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Blame It All On The Risk Parity Traders!

Blame It All On The Risk Parity Traders!

John Thomas August 8, 2017 Comments Off on Blame It All On The Risk Parity Traders!

Investment advisors everywhere are bemoaning the shenanigans of high frequency traders, offshore hedge funds, and the Chinese for the recent volatility of the market that has been scaring the living daylights out of their

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How to Shop for a New Broker

How to Shop for a New Broker

John Thomas August 1, 2017 Comments Off on How to Shop for a New Broker

Occasionally I hear from subscribers to the flagship publication of Mad Hedge Fund Trader, Global Trading Dispatch, that they can’t execute one of my market beating ‘Trade Alerts’ because broker commissions will eat up

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Why Are Stocks and Bonds Both Rising?

Why Are Stocks and Bonds Both Rising?

John Thomas July 28, 2017 Comments Off on Why Are Stocks and Bonds Both Rising?

The Q2 GDP figure of 1.2% recently released by the Department of Commerce couldn”t have been more dismal. In fact, these are only the latest in a series of subpar numbers stretching back a

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Here Comes Your Next Black Swan

Here Comes Your Next Black Swan

John Thomas July 27, 2017 Comments Off on Here Comes Your Next Black Swan

The Dow Average just hit my target for the end of 2017, up 12%, including dividends My Mad Hedge Market Timing Index is just short of a new high for the year at 78.

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Ten Stocks to Buy on the Dip

Ten Stocks to Buy on the Dip

John Thomas July 26, 2017 Comments Off on Ten Stocks to Buy on the Dip

If we do get another 5% correction in stocks in August, it is best to have your “BUY” list on the table and ready to go. That way you don’t have to waste time

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Why I Have Become So Boring

Why I Have Become So Boring

John Thomas July 25, 2017 Comments Off on Why I Have Become So Boring

I have recently received a few complaints from readers that I have become boring. I have to confess that they are right. I am not a person who boredom comes to easily. I???m the

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It’s All About Who You Know

It’s All About Who You Know

John Thomas July 24, 2017 Comments Off on It’s All About Who You Know

YOU have just become the big winner of the latest reshuffle of White House personnel. No, this is not the result of your own Machiavellian skills in intrigue, backstabbing, and betrayal. You have ME

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Here is Your “RISK OFF” Portfolio for August

Here is Your “RISK OFF” Portfolio for August

John Thomas July 21, 2017 Comments Off on Here is Your “RISK OFF” Portfolio for August

With the expiration of my final July options position in Goldman Sachs (GS) today, I am on the verge of taking my model trading portfolio to a rare 100% cash position. Despite a lot

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What We Learned from the Goldman Sachs Earnings Report

What We Learned from the Goldman Sachs Earnings Report

John Thomas July 20, 2017 Comments Off on What We Learned from the Goldman Sachs Earnings Report

Trading is hard. But then, I could have told you that. That is the great revelation from yesterday’s Goldman Sachs (GS) Q2 earnings report. The Wall Street giant saw profit of $3.95 per share

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Why No One Hears the Alarm Bells

Why No One Hears the Alarm Bells

John Thomas July 17, 2017 Comments Off on Why No One Hears the Alarm Bells

Alarm Bells are ringing everywhere in the hedge fund industry. The problem is that no one seems to hear them. Liquidity, Liquidity, liquidity. That’s all you need to know about this market. Chaos in

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