robertson kind of plays. The kind of plays littered throughout the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s free archives. So listen to the pundits. ??Read the blogs. ??Sign up for the $9.99 newsletters. ??But at some point, spend a little time with the Mad Hedge Fund Trader.
Your services are very personal to me.????In my music business career as an engineer,??I was mentored by legendary producer Tom Dowd??who produced every great record??from Aretha to Ray Charles then Clapton, (Layla), Allman Bros., Rod Stewart and so on.????I felt like it was??”deja vu all over again”??when I found your newsletter and studied your musings for the past year or so, trying to figure out how to provide a little extra for my wife who stood by me thru bankruptcy and cancer. We work 12 hr days??managing our small medical billing business, and with your guidance, I believe that I can succeed at this??new venture and change our lives.?? You have a great talent -??-Thank you for everything.
Simi Valley, CA