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.



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


I just stumbled across your writing and I love it!

I have been reading it all weekend. The more I read, the more I have this weird sensation in my frontal cortex. I believe it used to be called “thinking” before the new world order arrived. Almost stimulating….like the stuff before decaf…

What a fresh perspective you provide! You challenge my preconceived notions from CNN, and that is scary.

Please keep up the good work.

Yours Truly,





Dear John,

I would like to express my appreciation for all that you put into your daily letter.

My background is in the medical field so when it comes to investing and finances, I need all the help I can get. It’s totally amazing that you are a one-stop shopping experience.  

You the incorporate past, present, and future in where to invest. With your service, I have learned the who, what, when, where, and how of successful trading and have done rather well with your input and the text alerts.  

Often times though I have gone off on my own in trades and have given much of my profits back.

You warn your subscribers of the pitfalls and the need of strict discipline in knowing when to exit and limit your loses.  I am surely learning this the hard way.  

You are definitely the voice of experience in all matters of trading and I hold you in high regard as my mentor.


Christine P

Morristown, NJ


Hey John,

Bought a leap on LRCX. It’s up more than 50% in one day. My account is small,
but I’m up 26% in two months. Take a look at this screen shot:

Well done Andrew. The student becomes the teacher.

John Thomas



Mr. Mad Hedge Fund!

This is an old B-52 pilot with over 325 combat missions in Vietnam, flying out of Guam, Okinawa and Thailand, and the past Air Force Wing Commander of the Bomb Wing on Guam 1981-1983.

I am extremely pleased to have happened onto your website and, thusly, I have canceled some other subscriptions, narrowing myself down to only two!

Your bio has to be one of the most interesting reads that will ever exist relative to what all you have accomplished in life!

Have a great day!

So glad I ran across your site–have a great evening!!


I’m happy to renew my subscription to The Mad Hedge Fund Trader. This current, very perplexing market demands a coach advising you on what it is doing.

If you do not step up to the plate and hit what is being pitched you will not succeed. The same is true with this market.

With a personal 35+ years of investing, some as a professional, I do not know of anyone that can interpret this confusing market better than John Thomas.

He has led me to some singles, occasional doubles and more than once led me to hit it right out of the park (+440% in the Jan FXE puts!).

The occasional high hard one coming straight at you can be painful, like with the (TBT), but it is all part of the game! You make nothing by sitting on the bench.

Keep them coming John.

West Chester, Pennsylvania


Hey John and the MAD Team, here’s an early Happy New Years!

You really nailed and keep nailing great reversals and trends that are just beginning to deserve a watchful eye. I nailed it today, so far, just buying the JPY pairs, and shorting the big bond, this past couple weeks?

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

John Thomas