A short note to thank John for great information and insight. Listening to John?s ideas is awesome and I have committed to myself to keep following his research and trade ideas because the performance has been outstanding.
Dallas Melbourne, Australia
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Thank you for the call I received from your staff the other day, but I?m afraid I?m not going to be able to renew my subscription to the Mad Hedge Fund Trader.
There?s nothing I?d like to do more than renew. I truly enjoy your insights on the markets and a description of your many travels. I have been following you for years and it is really a great deal.
However, I am active duty Air Force and recently got a command job. That means I have to go off to the Air War College. I know you didn?t get that far in your service, but consider yourself lucky. I have to read 100 pages a day, and it is a major commitment of time. So I can?t give you the time you deserve.
I hope to re up at a later date.
Charlie Lieutenant Colonel US Air Force Dell Rio, Texas
Note from John Thomas: Thank you for your service Charlie.
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I am a BIG fan of yours and have rejoined your Trade Alert Service for another year. You have friends around the world you have yet to meet. Enclosed is a token of my appreciation.
Thanks a 100 trillion!
Bob Vancouver, Canada
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I find your multi dimensional approach to markets are devoid of the usual Blah Blah Blah of most market analysts. It is very worthwhile, and I look forward to you using a lot of common sense and awareness.
That being said, regarding myself : I started trading gold in the late sixties and bought my first seat IMM at the CME in 1975 to trade currencies. I mostly trade in sterling and yen. I had private tutoring on technical analysis on my day off from my regular job (which I love and still do).
Thanks for all you do.
Robert Northfield, IL
64 Isn?t So Bad
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Your background is very impressive and intriguing. You definitely have a lot of valuable and unique experience.
I read your most recent post on activist investing and couldn’t agree more. I have always been a fan of activist strategies because even under an assumption of efficient markets, activism can still generate alpha in theory.
I have also heard about how process-oriented investments such as activism or distressed investing, where you have a greater influence over the final outcome, are valuable from a standpoint of downside protection.
We made a lot of money from your service this year.? I don?t agree with all of John Thomas? trades, but we really like his insight and timely and quick, short emails that he broadcasts, like on the ECB interest rate cut, the falling yen, etc.
Craig Herndon, Virginia
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I am an independent financial advisor in Atlanta, GA.? We have spoken via email and text a few times.? Historically, you have always been responsive, even to my complaints, and I have always appreciated that.
After canceling my Service a few months ago, I have decided to come back.? In markets like yesterday your insights are just too valuable not to have.? So I am officially again a paid subscriber.
I still think your macro timing is better than your stock picking, but I hope you prove me wrong.? Regardless, you?re still the man.? You should be in the Dos Equis commercials as “the second most interesting man in the world”.
Thank you for sharing your insights with the world for the bargain price of $3000 per year.
Brody Atlanta, Georgia
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Congratulations on your success. Your path has been your own and your outside the box thinking is refreshing and powerful. No doubt, you have enjoyed it and yet surprised yourself and others with it over the years.
The reason for my contact is your insight into the inevitability of solar energy costs going to nearly zero. I agree. You clearly understand that this transition is massive to every aspect of our lives – and yet very few “get it”.
The next 15-40 years will see a transition that will be founded on virtually free and abundant energy. This abundant, almost zero cost energy will accelerate the effects of medical advances. It will transform our resource sectors from agriculture to mining to chemicals.
It will see manufacturing shift from factories and mass production to local 3D printed products – perhaps even food. It will mean AI and automation… And yes, it will mean that human labor will not be as needed or as valuable. Our relationship to work, income, wealth, etc… will have to change.?
Labor and the nature of work will be a huge challenge. Globalization has decoupled the industrial and wealth agendas from national needs that were characteristic of colonial times.
No longer do US companies like Ford pay higher wages to their employees so that they can afford their products. So, real wages have been effectively flat since the mid ’70’s. Despite productivity gains, wages go nowhere.
If the market alone were to determine the future of labor, we would simply have more “surplus population” as was defined in the periods?before the 20th?century.
In our world, governments will not survive such a trend. This fact is already responsible for Brexit, Trump, Sanders, Greece…?
I believe that acceleration of the adoption of renewable energy, particularly solar, and the gains achieved from lower cost energy as well as the egalitarian nature of energy wealth afforded by solar is economically and sociologically key to a more peaceful and productive transition to the future.
Massive wealth and power concentrations are threatened by the economic realities of renewables and the distribution of wealth and power therefrom. While they will not go down without a fight, certainly slowing adoption where possible and seeking to replicate their monopolies in a renewable world, they cannot win.
Short of wars and physical devastation in attempts to maintain the “scarcity” that capitalism thrives upon, they cannot prevent the more egalitarian future that abundant, low-cost energy is bringing.
So, thanks for hanging in on my email. I see that you are a free thinking, “somewhat” non-conformist. You get this.
Best wishes and thanks for your insight and your work.
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.??