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Note To My Text Alert Users In China.

Please be aware that all SMS text messaging to China has been blocked until the 21st November 2012. This is due to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China placing restrictions on the use of SMS messaging throughout the duration of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

This measure is no doubt intended to head off any political dissent or civil disobedience that may be brewing during this sensitive time. The government has also ordered all taxi drivers in Beijing to remove the window handles of the rear seats in their cars to prevent passengers from handing out leaflets. Such are the joys of distributing my letter to 137 countries, not all of which are as free and open as this one.

The most frequent complaint that I get about my market beating Trade Alert Service is that readers get them too late to act upon. Email is anything but a perfect system of communication. Trade Alerts end up in spam filters, get backlogged in local provider servers, or just plain disappear into thin air. When this happens during volatile market trading conditions, it is too easy for the train to leave the station without you.

Fortunately, there is something you can do about this. Sign up for my free Text Alert Service, and you can receive my most urgent trading advice at the speed of light on your cell phone. From the time I hit my "SEND" button, to when my own iPhone 4s chimes with an incoming message, is about two minutes. While limited to 160 characters, the most crucial information in the Trade Alert is included, like "Buy the (NYSEARCA:GLD) November, 2012 $153-$158 Call Spread at $3.90 or best."

Signing up for the Text Alert Service is really quite simple for paid subscribers of Global Trading Dispatch. Here are the instructions:

1) Login to your account at .

2) Mid way down the page there is a pink rectangular box saying "NEW! Trade Alert subscribers set-up your SMS Text messaging details, CLICK HERE."

3) Your user information page pops up. Check the box that says "Yes, I want to receive Trade Alerts via text message."

4) Enter your cell phone number in the white box below.

5) At the bottom of the page, click on "save all changes"

The next time I see a trading opportunity in the market your phone will start chiming away with a headline (or launch into a cool jazz riff like it does on my phone). The full text of the Trade Alert will arrive by email minutes later, and you will hopefully be on your way to fame and fortune. Many readers (mostly the younger ones) are now set up to instantly execute these trades on their cell phones. Everyone who has signed up for the service loves it.

If you have not subscribed to Global Trading Dispatch it is time to make amends. The service includes not only the Text Message Alerts, but also deep background research in a daily newsletter, access to my online research data base, and live biweekly strategy webinars. You can have all of this for only $3,000 a year.

To subscribe now, please click here. I look forward to working with you. Good luck and good trading.

John Thomas
The Mad Hedge Fund Trader