Contributor Since 2013
John Thomas is a 50-year veteran of the financial markets. He spent 10 years as a financial journalist, ten more years trading for a major investment bank, and another decade running the first dedicated international hedge funds. Seeing the incredible inefficiencies and severe mispricing offered by the popping of multiple bubbles during the Great Crash of 2008, and missing the adrenaline of the marketplace, he returned to active hedge fund management.
With The Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader, his goal is to broaden public understanding of the techniques and strategies employed by the most successful hedge funds so that they may more profitably manage their own money.
He publishes a daily research newsletter, and offers one of the most successful trade mentoring services in the industry. He currently has followers in 134 countries.
In his free time, John Thomas climbs mountains, does long distance backpacks, practices karate, performs aerobatics in antique aircraft, collects vintages wines, reads the Japanese classics, and engages in a wide variety of public service and philanthropic activities.
His career has taken him up to 20,000 feet on Mount Everest, to the edge of space at 90,000 feet in the Cockpit of a MIG-25, and to the depths of a sunken Japanese fleet in the Truk Lagoon.
Why they call him "Mad" he will never understand.
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Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader's Global Strategy luncheon, which I will be conducting in Florence, Italy on Saturday, July 9, 2016.
A three-course lunch will be followed by an extended question and answer period.
I'll be giving you my up to date view on stocks, bonds, foreign currencies, commodities, precious metals, and real estate.
And to keep you in suspense, I'll be tossing a few surprises out there too. Enough charts, tables, graphs, and statistics will be thrown at you to keep your ears ringing for a week. Tickets are available for $227.
I'll be arriving at 11:30 AM and leaving late in case anyone wants to have a one on one discussion, or just sit around and chew the fat about the financial markets.
The lunch will be held at an exclusive five star hotel in the downtown area of the city, the location of which will be emailed to you with your purchase confirmation.
Florence is one of those bucket list cities that everyone must visit once in their lives. I have been dropping by the Renaissance capitol since 1968.
Michelangelo's statue of David, a true masterpiece, is a must see. The Galleria dell' Academia is one of the finest art museums in the world, as is the Uffizi Gallery.
The Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, is a highpoint of medieval architecture. The ancient Ponte Vecchio, the only bridge the Germans failed to blow up during WWII, is perfect for souvenir shopping, but watch out for pickpockets!
For my stay in Florence I have rented one of the city's lesser palaces. You will find me in the mornings at the Piazza del Signoria sipping my double espressos and practicing my Italian with the locals. It's amazing what you can learn! Ciao!
I look forward to meeting you, and thank you for supporting my research.
To purchase tickets for the luncheons, please click here.
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